Best thing is the price - only MAD 1069 for 2 twin rooms 1 night.
The airport pick-up by taxi was well-arranged and the driver was on time. Omar, the owner, came out to the main street to pick us up at the drop-off point (since car cannot reach the Riad) to the Riad. It was well-organised at this point.
We arrived at 12pm, but Omar still served us a nice breakfast. Food was simple and nice but nothing special.
Service – we booked 2 rooms for 4 people. They were not ready when we arrived, so we went out. When we returned at 10pm, the rooms were ready. Omar took the time to have a personal chat with us, which was pleasant and interesting.
Rooms – A bit dated but decent. Hot water was available but limited. One of my friends (who took the later turn for shower) did not have hot water mid-way through. Shampoo and shower gels were not available. The toilet did not have any window, so any smell would go straight into the room. One of the beds was right next to the entrance of the toilet.
Worst – Departure – Our tour desert trip guide was meant to pick us up from the Riad when we check out. On the day of checking out, Omar said that the tour guide suddenly requested us to be ready 30 minutes earlier, and that Omar himself had to lead us to the pick-up point. However, Omar in fact went to pick-up his own car. We carried our own luggage ourselves to walk to the pick-up point, with Omar right behind us in his own car. He did not offer a ride (I felt that he was like a shepherd and we were the sheep). When we reached the pick-up point, Omar drove off without greeting us goodbye.
I suspect Omar was the one who was in a hurry and had to leave 30 minutes earlier. I was truly disappointed by this. He could have been honest to us and I would be fine.
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