Desert hotels are available all over the world, from Egypt to America, and feature naturalistic luxury a world away from the tech-luxury you might be used to. From mud huts, rammed cotton beds, palm trees to salt walls, empty lakes and raw panorama there is a lot to enjoy. Discover the wild, vast deserts on foot, bike or on horse or camel.
Desert Hotels
Moab  
Under Canvas
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Moab Under Canvas benefits from its scenic location, just a small distance from the Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Here you can expect desert views, dramatic canyon gazing, and raw landscapes that have to be seen to be believed. Tents are erected here and provide a balance of …
Accommodation types: Desert   Nature   Tent
Location: Moab  USA  North America
Off-grid  
itHouse
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Before going off the grid, experience off-grid living. This house, recently noted by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all times in Southern California, is available for those who appreciate the architectural beauty and significant design in creating a smaller footprint in wilderness locations. It’s …
Accommodation types: Desert   Design   Nature
Beresheet  
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Perched 800 meters above sea level, this hotel sits on the edge of the Ramon Crater which is the world’s largest makhtesh – a landform unique to Israel where water erosion creates deep craters. Despite being located in the middle of the desert landscape, the temperature is cool all year …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury
Camel Camp  
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Safari was an Indian invention. The word Sahar means travel in Sanskrit/Hindi and the British appropriated the word and took it to Africa. The India Safari club takes you on trips in the Rajastani wilderness using 4x4, camels, or even elephants. It was all the brainchild of founder, Reggie Marwar …
Accommodation types: Desert   Tent   Traditional
Location: Jodhpur  India  South Asia
Kate’s  
Lazy Desert
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As this resort is owned and run by Kate Pierson, the singer from The B52s, it’s going to be hard for me to write this without making a pun about the song ‘Love Shack’… oh wait, she’s beaten me to it, apparently, you can stay in an actual Love Shack …
Accommodation types: Desert   Trailer
Location: Landers  USA  North America
Adrere  
Amellal
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*‘At night it is so quiet that you begin to hear the stars’* - Benedict Allen The ancient Egyptians called Siwa the ‘Field of Trees’. Today this most isolated settlement is home to a small population of Berbers and one of the world’s most interesting hotels. You won’t find marble …
Accommodation types: Desert   Traditional
Location: Siwa  Egypt  Middle East
Alto Atacama  
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Legend has it that when God was done creating the world, he had a handful of features left - deserts, mountains, and forests. He put them all in his pocket. But his pocket had a hole in it and as he walked across heaven bits of land leftover from making …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Three Camel  
Lodge
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Built in the heart of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia the experience hotel is staffed by Mongolians who offer traditional hospitality to visitors. You stay in a “Ger” which is the traditional tent of Mongolia’s nomadic herders. They are heated by a wood burner and supported by beautifully painted wooden …
Accommodation types: Desert   Eco-Friendly   Remote   Yurt
Palacio  
de Sal
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The exceptionally flat salt plains in southern Bolivia are the largest in the world covering over 4000 square miles. They are rich in minerals and contain around 60% of the world’s Lithium. Extracting and exporting the minerals has been big business and a railroad was constructed by the British in …
Accommodation types: Desert   Salt
Location: Uyuni  Bolivia  South America
Desert Cave  
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Coober Pedy is a small mining town in the Australian Outback. Because of the extreme temperatures (40ºC in summer), many inhabitants live in underground houses called ‘dugouts’. In fact, the name, ‘Coober Pedy’ comes from the Aboriginal name for the town, ‘kupa-piti’ which means 'white man's hole'. The area has …
Accommodation types: Cave   Desert   Underground
Amangiri  
Villas
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‘The canyon wilderness, the hoodoo land of spire and pillar and pinnacle where no man lives’ is how transcendental anarchist author Edward Abbey described the landscape where Amangiri Villas sit; their sandstone walls blending perfectly into the desert setting. The architecture is simple and modern, with large glass windows drawing …
Accommodation types: Desert   Luxury   Nature
Location: Kanab  USA  North America