Fodor's Expert Review Kasbah Xaluca

5 km (3 miles) north of Erfoud, on road to Er-Rachidia, Maadid, Meknès-Tafilalet, 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
  • full of tour groups

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0535-57–84–50

HOTEL DETAILS

110 rooms, 24 suites, 8 bungalows
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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