The high ranking for this "hotel" (more like a restaurant with a few neglected rooms above it) on Trip Advisor is VERY suspicious. It's true that the setting is not bad, across from a lovely yet disgracefully garbage-strewn beach. But the rooms are nothing special, even dingy, and the service was easily the worst I've experienced in many many months, if not years (I work in the travel business and spend around 200 nights a year in hotels). Upon arrival I was greeted with a veritable Wall of Disdain, and the assurance that no, I hadn't made a reservation. When I lugged my computer out to find it, the reception staff said they'd been given the wrong date by booking.com --highly unlikely. As it turns out, I was the ONLY GUEST that night. My room was cramped and unappealing, and more than twice the price of far superior rooms I've had elsewhere in Morocco.
Another note on the price: the manager/waiter insisted on overcharging me: 60euros rather than the 55 guaranteed by booking.com. I decided it wasn't worth quibbling over.
Dinner --a semi-endearing facsimile of French seafood fare-- was similarly overpriced. When I'd finished, the waiter asked when I'd like to have breakfast. I replied "7:30 would be great", to which he snapped, "Not before 8!", causing me to wonder why he asked me in the first place.
The next morning I wanted to make a phone call, and was informed by yet another surly employee that the hotel didn't have a phone! Incredible!
- Also Known As:
- Issa Blanca Hotel Oualidia