45 Best Hotels in The Great Oasis Valleys, Morocco

Auberge Baddou

$$ | Aït Hani, Morocco

This small hotel is a worthy choice for budget accommodations at the far northern end of the Todra Gorge. The restaurant serves creditable tagines, lamb, and other specialties if you order ahead. There is a pool on-site, and they can organize hiking and four-wheel-drive excursions to interesting destinations off the well-trodden path, including salt mines, caves, and waterfalls. Rates include dinner and breakfast.

Pros

  • Spotless rooms
  • Nice pool area
  • Friendly service

Cons

  • Rather isolated in unattractive village
  • Cheaper rooms have shared bathrooms
  • Central heating is an extra 150 DH per night in winter
Aït Hani, Morocco
0672-52–13–89
hotel Details
18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Auberge Chez Pierre

$$ | Douar Aït Arbi, Boumalne de Dades, Morocco

Clinging to the rocky face of the Dadès Gorge, this guesthouse is a wonderful place to both eat and stay in the area. The immaculate, tastefully decorated guest rooms have private terraces plus large, en suite tadelakt bathrooms. The French-Moroccan restaurant serves delicacies such as cheese grilled with honey and apples and briouates (stuffed phyllo bites) with mint leaves, as well as a reasonably priced set evening menu. There's a small pool on the upper terrace.

Pros

  • Beautiful situation
  • Great service and decor
  • Fantastic food

Cons

  • Property and rooms accessed via steep stairways
  • No a/c
  • Popular location with a few rooms; book ahead
Douar Aït Arbi, Boumalne de Dades, Morocco
0524-83–02–67
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Auberge des Peupliers

$ | Aït Ouffi, Boumalne de Dades, Morocco

An ideal base for anyone craving simple Amazigh hospitality, Auberge des Peupliers has cozy accommodations with distinctive clay sinks, electric heating, and en suite showers; newer rooms include traditional features (like carved motifs) and face out across the gorge, but there's not much else nearby. The owners can organize guided hikes in the Dadès Gorge for guests. Rates include dinner at the on-site restaurant, which has an open fire in winter.

Pros

  • Basic rooms at a value price
  • Friendly, helpful service
  • Offers good, local food

Cons

  • Older rooms look shabby
  • Can be cold especially in winter
  • Cash only
Aït Ouffi, Boumalne de Dades, Morocco
0524-83–17–48
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Azalai Desert Lodge

$$$$ | Douar Tissergate, Zagora, Morocco Fodor's Choice

Hidden within the Drâa Valley oasis, the Azalai Desert Lodge is a luxurious retreat with secluded gardens, creative cuisine, and an interior that has been featured in several prestigious design magazines. French artist Régis Delene Bartholdi was tasked with creating a romantic space inspired by famous authors, artists, and travelers of the 20th century; as a result, each impeccably finished room has a decorative theme built around figures like Saint-Exupéry, Matisse, and Lawrence of Arabia. The common areas and library have a retro-colonial feel. Outdoors, the gardens are planted with olive trees, palms, hibiscus, and cacti, plus there are shaded hammocks to swing in near the swimming pool. Rates include dinner and breakfast.

Pros

  • High-quality food served
  • Luxury at the edge of the desert
  • Beautiful decor

Cons

  • Remote location
  • Pricey option and cash only
  • Pool is not heated
Douar Tissergate, Zagora, Morocco
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed July and Aug., Free Breakfast

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Bab el Oued

$$$ | Palmeraie de Tamnougalt, Tamnougalt, Morocco

Seven freestanding rooms await guests at this handsome eco-lodge, which is constructed in the typical mud-built style, tastefully mixing African and Moroccan decorative elements and equipped with modern showers and reversible air-conditioning—all of which are solar powered (though somewhat dark); other environmentally friendly details include natural soaps in the bathrooms and toilets with a water-saving flush option (this is the desert after all). In addition to a pool, the property has a shaded pergola salon and meandering gardens, complete with strolling peacocks. Meals, which make use of locally grown organic produce, are available for a fixed rate; no alcohol is served, but guests may bring their own. Guided excursions by foot, donkey, camel, or car are also available.

