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L'Initiale Hotel-Restaurant

Oualidia Plage, Oualidia 24250, Morocco
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Oualidia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I recently went for dinner and was thoroughly disappionted. It was the most expensive fish meal I've ever had in Morocco and the poorest. Won't be going back, fish was covered in garlic paste, no frites as asked for and no salad. Almost £70 for our food and device and brandy which tasted like pharmaceutical brew served with sugar?? Probably... More 

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Chefchaouen, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely place, super clean rooms, well equipped. Ideal location next to lagoon and beach. French owner really nice and helpful. Good restauraunt offering a choice of seafood and Moroccan dishes, with well stocked bar. Highly recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is not really a hotel but a restaurant with rooms and they are much better at the restaurant part than the hotel. We had a good fish dinner there the first night and the breakfasts were good. The second night when I was fished out there was a limited choice and the vegetarian options very limited. The Hotel part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My wife and I decided on a week of easy winter sun this December and went for Morocco as a new destination. A cheap flight from Bristol, and a hire car from the airport, got us to the coast and the Hotel L'Initiale in Oualidia. The lack of road signs and darkness, made the journey twice as long as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay at this well run french restaurant / hotel. There are 6 basic but comfy rooms most with sea views and best of all is the excellent fish restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the set meal of calamari and grilled John Dory, they also made a really good Paella. The friendly staff also made our stay very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

With the fact in mind that Oualidia's midrange and budget choice of hotels is sparse, this is one of the best options. It doesn't have a particularly nice atmosphere or location, but the rooms are quite spacious and clean. The hotel serves meals as well; nothing special and limited choice. The staff was nice and polite, but also kind of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stayed at L'Initiale overnight on our way to Essaouira. The location is excellent - almost on the beach. As others have pointed out, try to book Room#5 as it has the only clear view of the sea. The rooms are small but very comfortable and are absolutely spotless. Having TV in the room was a bonus. I was surprised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We spent a couple of nights here after staying down the road at L'Araignee Gourmande and the difference was huge. Granted, we paid twice as much at L'Initiale, but it was worth it. The room was fantastic. It was clean, beautiful and with great views to the sea. The bathroom was a bit small, but there was hot water and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Overall experience: An excellent hotel and restaurant. Service: Very friendly and helpful in all respects. Also helped us to book a "Grand Taxi" back to El Jadida. Rooms: Very clean. Good service. Bathrooms are small but clean. Comfortable bed. Restaurant: Excellent seafood. Reasonably-priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

L'Initial is a great location if you wish to spend some time in this sea side resort. Do not expect 5* luxury, it is nice and clean, to the point, you get what you pay for. Friendly service, breakfast is included. The food is super fresh, service is efficient and nothing seems too much trouble, a real pleasure. Conveniently located,... More 

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