We stayed two nights at Abdul's guest house which is in a very good location for hiking or rock climbing in Todra Gorge. Abdul was a great host (assisting us with planning further transportation and accomodation and answering our endless questions) and we chose to go on a 4-5 hour gentle trek with him, which was an excellent experience. Our room was very clean (with hot water!), the food was great, and there is a lovely roof top terrace. There's also a computer guests can use for free as well as wi-fi, which I found impressive in the location. It was a very relaxing place and we wish we could have stayed longer!
It's my 3rd time coming back here because the people are very friendly & welcoming. It is not like a big impersonal hotel but comfortable, located perfectly in the quiet village of Ait Baha in the beautiful Todra Gorge, low-key, with home cooking & a splendid view from the roof terrace over the river & gardens & mountains. A place to come back to!
On our trip around Morocco we had numbers of pleasant moments, and some of them are also connected with family Bouayad who is running Hotel Valentine in Todra. By coincidence we get in touch with Mr Bouayad in Ait Benhaddou who told us for his brother's hotel in Todra. We were positively surprised by the generosity of the family and quality of their hotel. We spent in Todra two days and we just didn't want to leave:). Nice and clean rooms with views on the river, good food, everyone prepeared to help you at any time. From the whole valley was actually the best location for taking a bath just beneath the hotel. Without a doubt we strongly recommend!
Our overall experience in this inn was fine. Our room was basic, but spotlessly clean. It had a great view to the old village across the river, and in the evening we were served a fantastic vegetarian couscous. Kasbah Valentine looked a bit dated, but that might have been due to the very cool weather and dark skies. Great value - price unbeatable at something like 50 euros for both of us including breakfast and diner.
There is a nice campground just opposite of the old town of Ait Ben Haddou. We did not stay there but I could see it when passing by.
Like in many other campingsites all over Maroc, there were women waiting to do the washing for the tourists and they do a perfect job when doing the washing in the traditional way without any kind of machines, just putting soap on the cloth and rubbing it again and again with a brush.
It is even also great fun to watch them !
Ensuite rooms, with balcony over large swimming pool and outdoor area - would be great in summer! - and long upper patio area to relax in.
This hotel is visited for lunches in a big way. The tagine we had at night was rather good!
Handy to the Ait Benhaddou complex of old kabahs and fortifications - just a few minutes walk
HAVE NOT STAYED HERE AGAIN BUT HAVE BEEN BACK TO AIT BENHADDOU SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST 3 YEARS SINCE STAYING HERE BUT NOW TEND TO REGULARLY PATRONISE HOTEL LA BARAKA ACROSS THE ROAD
swimming pool, clean rooms and bathrooms, handy to the main landmark Ait Benhaddou being just a couple of minutes away and having an upper floor gave good views to it, pleasant management, the food was good!
We decided to stay in this hotel just because of the view and the swimmingpool for our children. it locaed in the center of new Ait Ben Haddou, so we could walk to the old kasbah.
The view from the terrace where you eat and where the pool is, is really spectacular. The hotel had 3 types of rooms, and we took the middel class (category B) with airconditioning and ensuite bathroom. We got a nice reduction for our 3 children.We also payed 4 euro extra for half board, which was incredible good! For this price we got a 3 course meal which was delicious! Our room was 440 dirham half board, the kids room (triple) was 330 dirham half board.
The rooms itself were very simple. The beds were OK, but the bathrooms were a little bit musty and not really clean. The manager showed us about 10 rooms, but all the bathrooms had the same qualities. The Manager, Mr. Khalid Tebbou, didn't understood our problem. Later on we saw that the girls "cleaned" the carpets not with a vacuumcleaner, but with a broom! OK, if this is also how they clean the bathrooms, we can understand! You should choose this hotel for it's view, the pool and the food. Also the location is very good. For the price we payed we can't complain.
The view and the swimmingpool.
Great food, and good location.
It had been a long, hot day on our drive from the Dades Valley so we fancied staying somewhere nice in Ait Benhaddou. Our first choice was Hotel le Kasbah, one of the more expensive places in the town, which I think we chose because of its pool. When we called the hotel from Ouazazarte there were no vacancies so we tried Hotel la Baraka instead.
I’m glad we got this one instead as it was a friendly place, the rooms were nice and it was cheaper and much quieter than Le Kasbah. We had a choice of a double room for 150 or demi pension (room + dinner and breakfast) for 150 each. As there wasn’t too much in Ait Ben Haddou outside the hotels we chose the latter.
Our room was ensuite and had nice views of the Kasbah which was about 5 minutes walk away. The guys running the hotel were very friendly and the meals were great, server in a tent outside the front of the hotel.
La Baraka is a good budget hotel. I paid DH250 for a double room, half board, but only a few of the rooms have fans, so it could be very hot staying here in the summer months. The rooms at the back have a good view of the town, and you can get even better views from the rooftop.
You dont really have to worry eather you have hotel or not. There are so many hotels in the village's neww part, maybe 5 minutes walk from the river where you pass to reach the fortified village.
You have fancy expensive hotels and also cheap one, with view to the village.
If you spend the night in Ait Ben Haddou, choose a hotel with a view at the kasbah like Hotel la Kasbah. The first time in Ait Ben Haddou we stayed in the Auberge nextdoor to this hotel.
From the window of our room and the terrace we had a splendid view at the kasbah.
Especially at sunset or sunrise it is nice to sit there and see the changing of colours of the red coloured kasbah, while drinking your tea.
The picture is taken from the terrace of our Auberge.
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