Riad Abad has gone out of business. I guess. And they left us in a what could have been a really bad situation. They were supposed to have someone meet us at the airport. No one showed up. We couldn't raise them on the phone. We finally just got a cab (this is Marrakech, where NOTHING is easy) and made our way there. We found their door (also not easy) and it still said Riad Abad but no one responded. We came back in an hour. Still no one. I finally knocked on a neighbor's door, and through their kindness we finally found a place to stay. The neighbor's had no idea what happened to Abad (they spoke no English and my French is very poor). What kind of people leave you in that situation?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Une situation exceptionnelle, a trente metres de la celebre place Jemaa el Fna, coeur touristique et ame de Marrakech, a l'entree des souks et a proximite des monuments de la ville, le riad ABAD, veritable maison d'hotes, situe dans une ruelle calme et securisee a garde tout le charme des vieilles demeure allie au confort de notre temps, des chambres toute en authenticite, spacieuses et confortables, une terrasse donnant sur la place Jemaa el Fna, la Koutoubia et les montagnes enneigees du haut Atlas. Vous apprecierez la qualite de l'accueil et du service, le sourire en plus de vos hotes qui sauront egalement vous conseiller et vous orienter pour un sejour plus reussi a Marrakech et au Maroc... (Direction francaise) Description de votre etablissement (en anglais) : An exceptional situation, in thirty meters of the famous Jemaa el Fna place, the tourist heart and the soul of Marrakesh, at the gate of souks and near the most famous monuments of the city, the riad ABAD, hosts' real house, situated in a quiet and secure alley, all the charm of the old "demeure" allied to the modern comfort. Rooms quite in authenticity, spacious and comfortable, a terrace giving onto the place Jemaa el Fna, the Koutoubia and the snowy mountains of the High Atlas. You will appreciate the quality of the welcome and the service, the smile besides your hosts who will also know how to recommend to you and direct you for a stay more made a success in Marrakesh and in Morocco... ( French Management, english spocken) ... more less