TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Draa Ouarzazate
Travel Blogs from Ouarzazate
... is severely run down and just ever so slightly creepy and enjoyed the record 49 degrees C day, their hottest in 100 years, by visiting the fish markets for lunch and a cool cafe on the marina.
We had to move on again in our search for comfort as obviously the coast was not cooler than the desert or the mountains. Where to go now, we consulted the oracle (Google to the lay person) in search of cooler places, nowhere could be found. Grant suggested we go ...
... and Gladiator.
One of the most entertaining parts of our trip in Ouarzazate was Ahmed, the world's best Arab trader, or at the very least the funniest one. We bought an old Berber necklace from him, but if he had his way, we'd have bought enough to furnish a small warehouse. (The Berbers are this area's indigenous people.) ...
We relaxed on the rooftop terrace at this lovely place and enjoyed taking in the view and atmosphere. A large wall and gate was erected in front of the old kasbah village and used in the movie Laurence of Arabia.
Morning of May 16, 2014
Exploring the Kasbahs at Aït Benhaddou
... 3 film studios in the town itself. There is no medina (old city) in Ouarzazate. The buildings are mostly new and the streets lined with attractive streetlights with underground power.
For dinner, we were advised not to order chicken because there was only chicken on the menu tomorrow night. In the end we went for the kafta. There was a lone musician serenading us at dinner. I gave him a tip after. At least he didn't try to sell his music CD.
... in Morocco corrected the mixup and had me upgraded to suites for entire trip.
Which brings me to La Maison Arabe. I picked it because a quick search on TripAdvisor indicated it had good reviews. I usually do more research than one website, but with 3 hours until I was to depart I was left with very little choice. However, when I arrived, I quickly learned that the choice was superb. La Maison Arabe was a gorgeous three story 19th century mansion ...