Dar Rita – Ouarzazate hotel – is another project by RJ Travel Agency owner’s Rita and João Leitão. The hotel is located in one of the old neighborhoods of Ouarzazate city, two minutes by taxi from the city center and the international airport. This small hotel in Morocco focus on comfort and privacy at good prices. Dar Rita guest house opened its doors back in 2010. Since then, we have received thousands of clients that enjoy their time in our company.
The main purpose of this boutique guest house is to welcome travelers who are on the Marrakech to Sahara Desert route, with Ouarzazate being the ideal stopping point. Every year we make sure to provide happiness, comfort, and quality of service to our customers around the world. Welcome to our “Ouarzazate hotel”!.
Traditional Moroccan house built with 7 rooms and one 2-room apartment spread around into more than 300 m2 of living area.
Basically, the story behind this Portuguese hotel in Morocco begins when João invited his sister Rita to join him and live in Morocco and start a tourism project together.
Dar Rita is located in one of Ouarzazate’s typical neighborhoods called Hay Tassoumaat and has been created to provide the best in terms of Ouarzazate accommodation. The decoration of the house is in Moroccan style mixing objects from various countries of the world including Portugal, Mauritania, Iraq, Oman, Bulgaria, Turkey, etc. There is a vast library scattered around the house, table games, a computer and even free fast wireless internet throughout the house and rooms.
This area of Ouarzazate is located near the river bank, near the entrance to the city coming from Marrakech. It is a very interesting neighborhood, full of local life, inhabited by a community of Berber origin. Tassoumaat is the ideal place to feel how true Morocco lives its daily life, and one of the best places in Ouarzazate to interact with local people who still live according to their ancestors. The atmosphere is very genuine, with children playing in the alleys, and women preparing bread in the communal oven. And of course, the architecture is also traditional, with houses being built with natural mud-based materials.
Ouarzazate hotel detailed information
- Sté Dar Rita s.a.r.l (maisons d’hôtes 2e catégorie)
- Open since 2010
- 7 rooms with bathroom + shower + AC + heating
- 1 restaurant for a total of 20 people
- Terrace with caidal tent
- TV, library and game area
Double rooms with breakfast at 50 Euros and others at 40 Euros (25 Euros or 20 Euros per person per night).
Dar Rita promo video
Where is Ouarzazate
Ouarzazate is a city in southern Morocco, situated at an altitude of 1150 meters, right in the Atlas Mountains.
Ouarzazate is a fabulous destination with a huge list of things to see and to keep you occupied for a couple of days up to a week. 200km south of Marrakech – Ouarzazate Morocco – is considered a gateway to the Sahara Desert although the weather conditions here are sometimes quite different from those expected when you think about Morocco: Winters can be harsh, with snowfall in the surrounding mountains and occasionally in the city. As expected, summers are hot with temperatures rise above 40 during the month of July and August.
Ksar Ait Benhaddou • UNESCO site
Ait Benhaddou is a fortified village, 30 km from Ouarzazate. Situated along the caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech, this is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. Ten families still live within the ksar preserving their customs and ancient traditions. Ait Benhaddou was listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.