Khamlia Desert Hotel
Our accommodation in the tiny village of Khamllia, lies at the feet of enormous Erg Chebbi Dunes of Merzouga in the magical Moroccan Saraha Desert. We are on the West side of the Dunes and afford wonderful views of the moon rising over the Dunes, possibly the most mesmerising sight I have even been lucky enough to witness. We are a totally family run hotel and play a vital role in the lives and future of many of the villagers, who are able to live, work and bring up their families in Khamlia with the help of the emerging tourist haven that Khamlia allows. Khamlia is a typical traditional Berber village that encompasses/showcases Berber/Gnaoua culture, food, architecture, music, warmth and friendliness at it’s best. It is a camel ride away from genuine Nomad families and their tents nestling in the shadows of the sand dunes. It will enable you to relax and unwind whilst immersing you in the colours, scents, sounds and music of the desert.
All our rooms are prepared to the highest standard. Fresh crisp sheets and towels are provided. All rooms are ensuite with flushing toilets and hot showers. One of our rooms has a bathroom designed with a wheelchair user in mind. Every bedroom has an excellent air-conditioning system. electric heater or electric blanket can be provided for the chillier winter nights as well as duvets or Moroccan blankets, which ever you prefer. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available in every bedroom. Complementary Bottled water and fresh fruit are provided in your room on arrival. All our double bed mattresses have been especially imported from the UK as we had great difficulty finding comfortable mattresses in Morocco. As have all our sheets, linen and towels.
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and warm homemade Moroccan flat bread. Enjoy your freshly squeezed orange juice while planning your day. Breakfast is included in the accommodation price.
We have a menu of packed lunches and evening meals. All meals are freshly prepared with local organic produce to create Moroccan, Irish and European cuisine.
A two minute walk across the road brings us to the golden sand dunes where guests can lie in private looking up at the stars as they multiply and twinkle in the millions, or be entertained around a fire by our local Gnaoua musicians playing their traditional instruments and African Dejembes. A truly magical experience.
We also offer a surprising range of therapies and treatments which reflect the culture and traditions of the area and locals for beauty and relaxation purposes.
- Traditional Berber neck and shoulder massage
- Relaxing Foot soak and massage
- Henna hand art
- Henna feet art
- Soothing henna feet wrap, perfect after a long walk or climb.
- Massages with 100% pure Argan oil, an essential Moroccan luxury.
- Facial masks especially prepared before you for you from all natural products to a recipe of your choice.
Half day trips can also be facilitated to the local Hammam in Rissani to experience a pure Moroccan pleasure.
Private tourist hammams are available but not in our hotel; we can help you choose one if you wish.