I have not rated Dar El Janoub 5-stars because it is an over-the-top luxurious hotel. I have given the rating based on its overall combination of location, room quality, amenities, service and food.
First is the location. It is immediately beside the dunes. You can sit on the shaded patio and enjoy a cold beer (yes, they serve alcohol) staring out at the dunes, you can arrange a camel ride from the doorstep, or you can hike up into the dunes at sunset and sunrise, as we did.
The rooms are actually self-contained cabins. There is an immense sense of privacy. The rooms themselves are larger than the norm in Morocco, with fairly basic furnishings.
There is a modest-sized pool, more for cooling off than getting a strenuous swim workout. The rooftop deck is nice for star-watching at night.
The dining room is very nice. Dinner was a set menu. The food was very good. I saw another review saying it was their best meal in Morocco. I wouldn't go that far, but it was all we could ask for.
Breakfast is a fairly basic buffet set out in the dining room, mostly a selection of Moroccan and European-style pastries along with a few hot dishes.
One drawback is the wifi. The signal really only works near the reception area. It is free though and you're on vacation so quit checking your work emails. (As I frequently told my wife!)More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking