The Hotel Sahara feels like it is at the end of the world. In a way, it is. The trip from Zagora takes about four hours, but is interesting.
There are very few hotels in M'Hamid, only two that I saw. The Hotel Sahara is a former French Foreign Legion barracks, and is showing its age. There are shared facilities with two showers and two toilets (one squat, one sit down).
We did have food while there, which was very good. Habib Naamani, the owner, arrangfed a camel and camping expedition for us. Habib was one of the highlights of the hotel. He spoke perfect English, was very hospitable, and gave us the impression that he is a town leader. At night, people from around town came to him while he sat on the terrace and spoke with him. He wears beauiflu blue robes and a black turban which he often unrolls and then immedietly rerolls. A truly memorable person.
The rooms are very basic, but have a bed, sink, nightstand, and overhead light.
Overall, the hotel is not very nice, but, considering the area and choices, is fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naamani Group’s first and most essential duty is to ensure our customer's comfort, satisfaction and well being. Our desert accommodations are run by the friendly Habib Naamani family and incude the historic hotel in M’Hamid Hotel Sahara, and also the Bivouac Nomadic Camp in the Cheggaga Dunes, the biggest dunes in Morocco, La Mer de Sahara (The Sea of the Sahara.) The diversity of itineraries we offer allow to you enjoy the Moroccan journey of your dreams. At Naamani Group we aim to offer authentic, adventurous holidays. You can create your own customized tour and itinerary. Choose from a wide range of activities including 4x4 tours, trekking in the Moroccan desert, Atlantic Coast and Atlas mountains. Possible excursions also include visits to the Kasbahs, Imperial cities (Meknes, Fez and Marrakech), the Ouarzazate region with the Dra'a valley, the Dades and Todra gorges where you'll be able to admire the highest mountains. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sahara Morocco/Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz