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Hotel Calipau Sahara

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KM 5 Avenue El Walaa | lagune, Ad Dakhla 73000, Western Sahara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We checked in with intention of staying 4 nights at 140 euros per night. We expected much more than dusty floors, loose doors, dirty & undermaintained swiming pool and room walls, rusty chairs. Overall it was sad to see what no maintenance and total lack of management can do to an otherwise well situated one story hotel at the beach... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The hotel is located in a beautiful bay, with a private beach...the room I was in was large and quite lovely, with a big terrace,...pity the finish was so shoddy. The staff here are very friendly, and when they understand your French ( which is most of them) they are superb, especially the manager Mohamed Ali and the server Hassan.... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

CaLiPau (Carla Lisa Paula) hotel is very nice arabic style hotel at the city limit of Dakhla. We stayed there at our kitesurfing trips. We drive every day to Dakhla Bay for kiting (35km one way). There are 3 beautiful riad's (part of building with inner arcades surrounding small 'square'). Since there is no concrete on the floor but terracotta... More 

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4 Thank Jacks713
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were brought to this hotel by our local contact, and wow! Having had previous experience of the Hotel Sahara Regency on Dakhla, and various establishments in Casablana , this is paradise- huge rooms, huge comfortable beds, sea views,friendly helpful staff ... Actually it's quite close to paradise anyway, so tranquil , definitely want to return, for a holiday next... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

...at least, not for the money the owner wants you to pay! This hotel definitely lacks management and the owner doesn't care at all about customer satisfaction, treating clients as cash machines only. The great location and the nice staff trying their best to please the clients despite terrible conditions, help mitigate the overall bad impression this hotel leaves. I... More 

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bvivien, Propriétaire at Hotel Calipau Sahara, responded to this review
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Cette fin d’année a été particulièrement terrible, un climat horrible pendant 6 jours des tempêtes de sable, un froid glacial... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We are staying in junior suites category rooms, 300eur/night The room does not have fridge and we had to ask for toilet paper, shampoo.... Doors broken, remote control not working....should be one star hotel ...

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Cette fin d’année a été particulièrement terrible, un climat horrible pendant 6 jours des tempêtes de sable, un froid glacial... More 

Ginestas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

you arrive down a dirt track to what looks like a jail, you descend via some quite crude stairs and environs to a tiny reception. First impressions are not good - why am I coming here! Rooms though are spacious, sea view and balcony, bathrooms spacious and showers are great. Bar service is excellent with a good view as well.... More 

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Sausalito, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I loved this place! It was so comfortable and a great point to explore the dunes and to see the Western Sahara. You need to hire a 4x4 to be transformed to another land. The staff were so nice and helpful, it was a nice surprise for being on the road for many days to get there from Marrakech. I... More 

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Essaouira, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good Rooms Good Service Good Food . Everything is perfect and Nice Beach i like this Place ;) Holiday 100% and if you want to enjoy your Trip to viste the all place to know how was the life in dakhla with sahara style ;)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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