Booked Riad Zarka for a minibreak in beginning of feb 2007. It is VERY DIFFICULT to find, you will not find it on your own! It's down 5 pitch dark long back alleys and just a door with a tiny sign. Hence we asked the hotel to pick us up at the airport to avoid getting lost in the Medina. They FORGOT to pick us up, and we got ripped of taking a taxi to Jemma el Fna (Main square) and then spent 2 HOURS finding it lugging all our bags around the medina: At last had to pay some kids to find it for us, they made a big scene and wanted a ridiculous 100 dirham for the job.
As we arrived, the madamme said she had changed our rooms and gave us a different one to that we had booked. She just said "sorry, forgot eh!" about the missing pickup... Although our internet booking said 120 USD in total, she charged us 135 USD, but in Dirham. As this was february our room was freezing cold at night and the heating did not work/was not turned on.
It should in fairness also be said the breakfast was really good, all home made juice, jams, cakes, and the rooms vere also clean and well presented. All in all it was fairly good value. But the madamme running it was a bit arrogant and unfriendly. She even said "your first night is more expensive but since you are students I will not charge you more" although we had a confirmed booking with a fixed price!
If you want to stay here MAKE SURE you are picked up from airport, as you can completely FORGET finding the place on your own, it is simply not possible!
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Zarka Marrakech
- Riad Zarka Hotel Marrakech