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Ali & Sara's Desert Palace

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Erg Chebbi Dunes | Nr Merzouga Village, Erg Chebbi 52202, Morocco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is no ordinary dessert camp! Ali, Sara and their attentive team have made this a memorable experience that was all too short. From the camel ride into the camp to the excellent accommodation and food! Really the best way to experience the desert.

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

From the moment I sent an inquiry to Sara, I knew we were in good hands. Her reply was chock-full of so much helpful information about their camp, Morocco and the Berber people. Upon arriving near the meeting point, I finally had wi-fi (driving thru the gorges doesn't allow one to check emails very often) and figured out I had... More

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Greensboro, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I arranged for a night camping with Ali and Sara's Desert Palace in the middle of our Morocco trip. From the very beginning, Sara was extremely helpful with details and was very responsive. I have done desert camping in Jordan and so had a basic expectation but it was exceeded by Ali and Sara. The pick-up location... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After an hour and a quarter camel ride I was relieved to come to the top of a dune and look down on Ali and Sara's Desert Palace. It truly is, with spacious tents, queen beds on a frame, flush toilets and copious hot water showers on a proper concrete floor shared with one other tent (occupied by our friends).... More

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Segorbe, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had a week in Marrakech and decided to hire a car to see the dunes of Erg Chebbi. The round trip was 1300km but we stayed at some fantastic places on both legs of the journey and there is some awesome mountain and desert scenery along the way. Ali and Sara´s desert palace lives up to its name, everything... More

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Katonah, NY
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303 reviews 303 reviews
60 hotel reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Ali and Sara make a great team. Ali is a born and bred Berber and knows how to show a traveller the best the desert has to offer. Sara totally gets what her customers want: comfort, class, atmosphere, beauty. The camp is attractively set up. There is a shaded area for resting, reading, drinks and snacks. Real dining tables are... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was one of the most amazing breaks I have had. I was a little nervous about undertaking such a trip. It helped knowing that Sara was English but I have to say I was overcome but the hospitality of everyone I met. Everyone was so patient and supportive (I have to say I was concerned I would have found... More

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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The best I highly recommend this. Ali was good trustworthy, patient and reliable. He looked after me well, taking me anywhere I wanted to go. I was very welcomed with great hospitality. Very helpful before and during my stay. I really enjoyed my time here, seen a lot, had a vey good insight into desert life, people and culture..

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Winston-Salem, NC
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our two night stay at Ali and Sara's Desert Palace was an incredible, unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience. Initial ambivalence about going to the desert at all and worries about commercialism, lack of privacy and primitive facilities were quickly dispelled both in advance via e-mail with Sara and on arrival. The camp is set well away from everything but... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Sara and Ali are truly terrific hosts. If you are looking for a night away in the desert, trust them to be your guides. Prior to the trip, Sara was extremely responsive and informative via email. She helped not only plan the evening with them, but also answered questions (and helped plan) the day before and after our stay with... More

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sarabreeze, Owner at Ali & Sara's Desert Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Travelling around Morocco can sometimes be difficult to plan and so that our guests can achieve the best outcomes we’re more than happy to help wherever we can, offering advice, handy tips or recommendations and we’re pleased that you found this to be useful. Ali and I are... More

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Address: Erg Chebbi Dunes | Nr Merzouga Village, Erg Chebbi 52202, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Erg Chebbi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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