Our room in the riad was good. The courtyard has birds in it, and bird droppings on the tables, which the staff didn't clean off before serving us breakfast. That's gross.
When we got out of our cab in Marrakech, an annoying "guide" - who I tried everything to get rid of - insisted on taking us to the hotel. On the way he stopped to talk to a girl he knew. When we got to the riad, I had the inevitable argument with the "guide." I wouldn't pay him the five bucks he wanted, since I never hired him and had told him repeatedly that I wasn't interested in his services. He stomped off in a huff.
When we walked in, who did we see working at the riad? The girl he stopped to chat with. She sold us out to a tout! She also offered us juice and tea upon arriving, as is customary to welcome guests in much of Morocco, and later charged us for them. Needless to say she got no tip from us upon check out.
We chose this riad based on tripadvisor's good reviews, but we were disappointed. There are nicer riads that charge less money and practice business in a more honest manner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Dalia, located near the palace of Pasha Glaoui, once home of a boss of it renovated by the miniaturist painter Mohamed El MRAMER, create a calming effect. A vine (Arabic Dalia) and a fountain adorn a patio surrounded by 5 bedrooms. In this haven of serenity, your desires will be satisfied by the artist and his staff. Your vacation will be a dream holiday. Warm welcome, airport transfer, shows organized, traditional Moroccan cuisine. ... more less
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