Merzouga is another place I last went to 15 years ago - it used to just have one auberge (well actually it was a hut in the desert). Now how things have changed! The Hotel Nomad Palace is a little distance away from Merzouga, it is set in it's own wide open space about 500 metres from from some truelly stunning dunes. The term "palace" is applicable to this hotel - the rooms are just stunning, the courtyard is stunning, the staff are brilliant. It has to be one of the nicest places I have stayed in Morocco. To top it all the dinner we had was the best food I have tasted in Morocco - the "impromptu" Berber drumming session afterwards was great fun. Oh and make sure you meet Ali the hotel owner - a seriously nice bloke!