Hi, I would like to share my experience at the Riad Dubai 4 stars (supposedly) hotel.
First of all, the Riad is quite hard to find. It is located deep in a Kasbah. At one point, getting there, my husband and I thought the man in charge of the hotel (Mustafa) was tricking us into a dark corner of the kasbah to steal our suitcases...
The inside of the Riad is charming. The lady in charge of the cooking and cleaning is really welcoming, polite and nice. We liked her very much. There are only 5 rooms in the Riad. The rooms are dark (no light) and the bathrooms smell horribly. There is no lock on the door, which worried my husband and I. Fortunately, nothing was stolen.
The bed is also not particularly comfortable and the whole Riad is certainly not soundproofed, so you hear absolutely everything.
Please, if you are to take an excursions to either the desert or around Marrakech, do not make business with the Riad. All the prices are in euros, because the exchange rate is much more profitable for them and since we are Canadians, they invented an exchange rate and although we refused to pay that rate, we had too in order to avoid a heated argument. I advise you to take your business somewhere else.
My husband and I would have been really happy if this Riad was a youth hostel. For having traveling around the world, I can tell you that this Riad really looked like certain youth hostel I have come across. Unfortunately, this hotel is qualified as a 4 stars one, which we think is absurd. We were expecting something much more high class. That being said, it was a real Moroccan experience, which we kind of enjoyed...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the Kasbah of Marrakech is our beautiful Riad Dubai, 5 different beautiful suites with every comfort, air conditioning, safe, bath & shower, mini bar, SAT TV, internet wifi. Said the owner will prepare a special Moroccan cuisine for you, a terrace is waiting for you to relax and unwind, we organize all kinds of excursions in Marrakech and Morocco, a shuttle service to all airport transfers. Said and his wife Malika are waiting to offer you a pleasant and impeccable holiday . "Welcome to Riad Dubai" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dubai Hotel Marrakech