Our first night we took the camels out to the desert. We did not get there in time to climb a dune for sunset which was a little disappointing however that could have been due to the length of time it took us to climb the highest dune! Those things are steep! We did get a great view with the sky changing colors though. We had dinner outside and the food was great although we were freezing with hats, gloves, scarves on ect. I've heard others mention a dinning tent but we got no such offer? After we ate they started a small fire which helped us keep warm. Siad was great telling jokes and playing music. The 2nd night at Yasmina hotel they tried putting our group of 5 in 2 rooms when we clearly paid for 3 rooms which I thought was strange. Even though the hotel seemed to be fairly empy they put 2 girls in a room right next to ours and the walls were very thin and we were kept up all night by their noise. I'm not sure why they wouldn't spread people out more if most rooms are empty? Food at the hotel was the best we found in our 3 week stay in Morrocco. There are many spots at this hotel to relax and view the dunes which was nice and the staff was very accomadating. We tried out the sandboard and ski's on the dunes near the hotel but both were broken so it didn't go over well. I'm told they break easily in sand though so I'm not sure if they would be worth replacing. Overall I recommend Yasmina, it's a great hotel on the edge of the desert!
- 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