im kinda at a loss as to why this place gets 5 star reviews from everyone?
ok so its clean and its mostly friendly but is that enough?
we arrived at night in the dark and were dropped off by the driver they had arranged to pick us up at the airport.. they drop you off on a busy rd close to the riad,
a guy with a cart is waiting for you to take you the 3 min walk to the riad.. those 3 mins are thro alleyways etc the guy says nothing until we are outside the riad in a very dark alleyway .. he looks at me at rubs his fingers so i tell my gf to give him his tip (she had the only dirhims we had got qickly at the airport) that we had read was customery and soon learned expected from everyone.. she gave him the coins we had.. 10 dirhims and he said no its 20! 20 20 20 20 he kept saying over and over we said we gave you ten he keeps saying 20 20 20 in a loud verging on aggresive way so my gf eventually had to get on her knees in the dark and rummage thro her bag to find her purse with him standing over her until she could locate a 20 .. he grabs this and also keeps the 10 in change we had already given him.. not the start you want when you are tired and new to a city ! (just wanted to add here that we didnt have any bags for this guy to carry in his cart only the one bag each we carried on the plane so all he did was show us the way from the rd to the riad not sure that deserves a 2 pound odd tip? )
welcome to riad anabel
inside is nice enough our room was the rose suite and it was very small enclosed claustrophobic feeling
plastic shower head in the room was faulty and leaked sprayed everywhere..????
bed was clean and comfortable enough ,, very quiet place..
roof terrace looks better in the pictures
i think it was habbiba who gave us directions to the djena el fna which is a 5 min walk and recommended a place to eat which was great food and great value at only 30 dirhims for a tangine so thanks for that...
breakfast consists of a few local pancakes and 1 egg each (make sure you ask for the eggs as they dont offer) and some jams etc the food they brought wasnt enough for 1 really never mind 2 people? some people on here raved about the food i just didnt get that at all? a few more pancakes would cost them nothing to offer.. the service was so slow and we just didnt feel at ease to ask for more food and felt that it should have been offered? so found ourselves buying food in the st soon after breakfast.. and no im not a massivly huge eater normally,, just normal and whilst on holiday and in a hotel enviroment in a city like that too,,, you expect to be full up on finishing breakfast so you can leave happy ready for exploring... staff need to be trained better..
as i said it is a nice enough place but for the price and having read the amazing reviews posted on here i felt dissapointed. it didnt stand out and if you can afford it stay somehwere a little more upmarket . if i went back id try somewhere new..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Anabel is a beautiful guest house - B&B in the old and traditional Medina of Marrakech. Habiba will welcome you in a real familial and friendly way. Defintely helpful, she will provide services as cookery classes...etc...served with a fluent English, French and Arabic...Welcome to your home! ... more less
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