Hotel Tombouctou

South & Sahara desert hotels, Erfoud & Merzouga

A 72-room hotel with majestic structure at the edge of the Erg-Chebi desert


Set on the dunes of the Erg Chebi desert this is an ideal base to explore the dunes, especially for those who are not so keen on staying in one of the desert camps.


72 rooms and suites offer wi-fi, minibar, and are decorated using the traditional tadelakt and Moroccan styling.
Take a junior suite for the extra space and king-size bed (also a satellite television).
The Royal Suite offers probably the highest level of comfort on the dunes! It is a duplex with two bedrooms each with private bathroom and jacuzzi overlooking the dunes, living room with plasma television, and a computer with internet access.


A large dining room is the location for your choice of Moroccan and international meals. A shop offers a range of Moroccan handmade goods. Wi-fi access is complementary in the hotel.

The Spa and hammam area includes a sauna, beauty treatments and massages. There is an outdoor pool.


A separate conference room with glass-side sliding doors for walls is located in the grounds with a small outside terrace area. The hotel can arrange 4-wheel-drive and camel treks to explore the dunes and local area.

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