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“Solid, good, a little calm in winter - ok, the entire region is” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Tomboctou
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Bir Anzarane 126, Tinerhir 45800, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Tinerhir
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Solid, good, a little calm in winter - ok, the entire region is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Solid quality, very friendly staff, in the middle of the town. Superbe location for trips into the adjacent Thodra gorge and the Tinerhir palmeraies. And best of it all: This is an als Kasbah, so for once you can actually stay in one of them, as opposed to only take pictures of them.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grimsby, Ontario CANADA
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We spent one night here on our road trip from Marrakesh to the Dunes of Merzouga. This town is famous for the Tondra Gorge and the amazing palmeries (oasis) just outside the city.
This beautifully restored kasbah is extremely comfortable and clean with spacious rooms and a nice courtyard with small swimming pool. It is an atmospheric place in the midst of a dusty, unattractive Moroccan city. My guidebook states it is one of the best small hotels in the country and I agree 100%.
For my stay in March I paid US$90 for a room for 2, a delicious 3 course meal and a nice simple breakfast. Free wifi and parking for my car were included.
For a short stay in Tinerhir I believe there is only one choice- the Hotel Tomboctou. You won't go wrong.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

We stayed in Tomboctou with our 3 children for 3 nights. The rooms were large but we spend more time outside on the patio. The kids loved the pool. Nice staff, very helpful. We dined outside, nice tajines! The todra gorge is close by and definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

We booked in advance and everything was OK. Nice rooms. We had a double and a triple on the groundfloor. A small swimmingpool, which had cold water. We booked half board and could choose from two dinners. A 5 minute walk to the centre of the town. An own carpark for the night nearby. I guess one of the better in town. I think the best is to stay in town and go in the morning to the george 20 min futher.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Our family stayed during a trek south. An unexpected highlight was a wedding procession in the street as we arrived. Restored kasbah with some interesting artifacts. Quite dark inside - wi fi if you find the right spot in the courtyard. Charming service in the tent lined restaurant. Comfortable for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

Swiss owned, this place is more of a Riad than a kasbah. Spacious ensuite rooms, Limited cuisine at this low-season time. Excellent welcome and good service. The owner dined with us which was very interesting. The local attraction of the Todra Gorge is not to be missed. Good walking area. The town itself is a bit scruffy but par for the area. Local people very friendly.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

We stayed here travelling between Marrakech and Fes and ended up staying another night because it was so good.

The entrance is completely unpresupposing - just a small door in a street, but a dark corridor leads to one of the last Kasbahs to be built in the area, and turned into a hotel. If this was in a city, it would be called 'boutique' these days, but let's just call it quirky and comfortable.

Rooms were good and extensive, there's a pool and in the evenings you dine in a Berber-style tent. Food and service were very good.

Location is excellent - you can visit the Todra Gorge and the palmery very easily, and with the extra day we ventured further north of the Gorge to Tamtattouchte - with staggering views.

There's a secure garaging area in a back street about 300 metres away.

An unexpected highlight of our stay. Certainly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Bir Anzarane 126, Tinerhir 45800, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Tinerhir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Tinerhir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Tomboctou 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Tomboctou Hotel Tinerhir
Hotel Tomboctou Morocco/Tinerhir

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