We didn't get off to the best start, arriving late afternoon, we had just been dropped off by a driver of a cooking course we had been to and was assured his "friend" would show us to our Riad for "free". Obviously, it turned out this was not for free and we refused to pay. We were aware of fake guides etc however, we believed the driver & the "guide" were genuine but we were fooled this time. He took us down many small winding streets making it seem impossible for people to find, if you didn't know the area.
However, in the morning we realised (like the owner said) we were actually very close to the main street and 5 minutes from the bus station so the location was good.
Paying on arrival was not simple, as others have said, the price on the booking website was in euros so he calculated his own price in Dirham and we agreed to pay, this was a few Dirham more than we expected but as this was pence (in our local currency) we just paid it.
For the price, I feel I can't complain too much, however, for a similar price we experienced much better Riads in Morocco. This one wasn't really clean, my friend found hairs that were not hers) in the bed. The bathroom sink and shower were broken. Also it was quite a cold room.
I didn't have a very good nights sleep, someone very close (we were in a room on the ground floor next to the reception) was watching TV very loudly until very late (gone 11.30pm) at night then again from 4-5am (prayer time) onwards.
Breakfast was very basic, just bread and jam.
I have been honest, hopefully not too pedantic, and hope this helps someone make a decision on staying here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This riad welcomes you to marrakech , where we want you to have a good time and feel at home with us,and experience the true life of the medina ( old city) and marrakech.This riad is one of the oldest houses in Marrakesh,it was built in the 17th century,it has the original doors and the walls are 60cms thick, we have a lovely roof terrace where you can go to relax if the hustle and bustle becomes to much for you. we are 10/15 min walk to jemmna el fna (famous square) and other historic attractions ,we are also 5 min walk to the local bus station and coach station, also we have 2 supermarkets a 5 min walk away .The famous majorelle jardin is only 5/8 mins away from us too.Excursions can be arranged from the riad and car rental can also be arranged for you. So come and have a stress free holiday with us. ... more less
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