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The hotel is situated next to the railway station in a non-tourist area, so it was very pleasant just to sit in one of the street cafes to eat breakfast and drink coffee and watch while the ordinary life of this city got on with the day without being hassled by the touts that infest all the tourist areas in this country. There are a few beggars and …
It's surprising how cold the desert can be at 0600 after being so hot during the day. At 0630 the sun was rising and illuminating the sand dunes at low angles showing sharp contrast between the lit and unlit slopes to wonderful effect. The morning light also revealed that the desert is far from a lifeless pile of sand: the surfaces of the dunes are …
We bought the train ticket from Casablanca to Fes, boarded the train and found an empty compartment. We were alone for all of a minute when a native Moroccan Berber entered the compartment and greeted us.
He told us about himself - he works at the airport in Casablanca and he wants to start a travel agency when he can. We talked to him …
In a discussion with a Moroccan who had lived 20 years in Canada and had only moved back to Morocco in the last few years, we talked about tourism in Spain versus Morocco. He lamented that Morocco received a fraction of the tourists that Spain gets but could enumerate the many foul ups made by the Moroccans that made that the case. One such foul up …
... are in djellabas pointy leather slippers and little islamic hats. My views on headscarfs have changed since travelling and seeing that we are all the same, we just choose to wear different things. It's not very touristy here, so us white fella stick out like sore thumbs but as long as we dressed respectfully, we were welcomed openly to their country. Hopefully when Islamic people travel they receive the same respect as we have received here. Just shows the importance of not ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Standard city hotel, modern, a bit spartan, acceptable
Conveniently next to the railway station, safe local non-tourist area
Short taxi ride to the Souk (10 to 15 Dirhams)
Good local restaurants and cafes nearby
Staff efficient and helpful
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.