We stayed at the Bagdad Café for one night mid October. Because of the very positive reviews on Tripadvisor we had high expectations of this accommodation. But for us these expectations were not met. The hotel, our twin room and the food were all very basic. Because we also paid a basic price it was fine for one night but we were happy we didn’t stay for some more nights.
The same for Ait Ben Haddu itself. The old Kasbah is beautiful but the village where the Bagdad Café is situated doesn’t offer anything. From 17.00h till 10.00h nothing was going on and the streets were empty. Only from 10.00h to 17.00h when the tour groups are visiting the old Kasbah this place gets alive.
Mohammed and his wife Rose are the friendly owners of Bagdad Café. They try to help you with a lot of information so their hospitality was fine. But the room was quite simple and the Rotan washing basin was ridicules. The Rotan was falling apart and because of this it was impossible to place any items on it. We don’t understand who has chosen this for a bathroom.
Dinner and breakfast were served in a very sphere less room. And this room was also used by Mohamed’s children as a playground. They and some other children were using the hotel’s computer, which was in this room also, to play games which made a lot of noise. Combined with the basic food and the lack of atmosphere for us this wasn’t the place to have a relaxed dinner.
For the price and because of the hospitality of Mohammed and Rose this place was fine for one night but we will not return in the future.
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