Delayed by sandstorms on a recent extended trip through the south of Morocco, I spent
two nights in the town of Ouled Driss, 8kms before M’hamid, on the edge of the Sahara.
Here in the ancient Ksar Ouled Driss dating back to the 17th century, I discovered the traditional guesthouse Dar Talhaya and my host Hassan. Rooms are comfortable with
ensuite bathrooms; the large terrace provides a restful haven for tea or for taking in views
of the surrounding Ksar or you can relax in the large seating area on the ground floor.
Home cooked meals are delicious, prepared and served by Hassan. Hassan is highly
knowledgeable of the Ksar and its history and will accompany you on a walk through
its’ corridors, passageways, and museum; excursions & bivouacs to the desert can also be arranged. Prices are reasonable.
My trip may have been delayed by sandstorms, but I discovered Dar Talhaya, the Ksar Ouled Driss and Hassan invited me to a village wedding. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the dune Of Maroccan Sahara, In Ouled Driss, M`hamid, Zagora ,450 Km from Marrakech and 250 Km from Ouarzazate. Located in the heart of ksar Ouled Driss, a typical small village of the south and at the 18th Century, Dar Talhaya, an Original Guest House that welcomes you.When you get to Dar Talhaya, Hassan and his Family will manifest their pleasure and warm welcome by sharing with you Moroccan Tea and some cakes and sweets as it the tradition in the area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dar Talhaya Morocco/Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz