We spent one brief night in the Dar Chamaa and thuroughly enjoyed our stay. We arrived after dark and after a long drive from two nights in the desert. What we wanted was a comfortable room, a hot shower, and a good meal. The Dar Chamaa exceeded our expectations. (Frankly, this is one of those cases where the photos on Trip Advisor don't show the true charm of a hotel.) The staff at Dar Chamaa were warm and welcoming and showed us to our spacious room with minimal paperwork. The main lobby and courtyard have a clean, simple elegance. The artwork and lighting add nice layers of detail that are calming. Our room and bathroom were spacious, and the air conditioning cooled us down nicely. (One note is that the A.C. only works with a card key inserted, so the room can be warm and stuffy on first entering.) We didn't swim, but we did sit out by the pool after dark and found the grassy grounds to be a pleasant change after being in the desert.
We ate dinner at the hotel, and our meal was good hearty moroccan food. We thuroughly enjoyed the meal. Breakfast the next morning was a simple spread, but perfect before hitting the road.
One caution. This hotel is not in the heart of Ouazazate, so if you were staying here for more than a night and wanted to walk around, you may find this a bit isolated. For us, we drove in and drove out, so it was perfect. There are a couple of shops a short distance away, but I would still caution about using this hotel as a base for walking to explore Ouarzazate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kasbah-Riad Hotel placed in an environment favored inside Ouarzazate's palm grove. ... more less
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