I just got back from Morocco last week.
From one place to another, almost everyday we did our packing.
After the "terrible" experience in Fès, we moved to Erford by overnight bus. We were sick of the city of extortion (it's not atrocious though), Fès. Around 6 am, when we arrived in Erford, a guy was waiting for us at the bus stop. He was sent from Auberge du Sud. Of course another strangers also came to us as usual, for introducing hotels to tourists. But the guy correctly lead us to his 4WD.
The hotel was very comfy. The staffs immediately suggested us to have breakfast in the dining room. With the amazing Berber interior, the beautiful orange dunes from the windows, birds taking rest in the building, I thought we picked the right place. We planned to go to the desert camp for the night, so I supposed we would take a rest at the lobby or the swimming pool. But they offered us a room till 1 pm for resting. How sweet! We could lay down on the bed and prepared for the camp. Thanks, Auberge du Sus! We really appreciate it!
In the evening we left for the desert camp by camel. The beautiful sunset, amazing dinner, and wonderful Berber music in the dunes! You know what? It was my first time to see shooting stars in my life!!!
We also stayed at the hotel room on the next day just for relaxing. Chatting with the friendly staffs, great lunch by the pool, and the buffet dinner with live music! I also asked the friendly manager how to get to Marrakech via Ait Ben Haddou. He explained how to and set up a staff with 4WD to the bus stop.
I still really miss the hotel, the people and the dunes! Hope I can get back there sometime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sahara welcomes you to the most interesting place to stay while visiting the amazing dunes of Erg Chebbi South East Morocco . Auberge Cafe du Sud makes your journey into the heart of the Moroccan Sahara a truly memorable experience . Our rooms decorated with pure Saharan taste are indeed something to remember after you visit us . Auberge Cafe du Sud is located right on the edge of the biggest sand dunes of the whole northwest part of Africa called “The Dunes of Erg Chebbi”, having all the magic, wonderful and unique energy of the Sahara. Our Hotel has a restaurant with great Moroccan food with all the typical dishes of the region. Our friendly staff invites you to spend time with us and enjoy adventure or relaxation in the Sahara, the most mythic deserto f the world. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Auberge Du Sud Hotel Merzouga