As some of the other reviews have said, the hotel is not in the centre of town, so ignore what google maps may tell you. We had a hire-car, and had driven over the Tichka pass to get to Ouarzazate, and the entrance to the hotel was really obvious, so finding it is definitely not an issue if you have your own transport. Actually, driving up to it was extremely cool - the whole thing is like a big Egyptian temple in the desert. I loved it. We had a nice big room overlooking the pool. Plenty of space to relax. We also had a fridge in the room, which was most welcome to chill the beers which we had brought with us. No kettle though, which would have been nice, although the bar did me some takeaway coffees in the morning.
Definitely do the studio tour - it was very good fun to see the sets and props. The hotel is well-located for day trips. We went off the Ait-benhaddou, Skoura, Draa valley. It's also possible to walk into town from the hotel, but the round trip is a good few miles, so take some water with you.
Free on-site parking was most welcome, and we got free wi-fi in our room. The window-shutters were great at keeping out light and noise, which made for a good sleep.
The bar and lobby are full of props and posters from the various films that have been made here. This is maybe not to everyone's taste, but I loved it!
- 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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