Pros

  • Beautiful location
  • All rooms are separate from each other
  • Environmentally sensitive

Cons

  • Food quality inconsistent
  • No Wi-Fi by design (digital detox ethos)
  • Cash only
Palmeraie de Tamnougalt, Tamnougalt, Morocco
0660-18--84--84
hotel Details
2 rooms, 5 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Casa Juan

$$$ | Aït Isfoul, Tagounite, Morocco

A delightful and original hotel set in the small village of Aït Isoul, Casa Juan offers the best of both worlds here: the palmery and the desert, splendid in their green and gold, but there's not much nearby. Rooms are individually themed and decorated with treasures like rugs, antiques, pottery, and textiles from the host's travels to far-flung places like Rajasthan. Excursions can be arranged from the hotel.

Pros

  • Good food served
  • Between the desert and the palmery
  • Original rooms full of interesting things

Cons

  • Cash only
  • Off the beaten track
  • Narrow rooms
Aït Isfoul, Tagounite, Morocco
0661-74--37--10
hotel Details
6 rooms, tents available
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Chez le Pacha

$$$ | Bounou, Ouled Driss, M'hamid, 45400, Morocco

One of a string of kasbah-style hotels in palm groves as you approach M'hamid, Chez le Pacha is a well-run establishment that offers a lot at a reasonable price. The main building has a selection of spacious, traditionally designed rooms with all the creature comforts—suites even have four-poster beds; alternately, you can settle into a round African hut, complete with grass roof and woven matting on the floor. The swimming pool (wittily called "Lac Irikki" after the nearby dried-up lake) is immaculate, and ice-cold poolside drinks are available at the bar. The hotel owns camels, a donkey, and a peacock to amuse the kids. Rates include dinner and breakfast.

Pros

  • Stylish accommodations
  • Large pool area
  • Helpful staff

Cons

  • The half-board plan is compulsory
  • Some rooms a bit tired
  • Cash only
Bounou, Ouled Driss, M'hamid, 45400, Morocco
0524-84–86–96
hotel Details
16 rooms, 10 huts
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Chez Talout

$$$ | Ouled Aarbiya, Skoura, Morocco

A rustic farmhouse about 7 km (4½ miles) outside Skoura, Chez Talout is worth the trek for its warm welcome, wonderful food, and roof-terrace views across the palmery to Skoura's kasbahs. The rooms are rustic in style, with traditional Amazigh clay and fossil sinks. Excursions to learn more about village crafts, such as pottery and basket weaving, are also available.

Pros

  • Excellent cuisine
  • Lovely pool
  • Lush rural setting

Cons

  • Well off the beaten track
  • Wi-Fi connectivity can be iffy in rooms
  • Cash only, and no alcohol available
Ouled Aarbiya, Skoura, Morocco
0662-49–82–83
hotel Details
15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Chez Yacob

$$ | Agdz, Morocco

This kasbah has been renovated to retain all its traditional charm including thick pisé walls pierced with tiny windows screened with moucharabia (carved wood latticework), and a central courtyard. Wander through the heavy wooden door at midday, and its tiny central courtyard will be packed to the rafters with lunching tour groups—a big thumbs-up for the kitchen, with the added bonus that you can bring your own wine and beer. The rest of the time guests have the higgledy-piggledy corridors of Chez Yacob to themselves. Colorful Amazigh rugs add cheer, while en suite bathrooms and air-conditioning provide modern comfort. Visit the adjacent Kasbah des Caids de Mezguita while you’re here. Room prices include breakfast and dinner.

