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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 11 hotels in Tinerhir
Auckland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were travelling on an organised private tour (i.e. just my husband and I) and wondered what we were letting ourselves in for when we stopped here. A totally unprepossessing front entrance way led onto a gorgeous patio with swimming pool (it was too cold for us to take a dip). Lovely room with good hot water - the best place we stayed in on the tour. The food was excellent and the dining area lovely - decorated in the style of a sumptuous tent. The service was excellent. it was cold and the wait staff brought extra heaters. The tagine was among the best we had in Morocco. Breakfast was varied and plentiful. I highly recommend this place.

Even if you feel like you're intruding a bit - take a walk to the top of the stairs and go to the terrace. We weren't sure that we were supposed to, but it was such a lovely view, that it was well worth it!

A word of advice (and this has nothing to do with the hotel!) - if you do decide to take a guide through the palmery, then be very specific on how long you want to spend, and agree the price up front. Our guide was arranged through the tour company (and not the hotel).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Grimsby, Ontario CANADA
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85 helpful votes 85 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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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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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 11 hotels in Tinerhir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Tomboctou 2*
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Also Known As:
Tomboctou Hotel Tinerhir
Hotel Tomboctou Morocco/Tinerhir

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