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B:p: 51 P:v: Errachidia, Merzouga 52292 Morocco
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#12 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Merzouga
Riad Aicha is located at the foot of the BIG Dune in the Sahara Desert, Merzouga, Morocco.The Riad offers several types of rooms in Moroccan decor each with their private bathroom. All bedrooms have their own controlled air conditioner inside their room.The riad is wireless and free to guests at any time. The breakfast,is served each morning and is included in the total room price. The Continental breakfast is made to order when you request it. Riad Aicha has a roof terrace which overlooks the dunes and a Berber-style lounge to relax in the evening. Meals can be eaten on the Roof terrace or inside in the dining lounge area along side the water fountain.Additional Moroccan Culture can be experienced by a Day Tour arranged at the Riad to the Sahara Dunes and Nomad Desert Camp. You can travel by Dromedary,or 4x4. This provides an additional opportunity to experience an adventurous play-day with Quads, Sand-boarding and Sand mashing. For those wanting to relax in the Desert, time can be spent with a campfire, Berber music with Drums, and an outstanding sunset.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Rooftop terrace
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Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shared kitchen
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Air conditioning
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 6 more
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MissMolecule wrote a review Oct 2019
Houston11 contributions12 helpful votes
After having been to the Sahara for the first time in March 2019 and staying at a luxury tent campsite I knew this was not the Sahara experience I had envisioned. After doing extensive research I decided to book a week at the Riad Aicha which is located next to Merzouga and perfectly situated for exploring. Riad Aicha provided all of their insight into helping to plan and see this most extraordinary part of the world. For me personally every time I leave Morocco I leave a piece of my heart somewhere but this time I left a huge piece of my heart to Moha and Ibrahim and the rest of their family who own and manage this authentic family owned Riad. I am already planning to return in 2020 to their Riad for further adventures with them. From the simplicity of their rooms, their attention to making all of your adventures come true, and the delicious food could only be better if I could stay for one year. We had lunch with Moha’s and Ibrahim’s family. Moha and Ibrahim had tremendous patience as we took pictures everywhere, went four wheeling in the dunes, climbed the highest dune, went to remote places in the Sahara, climbed glorious mountains, had a picnic in the Safi Safi Oasis and many other adventures. I felt like I was with great friends going through this wonderful land. Thank you to both of you, your family and friends for being there from start to finish and making this extraordinary adventure come true for me. Your compassion and sense of humor will never be forgotten.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Debbie wrote a review Oct 2019
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Riad Aicha provided a wonderful desert experience for us. Because our plans changed we didn't end up staying in the riad (which looked very nice) but kept our reservations for the trip they offer to the desert. The owners were very nice, the communication was excellent and they were more than accommodating. We spent one night in a luxury camp in the Erg Chebbi and it was the highlight of our trip to Morocco. I was very impressed by the guides, who were completely conversant in several languages. Some of them told us they were born in the desert to nomadic families and in talking to them (and experiencing the beauty of the desert ourselves) we began to understand the pull it can have on you. It's silent, severe, utterly calm and far removed from everything we are familiar with, yet soothing and beautiful. Apparently you can spend longer - a week or longer through Riad Aicha, to meditate, pray or commune with nature. It would be a once in a lifetime experience. I'd recommend this riad to anyone who wants a great desert experience. By the way, if I understand correctly, it isn't in the town of Merzouga per se, but right next to it and, from what I've heard, a nicer experience than being in the town.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Cuzn wrote a review Jul 2019
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very honesty.home.family.cheap.guide.camel.tour.traditional.gentle.any kind of ur order they can do.very famouse.music.English.Japanese.Spanis.Frenck.Arabic. 日本16年も住んでいたお兄ちゃんが居て、普通に日本語、英語、スペイン語、フランス語、アラビア語、ベルベル語が通じます!地元で有名な方でした。ベストシーズンは冬と言う事で、暑さはマックス!地元の方さえうんざりな気温、1日はラクダツアーを希望していましたが1日何の用意も無くいたところにプールへ、親戚の方のホテル!目の前は砂漠、プール最高でした。親戚がラクダツアーをやっています。値段もとてもリーズナブルツアーの申し込みはここしかないでしょう!砂漠の中のどんなご要望も満たしてくれるはずです。メルズーカバス乗り場から2分にあります。それこそ歩いて砂漠に行けます!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
secretgiri wrote a review Mar 2019
Santa Marta, Colombia9 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved the owners of this hotel. They were compassionate, honest, and always eager to go above and beyond. They even took us on a walking tour of this little village outside of Merzouga for free. The hotel is also really cool.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Book all your sahara tours through them!
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Syp wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
메르주가 사막투어 숙소로 너무나 만족했습니다!! 저렴한 숙소가격에도 너무나 친절하게 맞이해주셨습니다. 1박2일 사막투어뿐만 아니라, 호수 주변으로 드라이브 투어를 해 주셔서 셀수없는 별을 볼 수 있었습니다. 조식도 너무나 맛있었고, 빨래도 부탁드렸는데 흔쾌히 해주셔서 너무나 좋았습니다. I was very satisfied with hostel 'riad aicha'. The host greet us so friendly. They provided us not only desert tour, but also drive tour to nearby lake. We saw uncountable stars. Breakfast was very delicious! Also we asked for laundry and they helped us!! It will be a nice place to stay here during merzuga!.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Aicha
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Aicha?
Nearby attractions include Merzouga Desert (2.5 miles), Moroccan Sahara (4.7 miles), and Sahara ATV Quad Adventures (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Aicha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Riad Aicha?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, extra long beds, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Aicha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Aicha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Aicha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nasser Palace Restaurant, Restaurant Hassilabied - chez Toupie, and Restaurant Cafe Fatima.
Does Riad Aicha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Aicha offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Aicha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Is Riad Aicha accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.