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Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Erfoud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a nicely thought out establishment. The decor gives it a distinct feel. The welcome was traditional, the pool was a good escape from the heat of the day (and evening). The buffet style breakfast and dinner provided plenty of variety and of good quality. The staff were very efficient. The complex has a range of facilities - including crazy golf!

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Hello, I spent 4 nights in this hotel for holidays. I used it mostly to spend the nights only because I spent the days visiting the neighboring villages and towns.

the hotel is surprisingly good and satisfying. the rooms are clean and well maintained. the staff is welcoming and friendly.

it is located away from downtown so forget about night walks by yourself. you can ask for shuttles though.

my room was perfect but was bothered me were the AC vibrations on the wall since every room has its own AC system stuck to the other side of the wall, right where my pillow lays.

if you are staying alone or with family make sure to negotiate the price per night. they can take off up to 20% from the initial price.

the hotel bazaar has original pieces of art but a bit expensive. try negotiating the price or check the bazaars downtown.

enjoy your stay in Erfoud and try merzouga sand burials.

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Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

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.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I spent one night in this beautiful Kasbah Hotel on June 22, 2014 prior to our journey into the Sahara. Our room was elegantly decorated, very clean and quiet. The staff was friendly, the grounds impeccable and the buffet dinner and breakfast excellent.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the second Xaluca property I stayed at. There were lots of Moroccan families there enjoying themselves. The musicians and singers/dancers were spirited. Enjoyed sitting by the pool, especially after dinner. The staff at the buffet restaurant were super friendly despite how busy it was. They worked tirelessly. Outside of finding a giant cockroach (harmless I was told, they are attracted to water) in my shower and some dripping from my AC unit, I enjoyed the decoration of my room, especially the handmade Tuareg rug.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Large establishment, two pool areas (indoor one is heated), very pleasant poll/bar area with privacy and space. We upgraded to a suite which was very roomy with all expected facilities. Great service from the bellboys.
The highlight was the extensive buffet dinner and breakfasts which had something for everyone and lots of space in the dining areas.
Highly recommended for a restful stay near the desert.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

The hotel was fine, with spacious rooms and tiles everywhere. Our bed was a bit firm, but we were pleased with the space in our room and the cleanliness. The traditional décor outside and a central swimming pool made for a nice, large central area. You are right on the edge of the Sahara, so one feels ready to start out on a caravan. The hotel offered quite varied buffets, for all meals, which were pleasant.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud

Address: Km 5 Route d'Arfoud a Errachidia, B.P. 205, Erfoud 52202, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Erfoud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Erfoud
Price Range: $95 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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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