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“Great intoduction to the Sahara” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Abdelkhalek Benalila | Centre Mhamid, M'Hamid, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in M'Hamid
Devon
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“Great intoduction to the Sahara”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Lovely clean family room, good food, peaceful location. Had a great trip into the desert with 1 night in a very comfortable tent. Semi - permanent camp with another camp in view from the top of the dunes but still gave a good lasting impression of the empty and vast but beautiful desert. A very real and yet accesable experience. Also had an hour or so dromedary ride across the dunes and the boys loved the sand boarding and tam tam session. We had a wonderful guide, a gentle and genuinely helpful character, Mustapha. We travelled independently and had a problem getting there from Marrakech due to our intended bus being full (Morroco holiday time) but we had help from the office in Marrakech. They came and met us and sent us in the right direction for an alternative route. Thank you. Some staff at the Kasbah could not understand however that we did not have the means to travel by private taxi every where and were very reluctant to inform us about public transport. We had to stand our ground! Also we felt that water and berber scarves were way over priced. There was a mentality to extract as much money as possible once you were there by one staff member in particular. Wait and buy anything you need for your desert trip on the way when you pass through the town at a fraction of the cost.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Both the hotel and the tour organizer were impeccable. Our trip to the desert was made very special, especially the traditional evening "entertainment" with music was remarkable. The camp in the desert is a very comfortable and nice place which allows you to enjoy the full desert experience. Especially the staff was always helpful, friendly and eager to give information.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Jawad at Sahara Services replied promptly to our emails prior to booking the desert trek. He then met us when we arrived in Marrakech and drove us to his offices to finalise details of our trip.

Jawad was very helpful and drove us to Supratours so we could buy some bus tickets and waited to drop us back to the Square.

We had a very good driver and car during our trip. The tent we stayed in was very good as was the campsite and music around the campfire in the evening. Unfortunately there was only one sand board for the whole camp site.

Just before M'Hamid the driver stopped and asked us to go with a guide to be shown a library and pottery factory. Tips and donations were expected for this. If you want to avoid this just tell the driver not to stop.

Overall Sahara Services provided a very good and reliable tour and we would recommend them. They were on time and food was also good. They delivered everything that was agreed.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamt of seeing the sahara. Sand sun and dunes...
Sahara services made that easy.
Their hotel in M'Hamid is legit. They had musician performing before dinner which was cool.
Dinner was good but not amazing.
The next morning, after a typical morrocan breakfast, we got on dromedaries. Two hours of riding. It felt like we were going in circles and when it ended we were not that far from where we started. But who cares? One thing bugged me though and it is not Sahara services fault but more a national Moroccan problem: there was trash all over the route we took on the camels. Tons of plastic bags and plastic bottles. Super sad.
The we got on 4x4 for a couple hours. Thank god we got away from the trash!!! Then a quick stop at an holly oasis where frogs were having a concert. Loved it.
Then 10 more minutes in the car and BAM!!!! The dunes. So worth it. Perfect. Magic. Divine. Graceful. Harmonious. A chock. We were given lunch. Pretty good grilled chicken and vegetables. Desert : always the same everywhere: oranges (They are good but after a while you kind of get tired of them...). Then three hours of free time in the dunes. Happiest moment of my life. Then quick shower in the tent. Never thought a desert tent could be as comfortable. Real bed. Proper toilet!!!
Before dinner, we were surfed an aperitif of mint tea, coconut cookies and peanuts. Nice.
Then couscous dinner. Loved it. Same boring desert. Oranges...
Watched the stars for 30 minutes. Amazing. Then bed time. Desert gets cold at night. They provi blankets. But a hat and thermals helped me sleep for sure.
Wake up early to se the sun rise. It's worth it. Breakfast is great. Hot cocoa. And crepes!!! Perfect.
Then two hours back on a 4x4 back to M'Hamid.
All in all, pretty good service. I am satisfied. If I went back, I would skip the camel part. Kind of silly...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Our family just returned from a Sahara Services guided tour of Marrakech and the Sahara. The kids really enjoyed the sand boarding on the Sahara dunes onThanksgiving day. The Berber tents were awesome as well as the Hotel Kasbah. Khalib was the best guide ever and the kids really connected with him. They had our trip planned very well and we received excellent service from all our hosts, and food was always exceptionally delicious. The Camel ride was just the icing on the cake! I would strongly recommend the Sahara Services.

Todd Boyt

Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Konstanz
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Hotel and Sahara Services offer great experiences, hospitality and of cause services. The hotel is really nice, clean and the food is great! The staff is multilingual and helps not only planing your trip but also with every small or big question you have. I can really advice the hotel and trips organized by Sahara services. We meet Niam at the airport in Marakech when he dropd of some other travelers by chance. He helped use to find our way to our raid. Compared with others the trip he suggested was the best offer we got. All together we had a great day trip from Marrakech to M'Hamid with some off road driving, many nice spots on the way and a endless number of stops for pictures! After a great welcome and night at the hotel, we went to the Sahara to stayed a night at the desert in a camp at Erg Chigaga of Sahara services. It was a great experience with a camel ride in the sunset.

all together I can really recommend Sahara services, the hotel and the camp in the desert! Many thanks to all the staff for clean and nice rooms/ tents, for there helpfulness and the great food. Especially we want to thank our guide Niam. He also was a great help for us planing our way back from the desert back to civilization.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I just got back frm my camel-trip with Sahara Services and I was totally satisfied with absolutely all of it!
The Hotel Kasbah in M'Hamid is a very nice place, my room was beautiful in Berber style with a nice bed and shower!
In the desert we stayed in Berber-Tents that were more luxurious than a lot of hotel rooms I had seen in Morocco: expect hot showers; warm beds and even flushing toilets! The staff was friendly all the way and never got tired of helping - thank you for a wonderful experience!
Thanks especially to my guide NAIM, one of the best Jeep-drivers I ever met, and also super-fun to hang out with! He drove us to Erg Chigaga off-road until our Camp and on the next day via Iriki Oasis, where we got out of the car to look for some fossils, and then went right on off-road towards Jebel Siroua. We made a lunch break in Tazenakht, a Berber Village, and then got to Marrakesh in the early evening.
It was a wonderful experience, shukran for everything !!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
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Address: Abdelkhalek Benalila | Centre Mhamid, M'Hamid, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > M'Hamid
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in M'Hamid
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Kasbah Sahara Services 1*
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