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“Was sent here but I'd booked somewhere else” 3 of 5 stars
Review of L'arbre et l'oiseau

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9 Derb Bounouar | Kaat Benahid Medina, Marrakech Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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“Was sent here but I'd booked somewhere else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

I'd booked a room at the Riad Ghallia, but when I arrived I was infuriated to be told that I had been put in another, L'Arbre et L'Oiseau, and that "it was the same thing - they both belong to the same owner", which irritated me and got things off to a bad start.

(All that I saw of the original Riad Ghallia was when I had to trek round there when I left, because for some reason I couldn't pay by credit card in L'Arbe et L'Oiseau. )

The only thing I really enjoyed about this place was breakfast on the roof. Otherwise, the room was just a closed-off bit of corridor with a few bits of cheap vaguely Islamic-looking pieces of furnture (e.g. an unusable chair designed like a Koran stand, and a low table with vaguely Malian-looking wooden heads sticking out of each end), and I found it very, very difficult to find again if I went out.

I left Marrakesh with a sour taste in my mouth, and it was largely due to this riad.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Address: 9 Derb Bounouar | Kaat Benahid Medina, Marrakech Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #429 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 6

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