I spent the night of my 50th birthday here. A sunset camel ride (though we didn't quite make it to sunset as we could see a storm coming) for the big day. We made it back just in time. As we dismounted the sandstorm hit full force and the sand and rain came barrelling in. The hotel itself though was pretty good. We took advantage of the pool in the hot afternoon, which was very refreshing. The staff were great (maybe because our tour guide knew them?) After dinner a few of the staff brought out the drums and we had an impromptu music session, along with an Arabic birthday cake. A great way to celebrate the big day! As far as the room goes, very comfortable and spacious, but a few minor things...our shower head was completely busted, so had to pretty much shower with a hose. And...I could feel sand on the floor when I was barefoot (before we had been out in the desert), so probably not the most thorough in the housekeeping department. Considering the location though, sand is inevitable so I wasn't too fussed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For leisure, business or party, Hotel Yasmina offer you choice and fantasy quality in the real Sahara Desert! Hotel Yasmina celebrates its new rebuild hotel facilities in order to provide the best conditions for its clients combining both the Saharan ambiance and clean comfortable accommodations. Kasbah Yasmina Hotel offer great lodging while in South Morocco in Erg Chebbi Dunes - Merzouga. With excellent ambiance, camping and car parking facilities, our hotel is ideal venues for pleasure, family vacation, short breaks, offering high standards of accommodation and service within Sahara desert. Yasmina is located right on the bottom of the dunes of Erg Chebbi, more precisely in "ras al-erg" which means in the head of the dunes, the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Yasmina has one of the best views for the dunes, as it is settled on the top a a hill, surrounded by a lake and sand dunes. The best spot in Merzouga. ... more less