Ghardaia, Algeria: Top 3 Accommodation Options

Ghardaia in the M'Zab Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Ghardaia is a located in the northern central part of Algeria in the Sahara Desert and borders the bank of the Wadi Mzab. This is the home of the M’zab Valley recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage. The city itself belongs to a pentapolis (a hilltop city amongst four others) that has been built more than a thousand years ago by the Mozabites.

Ghardaia is a great place to start when exploring some of the most important historical heritage of Algeria. When planning a trip to this part of the country, these top three establishments will be the perfect choice during your stay.

Ghardaia in the M'Zab Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Ghardaia in the M’Zab Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Maison d’Hote de Beni-isugen is an oasis of relaxation and the ideal place to learn about the Algerian culture.  This is a luxurious guest house whose charm will draw you to it. The architecture and decoration represent the local style and taste. The garden offers blossoming large date palms and fragrant mint. The coolness of the outdoor swimming pool and the shades of the trees offer protection from the scourging sun. The nights are calm and peaceful while mornings are easygoing. The food is amazing and is prepared in house.

Residence de Deux Tours is a lovely hotel offering some Western comfort to those travelers that still want to stay a bit connected with home. Located 2 kilometers from the main gate of Isguen, this traditional hotel combines tradition with the most modern facilities. With its typical architecture, natural stone, and white washed walls, the hotel offers excellent conditions for a retreat to enjoy the scenery and the abundance of the local culture. The rooms are large equipped with bathtubs. Whether you will try out the outside pool or explore the comfort of the rooms, the Residence De Deux Tour is a must try hotel.

Le Belvedere is a typical Algerian decorated hotel to discover in Ghardaia. The décor is warming and refined. The lush garden offers comfort and well-being. The premises are modestly decorated. The rooms are spacious and comfortable equipped with all the necessary amenities for a nice stay. Various trips can be offered from the hotel which makes it a good starting point for exploring Algeria.

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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