Hotel in Morocco offers 3 nights FREE to Travel Bloggers
Updated September 6, 2016 / João Leitão / 7 Comments / Filed in: Morocco 🇲🇦 / Reading time 7 minutes
Are you a travel blogger?
Are you setting up and organizing your trip to Morocco?
Do you want to stay 3 nights for free on a cozy, comfortable and beautiful Moroccan guest house?
DAR RITA is located in the city of Ouarzazate – the Gates of Sahara.
This guest house is offering 3 nights free to all travel bloggers in the world.
This giveaway prize is worth 135 Euros / US$150.
❓ Why am I sharing this on my blog?
Well, the hotel is mine. I am DAR RITA’s owner. Being a travel blogger for many years made me understand the importance of getting in touch with other bloggers. Ouarzazate is an amazing region so I do this to promote it. I also love to get freebies, so I’m sure this “giveaway” will be interesting for you.
🗺 Ouarzazate? Ouar-is-that???
Ouarzazate is in south Morocco between the High Atlas and Sahara desert. It is called the “Gate of Sahara”. The city is the starting point for tours in the desert and to the route of the 1001 Kasbahs. The region around Ouarzazate offers lush landscapes with villages camouflaged in the arid scenery of the mountains and with hidden oasis covered with palm trees.
For a long time, Ouarzazate was a small crossing point for sub-Saharan African traders on their way to northern Morocco and further more north to Europe.
The fortified village Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, west of Ouarzazate, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valleys of Drâa and Dades, with their large canyons, are another of the great attractions within Ouarzazate range.
ℹ️ What to see in and around Ouarzazate: Kasbah Tifoultoute, Kasbah des Cigognes, Kasbah Taourirt, Film Museum, Atlas Film Studios, CLA Film Studios, Sunday market (souk), Lake Ehdabi el-Mansour, Fint Oasis, Tassoumaat neighborhood, Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, Rose Valley and Berber villages, Telouet Kasbah in the Atlas Mountains, Gorges du Dades Canyons, Gorges du Todra Canyons, Gorges du Mgoun Canyons, Fint Oasis and River, Skoura Palm Grove, Taznakht Carpet Village, Jbel Adad Petroglyphs, Toundoute Village with kasbahs and Dinosaur location, Agdz Palm Grove, Zagora, Tinfou Dunes, etc.
🎬 Hollywood – Bollywood – Ouarzazate
The uniqueness of its landscape provided the backdrop to many films, some of them historical as Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy and Gladiator, among others. Ouarzazate holds the headquarters of Atlas Corporation studios and also a museum of cinema.
🎦 Did you watch this movie – Kingdom of Heaven?
Well, the city castle and all the desert landscapes are from Ouarzazate. Jerusalem castle set is just 3KM from DAR RITA, out in the open of the biggest cinema studio in the world.
🎦 And did you watch Game of Thrones, Season 3?
Game of Thrones was filmed in Ouarzazate city studios, in Fint Oasis and in Ksar of Ait Benhaddou.
Jon Jensen and Alex Court, for CNN: Filming ‘Game of Thrones’ where winter never comes and James Teideman on Skyscanner: 38 amazing Game of Thrones locations.
🎦 How about this one? – Gladiator?
The arena where Russell Crowe fights in Africa is located in Ait Benhaddou. You can visit the arena, the cells and other featured places of the movie.
IMDb Most Popular: 111 Movie Titles filmed in Ouarzazate, Morocco.
What do you have to do to get your 3 nights free?
Dar Rita – Hotel Ouarzazate offers you fully equipped rooms, private bathroom, air-conditioner and free Internet WIFI. All rooms of DAR RITA are beautifully decorated to make your stay unforgettable.
📌 Step-by-step explanations:
- ✅ This offer has no deadline. It will always be available.
- ✅ It is not accepted BLOGNAME.blogspot.com or BLOGNAME.wordpress.com domains. Only .com – .net – .org – .uk – and other normal domains are entitled to receive this giveaway.
- ✅ All bloggers accepted, not just the famous ones. It doesn’t matter if you have 100.000 or 100 followers. BUT, you have to be an ACTIVE blogger.
- ✅ Send me your blog url, FB, Twitter, Instagram and G+ page.
- ✅ I have to book the room for you in advance, because I often have full house.
- ✅ You get 3 nights free – Bed & Breakfast.
