Me and my boyfriend have just arrived home after what was meant to be a 3 night stay in DAR zitouna.
Forst of all, we thought we were going to a completely different hotel named 'riad zitouna' in fes, over 200km away, but then relaised after we got home (after not even 1 night staying here) we discovered we were looking at the wrong hotel completely!!!
We arrived and got hassled so much by the locals, that we ended up just sitting in our room. we were the only people staying here, and the lady that worked at the hotel could not speak a word of english.
We then decided to go back out and try to get in the Moroccan spirit, but ended up getting harssed by locals,men eyeing the women up and nearly getting charged £20.00 for a pack of cigarettes! we then decided to go back to the hotel as we were actually scared, but didnt find it after about 20 minutes of looking, and ended up getting lost.
we finally found it, went straight to our room and got the next flight home at 12:10pm the next day, however, we got a taxi to the airport at 7:30pm that evening as we did not want to stay a minute longer, and ended up sleeping in the airport for 15 hours!!!!
we have NEVER been so relieved to see Gatwick airport in our lives, and would never go back to Marrakesh, as we were hassled non stop, no one spoke english, hotel was hard to find, and we couldnt even find a place to eat, so we would not go here again!!!!!!
You cant event get to the hotel in the taxi as it is down so many tiny side streets, so a young boy(no older than 12 years old) took our bags in a wheelbarrow and took it up the side streets. he then followed us INTO our hotel and would not leave until we gave more money even thought i refused tog ive him any more than 2 euros several tiems.
there was also a group of about 5 lads sitting outside the hotel which waas very intimidating, just eyeing us up and staring.
all in all, we stayed at this hotel for about 6 hours and you can see what a awful experience we had.
we would never ever go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Called after the giant olive tree reigning inside the central courtyard, this unique place has another mistress, Lalla Khadija, whose smile welcomes all our guests with the purest Moroccan tradition. This little 5 rooms ryad in Marrakesh is ideal for families and appreciated by kids who love to toddle in the plunge pool. Remarkably situated within reach to all the biggest traditional parts of the medina and its notorious saints, there is nowhere better to sip a mint tea than on the Dar Zitouna top terrace admiring gorgeous orange sunsets and listening to the Voices of Marrakech. Magic times await for you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dar Zitouna Hotel Marrakech