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Hotel Temple des Arts
Ranked #7 of 62 Ouarzazate B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Henley on Thames, England
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“A hundred things to do before you die? Make it a hundred and one!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

A hundred things you should do before you die? Make it a hundred and one and stay at this intimate and exquisite hotel! My friend and I spent a night there earlier this week and our only regret was that our timetable did not permit us to remain longer.

The bedroom suites are already legendary and quite rightly so. They are romantically decorated in the style of various films made in the area, but at the same time they incorporate all the amenities one would expect in a modern hotel. They are also spotlessly clean and my bed was blissfully comfortable.

We thoroughly enjoyed the public rooms too, including the sitting areas and the dining room with its Out Of Africa theme (well presented food and basic wine list, although not all the featured wines were available the night we stayed). There is also a very attractive and soothing garden surrounding the swimming pool, with small tables and chairs where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.

Clearly the staff in any hotel are the backbone of the organisation and can make your stay a misery or a delight. Here they are delightful and hard working- very attentive and caring without being obtrusive. They are also blessed with a warm sense of humour!

I would like to extend to the hotel and its staff every good wish for the future.

Heather Scott
Henley On Thames
England

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Each room is decorated with actual props from big-budget desert-themes movies made in the studios here. (We stayed in the Gladiator Room with actual armor, two swords, and a sunked Roman bath.) Hard to believe you aren't going to hear slot machines as soon as you step out of your room... Instead the lobby is Luxor (the real city, not the Las Vegas one). A lovely garden and fine pool create an great place for breakfast. Dinner in was delicious (pastilla au poulet) so need to run around after a hot day in the desert.

Room Tip: Google the blockbusters made in Quazzazate, pick your favorite and ask for the room!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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120 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is a very special and nice small Riad—guest house. The decorations in the reception area, in the room and in the restaurant are all very special and beautiful. The room and hotel are perfectly clean. The bed is comfortable, the linen and towels are of good quality (these things are important to me). The bathrooms are fabulous. All the staff were very helpful and attentive. We had our dinner there both evenings we stayed. The food were average to good, a bit high priced compared to the local level, however, considering the good service, cleanness, nice ambiance and convenience we think it is really worth it. We stayed in suit Kundun, which is very nice. We also appreciate that our child could sleep on the couch without extra cost. The last, but not the least: our car was cleaned every morning (it was very dirty after our excursion to the dessert), which was unexpected but very much appreciated.
The only negative was when we checked out; there was a small discussion about the end price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

What a great small hotel! From their exquisite breakfasts to superb dinner in their restaurant, from their HUGE rooms and bathrooms to their complete amenities, including bathrobes. Nothing is overlooked, no detail is left aside. I can't find a fault even if I wanted to. The beds are heavenly comfortable, linens are exquisite and the decor, although for some peoples' taste a bit too Hollywood, I think it is simply on the lavish side in a good way. The whole staff is dedicated to your well being and makes you feel like you're their favorite guest.
If you are planning to visit the desert make this your home base: after roughing it in the sand, there's no place like Temple des Arts. You will crave their pampering wherever you go!

Room Tip: We stayed in Gladiator room and Scheherazade room. Both were more than perfect, although Gladaitor w...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We just spent one night at the Temple des Arts as part of an extended Morocco itinerary. The place is very new, so locals couldn't give us directions to arrive and had never heard of it (GPS coordinates on their website would be real helpful). I had to guide our driver using Google maps from my iPhone. The Temple is quite an exotic place, a wonderful traditional Moroccan house renovated in over-the-top movie-themed style (golden statues of Egyptian gods, marble pyramids, check the photos on TripAdvisor), tacky but definitely luxurious. Great linens, international satellite TV, beds, marble bathrooms and so on. Service is very kind as well. On the down side, the restaurant's lame cuisine is offered at exorbitant prices for Moroccan standards (even expensive for European standards, i.e. 17 euro for a slice of beef with some vegetables, wines start at 20 euro a bottle and up). Since we arrived at night, we were all tired and the place is not exactly walking distance from the city's centre, we of course fell in the trap and ended up paying 116 euro for a light bad meal our family of five (I've done much better in Rome or Madrid). Breakfast is just ok for Moroccan standards, we had much better fare in less expensive riads. Overall, I would recommend provided you eat out and you are not looking for a traditional riad, this one does not feel much Moroccan at all, but that might be a good break in your trip.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Vienna, Austria
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Staff is very friendly and the house is very new and clean. The motto is to have rooms corresponding to the movies been made at the neighbouring film studios in Ouarzazate. Personally this was a little to artificial for me and I'd maybe prefer a more traditional place next time. Food was of good quality (little choice though).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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London
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15 reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Not quite what we were expecting - but very good. This is a seven roomed guest house, not really a hotel (hotels are a bit more anonymous, which is sometimes what you are looking for). The rooms are very interestingly decorated, each to the theme of a movie made in Ouzarzare. The rooms and hotel are perfectly clean. The beds are brilliant and the linen is of great quality (these things are important to me). The bathrooms are fabulous. We were the only guests, with 8 staff manning the hotel which was only slightly weird (see anonymity comment above). All the staff were very helpful and attentive and I couldn't fault them. The food was very average. They have 3 different satellite tv systems which would be amazing if you are French, German or Italian. If you are English you'll have to settle for BBC news 24. They charged me more than the rate I signed up for on the Internet booking site - not too much £12 a night, I didn't notice due to the exchange rate - possibly a misunderstanding. The town is not too far - a pleasant 20 minute walk.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Hotel Temple des Arts
Address: Numeros 173 et 174 | Hay Al Wahda 45000, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Ouarzazate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Ouarzazate
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Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Temple des Arts 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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