- ✅ You have to write a blog post talking about Ouarzazate, about what to visit and where to stay: Dar Rita – MINIMUM 1000 WORDS. Talk about the hotel, its ambiance and all the amenities it offers.
- ✅ During the 3 days you stay in the hotel, you’ll have free wireless internet, so you have to send some pics of Ouarzazate and DAR RITA to your fans on Facebook and Instagram.
- ✅ From the moment you are booked, you have to share my Nomad Revelations blog on your Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon and Google+. You also have to follow me in all those Social Media accounts.
- ✅ If you’re up to all these “rules” then you’re set, I welcome you.
- ✅ Contact me.
🏜 What to do for 3 days in Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate and its surrounding can get you busy for many days. So it is easy to be entertained for 3 days.
1️⃣️ Day 1 – Arrival in Ouarzazate
If you arrive by Supratours bus from Marrakesh, you’ll get to Ouarzazate around 1pm. If you get from Supratours Bus coming from the desert, you’ll get to Ouarzazate around 4pm. So, if you arrive by bus, you can set up in the hotel, go out to have lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the city center, the Kasbah Taourirt and the Cinema Museum. 1st night at DAR RITA.
2️⃣️ Day 2 – Ouarzazate Main historical sites
On the second day you can visit the two Cinema Studios, Kasbah Tifoultoute, Ksar of Ait Benhaddou and Kasbah des Cignognes. This will be a full day. You can either get a taxi to see all this or rent a car. Renting a taxi to take you to all these places will cost you from 200 to 250 DH. Driver, car, fuel and waiting included. 2nd night at DAR RITA.
3️⃣️ Day 3 – Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint
In the morning you can explore around Tassoumaat district, and after lunch you set your things to explore Fint Oasis, located just 10 km away from the city center. This is basically the most beautiful oasis in south Morocco. 3rd night at DAR RITA.
ℹ️ Q&A about Ouarzazate
❓ Where is Ouarzazate located?
Ouarzazate is a famous city in south Morocco. Located just 200 KM of Marrakesh – on the other side of the Atlas Mountains Range. Ouarzazate is half way from Marrakesh and the Sahara Desert dunes of Erg Chebbi.
❓ How much is the bus to Ouarzazate?
Supratours BUS ticket from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate costs 90 DH. Visit the Supratours website for exact information. Supratours BUS ticket from Ouarzazate to Erg Chebbi Dunes costs 200 DH
❓ What kind of room will I get?
All our rooms are very nice so you get something like this:
❓ I’m traveling with someone else, what should I do?
It’s OK, I mean where one sleeps there is always room for two. I’ll give you a double bed anyway, even if you come alone. So your partner is more than welcome without extra fee. Breakfast is plenty for two as well. This is not a problem. If you wish a twin room with 2 beds, I can also get that. No worries.
❓ What if I’m renting a car? Can I also go?
If you come with your own wheels – by rental car, you will probably get to Ouarzazate before sunset, because you will visit Telouet and Ait Benhaddou on your way. You just need to be a travel blogger to get this freebie. You can park your car on the petrol station near our hotel. This will cost you 20 DH per day, or you can just leave the car parked on the big avenue near the police station for free.
❓ Is Dar Rita located far from the city center?
DAR RITA is located in the old neighborhood of Tassoumat, located exactly 1.9 km / 1.1 mi from the city center. This will take you around 7 up to 10 minutes walk. You can alternatively take a 2 minute taxi that cost 4 DH per person.
❓ Is Ouarzazate a safe city?
Actually, Ouarzazate is one of the safest cities in Morocco. Crime is practically non-existent. DAR RITA’s hotel is located just in the back of the main city police headquarters. When you arrive at DAR RITA, you’ll have to fill up a client’s form, with your personal details. This form will be delivered to the tourist police.
❓ Can I eat cheaply while in Ouarzazate?
Yes, you can eat a full lunch at Restaurant Bahja for 15 DH vegetarian, or 25 DH for meat. Near DAR RITA, there is a man grilling meat every afternoon and you don’t pay more than 10 DH. There are also plenty of other restaurants where you can get tasty pizza for 20 DH. You can also choose many other places where you can eat Moroccan soup for about 4DH
❓ Do you have special prices if I want to stay longer than those 3 days?
DAR RITA is the perfect comfortable place to update your blog, download pictures, write about your adventures, wash your clothes, relax on the terrace, etc. I can offer you weekly prices with a 50% reduction of the normal price.