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Updated September 6, 2016 / João Leitão / 7 Comments / Filed in: / Reading time 7 minutes
Hotel in Morocco offers 3 nights FREE to Travel Bloggers

Hotel in Morocco offers 3 nights FREE to Travel Bloggers

Dar Rita

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.

Hotel in Ouarzazate

Hotel in Ouarzazate

❓ 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???

View of Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate

View of Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate

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.

UNESCO Ksar of Ait Benhaddou in Ouarzazate

UNESCO Ksar of Ait Benhaddou in Ouarzazate

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

Main set for Kingdom of Heaven's movie

Main set for Kingdom of Heaven’s movie

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.

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.

Free hotel for travel bloggers

Free hotel for travel bloggers

📌 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

Kasbah Taourirt in Ouarzazate

Kasbah Taourirt 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

Ksar of Ait Benhaddou

Ksar of Ait Benhaddou

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.

Kasbah Tifoultoute in Ouarzazate

Kasbah Tifoultoute in Ouarzazate

3️⃣️ Day 3 – Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint

Tassoumaat in Ouarzazate

Tassoumaat in Ouarzazate

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.

Oasis Fint

Oasis Fint

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:

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

Bedroom in Dar Rita

❓ 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.

View of the great mosque of Ouarzazate in the city center

View of the great mosque of Ouarzazate in the city center

❓ 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.

Ouarzazate City storks

Ouarzazate City storks

❓ 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.

💻 Travel bloggers staying at Dar Rita


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Indeed Morocco is full of friendly people! thank you for your comment.

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Wow! What a cool idea. This is what we call in Portuguese, “um ovo de Colombo”. The definition of a great deal: everybody comes out with something sweet.

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What a great idea and offer! The hotel looks wonderful and the town, interesting. I’ll keep it in mind for the future.

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Waw! What a cool opportunity for travel bloggers!
I wish i could take part in it but already planned another long trip!
I was in Morocco in 2007 but not in this place, would be cool to visit!
Cool country to explore, wish luck to the ones who ll win this opportunity!

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Wow, Morocco has always enticed me, and this post is one more reason to start planning the trip already! Will definitely get in touch whenever I do plan:)

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Wow, your offer is most generous and although i am a very active blogger, this site is less popular.

However, I would rather pay for my room if you can assist me with a solo trip: best time to travel, any on the ground local travel vendors to contact and most important how I might meet and interview local artisans.

Not all travelers are proficient outside their comfort zones and after a trip to Turkey I have found it is necessary to add other travel locations to my usual European destinations.

In return I would happily write how a solo mature traveler can visit Morocco and your city in particular.

Hope to see you later this year

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Greetings! Whatever help you might need to prepare your trip, don’t hesitate to ask. Morocco is quite easy to travel, even for solo girls such as you. 🙂 thank you for your comment.

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