Unfortunately, on our way to 'Zitoune', of which I should say, we didn't have very high expectations, we were mistakenly taken to Riad Siwan (See my other review).
I say "Unfortunately" because Siwan is soooo gorgeous it does rather tend to make others seem incredibly dull and shabby by comparison. Zitoune falls into this category.
The Riad is huge and has incredible potential but it breaks my heart to see it needing so much tlc. The original standard of finish is incredibly high but the Riad has suffered from lack of investment by the owners. It appears that in preference to restoring and improving the original building, which could be stunning, they have bought the Riad next door and built a number of new rooms, which remind one of every budget motel room in the world.
Our room wasn't all that well cleaned if I am to be truthful. My wife and I did debate complaining but as we were only there for two days we thought that we could live with it for that long.
Staff were ok, would have been improved by a nice smart uniform but in general all was 'ok'.
At the right price this Riad would make a great base as it is right in the middle of the City but any more than travel lodge prices and you may feel let down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Youth Paradise for backpackers who are really curious to discover the Moroccan life style in the Beautiful Riad just renovated and maintained in accordance with local traditions, an interior patio and a terrace with a beautiful view of the Medina. ... more less
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