Great Experience Overall
Mar 7 - Mar 16, 2023
Our local specialist, Abdellah, from Original Travels quickly responded to our questions and customized our trip according to our requests so that we could plan a great trip. He was professional and made us feel comfortable planning a trip to a country that we had never visited before.
When we arrived in Morocco, we met our English speaking driver, Samir, who took care of us from the moment we met him at the airport until he dropped us off at the airport at the end of our trip. He was trustworthy and dependable. He was willing to accommodate our requests and made us feel welcome during our entire stay. He was knowledgeable and acted not only as our driver, but also as our guide during our trip. He was able to tell us about Morocco’s history and the different regions and sites during the drive. It was a great experience overall.
The standard room was small and dim, since it did not have a window or a view. The riad itself such as the buildings, garden, and courtyard view of the mountains was very beautiful.
It was almost like a luxury hotel room experience in a tent in the desert.
We expected more from a four star hotel (according to Google). The riad patio/ground level common area was beautiful and the breakfast was fine, however, the cleanliness of the room (Bahia room) left much to be desired. The room smelled musty and dank like old wooden furniture that was not taken care of properly. There were stains on the bedsheet and the hair dryer was very dirty and sticky. The riad has great potential but was not taken care of properly.
It was beautiful with a great view of Chefchaouen. The room was clean and the breakfast was very good with a variety of local dishes you can choose from. We didn’t mind the 159 steps to get to the lobby because that is what gives this riad the beautiful view in the common area.
We did not expect much from this hotel since it was just a place to spend our last night before catching our flight the next morning. It was more or less what we expected. This appeared to just be a hotel for big tourist groups. Friendly staff but the rooms were dirty. The sink and shower drains were partially clogged and drained very slowly. The towels had brown stains and there were mosquitos and ants in the room.
It would have been nice if the local guide told us what time this activity was scheduled to start. It says that it’s after breakfast but it ended up starting after 11am.
We got to try the fresh camel milk and even saw a wild monkey!
Our guide, Hassan, was great, and we really enjoyed the Moroccan salad and the pastilla at the restaurant he took us to.
Our driver, Samir, showed us around and customized the activity according to our requests.
It's great to hear that you had a positive experience planning and going on your trip to Morocco. It's also wonderful that you had a reliable and knowledgeable driver in Samir, who made your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
It's always nice to hear that you have had positive travel experiences and our team was able to provide you with a memorable trip to Morocco.