Fodor's Expert Review Kasbah Tombuctou

1½ km (1 mile) south of Hassi Labied, Hassi Labied, Meknès-Tafilalet, 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

QUICK FACTS

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Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0535-57–70–91

HOTEL DETAILS

77 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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