Need to know
Nine suites, four superior suites and one villa.
They are flexible and do not have precise check-out times, as it depends on clients’ arrival time.
Double rooms from $1351.13 (MAD13,000), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast. Half-board rates include dinner with drinks. Full-board rates include airport transfers from Ouarzazate airport; all meals, snacks and drinks; private guided 4x4 trips; hammam; and a cooking demonstration.
At the hotel
Spa, free WiFi, 4x4 with chauffeur. In rooms: air-conditioning, open fireplace, under-floor heating in the bathrooms, hairdryer, toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Dar Ahlam does not allocate the suites in advance, but all are spacious, with air-conditioning, fireplaces, roomy bathrooms and a view of the Atlas Mountains. None has a TV or telephone (but there's good mobile network coverage). Each one has been decorated individually with unusual antiques and silk curtains. The villa is by the central patio, and has a terrace with a fireplace and a private heated pool.
Outdoor heated swimming pool, and a private pool with the villa.
Swimwear and sunhats; something hardy if you plan any more energetic activities. The temperature plunges at night, even in summer, so you'll benefit from a wardrobe of layers.
For €1,600 you can spend the night under the stars in the desert, in a tent for two.
Baby cots and extra beds for under-16s can be added to some suites, please ask when booking. Babysitting is possible; the cost is included.