I've been all around the world and stayed in many dumps (including hostels with garbage bag window blinds, carpets of shaved hair and decorated with educational posters about the dangers of rat feces and the spread of hanta virus), but Hotel Tazi still stands out as a memorably wretched and humourously seedy establishment!
the hotel has two things going for it: central and swimming pool. The lobby looks like a seedy scene from a Graeme Green novel, so I'll give it a third of a poitn for atmosphere.
The balcony door to our room wouldn't close, and had no window in it anyway, so not the most secure. The bathroom lights didn't work (we wore headlamps) and there was one towel to share for our three person room. When I asked for more towels, one of the staff, after significant prodding, one of the staff grudgingly brought me to another room, which had recently been/was clearly still in use, snatched used towels off the beds, folded them, and handed them to me. They were not too stained (not so with the bedsheets), so we were happy.
The place is literally falling apart, with 2/3 of the rooms in various stages of collapse and endless rennovations.
Stay at a riad instead -- far better value for money, atmospheric (in a good way) and you're less likely to catch a communicable disease than at Hotel Tazi.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Marrakech