The location couldn't be better: outside of the over developed core of Merzouga and Hassilabad but so close to the giant dunes we could walk to them from our room and still near to an asphalted road to head out further afield. The staff (Francoise and an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable young man named Zuhair) can organize excursions into the desert, but there was no pressure at all to do so (we didn't go into the dunes, other than a brief walk). The food was exceptional, as was the wine on offer. The staff couldn't have been more gracious, attentive or accommodating (especially given our limited French and Arabic). The whole property is beautifully constructed and decorated, and put together in a manner more sensitive to the environment than most other accommodations in the area. We give Ksar Sania our absolute highest recommendation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ecolodge Merzouga - MOROCCOIn a small oasis at the foot of the big dune of Merzouga, which rises 150 meters above the valley of Ziz, and on the ancient Tuareg caravan's way linking Sijilmassa to Timbuktu, Hotel Ksar Sania awaits you for of the Saharan adventure.In the charm of an inn built in a neo-traditional architecture, straw and mud to blend into the natural scenery of the desert site, Francoise welcome you in a beautiful place where comfortis not opposed to the charm a traditional atmosphere. ... more less