We arrived in Zagora after a rather long day driving down from Marrakech. After being shown round 2 other hotels(which we didn't stay at due to a. No locks and b. no hot water), we reluctantly settled for the Hotel Reda. The grand entrance was deceiving. The only light on in the huge marble entrance hall was at the reception. 3 people sat with clearly nothing to do (and probably thinking "why on earth have you chosen this hotel?!?!). Having paid the not so cheap fee for the night (£60) we were lead across an eerily silent courtyard full of deck chairs and a large pool. No other guests spotted yet...
We entered the far side of the building to the pitch black corridors, where the concierge felt his way toward where the light switch was. 3 measley light bulbs hardly lit the very long, brown carpeted, blank walled, institutional corridors. Very eerie indeed! The room was extremely dated. Both plug sockets were hanging out of the wall. The plastic tiles on the wall were falling apart and even had a few missing. The bath felt like sandpaper. Not ideal.
We went for supper in the hotel restaurant, which, surprise surprise, was empty, apart from some locals having a chat. As we came in, their conversation stopped and they all turned around and stared at us. At the same time, the smell of faeces in the dining room hit us. We drove to a local restaurant which was fine.
Some hours later, at around 2am, we were both woken up with a horribly intense smell in our room, similar to that in the dining room, but far stronger. The smell which hits right at the back of the throat...I would have packed up and left had I not been uncomfortable leaving our room, being one of the only guests in the huge hotel with around 100 rooms... It really was very unpleasant. I woke up after very little sleep in a foul mood and in a hurry to leave. Breakfast, which was included in the price of the room, was forced down outside after we had confirmed that the foul stench was still in the dining room.
Awful. This was the only low point of a fantastic trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near The Draa Valley, the Reda Hotel located in Zagora , south of morocco, the typical sahara, has 149 rooms and 5 suites, 02 big pools , 02 restaurants, 01 bar, a private parking, wifi in the hall of the hotel, tnneis court, big garden, traditionnal bath ( hammam).TV, phone, bathroom, separate toilet, hair drying,...... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Reda Hotel Zagora