Ignore GoogleMaps, Oscar Hotel is not between Ave. Moulay Rachid and Blvd. Mohammid V, but some 3km NW of Ouarzazate, Route de Marrakech, RN9 between Ouarzazate and pretty much... nothing until the Atlas Mountains! I will report the problem to Google!
The hotel is within the studio walls and coulda been a film set itself! with filmic ornaments scattered tastefully around the pool. Every so often a small band of travellers would rock up to the hotel, drink at the bar, dip their weary legs in the pool and then take a guided tour around the Atlas Film Studios. I thought the tours were free for guests, but apparently not ;-(, that would have earned it an extra star!!
The room was spacious, comfortable and the air-con not too noisy (unlike many hotels in Maroc!)
With no local eateries within walking distance, we chose to eat dinner at the hotel. It was home-made, good, tasty with all fresh ingredients and they were able to make things to order (to suit our veggie palettes!). Breakfast was supposed to be at 06:30 but we had to get the receptionist to wake the restaurateur up for our eventual breakfast at 07:30! We could done with that extra hour as we were travelling over the Tizi-n’Tichka pass that morning, heading back to Marrakech. Instead we repacked our luggage to overcome our rumbling tums!
Would recommend the hotel as an interesting and unusual break from the usual run of hotels found in these parts, and far more worthy than the chains!
I’d have preferred it if we were where Google had said, but you couldn’t really have a full-blown film studios slap bang in the middle of Ouarzazate.
SoniaNigel, England. Stay: Oct2013
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Niché au cœur des fameux studios de cinéma Atlas, aux portes de Ouarzazate, OSCAR HOTEL vous offre un havre de paix et vous prépare en douceur aux sensations extrêmes du désert. Magique, cet hôtel de charme vous accueille dans une ambiance chaleureuse, en une atmosphère qui bascule entre passé et présent et où le cinéma s’invite dans tous les recoins. Vous apprécierez les magnifiques statues immortalisant les visages familiers de l’histoire du cinema. ... more less
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