As we arrived late in the evening we had arranged dinner at the riad which was very good but was very overpriced at 15 euros per person! You can eat in the main square restaurants for less than that for two people.
The main issue with riad was lack of soundproofing, you could every movement and conversation of anyone else within the building which meant no sleep for us. The beds were like sleeping on concrete too which didn't help. Everything was a little bit shabby and in need of refurbishmentreally which is a shame as it could be a wonderful place to stay.
We also booked a day trip to essaouira via the riad which was an absolute disaster. We were picked up at 8am by taxi and driven to a busy junction to connect with the tour bus but there was no explanation of this. The bus finally turned up at 8.50am so we and others piled on. We had nly driven about 5 minutes before we stopped and appeared to be waiting for something, about ten minutes later another couple pulled up in a taxi and joined the bus! We had been told that we would be dropped back to our riad in the evening but were dropped back at the busy junction and had to make our own way there. We paid 300 dirhams each for this trip and were told by others on the bus that that had paid half that price! So do not book excursions via the riad is our advice!
Having said that the best thing about the riad is Hassan the manager! He was smiling and happy the whole time and nothing was too much trouble for him. He is definitely their best asset without a doubt!
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