Me and my partner loved to spend a night at Diyar Timnay. The contact with the hotel staff started the moment we get out the bus. I had introduced wrong coordinates in my GPS and was about to start walking towards the pointed spot when I was approached by a man who was introducing his accommodation business to arriving tourists. Well, by coincidence he was the owner (?) of Diyar Timnay and in that moment I was saved from walking about 1 km to somewhere just to find there was nothing there and with the difficult task to find by myself where would the hotel be located.
Anyway... about the place... close to perfection. Only tiny minus thing was the space management in the bedroom. It wasn't small, but quite stuffed, including an extra bed. Because of that, there was no space to sit comfortably by the desk.
But as I said, what a minor problem this was! The staff was more than perfect. Whatever we needed, whatever we asked, it was immediately solved and answered. The moment we decided to visit Volubis, there he was, the hotel owner, helping us dealing with the taxi drivers. We were asked at what time we wanted breakfast, we were allowed to stay in the restaurant just using as a lounge, making no expense but enjoying the gorgeous room to write our blogs and read and chat. Later on, much later, we did order something and it was delicious. Never in my life tried an almond smoothie, although I come from an almond land (South of Portugal)... freshly squeezed orange juice for an Euro... couldn't believe the price... a delicious fruit salad only with fresh fruit.
Internet Wi-Fi was solid and worked in a stable way all the time we were there, both in the bedroom and in the restaurant.
Breakfast was quite above expectations: we were served a glass of natural orange juice, a boiled egg, a Morocco style pancake, a basket with two kinds of fresh bread, home made orange jam, butter, cream cheese, mint tea (coffee as an option to this). It was all so good that the breakfast will remain in our memory.
Location of the hotel couldn't be any better. It's in a backstreet from the main square. As a result, it's quite all the time and still it's 2 min walking to the square where all the action happens (market, bus, taxis, etc).
So... to conclude the review: if you are looking for a fancy unpersonalized hotel, forget this one. Diyar Timnay is a place for true travelers looking for genuine hospitality, still with Western standards, all the commodities offered in a simple way and a great quality for the price ratio.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Diyar Timnay Hotel & Restaurant: a better base than Meknas, Tip Rating: ... Diyar has 10 rooms and a restaurant. Each room comes with a private bathroom. ... more less
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