Pros

  • Rooms face onto courtyard
  • Great views over palmery (though windows are small)
  • En suite bathrooms and a/c

Cons

  • Very little parking
  • Can be crowded at lunch time
  • Cash only
Agdz, Morocco
0524-84–33–94
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dar Ahlam

$$$$ | Douar Oulad Cheik Ali, Koucheït, Skoura, Morocco Fodor's Choice

A restored 19th-century kasbah, Dar Ahlam, "the House of Dreams," is one of Morocco's most exclusive and sumptuous hideaways and with its epic desert setting, impeccable service, and intimate more-house-than-hotel feel, you may never want to wake up. Each stunning suite takes up an entire side of the building, and while no two suites are the same, each offers heated floors, Atlas mountain views, and fireplaces, as well as an adjoining riad with decadent pampering treatments. Meals are served whenever you like, and never with other guests. The dining area changes nightly, so in the company of glorious food, petals, and candles, you can discover different parts of the kasbah with each passing day. The staff can arrange local tours and excursions including a trip from Marrakesh to Dar Ahlam with five stops (a great way to begin your stay) and luxurious overnight camping trips. It's worth checking ahead for special offers in low-season.

Pros

  • Epitome of luxury
  • Fairy-tale desert setting
  • Magical meals at your whim and location changes nightly

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Remote location
  • Reservations limited and must be made far in advance
Douar Oulad Cheik Ali, Koucheït, Skoura, Morocco
0524-85–22–39
hotel Details
13 rooms, 1 villa
Rate Includes: Closed Aug., All-Inclusive

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Dar Amazir

$$ | Aslim, Agdz, Morocco

Enter this warm and intimate guesthouse on the outskirts of Agdz through two Amazigh doors that lead into a courtyard with a swimming pool and the sound of birdsong. Rooms are simple with an elegant, local design and overlook the pool. A three-course prix-fixe dinner is an excellent value; don't miss the cinammon-infused milk pudding. Tours of the palmery and the local kasbah can be organized by the hotel.

Pros

  • Lovely pool
  • Good food and alcohol available
  • Good Wi-Fi

Cons

  • A bit difficult to book as a standalone reservation
  • Cash only
  • Some ventilation issues
Aslim, Agdz, Morocco
0665-46--63--39
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dar Ayour

$$ | Km 17, Rte. des Gorges du Todra, Tinerhir, Morocco

This pretty guesthouse sits at the edge of the river amid fig trees, olives, and date palms with the walls of the Todra Gorge towering above. Rooms, though on the snug side, are comfortable and nicely outfitted with rustic furniture, wrought-iron bedframes, and woven mats; all have air-conditioning and heating, and some have a private terrace with views of the gorge. An on-site restaurant prepares a mix of Moroccan and French cuisine; breakfast is served on the terraces, where you can stretch out on handmade cushions under an Amazigh tent, listening to the chatter of birds. Rates include breakfast and dinner.

Pros

  • Good access to the gorge
  • Peaceful setting
  • Small outdoor swimming pool

Cons

  • Some rooms very small
  • Decor a bit dated
  • Bathrooms are basic
Km 17, Rte. des Gorges du Todra, Tinerhir, Morocco
0524-89–52–71
hotel Details
18 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dar Chamaa

$$$ | Tajdar B-P 701, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Poised on the outskirts of town, Dar Chamaa is a boutique riad that offers a contemporary take on traditional design. Rather small but spotlessly clean rooms are arranged around a cool, central courtyard; their neutral decor palette is punctuated by dark polished tadelakt walls, bright cushions, and modern furnishings. The on-site restaurant is renowned for its excellent food. Outdoors you'll find a gorgeous pool and a garden that overlooks the palm groves flanking the riverbed.

