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Dar El Janoub

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Village Hassi-Lbied | BP:22 Merzouga, Merzouga, Morocco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After a terrible accident on our way to the desert, my sister and I were greeted at Dar El Janoub in such a warm and comforting way that we knew this was a special place. Although it is out of our usual budget, we ended up staying on because of the wonderful people and beautiful grounds. The food is lovely... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Dar El Janoub is the kind of place that stays in your heart on a very special level after you leave it. It is not overmade, the decor is authentic and the location in front of the dunes Erg Chebbi is remarkable. But what makes it the most unique is the personality of the owner and director who is very... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Dear Sweet Carine, Thank you for your wonderful review!! I'm very happy, pleased and honored to read such a beautiful comment and description of your stay! Especially, your feedback regarding the staff... is the best compliment that a General Maneger can receive and I will be glad to share it with the entire team! We are all looking forward to... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Dar el-Janoub is a refined hostelry, in an excellent location, providing an authentic desert experience in complete comfort, with an incredibly hospitable staff. Upon arrival, after a long, sandy drive, my husband and I were warmly welcomed by Omar, one of our charming hosts. We then enjoyed a delicious lunch beautifully prepared and presented by Ahmed, accompanied by a... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Firstly ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback following your stay with us at The Dar eljanoub Hotel. I was delighted that we met your expecations and I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday abroad. I have passed on your kind words to the team . Please do visit us again in the... More 

Asse, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are regular Morokko travelers and this time we decided to rent a car and travel to Merzouga via Skourra and back to Marakech. It's a recommended journey, but avoid the hot months (even June is really hot in the south) where you travel from Marakesh, via the high Atlas, crossing the narrow roads and small remote villages to a... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted you appreciated the staff and Restaurant, I'm disappointed,because of your words about the weather,as you said,Even the closed door and windows can't stop the sand storm,if we could make a border we will do that,but no one can stop the... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My friends and I stayed at the hospitable Dar el Janoub on a recent trip to Merzouga. Born out of an Italian architect's vision, Dar al Janoub provides just enough comfort without compromising on the uniqueness of the desert. We were greeted by the incredibly friendly team who always made sure we were comfortable. Our room was comfortable and clean... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted you appreciated the staff ,Restaurant,Rooms,Pool and the Food. I sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Dar Eljanoub Hotel in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Rachid Berhi More 

Bergeijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Magnificent views of the desert sand from a nice terrace. Very friendly and helpful staff. In case of strong winds, which occurs frequently, we could not always stay and eat/drink on the terrace because of the sand in the air. Reception organized a very interesting half-day excursion in the nearby desert with visits to a nomad family, a school, a... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted you appreciated the staff , Am sorry about the sand storm,Even the closed door and windows can't stop it,you have been her in summer,it's hote and the sand storm are the normal weather in the desert,if we could make a... More 

St. John's, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After a relatively easy drive from Ouarzazate (~4 hours taking our time) - the arrival to dar el Janoub is both enchanting and spectacular as it sits directly on the edge of the famous Erg Chebb dune - the start of the Sahara desert. Upon arrival we were pleasantly greeted and welcomed by the reception staff with traditional Moroccan treats... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable réception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Firstly ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback following your stay with us at The Dar eljanoub Hotel. I was delighted that we met your expecations and I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday abroad. I have passed on your kind words to the team . Please do visit us again in the... More 

Jacksonville, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This beautiful property on the brink of the Sahara is the perfect place to watch the sun rise over the red dunes. You can sit on the terrrace with a Moroccan breakfast and endless coffee, and then walk right out past a few palms and hardscrabble into the soft sand. The hotel arranges camel rides--highly recommend at sunset. Though I... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Sweet Anna, Firstly ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback following your stay with us at The Dar eljanoub Hotel. I was delighted that we met your expecations and I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday abroad. I have passed on your kind words to the team . Please do visit us again... More 

Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, standard room. Accomodation is very basic, small room, small bathroom, air conditioning off when arrived, so the foom was a furnace at arrival. It appears to be a big hotel, many rooms, but fortunately during our stay it was not overcrowded given the period. Swimming pool is good, and the overall riad is nice... More 

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dareljanoub, Responsable réception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Thank's in advance for your positive comments about Dar eljanoub Hotel. I am so pleased that, throughout your stay, you were impressed by the service the Team provided.food,sweeming pool,...ect deeply disappointed reading your nigative comments. Dar eljanoub is an Riad,NOT A BIG HOTEL,we are a small Charm riad of 21 rooms,our clients are specials,looking for a relaxing time,during them stay,... More 

Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The location is perfect and the hotel magnificent. The dinning place has a great view of the dessert and the pool is terrific. The rooms are clean, comfortable and cosy. If we have to pinpoint something, I would certainly like to show gratitude to the staff that helped us beyond their duty.

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dareljanoub, Responsable Reception at Dar El Janoub, responded to this review

Firstly ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great feedback following your stay with us at The Dareljanoub Hotel. I was delighted that we met your expecations and I do hope that you enjoyed your holiday abroad. I have passed on your kind words to the team . Please do visit us again in the near... More 

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