The Hotel Majliss, in Rabat, was the second hotel we stayed at in a recent trip to Morocco.As with our first hotel it was promoted as 4 star but we were a shrewder consumers this time and had come to a better understanding of the star system in Morocco as being considerably less vigilant than in Canada.From our conversation with others in our group we came to understand that there are two versions of the room set up - one with a balcony and one with a sitting area. Our room included the sitting area and on hind sight I probably would have preferred the balcony. The room decor was beautifully authentic to Moroccan design with rich ruby pillows and decorative accompaniments that made us feel that we might have traveled into a Delacroix painting ( ie Women of Algiers, 1834). Unfortunately the mattress on the bed was the hardest I have ever experienced and I was only able to get a night's sleep as the result of exhaustion from a day of sight seeing.The shower over-flowed, which became a recurring phenomenon in all future Moroccan hotels we stayed at, and was apparently not a source of worry to the hotel management who made no attempt to be helpful.Our arrangements with the hotel included dinner and breakfast buffets. Neither of these was in any way appealing. While some attempt had been made to arrange the food pleasantly the food itself was without merit. It felt more like eating at summer camp than a luxury hotel. At dinner the server brought a large bottle of water to the table which he removed the lid from and graciously filled our glasses. It was a surprise when at the meal's end he demanded payment.I think we would have been pleased to order water if that had been offered and make payment but when it arrived unsolicited it was assumed it was complimentary.Unlike most other hotels we stayed at during our trip, Hotel Majliss does not have a bar or gathering spot other than the always crowded lobby. The elevator is frighteningly small and with just my husband and I and our suitcases it was a squeeze. I would recommend that visitors ask for a room on the lowest floor and use the stairs. As Rabat is the administrative center of the country I suspect this hotel was set-up for the convenience of business travelers and I suggest if your travel is for pleasure there must be something more pleasurable available in the city.
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