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Auberge Derkaoua

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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merzouga, Morocco
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Auberge  Derkaoua
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Merzouga
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Overall, our experience was great. I've heard from several sources that this is the best place in the area and I believe that to be the case. It certainly is a world apart from the numerous hotels we stopped into for a bite to eat or wifi or a restroom -- all those had tour buses and were far larger... More

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Rock Creek
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed here in late September, perhaps a bit too close to summer. There are some very nice, and some not so pleasant, things about Auberge Dar Kerkaoua, and rather than extol the romantic setting (which it is) maybe better to examine pros and cons so the new visitor knows what expect. On the positive side, the enclosed "Dar" is... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I stayed two days in this wonderful auberge in the desert. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The food and beverage was very good. Mme Bouchra is an incredible host, and they did everything in their hands to make my stay as good as you can imagine in this desolate place. I spend a night in a tent in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you a visiting the desert to enjoy nature and the uniqueness of this part of the world AND want comfortable accommodation this is the place for you. We were not disappointed and the overnight trip to the private camp that was part of our booking was one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. As others have... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here recently,and found the owners and staff very welcoming,nothing was too much trouble. The gardens are stunning with hidden tented seating areas beautifully decorated. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable. There was a hamman which was very relaxing, also a swimming pool which I am sure would be great to use when the weather is warmer. The... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
49 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We have visited both Namib and Oman deserts and so our expectations were extremely high. Unfortunately there is no comparison. Both other deserts were far and away more impressive as were the accomadations which were truly luxurious in other places, but you don't know until you go, so off we went to see Sahara. The trip from Fes and to... More

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Sorry for a rather lengthly review, but given the other reviews I feel that i have to give this some detailed descriptions. Making a reservation here is already the first hurdle you have to overcome. Their website doesn't really work, the English version not at all and overall very confusing. Still jumped through the hoops to book here due to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Auberge Kasbah Derkaoua may also have a tent in the desert but this establishment is definitely not part of the Sahara circus that one might find nearer Merzouga. We stayed in May and my fellow traveller was taken ill while we were staying here (please see entry The “Real Sahara”). Gary was ill from something he ate in Fez (about... More

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Radstock, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Forget overly touristed Merzouga on the road right on the dunes. Instead head to the Auberge Kasbah Derkaoua, which because it is slightly more off the beaten track - requiring driving across piste to get to rather than the black top is far more akin to the Sahara I had always imagined. Outside the fort like compound walls it is... More

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Ann Arbor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

It was amazing to pull up to this auberge in the middle of the desert. We stayed in the desert for two days; one at the auberge and one at the bivouac owned by Bouchra. We loved the room in the auberge and it was great fun eating a lovely meal and spending the night in a tent in the... More

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Address: Merzouga, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Merzouga
Hotel Class:3 star — Auberge Derkaoua 3*
Also Known As:
Auberge Derkaoua Hotel Merzouga

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