alright, here you go ...
we got to the hotel about 02:00am, the bloke that opened the door for us was polite but that's where the niceties end,
He took us to our room upstairs (no lift so if you're like me with heart/breathing problems forget it) . He took us to a 'room', opened it, and there you go,
We look in and it is a medieval place!!
oh yes, I am not sure if they intended it to be like that, but that's what it is!
The taps are brass and huge, the sink is as big as a large pint size glass, the shower will only take you if your body is Victoria Beckham size (and she would feel uncomfortable in it).
If you drop a big thing, you won't find it, as the light is so dim, you grow uncomfortable soon.
There's nothing such as a large size bed, what they have is a safari kind of bed that's not good enough for a large person, put two beds together and you won't find space for a child's bed, so if you're taking anyone with you, don't bother planning any sleeping arrangements.
The walls are unpainted (part of the scheme me thinks?) and the whole room feels like it's not been dusted since Mr Wells died back in 1985.
There are flies in the room, so never leave a glass uncovered, and there's nothing such as heating etc. so if you're really scared of cold, take your own heater from home.
Location is horrible, so far you would need a car to get anywhere, otherwise you're prone to greedy taxi drivers.
The town (wouldn't call it a city) has nowts all to enjoy, zilch, nothing, just a few fish places near the port, and they would swindle you with eyes closed every time however careful you are.
Breakfast is a joke, you go and sit at a table, and a guy goes to bring you a set menu every day that's not enough for a little baby of age 2 to actually have breakfast. No choice, no nothing, just his prepared juice, coffee, a very small portion of bread, a tiny peace of butter, and a spoon of jam and honey (tea spoon, not a table spoon size) and a single egg omelette.
The cleaners take your stuff to the kitchen every day, I ended up buying several glasses to put drinks in, every day they just disappeared.
On the way out, you're in for a surprise, they tell you to pay taxes!!!! no idea what for, but if you haggle, you can end up paying E1.50 per day, (we were asked to pay e3.00 but I refused)
so here is my assessment:
food : not enough/ bad
room size: bad
greed: plenty of that.
As for pricing, it was not that bad, but that's because the rest of the town is priced at Monte Carlo prices, so this one would be expensive anywhere in the world, but relatively here is ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel has just been completely renovated from the inside out. No money has been spared in creating an original atmosphere from the impressive facade to the decoration in the lobby, bar-restaurant area as well as the 12 doubles and 2 suites with terrace, all with a different decor finished with the best artiste materials. The hotel is in a peaceful setting near Essaouira city centre and only 5 minutes walk from the beach. ... more less
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