We booked the Riad Taroudant as we were only spending four nights in Morocco and wanted to sample the surrounding area (goats in trees, Atlas mountains etc). However, on our first night after having checked in we set out to explore the town only to find upon our return that we had been locked out. After calling the reception desk countless times and ringing the doorbell for over an hour (the website says the reception is open 24 hours) we had to try and find somewhere else to stay. But nowhere in Taroudant would accept us as our passports were locked inside the Riad Taroudant, just as things were looking very desperate some kind people took pity on us and to cut a long story short after about two hours and relying completely on the kindness of strangers the Palais Salam hotel let us stay there (I cannot express enough the gratitude we felt towards the staff at the Palais Salam and their calm efficiency).
On return the next morning we were offered a free night at The Riad Taroudant - however it wasn't really free for us as we'd had to pay elsewhere, and one other night at half price so we decided to persevere.
We then enquired about two other services that are offered on the website, a selection of food - being vegetarian and having travelled extensively in Morocco we realised that this could be a problem so we were pleased to see that the Riad offered Moroccan and in their own words 'more familiar food ' and excursions, however it turned out that neither trips or 'familiar food' were available, so the next day we decided to check out.
All of this was a real shame as the Riad is decorated beautifully and the one breakfast we had there was great, but it couldn't really make up for a night nearly having to sleep rough or the lack of promised services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Taroudant is located in the center town of Taroudant. It has been fully renovated in 2008 in the berber style. Each of the 16 rooms has its bathroom, air conditionning, television. We offer a swimming pool, three lounges, a traditionnal hammam and a big terrasse with its pergola and a large mexican garden. Fouzia will cook for you wonderfull moroccan diners and splendid breakfasts. Riad Taroudant is also a transport and hiking agency. We offer hikes for a day, in the mountains or in others natural and cultural spots. ... more less
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