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Bike & dog friendly Morocco-Mauritania-Senegal-Mali

Morocco

Chefchaouen
Type: Apartment
Costs: 40EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: Free public parking in front of apartment towards the street
Contact: Riad Nerja Chaouen, www.riadnerjachaouen.com, +212 539 882 813, 90000 Chefchaouen
Comment: We booked in the hotel a double room for 35EUR/night. The hotel was in the middle of the old town, about a few hundred meters away from the “guarded” parking place. We did not like it and settled for the apartment instead. Much better for us and easier for our dogs. There was: fridge, gas stove, washing machine, Wifi via USB stick, fan heater.


Meknes - Complexe Touristique Venise
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet.
Costs: 23EUR/night (offseason price)+ 6EUR city tax
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: Free public parking in front of hotel, or guarded (locked) parking for 5EUR/bike/night
Contact: Complexe Touristique Venise. Bd. Bir Anzarane. Villa 76 - Hay Abass Lamssadi (Ain Maaza), Meknès, 50000, Morocco, +212535400471, riadmamounia@gmail.com, N33.88669 W5.54094
Comment: Hotel was difficult to find based on OSM maps. Google maps had the right street but somehow did not find it either when searching. Spacious room, bar & restaurant downstairs, pool was out of use, SAT-TV no English channels. WiFi in room.


Temara - The "Sisters" Hotel
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet.
Costs: 40EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: In front of hotel (guarded)
Contact: The "Sisters" Hotel (Formerly "la Felouque"), Plage Des Sables D'or, Temara, 12040
Morocco, +212537744388, contact@lafelouque.com, N33.91900 W6.96907
Comment: Spacious room, restaurant, balcony with direct access to beach. TV did not work. Breakfast included. Central heating. WiFi in lobby area.


Mrirt - Hôtel Azaghar
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet.
Costs: 30 EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: In restaurant area outside, sidecar in front of hotel
Contact: Hôtel Azaghar. Boulevard Mohamed V, M'rirt, 54500, Morocco, +2120661824557, hotel.azaghar@gmail.com, N33.16218 W5.56592
Comment: Spacious room, restaurant downstairs. WiFi in room.


Midelt - Hotel Kasbah Asmaa
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet.
Costs: 48EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: Solo bike in inner yard, sidecar directly outside the gate (with guard)
Contact: Hotel Kasbah Asmaa. Km 3 Dir. Errachidia Route N13, Amersid, Province Khénifra, Qlym Khnyfr, Morocco, +212 35 58 04 08, N32.68156 W4.71331
Comment: Luxurious and spacious room with central heating (also aircon), 2 TVs, 1 King-size and 1 Queen size bed as well as a couch, bar & restaurant downstairs. WiFi in lobby area. Breakfast included.


Tinghir - Palmeraie Guest House
Type: Hotel room with shared shower/toilet.
Costs: 20EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: We got a garage (both bikes fitted there) about 150m away from the hotel entrance without extra costs
Contact: Palmeraie Guest House. At 7 Km In The Road To Todra Gorge From Tinghir, Tinghir, 45800, Morocco, +212524895209, stay@palmeraiehouse.com, dmgriffin11@hotmail.com. N31.54723 W5.57797
Comment: Room was cold and we got an electric heater. Several power outages during the night (entire village). Delicious breakfast on the terrace. Hotel is about a 50 height meters hike down from the road.


Ouarzazate - Bivouac La Palmeraie
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet. Located at a camping site
Costs: 36EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: At camping site within closed walls during night
Contact: Bivouac La Palmeraie, Douar Tajda, Commune rurale Tarmigte, Ouarzazate, 45000, +212676666064, N30.90422 W6.89770
Comments: Room was cold and we got an electric heater. Severe power outages at the camping site during the first night. No heating during the night with outside temperature of +2C. No warm water in the morning. Breakfast included. WiFi at the restaurant.


Taliouine - Auberge Restaurant le Safran
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet
Costs: 25EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: In the entrance area towards inner yard – locked away for the night.
Contact: Auberge Restaurant le Safran, Taliouine BP: 99, Taliouine, 83500, +212667297142, safranauberge@yahoo.fr, N30.53198 W7.92455
Comments: Good and inexpensive restaurant.


Aourir – Residence Bab Aourir
Type: Apartment
Costs: 25EUR/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: private underground garage for free.
Contact: Residence Bab Aourir, 12 km route essaouira aourir tamraght, Aourir, 80023, +212528314926, hotelbabaourir@yahoo.fr, N30.49975 W9.67192
Comments: Breakfast included. Plenty of restaurants and shops around. Junkyard neighborhood.


