Booked this via Lastminute.com and it is satisfactory. Fatima (the third wife of the elderly owner) organised a car pick up from the airport. The driver spent the time texting instead of focusing on the road and ran down two men en route to the riad. We were sat in the back while a big row ensued. Fatima was less than sympathetic when we arrived. We ending up paying 50% of the agreed (high) price as we explained that we felt we had nearly been injured with such an experience. Throughout our stay we felt that the atmosphere was frosty, although Aziz the waiter was kind. He gets well tipped by tourists at the end of their stay and he is helpful so deserves it. The walk to the Djmaa El Fna is straightforward once you grasp it - and it takes a while. You get a lot of hassle from boys/men telling you the wrong way so they can step in and help you once you are lost. You end up paying for this with money or they get aggressive. Fatima has a hand drawn map but it is not that great. Ask a fellow tourist to tell you the way! If this had not been part of my lastminute.com trip I would get a riad nearer the square I think. Also one with slightly friendlier service.
Bonus was the gigantic bed. I did sleep really well here but did have ear plugs and an eye mask! Breakfasts are more than adequate.
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Amssaffah Marrakech
- Riad Amssaffah Hotel Marrakech