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Ali & Sara's Desert Palace

The Dunes, Erg Chebbi 52202, Morocco
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Ali & Sara's Desert Palace
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
1 review
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

chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Please look no further if you want the most memorable experience in Sahara desert. We booked a night to spend in Sara&Ali desert palace and it exceeded our expectations. The 1.5 hour camel ride was memorable and exciting,we stopped in the dunes to watch the sunset.Will never forget this amazing experience. The tents were we spend the rest of the... 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. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time, and we like it that you enjoyed your camel trek so much. Comfort, plenty of freshly prepared good food and excellent service are high on our list and I’m very happy that we exceeded your expectations. Yes... More

Zuerich
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We spent one night at the Desert Palace and we agree with all of the great feedback here... Ali and Sarah’s Desert Palace is a fantastic experience. When we were planning our vacation, a night in the desert was high on the “to-do” list, but the distances and time requirements kept us vacillating. We had three main concerns –the time... 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. We try our hardest to provide a unique, quality experience for each of our guests and we’re very happy indeed that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Our intention has always been to remain small, natural and personal, and the fact that you liked this is important to us.... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We could not have wished for a more incredible experience. The desert palace is just that, but perhaps what makes it so special is Ali and Sara and their wonderful staff. We were lucky enough to be the only two people staying for the night and Sara made the experience so special for us. The tents felt like a royal... 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 experience of staying with us. When you spend time in the desert it should be a sublime experience, so It’s just perfect for us that you had such a special time. I’ll pass on your thanks to our hard-working and wonderful team, they're an essential part of what makes the desert... More

San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

After seeing the English Patient many years ago and countless times since, a stay at a desert camp in the dunes of the Sahara has been at the top of my Travel To-Do list. When you have conjured up and built up such lofty expectations for an experience, many times the experience will fall short. Sara & Ali's Camp totally... 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 experience of staying with us. I’m happy that we ticked all your boxes and especially happy that as a solo woman traveller you felt comfortable and relaxed. We’re constantly learning and making improvements and I very much appreciate the feedback you provided during your stay. Regards, Sara More

UK
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I think we really got lucky thanks to trip advisor! I was looking for the best place to spend a night on a trip in the desert and chanced upon Ali and Sara's Desert palace! Had an amazing time and dont think any other Riad or hotel we stayed in Morocco comes close. Sara not only gave me invaluable advice... 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 experience of staying with us. We’re over the moon to know that you had such a good time and also that you enjoyed Ali’s dune driving which really is quite an adventure in itself. It’s heartening to hear that you felt you received service with a personal touch, it really is... More

New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Look no further. The experience you will have at Ali and Sarah's Desert Palace will not compare to the many other camps in Erg Chebbi. I did a LOT of research on the desert camps, and found that many of them are crowded, with one bathroom for 20 people, etc. Several are owned by Riads in Merzouga and cater to... 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 experience of staying with us. Yes, we’re completely passionate about our Desert Palace and extremely pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much. Ali really appreciates your compliment regarding his cooking, his mother will also be happy to hear this as she taught him to cook when he was about 14. And... More

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Additional Information about Ali & Sara's Desert Palace

Address: The Dunes, Erg Chebbi 52202, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Erg Chebbi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Erg Chebbi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We built our bivouac camp with the aim that our guests could experience the beautiful and natural setting of the desert, staying in clean & comfortable surroundings where the focus is relaxation and enjoyment, together with some safe adventure. We're nestled well within the dunes, about an hour or so from Merzouga village by camel and 20-30 mins by 4x4. If preferred we can collect clients from around Morocco or if travelling independently we can greet you on your arrival in Merzouga village for you to enjoy light refreshments before setting off by the desert ship, the camel to your home for the night.Our aim is to remain as environmentally friendly as possible and lighting is by a combination of candle, oil lamp and solar power. We pump water from our own water well and guests can take hot water showers, with laundered towels and toiletries provided in a large dedicated bathroom which also houses a separate flush toilet. Dining is in our separate well furnished restaurant and food is freshly prepared to suit personal preference and served at a time to suit our clients.We wake our guests to see sunrise although it's not obligatory and breakfast is served at a time to suit, there is no early morning rush or hurry on our part for our guests to leave.Our aim is for guests to have an exceptional desert experience, we take great care of our clients and we pride ourselves on our service, always on hand, but unobtrusive. ... more   less 

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