When we found Dar Loulema we were excited to be close to the ocean within the outer perimeters of the medina. After climbing 4 flights of stairs to the "suite" that had been reserved in our name we found it to be a shockingly small room for the 150 euros we had committed. The room bordered the top terrace of the riad which had a decent view but the room's latched wood "windows" were not enough to hold back the cold of the persistent night wind of Essoaouira nor buffer the shrill screeching of flocks of seagulls early in the morning. We tolerated the close quarters, poorly lit bathroom with little to no water pressure, worn furniture and white bedspreads against whitewashed walls, but were most taken off guard by the obvious lack of hospitality by the management. There were no attempts to make amends for the cramped room they reserved for us at an inflated price. However, they did offer us a larger room for 70 more euros. Other than that one exchange, as a previous reviewer stated, there was simply no one to be found to welcome or guide guests or serve breakfast at the designated time. When breakfast was finally served we found it to be as mediocre as the room and the management. We found this particular establishment not to be representative of the warm hospitality generally found in Morocco. We departed early and we would not recommend staying here because of the inflated prices and the disrespectful attitude of the management.
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