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Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate is the biggest town in the region and an ideal stopping off point midway from Marrakech or Taroudant en route to the Saharan Dunes at either M’Hamid or at Merzouga. It is garrison town with one interesting quarter - the Kasbah Taorirt - otherwise is of limited interest in itself but has good accommodation nearby and is close to the interesting site of Ait Benhaddou.

 

Overview

Ouarzazate is just over 4 hours’ drive south east of Marrakech or east of Taroudant and is roughly midway from those starting points to the Saharan Dunes at either M’Hamid to the south or at Merzouga to the east.

For a more authentic experience, we recommend accommodation at villages outside such as:

  • the oasis of Skoura to the east;
  • beside the lake to the east; or
  • in or near the village of Ait Benhaddou to the north not far from the Atlas film studios, the setting made famous by many movies such as the Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator and Alexander the Great. The Ksar (fortified settlement) of Ait Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

Accommodation

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Etoile Filante d'Or

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> Destinations > Deep Desert > Ouarzazate

Etoile Filante d'Or is a colourful auberge offering good food and reasonably priced rooms just 200m from the beautiful World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. In addition to site seeing, a number of activities can be arranged here.

Standard Double Guide Price:

£45 per night, half board Information

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2** Classic Information

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Junior Suite

Dar Daif

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> Destinations > Deep Desert > Ouarzazate

Dar Daif is one of the best authentic guest houses in the area in a very peaceful hamlet setting. It is a superbly restored complex of buildings with a swimming pool, traditional hammam and gardens offering wonderful views.

Standard Double Guide Price:

£85 per night, half board Information

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3*** Boutique Information

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Kasbah Ellouze

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> Destinations > Deep Desert > Ouarzazate

Kasbah Ellouze is very atmospheric building in a traditional kasbah hamlet - a backdrop for many films. Its terraces overlook gardens and orchards and it offers rides on their own camels. It enjoys a remote feel but is only 3 kms from the beautiful World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou.

Standard Double Guide Price:

£70 per night, half board Information

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3*** Boutique Information

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Ksar Ighnda

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> Destinations > Deep Desert > Ouarzazate

Ksar Ighnda is an exceptional intimate hotel with a luxury spa and pool set in beautiful gardens, Ksar Ighnda offers a choice of 5 room types (to suit a variety of budgets), all with beautiful colour schemes. Conveniently located a short drive from the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, it offers a level of luxury not often encountered in the desert.

Standard Double Guide Price:

£95 per night, B&B Information

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3*** Boutique Information

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Les Tourmalines

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Les Tourmalines is a modern, medium sized guest house, located in a stunning lakeside setting 20km east of Ouarzazate. It has a large swimming pool and gardens overlooking the lake. It is a comfortable base for exploring the Draa, Dades or Todra valleys and the sites of the Ouarzazate region.

Standard Double Guide Price:

£80 per night, B&B Information

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4**** Chic Information

For details of classifications see Star Rating and Guide Price above.