i went away with my girlfriend, having seen the pictures and the reviews on the website. All I can say is that I do not know how anyone can give this place more than a 2* rating.
The first piece of advice to highlight to any others thinking of going here is BEWARE! Contrary to one or two other reviews, there is NO CINEMA ROOM and there is NO CHEF THAT COOKED for the King of Jordan.
The Riad is about a 30minutes drive from Marakech (further than expected), and in the middle of nowhere, surround by barren land with some dead trees scattered around. The pool area looked quite nice, but we were invaded by an army of flies that made it impossible to lie still for more than 2 minutes at a time. In the absence of the expected cinema room, there is absolutely nothing to do in this place - the flies made it impossible to sit outside, and on a rainy day it is pure boredom.
The food was overpriced and unappetizing. I got ill with food poisoning and when my gf asked for a light meal for me, the hotel odd job man brough a bowl of vegetables and plain rice for her too! The foos is more expensive and no where near as good as at the restaurant in the Meridien N'fils, in which we stayed for the first 2 days of our stay. The rooms were ok, but the plug in the bath did not work properly, so our romantic shower did not happen either. I was utterly miserable there.
We read the guestbook and saw ridiculous comments such as "Waffle (name of the female owner), Riad Tammou will liv in our hearts forever." Call me cynical, but such adornment for what is, essentially, a basic building in the middle of a desert, appears to be a little overblown.
If you want to stay somewhere cheaper, with better food, a nicer pool area, and better located, I woul go for the Meridien N'fis - every time.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Tammou Marrakech
- Riad Tammou Hotel Marrakech