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Les Portes du Desert

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Dunes d'Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Morocco
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on an Explore tour. Arrived in a sandstorm and felt like we were entering a foreign legion outpost! Attractive large pool and terrace area (sadly no time to enjoy it) with central reception and restaurant. Bedrooms were in courtyards, all on 1 level, rooms very spacious with modern tiled shower cubicles. Extremely quiet apart... More 

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Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Bed was a bit hard, had to change rooms because of cold water and repair works on hot water supply. Very nice swimming pool and good dinner. Close to the dunes, so good location. And lot's of parking space, which was excellent since we were driving.

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Nottingham, England
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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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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
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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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Germany
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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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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
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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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