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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You really need to stay here for 2 plus days to experience the desert. You completely switch off! Food is excellent! Staff very helpful! But very cold at night so come prepared! Amazing adventure! Go quad biking, it is the only way to experience the desert for the length of time you are there. Although it can be quite expensive...

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

We agree! A couple of days or more really allows you to properly dip your toes in the sand and feel the life. We appreciate that you took the time to review your stay and we like it very much that you enjoyed yourselves. We assure you the warmest of desert welcomes on your return. Regards, Sara

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the climax of our trip in Morocco. The desert with its red dunes is gorgeous and the campsite that Sara and Ali concocted for the visitors is very welcoming. Luxury hotel bedding! Generous food. Warm service. Ali himself was there and is a great host. Sara helped us plan the trip, not the fastest responding person but emails...

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

To know that staying with us was the climax of your Moroccan trip is meaningful beyond words and we love, Love, LOVE it that you felt welcomed with good hospitality and warm service with luxury hotel bedding being the icing on the cake. I agree that I’m sometimes a bit tortoise-like with my responses and my New Year’s resolution is...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here - the tents are huge and warm (great in winter!) as are the king size beds! From the camel ride, to dinner, drumming around the fire, the beauty and warmth of the dessert, a bit of sand boarding, some 4WD-ing - I would have stayed a second night if we could have afforded it!!!

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

We’re extremely fortunate to be in such a special place and it’s good to hear that you liked our brand, spanking new desert tents. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay and we're rather chuffed that you had such a good time. Regards, Sara

Szeged, Hungary
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Everything was execellent. Sara helped a lot and give us very detailed information not only about the desert camp but also about transport options and whole Morocco. Our tent was very comfortablet and clean. Running water and wifi! The personell are very kind and always helpful. The meals (breakfast and dinner) were delicius and perfect served. The berber music around...

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

It's great to hear when we get it right and I’ll share your kind comments with the guys in the team. We pride ourselves on offering delicious meals and Mouhssine our head chef will be particularly pleased to know that you enjoyed his creations. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Regards, Sara

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were looking at a variety of luxury desert camps and were extremely pleased with this choice. Amazing value for money when you include half board, the camel trek in/out of camp and the luxury tent. The Erg Chebbi is not as stunning as say, Sossusvlei in Nambia, but the desert camp has done a remarkable job. Well worth it's...

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

We’re as pleased as Punch that we ticked the right boxes and that you liked the desert camp style. Thank you very much for choosing us and also for taking the time to review your stay. Regards, Sara

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Ali and Sara are wonderful! We had a lot of questions for them after we booked and Sara answered all of them patiently and promptly. Ali greeted us as soon as we got there. Took us on a 4wd and gave us some sand dune tour. The place is beautiful with running water and WIFI in the middle of nowhere....

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It means a lot to us that you enjoyed yourselves and we very much appreciate your kind words. Thank you very much for being our guests and for taking the time to share your experience. Regards, Sara

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is just perfect. Would recommend to anyone who wants to experience the desert in Morocco. I got there in the afternoon and went to the camp place by camel. On the way pictures were taken and I even got some berber lessons. Ali is very helpful and the cooks, cameldrivers and musicians (most of them are multi-talented) do a...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very friendly staff, specially Ali who greeted us with a smile and a surprisingly accurate Portuguese. (loved the t-shirt with a Fernando Pessoa portrait) We knew Erg Chebbi was just a small stretch of desert, but all the experience gave us a good impression of what it is to live in such an rough environment. We loved the camels (what...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First of all let me say that our dream was to sleep in the Sahara desert and fully enjoy it and this place made our dreams come true. Ali and Sara and the staff make your experience be the best you will ever have, When we dropped our car they were already waiting for us for a sunset camel ride...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were impressed with Ali and Sara's Desert Palace from our first email interaction with Sara. She went above and beyond, giving us advice on our itinerary and providing helpful suggestions that shaped our time in Morocco. All of the staff were amazing. From the camel trek into the desert to the delicious food to the musical entertainment - every...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We created Ali & Sara's Desert Palace 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. Nestled well within the dunes, we're 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 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 under the stars or in our separate well furnished restaurant and food is freshly prepared to suit personal preference, served at a time to suit. We wake our guests to see sunrise although it's not obligatory and breakfast is served at a time to suit, there's no early morning rush or hurry on our part for our guests to depart. Our aim is for guests to have an exceptional and complete desert experience, we take great care of our clients and we pride ourselves on our service, always on hand, but unobtrusive. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ali & Sara's Desert Palace

Address: Erg Chebbi Dunes | Nr Merzouga Village, Erg Chebbi 52202, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Meknes-Tafilalet Region > Erg Chebbi
Price Range: RM797 - RM1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“All the tents are the same - They all have a private tent bathroom also”
 of 5 bubbles uribes, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The tents are pretty much the same. Except for their relation to the wind which can bring sands inside.”
 of 5 bubbles 486denas, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I think all the tents are the same high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles SamM564, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Only five tents/cabins, all are similar, so you can't go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles IngridJ144, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring warm layers for the desert!”
 of 5 bubbles 822charlottes, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
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