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Hotel du Vieux Chateau du Dades
Ranked #22 of 41 Boumalne Dades B&B and Inns
Belgium
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6 reviews
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“would not go again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2010

due to a last minute change we ended up in this hotel which was supposed to be very good. the superior rooms were dark, dirty and old. we asked for another room, that one was a little bit better, at least brighter, but had half fallen curtains, the door had known better days and the bathroom as well. it was huge though, with a large double bed and 2 single beds. we had a private balcony overlooking the river which was nice. The location in itself is beautiful let's be honest. the restaurant again was dark and not so clean...the food was so-so. according to our guide, the owners have another much newer and nicer hotel a bit further on the road

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2010

The stop in this hotel was part of an excursion to Merzouga so I can't really say anything about the price. The location is gorgeous, in a very scenic area of the Dades gorges and the hotel has two terraces over the river.
The staff of the hotel was great: helpful, warm and welcoming.

It was awesome to meet such people after Marrakech, a place where you couldn't really trust anyone, let alone 'connect' in any way with any locals.

After the dinner (which was quite nice, best cous cous that I had in Morocco), part of the staff stopped to chat with us and played music and sang in front of the fireplace.

The real downside of this hotel is that - like pretty much all hotels of the area - it has no heating and in winter the rooms can really be freezing cold. It is also a bit old and the rooms are quite basic, though very clean.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2009

The place has a beautiful location, but "Vieux! is the key word here! It has certainly seen it's better days, if it ever had any!
I start with the positive sides - the staff was very friendly, and the place was quite clean. Also, the location is nice, in the Dades gorge, but to fully appreciate it, you'd have to travel in the summer.

The food was eatable, but nothing more...

And now the biggest problem - the cold!!! The last time I was freezing so much was at 5000 meters above sea level in a mountain hut in Ecuador! There was a heater in the room, all right, but it went off at 10 pm! And not only in my room, but all the other rooms as well! Also, there was not enough warm water in the evening, so I couldn't shower. In the morning warm water came back first at 7 am.
After a night spent at this place it took me several hours to thaw, and a few more hours to get warm. I checked in healthy, and checked out with a bad cold the day after. I ended up with bronchitis a few days later, spoiling the remaining time I had in Morocco!
If you really want to stay there, take with you a lot of blankets or a winter sleeping bag, otherwise you'll get really cold!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel du Vieux Chateau du Dades

Property: Hotel du Vieux Chateau du Dades
Address: Gorges du Dades | 28 km from Boumalne Dades, Boumalne Dades, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Boumalne Dades
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Boumalne Dades
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Vieux Chateau du Dades 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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Hotel Du Vieux Chateau Du Dades Morocco/Boumalne Dades

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