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Reviewed May 15, 2016

Great riad arranged through Rove Morocco Travels with very clean, comfy, spacious and simple rooms. The riad is located on top of a hill with an amazing view of the dry lake of Daya-el-Maider in the Sahara Desert. We had an amazing and atmospheric dinner on the terrace with a spectacular moonlit view of the dry lake; unfortunately it was too bright and a bit cloudy to see many stars. Breakfast was plentiful and typical Moroccan with great selection of condiments.

The location of the riad is off the beaten path, remote and a 4x4 is necessary. If you like solitude, chilling out and enjoy an untouristy area of the Sahara, this is the place. For the more adventurous, you can hike the surrounding mountains which contains fossils; we did locate a few. We also did a sunrise hike to the top of the middle level of the mountain behind the riad and the early morning light on the dry lake and mountain ranges were amazing. Fantastic riad to chill out and enjoy the spectacular desert view.

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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1  Thank worldseeker2014
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Reviewed November 18, 2015

This was another of our stopovers while touring Morocco.

The place is magical.
We arrived there after sunset (in fact it was already dark) and were welcomed with tea and cookies.
As there is remotely no city around you can, with clear skies, admire a flabbergasting starry sky!
The sunrise was breathtaking and I think the sunset is worth the trip too.

The hotel is arranged as a riad, with a central patio and rooms around it.
The rooms are big (ours had 3 beds) and clean. Ensuite bathroom is nice but of course, not very modern. But is has everything you need. Soap and shampoo incuded.

Dinner was very nice and we had plenty. Breakfast was super.
Very friendly staff.

Date of stay: November 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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1  Thank RenaudBt
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Reviewed November 1, 2015

… or as our driver called it Riad Nowhere. This was not normally part of our tour’s itinerary but when we were first considering visiting Morocco we wanted to experience the desert beyond what we imagined would be ‘packaged’ Merzouga. So we requested our tour be adapted (which Around Morocco was very accommodating in doing) to include a visit to Mharech and a two-night stop at Riad Nomad. We expected the full day would allow us to have time with absolutely nothing on the agenda – how right we were.

After about a three-hour drive from Merzouga through Rissani and then into the depths of the desert we arrived at the village, if you can call it that of Mharech. Our arrival timing could not have been better. Just as we pulled up a herd of camels passed by the entrance to the Riad.

The day we arrived there was one other guest but then only us the second night (although a group was arriving the next day). Our room was large but simple, with some nice wall hangings. Here in ‘nowhere’ there is no WiFi (and apparently minimal phone reception) and no air conditioning, no fans. The temperatures were in the high 30s Celsius (apparently it reaches between 55 and 60 in the summer months), and with no breeze it was somewhat difficult to sleep in the room, even with the door open. To address this the second night we set up a mattress outside on the terrace. This was much better. We slept out, and while still warm there was a little breeze that helped. We were able to see the vibrant stars, very visible with no lights anywhere around, and my wife actually also saw a meteorite and three shooting stars.

Both breakfast and dinner were good. Not five star restaurant but good solid Moroccan meals, exactly what we expected. The views from the terrace where we ate our meals – nice with the candlelight at dinner – across the plains and to the surrounding mountains were special. In the distance we could see goats and camels, and once later on the second day the camels passed by on their way to a well and water.

Is Riad Nomad/Nowhere right for everyone? Perhaps not. Some might find the location too remote but for us it was excellent. It was the experience we were looking for with good service, good food and lots and lots of peace and tranquility. If you want the solitude of the desert Riad Nomad will provide what you're are looking for.

Room tip: Given the heat we asked to sleep outdoors. A mattress was set up on the terrace - an excellent decision/experience.
Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Norm C
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Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, clean room, delicious food, friendly staff, remote location etc.. Would highly recommend as a place to stay if you're looking to enter the desert from Marrakesh. Despite its remoteness this road makes you feel pampered and looked after. Great star gazing once the sun sets.

Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2  Thank dmitryb539
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

This Riad was built only a couple of years ago in the traditional Moroccan material, mud and straw. It stands out as a really unique place, being situated far out in the desert of southern Morocco. The view is just magnificent. We spent one night there late in March, 2012. Nomads in the area stayed on the huge dry lake beneath the hotel with about one hundred camels. Besides the odd truck and some Paris-Dakar-lookalikes travelling on motorbikes, there was no traffic. The rooms are big, the standard is simple, but it is all clean, there is hot and cold water, wc and shower. Electricity comes from a diesel generator that they have placed at a good distance from the hotel; hot water from wood-fired tanks at the back of the hotel. If you´re travelling in the area, don´t miss out on this hotel!
One thing though - the only spot with any hope of a mobile phone signal was right above our heads at the front of the hotel. The staff had placed their phones there, and they rang frequently. Guests come here for tranquility, not to hear mobile phones ringing!

Room tip: I think the rooms are quite similar. One big double bed and a single bed, at least in our room, no.4. Plenty of floorspace. Shower and wc in the room.
Date of stay: March 2012
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4  Thank OneNorwegian
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