Pros

  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Good service
  • Stylish accommodations with lots of mod-cons

Cons

  • Out of the city
  • No access to anything else
  • Not very helpful management
Tajdar B-P 701, Ouarzazate, Morocco
0524-85–49–54
hotel Details
18 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dar Jnan Tiouira

$$$$ | El Mastapha Hamdaoui, BP 28, Tinghir, Tamellalt, Boumalne de Dades, 45150, Morocco

This kasbah and family-run guesthouse marries the traditional craftsmanship of the surrounding Amazigh tribes with the modern amenities discerning visitors expect. Guest rooms are stacked high within the turrets, and several have private salons with poufs, rugs, and low tables. Terraces overlook the steep sides of the valley and make stargazing a must. The excellent and innovative French-Moroccan food prepared in the restaurant is also notable—even if you’re not spending the night, it’s worth stopping in for lunch. Prices include dinner and breakfast. The owner is also a guide and can organize excursions.

Pros

  • Fabulous location
  • Great food
  • Luxurious rooms

Cons

  • Steep ramps and stairs throughout
  • Some room layouts are a little awkward
  • Staff not always on hand
El Mastapha Hamdaoui, BP 28, Tinghir, Tamellalt, Boumalne de Dades, 45150, Morocco
0667-35–18–60
hotel Details
11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Dar Kamar

$$$ | 45, Kasbah Taourirt, Ouarzazate, 45000, Morocco

For anyone seduced by tales of Glaoui wealth and influence, this 17th-century pasha's courthouse has magisterial appeal. Filled with artifacts from all over Africa, the dark, lantern-lighted courtyard envelops with its dusky grandeur. Rooms are effortlessly chic, with wrought-iron beds, Amazigh rugs, inventive lanterns, and bathrooms as smooth and polished as the service. The hotel can also arrange a variety of excursions, including four-wheel drives, quad biking, mountain biking, camel riding, trekking, and overnight bivouacs.

Pros

  • Beautiful interiors
  • Traditional hammam on-site
  • Doting service

Cons

  • A little difficult to find
  • Cheaper rooms (3rd category) get little daylight
  • Water pressure can be an issue
45, Kasbah Taourirt, Ouarzazate, 45000, Morocco
0524-88–87–33
hotel Details
14 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Ecobio Riad

$ | Douar Aït ibrirne, Boumalne de Dades, 45150, Morocco Fodor's Choice
Clinging to the cliff face, the views from this new eco-friendly riad are fabulously dizzying while rooms are are decorated in the pale colors of the bleached-out desert, using all natural, local materials, with homespun bedspreads and pristine en suites. It is a calm, tranquil place, sympathetic to its surroundings. Rooms overlook a central garden planted with oleanders. The property's gardens serve the kitchen providing freshly picked herbs for your tea. You don't have to book dinner but it is worth it at around 70 DH with few other dining options nearby.

Pros

  • Lovely views
  • Pretty rooms
  • Environmentally aware

Cons

  • Basic amenities
  • On the road but isolated
  • Limited food options
Douar Aït ibrirne, Boumalne de Dades, 45150, Morocco
0661-24--83--37
hotel Details
6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Marmar

$ | 19, av. Moulay Abdellah, Ouarzazate, 45000, Morocco

What it lacks in amenities and decor this no-frills hotel more than makes up for in affordability and location near the bus stops in the center of town. Rooms are spacious and clean; some have balconies and you can pay a little extra to have integral a/c and heating. In winter, the staff may also be able to provide you with a small heater. There is plenty of hot water and there are en suite rooms available. While technically a hotel, Hotel Marmar has the feel of an adult hostel. Expect some noise as it is so centrally located.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Cheap, no-frills rooms
  • Some rooms have a/c and heat

Cons

  • Cash only
  • Not all staff speak English
  • Can be noisy
19, av. Moulay Abdellah, Ouarzazate, 45000, Morocco
0524-88--88--87
hotel Details
200 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Xaluca Dadès

$$$ | Rte. de Errachidia, Boumalne de Dades, Morocco

Part of the Group Xaluca chain, this vast hotel offers high-quality accommodation in a region that generally lacks luxury. The complex was originally built in the 1960s by the Moroccan state-owned hotel company; now revamped, it's kitted out entirely with an African flavor, from printed textiles to dark wooden masks. Facilities include a large pool overlooking the town below, a bar, and a restaurant. Mountain biking and mule trekking can be arranged; the hotel also makes a good base for day hikes in the gorge, although you'll require transportation to reach it. Rates include breakfast, but half-board is recommended as there are few local dining options.

