We hated Angel's riad. Our initial impression was okay, but after our first conversation with the riad's owner, we sensed something fishy. When we told her we had booked a trip to the desert with a travel agency, she scoffed, saying, she could could have found us something MUCH cheaper. False. She wanted us to book with her Marrakech 'cronies' instead so she would get a cut of the money, not because her people were safer or better or cheaper. Then when we mentioned we wanted to go to a bath house and get henna, she insisted that SHE arrange it, and that we give our money to her directly. When we opted to arrange it ourselves, the owner got a serious attitude with us. The whole thing was creepy; we couldn't help but feel that she was ripping us off.
To make matters worse, we returned to our room one night only to discover an intolerably putrid smell, reminiscent of a serious sewage leak. It was so bad we couldn't bear it, and decided to tell to owner. When we went to her room, she was angry, saying "This is not my problem. I can do nothing!" Nothing?! Your guests are sleeping in a feces-scented room and you can do nothing? Unbelievable.
Then we got the bill. The owner tried to sneak in an extra night, saying we had stayed for 5 nights when we only stayed for 4. Did she think we wouldn't notice?
This was, without a doubt, our worst riad of an otherwise wonderful trip.