This review is long overdue. The grounds lie just at the foot of the Sahara. My partner and I stayed in one of the detached rooms which was beautifully hand built in the traditional Moroccan fashion. Nancy is the most accommodating hostess and her staff respect and adore her. We stayed three or four nights, but I did not want to leave. Like many have stated, the prepared meals were so delicious and fresh, we didn't miss Spanish cuisine! We took an overnight camel trip into the dunes and it was worth the extra cost.
We really enjoyed the company of the staff, they are funny and played music for us. They met us when we got off the bus we took all the way from Marrakech! It drops you off practically at the gates of Dar Sidi Bounou. Truly a magical place, full of colorful textiles and well designed to be a place of leisure! Thank you Nancy!
- Also Known As:
- Dar Sidi Bounou Morocco/Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Sidi Bounou experience Living in the Sun and Sleeping under the Moon and Stars. Our Desert accommodation in a restored traditional daub house, serving delicious authentic beldi food, including vegetarian. Come to relax and enjoy music and tranquil ambiance in a palmerie garden on the edge of the Sahara dunes at Bounou, M’hamid. Take a desert excursion by camels (or 4x4) overnight or longer. The guides set up the tents, make the fire and cook − you just ride or walk beside the camels to a quiet place. Or you can take a walking tour of the ancient Berber Kasbah of Bounou and local villages. Gracious hospitality for adventurous individual travelers, families with children and groups of creative, artistic people. Relax under the palms, on the terraces, and on the dunes in the garden, or participate in the music, dance. In the winter evenings, sit around an inviting fire on the dunes and join in the drumming. Learn the local songs and dances, rhythms and techniques, bring your own instruments or use ours. With comfortable rooms in the house with terraces and en-suite bathrooms, N’wala huts and Berber tents on the dunes prices ranging from 20 Euros to 49 Euros prices are negotiable depending on how long you stay. Nancy and Daoud and the Staff at Dar Sidi Bounou invite you to be their guest and enjoy the magic of the Moroccan Sahara. ... more less