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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

More of a bed and breakfast (snack) hotel. Rooms are fairly clean and they have working air conditioners. Located close to the center of town. one of the 2 best places to stay in Timbuktu. Staff are friendly food is ok. They have wifi in the reception area which is fantastic while in Timbuktu.

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Reviewed 31 July 2011

The first time I read about Timbuktu must have been in a Donald Duck magazine.

Suddenly the city was on my itinerary. Timbuktu. I went in a cortege of Foreign Affairs, so I have no idea how to get here. Check Google.

There were not many hotels to choose from in this small Tuareg town. It based on the River Niger in the west African country of Mali. Timbuktu connects the black sub-Saharan Africa with the Arab North Africa.

A very special atmosphere and a central linking point for many different cultures and people for thousands of years.

Hotel du Desert is a concrete package, just like all the other buildings in the area. Two floors, with rooms on the second floor. The standard is simple, but it feels okay. Turn up the mosquito net, and make sure all holes are plugged.

There is a small garden in the middle of the building that actually looks a little like a Riad. There is also planted some flowers there that make it a friendly place to...

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Address: BP : 142, Timbuktu, Mali
Region: Mali > Tombouctou Region > Timbuktu
Number of rooms: 167
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