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Ali & Sara's Desert Palace

Erg Chebbi Dunes | Nr Merzouga Village, Erg Chebbi 52202, Morocco
Ali & Sara's Desert Palace
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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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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at Sara's - we never met Ali or the camels that were named George, etc. Sara is very likeable and tries hard to make the desert experience a good one, I will certainly give her credit for that! She even provided us with drinks that she didn't charge us for. However, I'm not entirely pleased because... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Desert Palace for New Year's Eve 2015 and it was a fantastic experience. We rode with camels across the sand dunes and finally the camp emerged just before the sunset. From then on it was truly a fairytale experience. Sara, Ali, and the camp crew are just perfect and arrange evrything for you. All you need to do... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We booked one night at Sara and Ali's in Decemeber and had the most amazing experience we had to book a second night! The location, rooms, value, food... Everything was absolutely fantastic! I cannot fault the whole experience. The rooms and grounds are beautifully decorated and the location amazing, you feel a million miles away from anything. It was actually... More 

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Sara built a memorable place inside the Sahara. It was one of our best days in morocco with all the guys (specially Omar) taking care of us. Food is out of this world and super delicious. The rooms and wc are super clean and perfectly decorated. After the dinner we stayed for the fire and music concert with the Milky... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Sara and Ali make a world class team. With Sara's (from England) attention to details and hospitality and Ali's knowledge of desert and Berber culture they can not be beat. We are a family of four, children age 7 and 10, and we all loved our 2 nights in the desert. It would be a shame to just spend 1... More 

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Anka, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Ali and Sarah have created a very special place in the dunes. A perfect integration of comfort, authentic hospitality, delicious regional cuisine, and understated luxury. Lovely tents and common areas made of natural materials with artful decorative touches that embrace the surrounding desert landscape. The staff is delightful and eager without being obtrusive. Give yourself at least two nights. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stayed here in November and it was a great place. We were the only couple and thought it would be boring but it was great. It started with a very nice Camel ride and our Camel boy made very nice pictures. The setting of the camp is marvoullous and the food was delicious. We enjoyed typical Berber food in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I stayed at Ali and Sara's Desert Palace at the end of October 2014 and had an amazing experience. The tents were very luxurious with proper beds and hot water showers, and there were two "living room" tents where you could just go to chill out at with your book. The decor really made you think you were in, well,... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I recently took a road trip along the Dadès Valley culminating in our first trip to Erg Chebbi. We had been following Ali & Sara's Desert Palace on Facebook for some time before we had even thought that we might stay here, but once we had decided we were going to Erg Chebbi it made great sense.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

From the first email we received from Sara when confirming our booking I had a great feeling about this place. She sent us detailed info about our stay as well as interesting facts about the Berber culture. When we arrived at 6am on the night bus from Fes, Ali was there waiting for us as promised. After a quick desert... More 

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