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Chez Momo
Ranked #3 of 9 Ouirgane B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A fantastic place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were attracted by the stunning location to stop for a quick meal and ended up staying for three days! We relaxed by pool gazing at wonderful Atlas mountains, the peaceful lake and local culture. The food is fabulous, we could taste the freshness of the salads, vegetables and fruits and as well as the delicious authentic Moroccan dishes there were plenty of other choices when we felt like a change. The best thing is their prices - very very reasonable and in fact same as we had paid at local cafes on our trip that were basic to say least. The waiters and other spoke great english as its what we need, were pleasant, polite and enjoyed a sense of humour. The hotel is not four star but what we liked is that the rooms and everwhere is very clean, service staff cannot do enough and helpful. We looked at other places nearby and this looked the best option and turned out to be just that! We can recomend Chez Momo!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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31 Thank RedPeppered
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

My first thought on arrival at Chez Momo was that it was glorious. It really is a very, very pretty spot, laid out with care by someone with a good eye for design. However it quickly became clear that it is in need of a bit of TLC and investment to make the best of it.

We stayed two nights in room 9, one of the chalets in the grounds. The room was a good size and reasonably clean. Details let it down a bit - the door was designed to double lock but had been installed so that only the second turn actually connected to the lock in the door frame. If not locked, the door swung open. The bathroom wall beside the toilet had obviously been splattered with some fluid (?!) and not wiped down, generally the decor was a bit knackered. The shower took all day to drain. Of the two lovely big windows, one had a decorative grille and shutter but no glass, the other glass and a thin curtain but no shutter, making it impossible to black out the room to sleep.

The pool was very clean and picturesque, and the hotel had a stack of books, hats and beach towels for guests, which was a lovely thought. But the sun lounger pad covers were made from extremely elderly leatherette, bald in places and flaking off everywhere else. There were only six loungers, which seemed too few given the number of rooms, plus a couple of extra pads you could put on the floor.

The food was ok. My husband got ill after our first day, but I was fine. I think the culprit was a very oddly runny chocolate mousse. So don't eat anything that's not the right texture and you'll be all right. It wasn't the most amazing culinary experience of my life - or the trip - but it definitely wasn't bad either.

The staff were very helpful, it was pretty obvious some were more experienced than others. I liked the driver they work with (Momo's uncle, apparently), he was friendly, helpful and a good safe driver. The transfer from Marrakech to Momo's was good value (400 DHM, we'd been quoted 800 by our previous riad) but our onwards transfer to Essaouria was a bit of a pickle - we'd agreed 900 DHM via email in advance but no-one had told the driver, who wanted 1200 DHM. Fortunately the staff at Momo's sorted it out, but didn't give him the address of the place in advance, meaning we spent a very hot and angry half hour getting lost - not welcome after a 3hr+ drive - and the driver was naffed off because it was a bit further than he'd expected.

I would caveat all of the above with the fact that we paid 40 euros a night, which is excellent value. If you don't mind it being a bit rough around the edges in places you'll be fine. If Momo does a refurb you'll think you landed in paradise.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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5 Thank gloryindustries
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stopped here for lunch during a drive through the mountains from Marrakech. The poolside tables had stunning views of the reservoir and mountains, and of the charming pool itself. The food was reasonably priced, and tasty, and the English speaking staff both helpful and funny.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Chez Momo had the most beautiful poolside gardens, with an unbelievable view of the mountain and the evening poolside dining was dreamy. All of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were not overly luxurious, but very comfortable. We did a day hike in the mountains, starting from Chez Momo, and it much exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended. For a taste of the local village, don't miss the Thursday morning market ~15min walk down the hill.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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28 Thank Braden R
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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a lovely Riad down a long drive in Ouirgane. It is set in large gardens which were very well maintained and there were many flowering plants everywhere. The building is covered in climbing plants and when you enter you go into the bar area and dining room which were beautifully presented. Food was good. The rooms are in small bungalows in the grounds and although our room was small it was very clean with a comfortable bed - there were, however, no cupboards to put clothes into - this was surprising but didn't matter when we were only there three days. The location in the heart of the mountains was lovely and we did several treks with a local guide who we found ourselves - I think he is probably the same man as 'brownbot' referred to in his review - his name was Mohammed Abdul and he was fluent in English, he knew the local area well and took us out on three treks. He was not expensive and we were happy to pay him and not have to pay the hotel for a guide which would have included commission. We moved hotels for the third night (Chez Momo had double booked us) and the guide even came over to the other hotel (4 kms away) and took us on a trek to a salt mine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chez Momo and would recommend it

