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Hotel Oudaya

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • spic-and-span rooms

    Cons

  • some rooms are noisy
  • the food is not good, so take your meals elsewhere

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Hotel Oudaya Review

The unpretentious Oudaya, on a busy tree-lined side street in Guéliz, is popular with young travelers and tour operators. The aesthetic is modern Moroccan, and the entrance hall is impressive. Rooms are small and clean, with well-appointed bathrooms. For a quieter stay, ask for one of the newer rooms at the back of the hotel in the annex.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 147, rue Mohammed el Bequal, Guéliz, Marrakesh
  • Phone: 0524/44–85–12
  • Website:
  • Location: Guéliz

    Hotel Details

  • 146 rooms, 15 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast, no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-11-2011

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    Hotel Oudaya Review

    I went to this hotel on January 2009 and I had a very unpleasant experience.
    The evening of my arrival, before going out to dinner , I realized my Canon camera equipment did not fit in the safe . So I asked the concierge and I was reassured by him that I could leave the Canon kit in my room because it was completely safe and no one would go in.
    When I returned the kit was gone, totally disappeared… Neither the door or window had been forced , so it was clear that someone who had a key entered the room while I was out and took the camera. The manager told me not to worry because they had insurance which would reimburse the total amount of the value of the camera equipment.
    After I filled in all the documentation to get the refund , the insurance company refused to give me the reimbursement because they said the theft had taken place without breaking an entry.
    From what I have read on this and others forums, thefts at this hotel are not so rare... Marrakesh is a lovely place, but my suggestion is: CHOOSE ANOTHER HOTEL!

    by ermacy, 8/29/11
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    Hotel Oudaya Review

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    A plain enough hotel, with standard rooms and pool area. Nothing fancy, nothing terrible, though a little over priced perhaps. They said the hammam worked, it didn't. They said internet worked, it didn't. Rare hot water. No big deal. The attitude towards guests however, is a bit more than sub-standard. I walked in an hour or so after check-in and saw a conflict in the lobby. A staff member was demanding that an old European woman leave her three large bottles of water outside. He then did the same for me. I questioned this rule some, standing by my fellow old woman, and the manager came out yelling things like “You have eyes! Are you blind?!”, etc. This rule of not bringing water into a hotel seems pretty well posted throughout Marrakech hotels, but I’ve never once seen it enforced (and certainly not in such an aggressive manner). Later I was taking a bag to my car and a security guard came out to grab my bag, refusing to let go. In short, the clerk insisted that I pay for the room before being allowed to take a bag to my car, as “You might run away without paying the bill.” I saw several such conflicts during my less than 24 hour stay. Later, the clerk called up to apologize, stating “I’m sorry for that. The boss demanded that I make you pay now.” It speaks volumes that employees would need to apologize for their boss’ demands. The vibe is very aggressive and tense. I felt more like a necessary nuisance than a welcomed guest. I had to sneak a bottle of water into my room that night so that I could brush my teeth. Needless to say, I left early the next morning. There’s the 4 Star Nassim Hotel about 1 block away for just 15% more, and the Amalay Hotel just around the corner with much nicer rooms and 30% less.
    Besides all of this, I had to change my room once because there was blood all over the bathroom floor and about 20 dirty towels. My second room also had the dirty towels but not the blood, so I stayed. Big mistake.Hotel Nassim

    by Barronosod, 10/17/09

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