“Most amazing desert experience!”
The Hotel Café du Sud was recommended by a friend that came a year ago and we were excited and had high hopes for our trip. From the minute they picked us up at our riad Friday morning all our expectations were exceeded. The 10-hour drive didn’t feel long at all with our frequent stops at the beautiful landscape and interesting sites. When we arrived at the desert hotel on Friday night we were delighted with the location looking over the dunes and the adorable rooms. Dinner by the pool was amazing too. Saturday they took us on a drive all around the Erg Chebbi dunes which was so lovely. Then it was off to ride camels and stay in the Berber tent for the night which was so magical. I highly recommend this trip!
“Wonderful stay in the desert…”
This hotel was such a delightful surprise! Our entire package included transport to and from Marrakech. The drive to the desert included several stops and was very scenic. Upon arrival at the Café du Sud hotel in Merzouga, we were greeted with tea and shown to our rooms. We did a 4-hour tour the next morning which was fantastic before heading back to the hotel to collect our things for the camel trekking ride out to the luxury tents. This was by far my favorite part of the weekend. We watched the sunset on the sand dunes before heading to the camp which was very nice. Bathrooms and showers in the tents! The next day we woke up early to see the sunrise before breakfast and another camel ride back to the hotel. I can’t thank enough the friendly staff and the hospitality at Café du Sud.
“Desert Tent Camp – Marvelous experience!”
Our desert tent camp was nestled between dunes that appeared to be a couple hundred feet high and consisted of a large campfire area that had carpets scattered on the sand. I absolutely loved the experience of staying overnight in the desert – the visit was the highlight of my trip to Morocco. We arrived at our camp just after sunset. It was already dark. A group of Gnawa singers chanted, danced, and played drums and interesting double cymbals as we took seats around the campfire. The fire burned brightly and was warm and inviting. It’s interesting to note that even though temperatures in the desert by day are quite hot, the overnight temperature was about 35 degrees Fahrenheit, or just above freezing.
“The best experience of my life”
We went there really tired for the camel expedition. We were provided with a room to rest and some lunch for free, just because they were so nice with us. The camel trekking was the best thing we did in Morocco! Our guide was a great guy.
“Wonderful stay in the desert…”
Night 4 of a 6 night motorcycle trip around Morocco and what a fantastic setting. On the edge of the Sahara this impressive hotel summons up images and thoughts of Lawrence of Arabia and everything ‘Westerners’ imagine the desert to be! – almost like a film set. You can see the many Berber camel caravans in the dunes, hike up to see the sunset, get up early and watch the sunrise. From the tops of the dunes, you can see the Algerian border. The service and staff were both great, the food was really tasty and of good quality and the accommodation was spacious and very clean. This is a great place to stay whether for 1 night as we did or to use as a base to explore the desert – well worth a visit.
Café du Sud, standing in the desert under the perfectly clear big sky, is a dreamy oasis. Your staying here will be a definitely wonderful and unforgettable experience. The appearance of this desert hotel is wonderful. Especially when Moroccan lamp shades illuminate at night, you should feel as if you were in the another world literally.
“Playing in dunes and riding camels, sweet!”
A dear friend of mine recommended hotel Café du Sud after he and his young family had experienced a 5-day camel trek with them. I signed up for a 3-day adventure, pick up in Marrakesh by a wonderful driver, drive to Merzouga where we slept at Café du Sud, next day camel trekking to stay at a Berber camp overnight, then morning camel ride back to hotel, followed by trip back to Marrakech. Next time I’ll book a longer trek, it’s heaven in the dunes! I highly recommend!