On an unexpected visit to Ouarzazete recently, a friend suggested I stay at another friends’ hotel. I did a quick check on the internet for Hotel Amlal and found the reviews to be rather unfavourable but decided to make up my own mind.
Yes, the hotel is a little dated, the decor also. The bedrooms and attached bathrooms basic; but really everything is quite adequate if you are looking for somewhere cheap and reasonably central to the local shops, eateries, even a couple of bars/clubs.
My visit was in June so the temperatures hovered around the 40 degrees but the rooms have air-conditioning so there was no problem sleeping. The mosque is one street away, but I did not hear any of the prayer calls. I also had plenty of hot water, not that I required it at this time of the year. Many of the rooms have balconies. Across the street are several cafes which serve good coffee, pastries and breakfast,. There are several banks with cash machines also in the next street.
Although there were others staying in the hotel, I was the only one to eat in. Dinner and breakfast were included in the price of the room and both were tasty with ample to eat. For dinner I had a Moroccan salad, chicken tagine with prunes & figs, followed by home-made yoghurt and orange with cinnamon. At breakfast there was fresh baguette with confiture or olive oil, melwi, orange juice and coffee; meals can be eaten inside or at the outdoor terrace.
The hotel is probably used more by Moroccans than tourists so parking adjacent to the hotel is a bonus. To stay a couple of nights for 300dirhams all inclusive with super friendly and helpful staff is just fine. Free wifi with fast connection is available.
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