To arrive at Riad Dar Sofian after a sweaty drive south to the edge of the Saharan Desert, is to cross the threshold into paradise. The hotel is beautifully laid out over several floors with spacious, calm, and luxurious communal lounge areas lining the edge of the wide and airy atrium. Our room was on the top floor and we had our own private courtyard with sunbeds. Our bedroom with its own bathroom was hip, trendy and spotless. The pool on the ground floor is a good size and very secluded. The staff are charming and accommodating, they really make you feel like your comfort is their main priority and they understand how it feels to be a weary traveller! Food excellent. I would have loved to spend a few more days here at this desert hideaway. The licensed bar is also a big plus point as far as I'm concerned.