Room Tip: All rooms are good and well situated but if you can stretch to a suite then do so!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 Thank BristolClan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Can't fault the service at this lovely Atlas mountains hideaway. I had made an error in booking rooms elsewhere in Ouirgane, but Momo was able to accommodate us at short notice. Rooms are in charming chalets among the beautifully tended gardens, built according to traditional Berber techniques, but with a wonderful modern and comfortable feel to them. We were given a decent discount for staying 3 nights, even though we had not even asked for it, meaning that the half-board rate worked out very reasonable indeed. With the help of a guide that can be booked through the hotel, it is possible to walk straight from the hotel into the foothills and then apparently up in to the High Atlas mountains. Our guide was Hamid - very experienced, knowledgeable about local wildlife etc and with quite a of English language.

Only slight downside is that after a few days the menu does start to become a bit limited. A few 'specials' are offered for dinner, but mostly it's the standard Moroccan fare. Perfectly OK, just a bit lacking in culinary interest after a while. The hotel serves beer and wine - the best is to go for the better Moroccan wine (the same few wines as seem be to found in all the main tourist centres in northern Morocco), which at Momo cost about 200 dirhams or about 17 pounds per bottle.

All in all a lovely place that really seems to make its guests feel cared for. Sitting on the terrace after a long walk in the hills, with the views out across the valley, really is a pleasure. Would definitely go back, and am hoping that will be soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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23 Thank Tosin_Webber
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place is so tranquil and beautiful. You will have no choice but to relax. The staff are friendly and attentive. Some were interested in practicing their English with us but they never stayed chatting for too long. The room was really romantic though there was very little storage. It was quite cold at night outside but the small heater in the room was sufficient to heat the room.

Beware of the bar. We ate full dinner three times when we stayed and had wine with dinner. We also had a few extra drinks because there were storms at night so little to do but stay by the bar near the big open fire. We did not go crazy with the drinks but the food and drink more than doubled our total bill.

We got completely cheated by the taxi taking us to Chez Momo - this was nothing to do with the hotel. After helping us to smooth things over, the staff helped us with arrangements to return to Marrakech. We were left with the impression that our only option was to pay 500Dh for a taxi (1hr 15 mins). This was obviously too much - and included commission for the hotel - but we felt we had no choice. We later found out there was a local bus just one hour before we wanted to leave which would have cost less than 150Dh for us both. The hotel did not tell us about this. You can arrange for the bus to stop near the hotel but you should do this the day before - especially if you are travelling on Thursday which is Souk day. There is one at 3 p.m.

The hotel also offered to arrange a local guide. This was at 400Dh for 4 hours. During our stay, we independently arranged a guide whose rates were much lower. The issue again was commission for the hotel. We were happier to arrange independently and give all of the money to the local guide who needed it rather than a sizeable chunk the hotel who are always busy, at least with large lunch groups if not full occupancy and do not need that money.

The guide, Mohammed, was amazing. He is fluent in English and gave us loads of interesting information. We did short walks which were amazing but he also arranges longer treks. Mohammed arranged for a rabbit tagine on our last day at the cafe opposite the museum just 5 mins from the hotel entrance - this is something they do for tourists really but is delicious and 250Dh and could feed 3. That cafe is a brilliant cheaper alternative to the hotel for food. It has a lovely garden to sit in.

Mohammed took us around the Souk which was probably unnecessary. Just as a price guide, we paid 80Dh for a 2 person tagine. We wanted to buy spices and were going to buy 100g of about 5 different spices for tagine making. That came to 350Dh which even Mohammed thought was too much so we didn't buy them in the end.

Overall - a really good stay though a bit pricey. We booked through booking.com but were told that if we had just turned up we could have got a lower price since there were a lot of empty rooms during our stay.

Room Tip: Our room to the right of the pool at the back was very sunny. This was a problem for me as the bed...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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12 Thank brownbot
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Property: Chez Momo
Address: Route de Taroudannt - km61, Ouirgane, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Ouirgane
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Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ouirgane
Number of rooms: 7
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