During our visit to Morocco, my wife and I spent a couple of days exploring Erfoud and the surrounding area. We stayed at Kasbah Xaluca which is an expansive property which resembles a traditional kasbah. When we first arrived, we were greeted by a group of musicians and served cookies, almonds and delicious mint tea in the lobby area. Even though this is a modern facility, the decor is magnificently traditional. In the lobby the large lantern hanging from the ceiling is gorgeous and the colors throughout the lobby are are eye catching.
After promptly receiving our room keys, we were escorted to our room. On the way to our room we passed the pool area which is lovely and has a lot of outdoor seating and a nearby tented area which provided live musical entertainment in the evening.
The rooms are set up like a traditional riad and even include old facing turnkey light switches. We were provided complimentary fruit and water in the room which was very comfortable and larger than some of the typical riads we stayed in while in Morocco. The room was very clean and included all of the necessary toiletries including shower gel, shampoo, lotion, etc. Just remember to bring your own washcloth! Bath towels and hand towels were provided.
After settling into our room, we went to the restaurant for dinner. This restaurant is large and buffet style, and provides a large selections of foods. There are a large number and types of salads, fresh fruit, as well as chicken, meats and an amazing array of desserts. There are some pastas available, but I did not travel to Morocco to eat pasta! The eggplants dishes were delicious as were the couscous, chicken and the always present seasoned olives. The breakfast options also included made to order omelets. I looked forward to ending each meal with a delicious cup (or two) of mint tea. I really became addicted to the mint tea during our journey through Morocco.
Kasbah Xaluca also has a number of amenities that included a spa, a fitness center and a miniature golf located on a terrace with an amazing view of the desert. There is a camel stable located near the entrance to Kasbah Xaluca. The evening of our arrival, a camel gave birth to a calf right in the front of the stables. It was fascinating to see the mother camel encourage the calf to try and stand over the next couple of days.
Though this is a large property, the service is excellent and it is well marked and easy to get around. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating during our stay. It is an ideal location to stay if you plan to venture to the dunes or see some of the cultural sites in Rissani.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spa & Wellness in the door of the desert. Kasbah Hotel Xaluca is located in Arfoud, a city known as "the Door to the Desert." The Kasbah is listed as unique in Morocco due to its distinctive characteristics. It was built with adobes, the traditional Moroccan building bricks, and it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the moment. Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud offers 137 spacious rooms decorated with regional materials, as well as 7 bungalows. It combines tradition with modern amenities, where installations are adapted to the stringiest standards. It is a fantastic place, situated among the dunes and palms, where you will be able to enjoy unique emotions. The team at Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud will make your stay unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kasbah Hotel Erfoud