Pros

  • Good for groups traveling together
  • Spacious, airy lounges
  • Plenty of family amenities

Cons

  • Located at edge of Boumalne, far from the gorge
  • Ugly architecture
  • Popular with tour groups
Rte. de Errachidia, Boumalne de Dades, Morocco
0524-83–00–60
hotel Details
106 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Azalay

$$$$ | M'hamid el Ghizlane, M'hamid, Morocco

The only luxurious lodging actually in the village of M'hamid is this Spanish-owned kasbah hotel at the edge of the palmery. Named after the camel caravans that once passed through M'hamid, Kasbah Azalay has boldly colored tadelakt rooms with enormous bathrooms finished in traditional tiles. There is a courtyard garden, a roof terrace with expansive views, and a bar serving possibly the last cold beer for miles. The cavernous hammams and huge indoor swimming pool with domed ceiling and mosaic-tiled pillars are architectural wonders worthy of a royal palace.

Pros

  • Plenty of creature comforts
  • Alcohol is available
  • Magnificent pool and spa

Cons

  • Lack of communal terraces or salons for socializing
  • Dining area is basic
  • Often empty
M'hamid el Ghizlane, M'hamid, Morocco
0524-84–80–96
hotel Details
43 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Azul

$$$$ | Douar Asslim, Agdz, Morocco Fodor's Choice

The aptly named "House of Peace" is tucked away in the palm groves outside Agdz. Built using traditional methods, this 21st-century kasbah is an art-lover's paradise: vivid abstract paintings decorate the walls, eclectic music wafts through the air, and tasteful furnishings lend rooms a genuine Moroccan vibe. The gardens are a delight as well, with aromatic herbs, fruit trees, cool lawns, and shaded seating areas around a swimming pool. There's even a pet donkey if you fancy exploring like a local. You could lose yourself here for a few days just listening to the birdsong and hiking in the Drâa Valley. Guests can order an excellent dinner for 210 DH.

Pros

  • Arty vibe
  • Eco-friendly; use of solar power and organic produce
  • Great for kids

Cons

  • Books up quickly
  • A little isolated so will need transport
  • Low season can be quiet
Douar Asslim, Agdz, Morocco
0524-84–39–31
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed during Ramadan (call ahead), Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Ellouze

$$$ | Tamdakhte, Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco

Next to the old kasbah of Tamdaght, the rustic Kasbah Ellouze (Kasbah of Almonds) is brimming with character, though rooms are a bit dated overall. To find it you have to walk into the heart of this tiny village, which overlooks the Ounila Valley and the almond orchards below—a delight to behold in the spring. Rooms are scattered between terraces and turrets; all have tiled floors, Amazigh rugs, earthen walls, and en suite bathrooms. The inviting restaurant and “Jazz” salon are decorated with photos of the French owner's musical heroes. The property also has a small pool (heated March to October) and several sun terraces.

Pros

  • Kasbah setting
  • Helpful staff
  • Great food

Cons

  • Rooms are dark and cold in winter
  • Cash only
  • Hot water not always reliable
Tamdakhte, Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco
0524-89–04–59
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed June and July, Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Ennasra

$$$ | Rissani, 52450, Morocco

Constructed using traditional materials and designs, the Kasbah Ennasra has a laid-back charm. The property features spacious guest rooms (some with huge four-poster beds), a welcoming pool, and a recently added hammam and massage suite where you can alleviate any post-camel-trek aches and pains. It is also one of few hotels in the area offering meals for passing travelers, so the restaurant is often busy.

