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Azalai Desert Lodge

Douar Tissergat | Commune Ternata, Zagora 47923, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 28 Zagora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we arrived hot and tired after our day-long drive from Marrakech, we had trouble adjusting to the dramatic change of pace at this quiet Zagora retreat. Like other commentators here, we were disappointed to find no feed for our internet addiction, and to learn that our second night in the lodge's luxury desert camp would be much shorter than... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A new hotel which is a great base to get to the Desert south of Zagora. Food was some of the best we had on our trip to morroco. Rooms are spacious. Pool is lovely. Highly recommend borrowing one of the bikes and exploring the oasis area behind the hotel. Dining area is stunning, spent a lovely evening in the... More

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Los Angeles
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

After the Sahara desert this quaint 7 room hotel with it's off the road quiet, wonderful large walled garden patio with many trees and a beautiful pool was too good to leave. Dinner and breakfast were superb...they have someone very good in the kitchen. Doud was exceptional in reception. Siam was lovely serving breakfast and dinner. The only downside and... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were very impressed on arriving at this lodge, having tried several dusty tracks before we hit on the right one. It was not only a convenient place to stay en route from Skoura to the desert, but it was a comfortable retreat where we had a very pleasant rest between two days of driving. All areas were well designed... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the lodge, and for one night at the desert camp. Everything about the lodge is elegant and lovely--the pool, our room, the library. The food was delicious, too--pastries and pancakes for breakfast, salads and tagines for dinner. One night the cook even made couscous by hand out of corn meal, since my daughter and... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed in the St.Exupery room at the lodge. It was a delightful experience-even in the middle of winter. The room was light and spacious-a sitting area for 2, big marble bathroom and a good heating system. The entire lodge was beautifully appointed-it felt like an Architectural Digest inn. The architecture is modern with clean lines, but also felt traditional... More

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed in the Azalai Desert Camp as part of a package tour. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the tent was very comfortable and spacious. The food was great, both dinner and breakfast were amazing. The camp itself was stunning, set among the dunes, with no other camps in sight (I had the added bonus of being the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at Azalai Desert Lodge over the new year for 2 nights and we absolutely loved it! It was a perfect retreat after travelling for a couple days by 4X4 and spending a night in the desert. It’s owned and run by a Moroccan couple and they were such kind and impeccable hosts. As we speak neither Arabic nor... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We just stayed at the hotel for one night after a camping night in the dessert which we didn't enjoy at all! So the hotel looks like heaven to us. It truly is! Although it is smaller than I previously expected, it is very cozy, clean and well decorated. I especially love the food made by the lady. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here while on a 5 day tour to the desert. What an amazing place to stay - from the time we arrived till we left we were spoilt and looked after by the fabulous owners. The pool was lush, food was amazing and it was just so peaceful and relaxing. Our favourite place we stayed during entire tour... More

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Address: Douar Tissergat | Commune Ternata, Zagora 47923, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Zagora
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We wanted this retreat to be a unique haven where dreams may unfold and entrusted R.Delène Bartholdi to realize this vision. We know his work well, his passion for the history of exchanges between East & West, his work for the Marrakech Sultana and Oualidia hotels, hisperfect knowledge of art: we had found the architect that would realise our dream home.We wanted him to offer a stage where stories and histories intertwined with the same energy as his painting, dressed in light, volume and colour, a fresco if you will, a poetic tableau of theadventure which was the 20th century, in which everyone could find their hero.A different invitation to travel, a unique retreat• History& ArchitectureThe house bears the name of a legendary wind chasing caravan that plied the desert salt road. The house is real enough, nestled amidst the earthen citadel of the Zagora palmgroves. ... more   less 
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