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Hotel Calipau Sahara

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   KM 5 Avenue El Walaa | lagune, Ad Dakhla 73000, Western Sahara
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Ad Dakhla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013
MiguelSurf Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Portugal
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The hotel is quite nice. The rooms and staff are nice, so is the pool and the private beach. We kitesurf in Oum Lambouir, so the location was perfect. They served me off-season oyters in the restaurant, without warnin that they were off-season. Well, they were spoiled and I had a stomach infection. There is no wifi reception in the... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

when I arrived in the dark in Dakhla I was full of expectations for this hotel given the nice pictures on the royal air maroc bochure. Instead the driver brought us out of Dakhla and suddenly went right on a rough track at the ned of whic there was some lights and an ugly building. I said : luckily enough... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a real escape place for those of you that are looking for something really special and non mainstream. The setting is superb and the climate is probably the best I've ever experienced (and we've travelled the word extensively). There is a wonderful and large salt water pool and if you love oysters and lobster this is the place.... More

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Mirleft, Morocco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

TL;DR: I can definitely recommend the hotel for a one or two night romantic getaway with your partner or for winding down after an extensive trip through the desert (you'll love the showers). For a longer term luxury getaway, I'd only recommend this if you don't care much for service and don't have to work for your money (which is... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The hotel is a bit "isolated", which is not a bad thing itself. However found some issues : room not very clean, staff not trained (very "family style"), food ok but limited, pool and beach dirty, spa not open, etc... Dakhla is a very small town, with not much to do apart fishing and water sport activities (kite surfing and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed at Calipau in August 2012 for 3 nights. The good: the building is very nice, with large rooms, comfortable beds and great bathrooms. The beach is small but great for swimming. The view could be great if it were not for the military base that occupies the cliff. The bad: the beach and rocks at the hotel were... More

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Ad Dakhla, Western Sahara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I was here from 20 to 22 of May. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. There is digital tv supporting every language. The crew is very helpfull and understanding. Food in the restaurant is fresh, tastefull and all drinks are out of bottle. Be sure to take some sunglasses due to the wind, it why they call it... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Having stayed at this idyllic location before, I could not wait to take friends back there. The first impression (from the road) is always "we're not staying there, are we?" as the approach is as if to a shed. Thats because the hotel is built down the side of rocks onto the beach. Once inside, the location overlooking the lagoon... More

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed there 3 nights after Marrakech because we saw nice reviews on Trip. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We had a very nice stay here in this Hotel and will defintlly be recommanding it to all our friends. We were made to feel very welcome and very relaxed and we look forward to returning !! Thank you... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Very charming and friendly atmosphere in this easygoing and relaxing hotel. I was impressed by the kindness and availability of the whole staff in trying to fulfill each wish, what reflects perfectly the kind character of monsieur Bernard, the owner, a very pleasant Frenchman who claims in his modesty to speak only a few words in English, but is able... More

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Address: KM 5 Avenue El Walaa | lagune, Ad Dakhla 73000, Western Sahara
Location: Western Sahara > Ad Dakhla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Calipau Sahara 3.5*
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Hotel Riad Spa Calipau Sahara to Dakhla is situated in the South of Morocco under the Tropic of Cancer, quite as Havana or Hawaii and close to the Moresque border. Situated on a narrow peninsula of the Atlantic Coast, Dakhla offers you unlimited beaches of fine sand. A moderate climate all year round between 17 degrees and 28 degrees offers to this region an exceptional microclimate.The Hotel Riad Spa Calipau Sahara consists of 43 rooms and suites, 4 swimming pools (of which 3 for 3 suites), a direct access has our private beach, a spa (Jacuzzi, massages, Hammam, aesthetics lounge) sporting room, conference room, Moroccan lounge, solarium, international restaurant and an internet access by satellite. Diverse activities are proposed to our clientele on unique sites to the world: - Visit of the White Dune, The Dragon island, Excursion in Sahara, Fishing, Angling fiching , Kit Surfing, Surfing and Quad, Camel riding. ... more   less 
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