Oudaya Hotel
Marrakech, Morocco

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Offering traditional Moroccan styling, the hotel is situated in Gueliz new town in walking distance of the Medina.


Facilities

  • Satellite/TV
  • Spa Facilities
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar

Oudaya Hotel has an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers. Further leisure facilities include a Turkish bath and a sauna (both with local charge), billiards and table tennis tables.

Social and dining venues include a pool-side bar and restaurant which offers international and Moroccan cuisine with buffet service at breakfast and A la Carte service at lunch and dinner; a lounge bar and a TV lounge.

Amenities and services available to guests include 24 hour reception with multi-lingual staff, a small selection of shops and lift access to upper floors.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

Rooms

There are 159 guest rooms at the Oudaya Hotel, spread over 5 floors, all of which have a private bathroom. Rooms feature a telephone, satellite TV, a safe deposit box (local charge) and air conditioning.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 568 reviews

Not what I booked

18 Nov 2019
I booked a double room and only had it for the first night. I had requested a room next to a friend via 4 emails that were all ignored. Hotels.com also tried and they promised we would be on the...

Filth. Ignorance .

19 Oct 2019
Worst hotel in the world. Avoid at all costs. We were both terribly ill and had to seek medical help as soon as we came back to the uk. No standards of help cleanliness hospitality whatsoever. you...

Easy to understand review

17 Oct 2019
1. Wi-Fi. Very poor connection. 2. Rooms. Clean, comfortable, usual basic, poor air con, no Wi-Fi signal. 3. Pool. Very cold no sun exposure, no shallow end yet very clean. 4. Food...

Special Information

Morocco Tourist Tax is payable locally to the hotel. Local taxes vary, the cost is approx 1-3 GBP per person, per night. This is not included in the prices shown and is payable directly to the hotel in Morocco Dirhams.

Location

Oudaya Hotel is situated in the Gueliz new town area, about 20 minutes walk from the Djemaa el Fna Square. Marrakech is approx 8km away from Marrakech Airport.

Address: 147 Rue Mohamed El Beqal, Gueliz, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco Telephone: 00212 524 448512

Oudaya Hotel Reviews

Customer Rating 4 / 5 from 5 Customer Reviews

Holiday Date:16th May 2017
Accommodation:Oudaya Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Room Only
(4 suns)

This is our 3rd visit to the same hotel and we enjoy it every time. It's not 5 star but the hotel is clean and tidy with everything you require. The staff are warm and friendly and it's in a great part of Marrakesh.

Holiday Date:11th Nov 2015
Accommodation:Oudaya Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Room Only
(4 suns)

Good. Comfortable.

Holiday Date:18th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Oudaya Hotel
Room:Single - Inland View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Hotel was nice. Staff friendly.

Holiday Date:10th Jan 2015
Accommodation:Oudaya Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Inland View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

The hotel was clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Food at the hotel was beautiful especially at tea time.

Holiday Date:26th Nov 2014
Accommodation:Oudaya Hotel
Room:Single - Inland View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

I stayed 14 nights half board at the Oudaya having got a fantastic deal with Sunshine holidays.

The hotel is located on a side street off Avenue Mohamed V which is the principal route to Place Jemma El Fna and the medina/souks. It's a leisurely 25 minute walk to the city centre but you can catch a No1 bus on Mohamed V for 4 dirhams (about 30p). I only used the petit taxis once - on my return to the airport from Jemma when the taxi driver took me and a back packer for the same price at the No 19 airport bus - 30 dirhams each, obviously a no brainer. Taxis from the airport to the city are apparently extortionate, so I booked a transfer and was taken to the Oudaya, within 5 minutes of arriving at the Travel Republic desk, by car with only one other passenger. Not bad for £4.50.

I paid £18 a night at the Oudaya and got good value for my money. I stayed half board because it was less than £2 a night extra compared to B&B. Breakfast was pretty dire - hard boiled eggs, tomatoes and olives with all the bread and cakes you could eat. I suspect the orange juice was diluted with water on occasion. Coffee and tea are dispensed by a waiter from vacuum flasks and are not always terribly hot. The official rate for breakfast is 50 dirhams and is not worth it.

Dinner is a far more pleasant experience - waiter service, choice of 2 courses for starter, mains and dessert. The official rate is 180 dirhams which is over priced but clearly worth the 2 quid I paid via Sunshine. I found the meals excellent.

The Oudaya has a strict ban on bringing drinks or food into the hotel and have signs to that effect at each of its 2 entrance lobbies. Everybody ignores this but you have to smuggle stuff in and take the empties out each time. The cheapest place for wine and spirits is the Carrefour supermarket which is part of the Shopping Centre on Mohamed V about 5 minutes walk away. For a muslim country I was amazed at how cheap the alcohol was compared to the UK.

The hotel is a bit battered but clean and everything worked. There is a swimming pool but it never gets any sun and I suspect it's used as a plunge pool in high summer when temperatures in Marrakech can hit 45 celsius.

Staff are helpful and friendly and gave me no grief. For the money I paid, I can't fault the Oudaya - Moroccan breakfasts are universally dire as I have found in visits to Agadir in the last 2 years.

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