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“Slightly surreal film hotel in Ourzazate” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Oscar Hotel
Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Ouarzazate
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Slightly surreal film hotel in Ourzazate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

We stayed here for one night on the way back from an Erg Chebbi desert trek.

The hotel is a bit surreal in that it's the grounds of a deserted desert film studio and has mummies and Egyptian paraphernalia everywhere. I think we stayed at a particularly quiet time - there were 6 other guests at most - so perhaps some of the faded Hollywood glamour and mystique was missing!

Our room was quite large with an ensuite as well as a separate washbasin behind the door. It
was clean and comfortable, but our clothes did reek a bit of mothballs for a few days afterwards. There is a swimming pool for cooling off, with some loungers and chairs dotted around it.

The waiting staff were excellent - very efficient, friendly and they made sure they catered to some allergy-related dietary requirements we had. The food was good and fresh - it was a set menu with no choice - but I think they cooked us some extra dishes from scratch to accommodate us (me) and my allergy.

There are Gladiator pictures everywhere - so if you're a fan, this is probably the hotel for you!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

My fiance, my girlfriend and I spent three relaxing days here in the Directors Suite - wonderful one bedroom with huge living room and balcony - comfortable, clean and accommodating staff. Wonderful pool with faux Hollywood feel style. We really enjoyed ourselves. Breakfast was a bit bland but generally good. I would still recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

Attached to the Atlas Films studios the hotel has a unique atmosphere unlike any other and does it best to show off its cinema history and provide a relaxing contempory mood. Rooms are clean but basic and the quality of your bathroom and number of TV channels can be luck of the draw. At around 3km outside Ouarzazate you will need a car for most journey but it should also be noted that taxi are cheap as chips.

Communal areas are very nice with a lot made of its cinema pedigree with signed photos and movie props in abundance. The restaurant offers a good mix of international favourites from bolognese to burgers alongside traditional Moroccan dishes. Drinks can be a little pricey but the movie themed 'Gladiator' bar makes up for it.

The main appeal comes from being in a hotel in a working film studio and luck find you sharing with cast and crew you can soak up the exiting work of film making.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2010

I stayed at this hotel for one night en route to the desert. The hotel's facilities were exactly what we were looking for - the hotel was basic but comfortable. The hotel is located on the outskirts of Ouarzazate, right next door to Atlas Studios. Apart from the studio, the hotel is not convenient to the sights or amenities of Ouarzazate and it would be difficult to get around without a car.

We also had a problem with noise on the property - a very large school group was staying on the property on the same night we were there. This group took over the hotel and was making a lot of noise around the pool area very late into the night. Hotel staff were there but didn't do anything about it, even after I complained. Noise really travels in the desert!

However the hotel was just what we were looking for as a comfortable place to stay for the night.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Oscar Hotel

Property: Oscar Hotel
Address: KM 5 Route De Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Souss-Massa-Draa Region > Ouarzazate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Ouarzazate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oscar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Niché au cœur des fameux studios de cinéma Atlas, aux portes de Ouarzazate, OSCAR HOTEL vous offre un havre de paix et vous prépare en douceur aux sensations extrêmes du désert. Magique, cet hôtel de charme vous accueille dans une ambiance chaleureuse, en une atmosphère qui bascule entre passé et présent et où le cinéma s’invite dans tous les recoins. Vous apprécierez les magnifiques statues immortalisant les visages familiers de l’histoire du cinema. ... more   less 
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