When we first arrived at the Riad, I have to admit I was nothing short of gutted. Whilst it was pretty, albeit a bit shabby, it looked nothing like the glamorous pictures on the websites! We were starving, having been travelling all day and were looking forward to a meal, however there was no restuarant or dining area...and we were in the middle of nowhere! However the staff were so lovely, they brought out some food for us but the lack of menu or services in this regard was disappointing. We were a little disorientated and due to us being the only ones in the riad a little lost...and with very little information.
However the next day, in the sunshine, things were a lot better. The staff waited on us hand and foot, and plyed us with drinks and snacks by the pool. The hospitality was impeccable. The riad itself felt a little 'unloved' as none of the berber tents, outdoor beds were there as are in the photos. There were also none of the candles and decorative pieces and it generally could do with a lick of paint and certainly new sunbeds etc! We wondered if it's let itself go recently as it felt like shabby chic, which is fine, but not really at the price we were paying.
All in all, just be aware you are a good 20 minute taxi ride from town, you cant order anything there but they will treat you like royalty and is great escapism! Just make sure you're not paying an obscene amount as this riad needs some love!
- Also Known As:
- Riad Tammou Marrakech
- Riad Tammou Hotel Marrakech