Berbere Palace

South & Sahara desert hotels, Ouarzazate & Skoura

The Berbere Palace is built in the Kasbah style, with a mix of Berber and traditional crafts.


Ouarzazate isn’t only the ‘gateway to southern Morocco’, it’s also home to Atlas Studios, which are very popular with Hollywood film directors – hence the nickname ‘Ozzywood’.  And when the A-listers are in town, this large, five-star residence is where they stay.  Built glamorously on a high perch in the style of a kasbah (fort), it combines facilities with high-quality service, plus plenty of authentic Berber materials, crafts and artefacts.  The studios themselves are nearby, as is, just outside town, Kasbah de Taourirt – one of the fairest forts of them all. 


Le Berbere has 240 air-conditioned rooms across five categories, from Superior Rooms up to the 130m² Suite Grand Vizier, for true kings of the castle.  All have a private verandah, satellite TVs, private bathrooms and Wi-Fi.  Luxury Rooms are bigger than Superiors (35m² compared to 27m²), and also tend to have garden views.


This is a hotel that does downtime well: there’s a large (unheated) outdoor pool, and a full-service spa offering massage, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a traditional Moroccan hammam.  A trio of restaurants offer French, Italian and Moroccan cuisine respectively, while sipping cocktails in the cosy piano bar is the evening activity of choice.


The amenities don’t end there: you’ve also got a library, a tennis court and a barbecue to enjoy.  Not to mention a currency-exchange.  There’s even a hair salon; but don't expect a decent haircut!

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