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10 Luxury Hotels in Morocco Desert Offering Ultimate Pleasure

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Written by Abraham Odhiambo

The luxury hotels in Morocco desert get everything just right, from the stylish architecture, quiet environment and plenty of alfresco lounging space to five-star facilities. 

The hotels offer a blend of magic and the comforts of the west, making tourists feel right at home with the ultimate haven of discovery and pleasure. 

The journey to the alluring Moroccan desert is one of a kind and an experience you can’t afford to miss. 

As you sit on a dune looking over endless sand in the pouring rain, be sure to get the best atmosphere and the least stressful experience. 

Besides providing accommodation, some of the luxury hotels in Morocco desert arrange camel rides and bivouac overnights out. 

1. The Palais Masandoïa hotel

Palais Masandoïa

The Palais Masandoïa hotel. Photo/ Palais Masandoïa.

The Masandoïa hotel is simply a magical stop in the Moroccan desert with indoor and outdoor pools, Hamman, a bar and a restaurant. 

The exceptional hotel, built on the edge of the Sahara, offers luxury and simplicity. And the location of the hotel allows you to experience the cosy atmosphere of the Bar des Artistes and the cool breeze of the blue patio. 

Palais Masandoïa hotel boasts stunning architecture, top-quality service and a once in a lifetime experience.

2. Hotel Xaluca Maadid 

Hotel Xaluca Maadid is one of the luxury hotels in Morocco desert situated in Erfoud, on the edge of the dunes. The hotel lives up to the city’s nickname of ‘the door of the desert’. 

Hotel Xaluca has royal suites having terraces overlooking the dunes, a hi-fi system, a more spacious living room and a jacuzzi in the bathroom. 

Sports areas in the luxury hotel include a tennis court, fitness centre, mini-golf and ping-pong. 

3. Dar Ahlam – Relais & Chateau 

Dar Ahlam translates as the ‘House of Dreams’. The traditional Kasbah is surrounded by a Garden of Eden on two hectares of land in the Southern Moroccan desert.

Dar Ahlam

Dar Ahlam- Relais & Chateau. Photo/ Prime Lifestyle Management.

Dar Ahlam offers services such as overnight camping in the Sahara, camel treks, stallion rides to a nearby lake, cookery lessons, and free Wi-Fi. 

4. Kasbah Mohayut 

Kasbah Mohayut is another luxury hotel in Morocco with a peaceful setting at the foot of the high dunes of Merzouga. 

Besides being a perfect hotel for relaxation, Kasbah Mohayut lets you combine authenticity and relaxation. The rooms in Kasbah Mohayut mix traditional Moroccan elements with modern conveniences. 

Kasbah Mohayut holds flamingo-spotting trips and Gnaoua music concerts. 

5. Azalai Desert Lodge 

Azalai Desert Lodge is in an oasis on the edge of the Sahara. The luxury hotel offers a blend of French-colonial and modern Moroccan styles. 

Visitors to the hotel can relax beside a sleek, palm-flanked pool and easily disconnect from the world. 

Azalai Desert Lodge staffs are always eager to please you during your stay at the hotel. 

6. Berbere Palace 

Berbere Palace, a five-star hotel in a prime location in the centre of Ouarzazate, is one of the luxury hotels in Morocco desert. 

The hotel boasts a large outdoor pool as well as a full-service spa offering massage and a Jacuzzi. 

Berbere Palace also has a barbecue, a tennis court, a library and a currency exchange. 

7. Dar Faracha 

Dar Faracha offers one last dose of greenery before the Sahara. The hotel stands in a wild and walled garden of three acres of land.

The restored Berber house combines traditional materials with contemporary styling. Dar Faracha offers services such as free Wi-Fi, cooking workshops, massages and camel rides. 

8. Dar Azawad 

Dar Azawad is located 400 meters away from the first sand dunes in the middle of the palm trees of a Saharan oasis. 

The luxury motel in Morocco desert has three different Saharien Suites, each fitted with a private balcony and a rest area.

Dar Azawad serves traditional Moroccan dishes beside the heated 12m pool or within a fireside lounge.

Dar Azawad

Dar Azawad. Photo/ Booking.com.

9. Hotel Talout 

Hotel Talout occupies a hill overlooking Skoura’s Palmeraie, Atlas mountains and the Sahara. 

The 12-room hotel has a decent pool surrounded by two Berber-style tents, sun loungers and straw-topped parasols. 

Hotel Talout serves traditional Moroccan meals such as kebabs, tagines and couscous. It also offers visitors the chance to learn about village crafts, such as basket weaving and pottery. 

10. Hotel Tombouctou 

Hotel Tombouctou is a 72-room hotel with a majestic structure set on the dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert.

Hotel Tombouctou

Hotel Tombouctou. Photo/ Viajes exclusivos de Estrellas del Viaje.

The rooms have free Wi-Fi minibar and are decorated using Moroccan styling and traditional tadelakt. 

Hotel Tombouctou, one of the luxury hotels in Morocco desert, offers services such as massages and a hammam area which includes a sauna and beauty. 

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Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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