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Sorry, it seems to have cut off. Here is my full list:
Chefchouan: Camp Azilan, N35.10.644, W005.16.222. Basic camping walking distance from the very cute village of Chefchouan.
Fes: Diamant Vert, Diamant vert, Dir 165/night, N33.59.233, W005.01.096. Nice camping outside Fes. Has good showers and toilets.
Salé (Rabat): Camping de la Plage, N34°02.135, W006°49.754. Nice location a little outside Rabat, just by the beach and a few minutes’ walk to the nice small village and medina of Salè. Cemetery is next door to the camp site but this is quickly forgotten. Ok toilets and showers.
Marrakech: Fardous Camp, N31.43.107, W007.58.986. Large camp site which looks more like a parking lot. Good showers and toilets. Provides shuttle service into the square for Dir 80 both ways per car.
Ait Benhaddou: [url=http://www.defatkasbah.com]Defat Kasbah, Retour
Here's some update info for "Hotel Toulousain" in Marrakech. It's only 2km away from central Medina.
GPS: N31°38.102 W008°00.637
Single room is 140DH -- shared toilet and shower.
They have free WiFi near the reception.
You can park your car securely on the road, pay guardian 20DH per night. About the Hotel
If you're looking for some other options, there's also a camping 15km away from central Marrakech. Right on N9. (I don't know the price)
GPS: N31°43.155 W7°58.913
For shopping, there's a huge supermarket "Marjane" close to this camping.
GPS: N31°40.087 W8°00.749
Jardins Tamnougalt in Tamnougalte. A few kilometers south of Agdz along the N9, cross the Draa river at the kasbah Taouirt (that one of the Bertolucci movie). After the bridge a few 100 meters at your right hand site.
Great, peaceful place with gardens. Ismail Elalaoui is a great host, friendly and discrete. Prepares excellent food. Car park at the entrance, off the road. Cheap for what you get. Empty swimming pool ;-)
I'd endorse that - 3 of us stayed there in March last year in a clean, shared room, with attached shower, so very reasonable. Bikes were secure in a gated yard, and both host and meals were excellent. Recommended, and it made a handy start for Chris Scott's MS1 then MS4 after lunch in Zagora.
My short report from last trip (prices for 4 people in Defender)
1. Martil camping, good place, hot water, 35 MAD per person
2. El Jadida camping, big camping, not so clean, 10 MAD for hot shower, 17 MAD per person
3. Essauira camping, small place but good place, 8 MAD hot shower, 16 MAD per person
4. Sidi Wassay camping, good place near Atlantic, 27 MAD per person
5. Abeino camping, 10 km from Guelmin, 20 MAD per person, hot swimming pool 15 MAD, good restaurant
6. Marakech camping, excelent place 29 MAD per person
7. Fez camping, near sport center, the worst s..t place, horrible 55 MAD per person, even not hot water. Never visit this place.
Nice rooms in medina for 70 MAD per person.
8. Chechawan camping and also youth hostel for 40 MAD per person, very good option with kitchen
On the way from Marocco we also found hotel Miravella in Catalayud (Spain) for 12 EUR per person (great, comfortable place)
That's fine, I ended up staying at a camping in Sidi Kaouki. Not too exciting (too many camper vans for my taste), but the beach location is great. 27 km from Essaouira centre, 60 Dh per vehicle per night.
Zargora; about £4 per night, Sindibad campsite is nice, shady, basic, rustic, but noisy.
Ouarzazate; about £6 per night, a great campsite 20kms north of Ouarzazate near Tamissint, not much shade, good clean toilets and showers.
Marrakech; about £6 per night, no surprise, one of the best campsites we visited, pool, excellent, clean facilities, good food and bar etc relais de marrakech accueil
Moulay-Bousselham; (north of Rabat) about £6 per night, there are two campsites as you enter the town on the left, the first we stayed at; nice but ageing the guidebook said, the other near a river apparently is pestered by mosquitoes. Clean toilet and showers.
Same, try the Relais de Marrakesh. You can rent a room or you can camp or even get one of the Berber tents. The restaurant is decent, there's a pool and the nearest supermarket isn't far.
While you're there, don't miss the ride to Oukaimeden all the way up to the end of the piste. You won't regret.
We are at Essouira parked with a lot of other campers by the beach front between the Agidir road and the sand-dune behind the beach. The gaurdee gave us a receipt for the 20 Dh he wanted.
There are about 4 Restaurants one hundred metres away (some a bit expensive) on the beach.
Two hundred metres further along the road toward Agidir is a proper camp ground for cars and tents and motorhomes on the eastern side of the road. It's hard to see going south as it's up a short fork but you look right at its entrance going north. This is only one Km from the Casa/Marrakech road roundabout. We have been handed a flyer from a bloke in a car promoting a new campground, 15 minutes south-east from Essouira. It's called "Camping Calme" Is 4 hectares, has bedrooms and suites, a pool, washing machine, showers hot and a restaurant. GPS N31-25'57" W09-39'25".
May stay there tomorrow night. If we do I'll post a follow-up.
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