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Hotel Ouarzazate Le Riad
Ranked #34 of 40 Hotels in Ouarzazate
London, UK
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay”
Reviewed October 10, 2009

I liked this hotel. It had quite a lot of character, and a slightly French atmosphere. The rooms were large and well-furnished, with separate WC and separate bathroom. The room did have some traffic noise.

The pool was pleasant, and there was free wifi in the poolside area and lobby. The restaurant offered a buffet meal which was perfectly adequate, and it was possible to eat outside, in a pleasant courtyard. The hotel served alcohol.

Overall, my one night stay was a very pleasant experience

  • Stayed October 2009
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2008

Of the 6 hotels/riads we have stayed in during our trip to Morocco, this one is the most forgetable. From my observation, there are two parts to this place i.e. 1. hotel/motel 2. riad style rooms. We stayed at the first.

In Asia, it would fit the star rating of 2 stars.

The rooms are basic and clean. Nice clean hot shower. No design, decor whatever. Plain practical. The impression I got was that the cleaning lady took some drapes from her home and decorated the place.

The breakfast was average. The pool is average. The location is so so, depending on where you want to go. It is around the corner from the Kasbah but if you want to go to the night market etc, it is at least 20 minutes walk away.

Stayed March 2008
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Malverne, New York
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49 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2008

Ouarzazate is the home of the movie industry in Morocco and we were told that some internationally known movie stars stayed at this hotel in the recent past. We were traveling with Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) and were given an enormous 2 room, 2 and1/2 bath suite for our one night stay. The rooms were arranged around a courtyard with lots of vegetation. The reception area was large and contained a small gift shop as well as a sitting area.

The rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. The dining room served a buffet dinner with a large selection of salads, main dishes and desserts. Breakfast was substantial as well.

  • Liked — Extremely large suite
  • Disliked — Wasn't in an area where you could walk around off the grounds
  • Stayed November 2007
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2007

My experience of staying at the Riad Salam could not have been more different to the previous reviewer's. Of course, we were lucky: my friend and I turned up unannounced at the hotel late afternoon, having checked out two other options in Ouarzazate, neither of which we deemed suitable. Without any prompting on our part, we were immediately offered a reduction of 50% on one of their suites, which made it very affordable (normally it would have cost 1,400 Moroccan Dirhams per night, exclusive of taxes and breakfast - around 83 pounds sterling per night). The suite was superb and had a lovely terrace overlooking the pool area. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and we found the location of the hotel excellent. The only disappointment was the breakfast, which was in my view below par for a hotel in this price bracket: there was a very limited range of items on offer. We had one evening meal only at the hotel (in what I would describe as the coffee shop) and it was OK, but not especially exciting. There is, however, another restaurant in the hotel, which may be more sophisticated, though we didn't check it out. On the basis of our experience, I would most certainly recommend the Riad Salam.

Stayed March 2007
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USA
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2006

We stayed here last minute when our plans changed during travels through Morocco. Ouarzazate isn't a destination we were interested in and our night and morning there confrimed that. Riad Salam didn't make the experience any better.

The room was extremely smokey, the bathroom was dirty (hair, dust and stains), upholstery worn with cigarette holes and dingy, and one of the pillows on the bed had fresh lipstick on it. Slept in my sleeping bag I was so grossed out.

Worst breakfast we had in Morocco over 3 weeks. We paid equivalent of 70USD.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, England
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2006

The Riad Salam is absolutely fine for a short stay - the pool is very nice (and very cold!). The room we had was large; a bit old fashioned but it did the job. We were on half board and the food was fairly average, but all in all it provides a base for a couple of days. Hotel bar was totally dead! Don't expect late nights here!

  • Liked — Large room, nice swimming pool
  • Disliked — Food was average, and hotel lacked atmosphere
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2005

Spent 7 nights at the hotel.
Lovely grounds,great pool and wonderful food.Avoid rooms above the restaurant area.
During the day the ' Morocco in 7 days tours' were absent so we had the hotel more or less to ourselves hence a relaxing quiet holiday.The groups would arrive early evening and be gone the next morning very early on.
The town gets a bad press in the guides but we found it perfectly pleasant with wide roads some well kept buildings, pleasant restaurants and an intersting Kasbah.
There is an excellent birdwatching area right behind the hotel especially in migration time.
The Atlas film studios are a bit of a laugh but worth a visit as is the Ait Bennedhou Kasbah.The palmery near Skoura is impressive and the road north from Skoura would probably hold great views of the Atlas Mountains.The day we went was spoilt by a thick heat haze.
The weather was perfect{first week in April}
Car hire £32 a day.
A lovely holiday arranged through Panarama.
The 6 hour journey was from airport was not off putting.We had a comfotable minibus to ourselves and had a chance to see the contrast between the Atlas, the Sous and the empty landscapes of the Anti Atlas.
a wonderful holiday

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Property: Hotel Ouarzazate Le Riad
Address: Mohamed V Ave | BP 251, Ouarzazate 45000, Morocco (Formerly Riad Salam)
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Ouarzazate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ouarzazate
#4 Spa Hotel in Ouarzazate
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ouarzazate Le Riad 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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