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Les Portes du Desert

Dunes d'Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Morocco
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Merzouga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014
daisyrock Nottingham, England
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Nottingham, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Like the previous reviewer I came to this hotel on an Explore tour (Highlights of Morocco - recommended!) and I absolutely loved this place. It's simple but beautiful. Created in the style of a Casbah, it blends in with its desert surroundings and has an interior courtyard with a beautiful pool. Everything was immaculately clean. You could have eaten your... More 

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Surrey, UK
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have just spent 10 days in Morocco on an Explore Worldwide adventure trip. We spent one night here and wished we had spent more time here. This is a small run hotel with lots of character. It was clean and comfortable and if you had time you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool. We ate in the restaurant at... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Sitting in this hotel now a having enjoyed a good meal, with my motorcycle parked outside the door of my upgraded room. Perfect - it doesn't get much better. Really friendly and helpful staff and the hotel is in a fantastic location on the main paved road - access to some of the hotels around Merzouga can be a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our stay at the Les Portes du Desert was most enjoyable the location is just great. The main dining room has really excellent food and the service, friendly staff, easy to find, . Our room was very nice.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Great place to stop, not too big, friendly and helpful staff. Really clean an comfortable rooms. Great little swimming pool, good simple food and great value and you can have Bed & Breakfast or half board option. Great stop for motorcyclists with shaded parking. The dunes are just outside the wall, spectacular!

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed for three nights at the beginning of December 2013. What a fabulous place to stay. The staff couldn't have been nicer, very helpful and friendly. We chose to stay in a suite, and what a great choice that was. We opted for bed, breakfast and evening meal. The food was very good and plenty of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here after a recommendation from other travellers we met in Fes. Easy to find, just follow the signs, turning right when you arrive in Merzouga. They have a couple of room options; double room & breakfast 380Dh or with dinner 500Dh. We chose dinner. Our room was large, two double beds, nice bright, clean bathroom and an a/c... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Arrived in Merzouga by motorbikes and looked at several hotels which most certainly did not live up to the promises suggested by Internet searches. In desperation followed a tout to this hotel to find a spotlessly clean, friendly and inviting hotel with lovely rooms, pool and seating areas. Ideal parking places for our bikes and magnificent views of the Erg... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed here in August 2013 for one night while on tour with The Adventure Company. The hotels location makes everything else seem less important. The Views are spectacular, the hotel sits right on the edge of the sand dunes and the views especially at sunrise and sunset are well worth the long journey we took to get there. The... More 

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Tilburg, Holland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

Les Portes de Desert is conveniently located next to the tarmac road, just outside Merzouga, so you can get there easily by hire car and even by touring car, and at the back you can walk straight into the dunes. The rooms are clean and spacious, showers working (and hot too), plenty of good towels. There is a nice swimming... More 

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Address: Dunes d'Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Merzouga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 126
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