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Le Petit Riad
Ranked #2 of 61 Ouarzazate B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Clean and fairly new hotel in a good location. Large rooms and excellent bathroom. In winter, the heating worked well. Breakfast was good. Restaurants around sufficiently. Baggage was left luggage storage, when we went to Ouarzazate. The bus station is a 15 minute walk and a taxi 3 euros.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed at this little, lovely riad for three days. The first night I had a reservation, but didn't know what to expect. Since our hosts were extremely kind, supportive and friendly, the dinner was outstanding (lamb cooked in a Tajin) we decided to stay on night more. After a week in the Draa valley we decided to come back and spend another night. The riad is near the airport, but we never saw an airplane taking off or landing, so this was not an issue. The place is within walking distance from the old town (15 minutes walk), so, event if the district is modern, there is plenty to see not too far away. I would particularly like to mention the waiters: their kindness was definitely above average: it really made us feel at home hosted by friends.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We spent just one night here as part of a tour. We arrived quite late on a very cold, windy night and it was lovely to be welcomed into the comfortable and beautifully furnished lobby, warmed with patio heaters. This area doubles as the lounge and restaurant.

We were delighted to find that we were booked into the suite, which is a lovely and quite spacious room that opens directly off the main lobby. The bathroom was quite large with a good shower, however we'd only been given two hand towels and no bath towels. I'm sure we'd have been given larger ones if we'd asked but as it was late by the time we discovered this and we were very tired, we didn't bother.

The air con unit doubles up as a heater, which we certainly needed during that very chilly night and it easily kept the room warm enough so we were comfortable. The bathroom got quite cold though.

We had an excellent dinner with a bottle of wine (no beer was available). Breakfast was also good - the usual Morrocan bread, pancakes, preserves and yoghurt.

Luckily the other guests left the lobby soon after we went to bed, as we could hear them quite clearly through our door, which wasn't ideal.

In the morning we discovered that our room looked out over the very pretty pool area. We didn't use it as it was far too cold and windy (although sunny!), but I'd imagine it would have been perfect in warmer weather.

Although this riad is next to the airport, we didn't hear a single aircraft during the time we were there (from approx 8pm to 9am the next day). It is a little way from the town centre but that didn't bother us.

Overall - a lovely little hotel and one I'd highly recommend.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms that open directly off the lobby could potentially be a bit noisy if other gu...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed two nights here when we first arrived in Morocco and another night before flying home. The accommodation is lovely, the food excellent and the area around the swimming pool spacious and restful. Most importantly, the staff are just wonderful. We arrived very late at night, a taxi had been organised for us and, much to our surprise, when we arrived at the guest house, we were offered a most delicious supper. We cannot fault this lovely riad

Room Tip: all rooms are quiet and comfortable
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We chose to book here because of the very good reviews on Tripadvisor, and I have to say Le Petit Riad did not disappoint.
Although the location near the airport could seem to be noisy, we were not annoyed anyhow by airplanes or any other noise, and the whole area had been incredibly silent and quiet during our stay. However, it's not very central: the centre of Ouarzazate is reachable in 20 minutes walking. If you come by car (like we did), you can park it for free on the street right in front of the hotel's entrance.
There's a few rooms. We stayed in a room on the ground floor, which was accessible directly from the entrance hall, but it was very quiet and we didn't get bothered in any way. The room was large, very clean, with a huge bathroom and lovely decor.
The service is excellent, the owners of the Riad are very nice people and always do everything to make you feel at ease. We messed up our booking and showed up one day later without notice, but they didn't charge us with the first missing night (in fact, they lost a night because of us) and arranged our accomodation in order to make us pay only the effective stay. This is what I call excellent customer care.
If the weather allows it (that means almost always in Ouarzazate), the breakfast is served in the lovely pool area.
I have to say this was the best stay during our holidays in Morocco. The region of Ouarzazate is wonderful, we are looking forward to go back, and when we'll do it, we are definitely gonna book at this riad again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Based on TripAdvisor I booked two nights at Le Petit Riad when I stayed with my teenage son. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, the rooms were comfortable and decorated in a fun way (you really felt you were in Morocco).

What I liked most - breakfast on the terrace by the pool; the communal areas where it was nice to sit and play cards while we waited to eat and most of all - the dinner! Really, if you have a chance, eat dinner there - it was delicious.

Of course, you could certainly find somewhere more luxurious than this place (it is next to a road, the showers are okayish, it is 25 minutes walk from the centre) but if I went again to Ouarzazate I would go here again without hesitation - for the warm welcome, the terrace/pool and the food.

We walked into town (Although the owner did offer to give us a lift to the Kasbah) and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk - seeing the residential areas, finding the sheep market, seeing the kids.

Room Tip: I was travelling with my teenage son and I wanted to be sure to have two beds so I booked a triple r...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights during a trip to Morocco with my Mum. The staff were really friendly and welcoming, nothing was to much trouble for them. The pool area was extremely relaxing with lounge chairs all around it and the staff came around and served delicious mint tea. The beds were comfortable and clean, with fresh fruit delivered upon arrival. Though we didn't have lunch there, the breakfasts and dinners were fantastic, I strongly recommend them. Though the only glitch is that it is just a bit to far away from the center of the town (25 minutes walking). So, without a doubt, I would say this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Avenue Moulay Abdellah | Hay El Wahda, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Ouarzazate
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Ouarzazate
Price Range: $67 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Petit Riad 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Petit Riad is an ideal halt for a stay of one or several days in Ouarzazate thanks, inter alia, to the cordial reception of Fatima which will do all her best so that your passage at our riad will take place under the best conditions. Fatima Agoujil guide is the first woman to Ouarzazate. It embodies the impressive example of a professional tourism and also that of a woman who took the path of adventure. Fatima yielded without resistance to the charm of this city that has affectionately in his heart. It is a lively forward with pleasure and curiosity to discover woman. She is the embodiment of Moroccan hospitality in its treatment of its guests. ... more   less 
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