Posted Aug 5, 2013
The Riad itself was lovely, really clean and rooms were a good size. We had to ask for a fan the second night as it was so stuffy in the room- but 35 degrees so expected! Bathroom in our room wasn't ensuite which I think should have been mentioned when booking, but it was ok, good size and clean. Riad when first arriving was hard to find but lots of 'willing' people to take you there subject to a good price!! Good location.
Unfortunately in comparison with the other Riads we stayed at, at the beginning of the trip the service here was bad from staff. We weren't welcomed and shown around, or pointed out where we were on the map, told how to get in/out the riad etc, from our experience this seemed to be the norm in other riads! We arrived feeling a bit lost really! The people looking after the riad were young and had their T.Vs/laptops on full volume most of the day and night, whilst yes during Ramadam there was not much consideration to their guests. Breakfast was stale loaf bread and microwave pancake things. Unfortunately there was a language barrier with the staff, which is fine, however we tried our hardest to communicate including using a translator on our phones to ask more complicated questions and they just seemed amused at us. Alas a disappointing end to the holiday.