Pros

  • Friendly, English-speaking staff

Cons

  • Far from the dunes
  • Pool unheated in winter
  • Rooms are poorly lit
Rissani, 52450, Morocco
0535-77–44–03
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Hotel Aït Omar

$$$ | Tansrite SARL Center N'Kob BP 95, Nekob, 47702, Morocco

The premier address in the village of N'kob, this old family kasbah has been lovingly restored to high specifications. Elements of traditional design—such as magnificent keyhole arched doorways and rammed-earth walls inset with Amazigh motifs and mosaic tiling—are carefully combined with modern elegance; European finishing touches include specially imported bed linen and high-grade mattresses. Lodging options are divided into simple rooms and comfortable apartments scattered between the main kasbah and the small kasbah ("basement" rooms in the latter are cheaper, costing around 400 DH). Roof terraces, pretty courtyards, a playroom, restaurant, and swimming pool complete the picture. There is also a room that is wheelchair-accessible; a rare find. It's a great base for exploring the region, and the owners can set up guided hikes into the Djebel Sarhro mountains.

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Great service
  • Environmentally friendly ethic

Cons

  • Awkward, steep stairways
  • Minimal lighting in some areas
  • Wi-Fi can be patchy
Tansrite SARL Center N'Kob BP 95, Nekob, 47702, Morocco
0524-83–99–81
hotel Details
4 rooms, 10 apartments
Rate Includes: Closed July and Aug., Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Hôtel Sahara Sky

$$$ | Zagora, Morocco

This is a place to see stars—literally. With five latest-edition telescopes, from manageable to huge ("it costs the price of a car," says German owner Fritz Koring), the rooftop observatory puts 180,000 stars within reach. With not another building in sight, there's no light pollution, and both amateur and professional stargazers make the trek with glee. Non-residents can also stargaze between 10 pm and midnight if they come for dinner (250 DH). Other than that, the rooms are merely adequate and the facilities rather graceless. There's a well-stocked bar on the premises and a reading room with an astronomical library; guided stargazing is offered for 100 DH per person.

Pros

  • Stargazing equipment is top-notch
  • Near the Tinfou dunes
  • Two rooms with disabled-access

Cons

  • Rooms lack sparkle
  • Half-board option only one available
Zagora, Morocco
0661-17–28–66
hotel Details
12 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: Closed July, Aug., and Ramadan, Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Imdoukal

$$$ | Douar N'Kob, Nekob, 47702, Morocco

This gorgeous Moroccan-owned kasbah sits in the heart of the village. Spacious, light-filled rooms feature beautiful wood furniture, pale cream walls with carved decorative motifs, high ceilings, and air-conditioning—ask for one with a terrace, connected by a spiral staircase made of rope. A lovely pool and shaded terrace areas offer opportunities for relaxing, while dining is available at indoor and outdoor restaurants (guests are allowed to bring in their own wine, beer, or alcohol).

Pros

  • In the center of Nekob
  • All rooms with a/c and heating
  • Plenty of atmosphere

Cons

  • Prices are a bit high
  • Bed linens basic
  • Food is just ok
Douar N'Kob, Nekob, 47702, Morocco
0524-83–97–98
hotel Details
18 rooms, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Itran

$$ | Douar Mirna, El Kelaâ M'Gouna, 45200, Morocco

Teetering on the edge of a precipice with stupendous views over the Valley of Roses, Kasbah Itran offers quirky, colorful accommodation inside its high stone walls; tasteful rooms all have open fireplaces (recently modernized to reduce fumes) and are suffused with incense and cinnamon from the kitchen. With its dramatic mountain location and rustic charm, this spot could be compared to the High Atlas's luxe Kasbah du Toubkal—but the similarity ends there: Kasbah Itran is a far more affordable option that attracts arty, independent travelers, yoga groups, and trekkers. The Taghda brothers, whose knowledge of the Rose Valley is legendary, can organize all manner of tours, on foot, four legs, or four wheels. Rates include half-board meal plan.

