We booked this place through our trip with Hassan’s Explore Sahara tours (see my other review). Beautiful clean traditional riad overlooking the desert with a camel station as a view from the terrace. Friendly staff, great food and flexible checkin checkout, they even did some laundry for us while we went to the desert! These people are doing the extra mile to make the guests welcomed and we did! Thank you all
I joined one 2 nights tour in the desert and I strongly recommend it. Hassan, the owner of the guesthouse, has been incredible nice with me. All the staff is simply amazing and they make you feel at home in the middle of the desert. I visited two different camps and they both were very good. Food was excellent, as the camels ride. If you want to visit the desert and live an unforgettable experience you should go to Dar Marhaba.
Eventhough i didnt book a night in the guesthouse, but 2 nights in the desert, Hassan welcomed me very nicely. Due to a bus accident i didnt make it to the day we arranged. But it was no problem at all. I could stay in one of the rooms until Said picked me up to go in the desert. It was my marroccan-highlight. Walking through the desert on you Drom', enjoying the sunset and -rise. The boys did a very nice job cooking our meal in one of the desert tents. Afterwards we gathered around to here some Berber Drum music and could try it on our own. It was perfectly organized and came with a very reasonable price. Keep it up boys! Gonna see you soon for another Berbercue ;) Konstantin
I stayed here as part of an organised tour. I had a twin room (for me and my Mum), which could have easily slept four people. The rooms were simple but clean. The shower was really hot (most ensuites appeared to be wet rooms). The food was so fresh (at one point we saw a gentleman bringing some fresh vegetables in from the nearby oasis), it was tasty too - had my first Berber Omelette here. Dar Marhaba is family owned and it felt that way too, really intimate. There is a swimming pool, which looked well maintained but the water was freezing (December in Morocco is not quite swimming weather). We stayed here one night, after dinner, we ventured a little way into the desert to view the stars. We got up early for the sunrise, on a nearby dune, which was spectacular. There are numerous other Auberge/hotels nearby and one group up watching the sunset was quite loud, so this is no way an area that is 'unspoilt' but it was all very nice and didn't feel commercial. That afternoon the hotel had arranged a short camel trek into the desert to stay in a bedouin type camp. This was fantastic, the guys at the camp were great and put on an amazing night with food and singing around the campfire. I really loved my whole time at the Dar Marhaba (on the edge of the Sahara) and would recommend this place.…
We arrived in Hassi Labied well after dark feeling a bit disoriented, but all was well as Hassan was waiting to guide us in the right direction. Dar Marhaba is fairly small which made it feel really homely, both the room itself and our bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Dinner and breakfast were both delicious. The thing that really made our stay special however was how accommodating Hassan was. We were greeted like visiting friends rather than just mere guests, which made us feel very at home. In summary, I'd say though there are plenty of really nice places to stay in the area, I doubt you'll find anywhere quite so welcoming as Dar Marhaba.