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Les Portes du Desert
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Merzouga
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Unexpected treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Arrived in Merzouga by motorbikes and looked at several hotels which most certainly did not live up to the promises suggested by Internet searches. In desperation followed a tout to this hotel to find a spotlessly clean, friendly and inviting hotel with lovely rooms, pool and seating areas. Ideal parking places for our bikes and magnificent views of the Erg Chebi dunes which were within walking distance. Best of all was the way we were treated....nothing was too much trouble and the food was truly wonderful. We took the evening meal on the roof top terrace watching the dunes disappear into the sunset. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed here in August 2013 for one night while on tour with The Adventure Company. The hotels location makes everything else seem less important. The Views are spectacular, the hotel sits right on the edge of the sand dunes and the views especially at sunrise and sunset are well worth the long journey we took to get there. The rooms are very clean the beds very comfy and good size, air conditioning not that great but fine for a one night stay. Clean towels, good sized bathroom and hot water. The food and service was great. We done the camel trek from the hotel which was amazing, words cant describe how amazing it was. The 4x4 jeep safari was also fab. I would recommend both these trips.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2009

Les Portes de Desert is conveniently located next to the tarmac road, just outside Merzouga, so you can get there easily by hire car and even by touring car, and at the back you can walk straight into the dunes. The rooms are clean and spacious, showers working (and hot too), plenty of good towels. There is a nice swimming pool, breakfast is great.
Possibilities of camel rides, either you can go to the Obera oasis and stay the night in a nomad tent (depending on the season the bivouac can be noisy and overcrowded), meals , matrasses and blankets are provided, or you can opt for a short tour just to see the sun set. The boys leading the camels are more interested in selling fossils at extortionate prices than in the welfare of their clients - they refused to let us mount the camels for the return trip if we didn't buy first!
But even so: the dunes are beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Les Portes du Desert
Address: Dunes d'Erg Chebbi, Merzouga 52202, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Merzouga
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Merzouga
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Number of rooms: 126
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