Pros

  • Stunning valley views
  • Atmospheric rooms

Cons

  • Not all rooms have air-conditioning and three have shared bathrooms
  • English-speaking staff not always available
  • Patchy service
Douar Mirna, El Kelaâ M'Gouna, 45200, Morocco
0524-83–71–03
hotel Details
11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, No credit cards

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Kasbah Mohayut

$$ | Hassilabied, Hassi Labied, Morocco

A mud-built auberge in the Saharan tradition, Kasbah Mohayut has comfortable, air-conditioned rooms that are decorated in the local style (think tiled floors, date-palm ceiling, wrought-iron beds, and colorful rugs); there are also spacious family suites with huge king-size beds, a salon, and a private terrace looking out to the dunes. Arches, fountains, and lanterns adorn the hotel courtyard, which features a swimming pool and sun terrace. Four-wheel-drive excursions, camel treks, and bivouac camping can all be arranged. Rates include dinner and breakfast.

Pros

  • Right beside the dunes
  • On-site swimming pool
  • Pretty pool

Cons

  • This part of dunes is often busy with other tourists
  • Food service can be a little slow and so-so quality
  • Can feel impersonal
Hassilabied, Hassi Labied, Morocco
0666-03–91–85
hotel Details
26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Sirocco

$$ | Amezrou, Zagora, 45900, Morocco

A popular pit stop on the way to the desert, Kasbah Sirocco has clean, functional rooms; all have air-conditioning, and most have views of the relaxed pool terrace. An atmospheric restaurant with a tented ceiling and fireplace serves standard Moroccan fare at lunch and dinner. As with most places around here, you'll be offered any number of desert expeditions and excursions; afterward, you can relax with a drink at the poolside bar and shaded beer garden.

Pros

  • A/c standard in rooms
  • Great pool
  • Full range of services

Cons

  • Can be noisy
  • Lacks personalization
  • Customer service can be brusque
Amezrou, Zagora, 45900, Morocco
0524-84–61–25
hotel Details
20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Kasbah Tombuctou

$$$$ | Hassi Labied, Morocco

Another of the Xaluca luxury hotels, this rather ostentatious faux kasbah rises from the sand like a mirage; crenulated turrets and inner corridors lead to attractive, air-conditioned rooms with huge en suite bathrooms finished in colored tadelakt. The property gets a lot of complaints for being big and noisy, but the fact is that the facilities here are excellent. Desert outings depart right from the door—including camel rides, quad-bike trips, and nights in private bivouacs. The huge pool is popular with nonguests, as is the restaurant, which serves passable buffet-style meals. Rates include breakfast and dinner. To find the hotel, look for the sign with two enormous kissing camels.

Pros

  • Magnificent view of the dunes
  • Luxurious lodgings
  • Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Lights in rooms are very dim
  • It is a chain hotel
Hassi Labied, Morocco
0535-57–70–91
hotel Details
77 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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Kasbah Xaluca

$$$ | Rte. Efoud à Errachidia KM 5, Erfoud, Morocco

In a desert town that lacks any character-filled boutique accommodations, the rambling Kasbah Xaluca is the best choice available and offers a sense of authenticity combined with luxury facilities. Constructed using traditional methods, the hotel possesses rustic charm—picture wood-framed four-poster beds, earthen walls, zellij-tiled bathrooms, and wash basins made from 350-million-year-old fossilized marble. The evening buffet has a tempting range of Moroccan and international dishes, so the half-board option is well worth considering (it costs about 100 DH per person extra). In addition to camel treks and four-wheel-drive journeys into the desert dunes, you can rent quad bikes and motorbikes here.

Pros

  • Pretty pool area
  • Attentive service
  • All the modern conveniences

Cons

  • Distance from dunes
  • Not much character---large hotel feel
  • Full of tour groups
Rte. Efoud à Errachidia KM 5, Erfoud, Morocco
0535-57–84–50
hotel Details
110 rooms, 24 suites, 8 bungalows
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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