Guelmim – Gite Aain Nakhla
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet
Costs: 200dhs/night
Dogs: first free and then he wanted 50dhs.
Bike parking: Outside the house. In the middle of countryside, so no worries here.
Contact: Douar Tighmert Ait Massaoud, Asrir Guelmim, 0615506642, 0526695205, www.aainnakhla.jimdo.com, aainanakhla@gmail.com, N28.94108 W9.93328
Comments: Breakfast very basic. Food tasted good, moderate prices.


Akhfenir – Hotel Paris Dakar
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet
Costs: 150dhs/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: In front of hotel door with guardian.
Contact: Tel: 0528766627, GSM 0662275937, N28.09568 W12.04969
Comments: 20Dhs for night guard. Hot shower.


Boujdour – Hotel GOS
Type: Hotel room with private shower and toilet
Costs: 150dhs/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: The owner called somebody and we got our bikes in a big garage locked away for the night. The brats in this village were the most annoying of all so far.
Contact: Avenua, abdel aziz adaoiri, 0528896962, hotel-gos@hotmail.com, www.hotel-gos.new.fr,
Comments: Hot shower.



Mauritania

Hotel El Ezze Raha
Type: Hotel
Costs: 30EUR
Dogs: free of charge
Bike parking: inner yard with guardian
Contact: N21.27533 W16.52950
Comment: cockroaches


Nouakchott - Auberge Sahara
Type: Hotel
Costs: 6000local /night (shared bathroom/toilet)
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: safely inside fenced yard.
Contact: N18.10281 W15.99690
Comment: Place to meet other overlanders. Wifi ok. Noisy when groups are present. Laundry machine.



Senegal

St. Louis - 7palava
Type: Camping
Costs: 6500CFA/night
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: besides tent
Contact: www.7palava.com, N15.91096 W16.50750
Comment: Abgelegen, small and family-style camping place directly besides the ocean. Very friendly and helpful owners. Internet only via USB stick. Better get your own from Orange - that works fairly well on the beach side.


Dakar/Lac Rose - Hotel Tool Bi
Type: Hotel
Costs: 14000 CFA (later 10000CFA)
Dogs: Free of charge
Bike parking: parking lot which might have a night guard. Solo bike can be parked in front of hotel room.
Contact: Lac Rose, N14.83173 W17.24510
Comment: Rather small place which has seen its prime time during the rally Paris-Dakar (The Finish line was just in front of the hotel).


Kaolack – Maison des Œuvres
Type: Hotel, ventilated room with own shower/WC
Costs: 10000CFA, no breakfast
Dogs: 5000CFA (he told that once we had unloaded our stuff)
Bike parking: Inside the fenced area
Contact: N14.13373 W16.07792 (There is also a catholic mission with rooms a few meters away)
Comment: no Wifi


Tambacounda – Auberge Le Ninki-Nanka
Type: Hotel, room with own shower/WC
Costs: ventilated room 16000CFA
Dogs: Free
Bike parking: Inside the fenced area
Contact: N13.76378 W13.66577
Comment: Breakfast incl.


Bala - Campement Les Baobabs
Type: Hotel, hut with own shower/WC
Costs: ventilated room 20000CFA
Dogs: Free
Bike parking: At parking place inside the yard
Contact: Campement Les Baobabs, BP193 Tambacounda, www.senegalchasse.org, senegalchasse@orange.sn. +221339838080, +221776448698, N14.02404 W13.16933
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Kidira – Hotel Boundou
Type: Hotel, ventilated room with own shower/WC
Costs: 15000CFA
Dogs: Free
Bike parking: Inside the fenced area
Contact: N14.45239 W12.21215
Comment: Here we got the great salad and french fries portion


Mali

Kayes – Hotel Bouna
Type: Hotel room with own shower/WC, air-condition
Costs: 27500CFA
Dogs: Free (after some discussion)
Bike parking: outside hotel with night guard
Contact: + 223 21 52 35 60, BP Kayes, N14.45461 W11.46532
Comment:


Kita – Le Relais Touristique
Type: Hotel, room with own shower/WC
Costs: 12000CFA
Dogs: Free
Bike parking: parking place in inner yard
Contact: 21 57 41 30, BP44, Kita, N13.03890 W9.48687
Comment:


Bamako – Auberge Imi
Type: Hotel with own shower/WC
Costs: ventilated room 8000CFA, no breakfast
Dogs: Free
Bike parking: Inside the fenced area
Contact: N12.59222 W8.02800
Comment: Wifi mostly ok, Frequent water shortages and power cuts. Owner is a Finn.


Bougouni – Hotel Piemont
Type: Hotel with own shower/WC
Costs: ventilated room 8400CFA
Dogs: Free
Bike parking: Inside the fenced area
Contact: N11.41032 W7.48853
Comment: excellent Wifi
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