We have just got back from a fantastic week in Marrakech, staying at the Riu Tikida Garden hotel, courtesy of Thomson Holidays. Only one slight downer, we were ripped off on two rugs that we bought from a shop next to the hotel.
The guys in the shop appeared friendly and when we showed interest in the rugs at the back of the store, the traditional bartering began. It was dimly lit, yet the rugs looked ok. We got them down to much less than the asking price and we thought we had a bargain. Upon paying with my debit card, I was informed that there would be a 400 Dhiram commission. I agreed but only to find later that the bank did not charge a commission fee! The rugs were being wrapped at this time, ready for our trip home. Upon unwrapping them back home, we discovered that one was badly stained and the other half faded from where it had been hung over a line or wall at some time. Not what we had paid for!!! So be aware of the gift shop next to the spice shop to the left of the entrance to the hotel. The guy is a crook. There you go Ali. Your Trip Advisor review as requested.