Opinions and Comments from an Anonymous User
Watch out for tourist touts that offer to take you to the medi evil dye pits!
1. They are not really worth the visit (unlike the excelent dye pits in Fez)
2. The touts work in pairs. The first takes you to the dye pit (which you could probably manage with a map) and then introduces you to his "friend" to guide you round the pits. The BOTH expect to be paid, and are prepared to follow you incessently for a very long time if you do not give them enough money.
The main night market is definitely worth a visit, and the food is priced on menues so no hastle there. But the best food we ate there was in a little back street near the museum where a guy was frying fish. Ended going back there twice.
(moved by Nils 09:30, 13 Apr 2004 (EDT))
Advice for dealing with touts....
Smile! - shake their hand and politely say no thank you!
In addition, if someone decides to walk with you and you do not want to pay any money to them then, as soon as you meet them, tell them that you will not be giving them money.
With regards to giving money... If the person has actually performed a service for you that you found helpful, then a tip is definately in order! - it would be rude not to do it!
Deletions by anonymous user
Just noticed that the entries for Riad Dar Mimouna and Riad Kalila have been deleted by anonymous. Any particular reason for this? I don't know the hotels concerned, but their web sites seem to be running OK.
If this was done in error, or if there's no response from anonymous, I'll revert the changes in a couple of weeks.
(Footnote 30 July 2006: No response, so I've now added the hotel details back in from a previous diff, but left all other changes intact).
I may be wrong, but Bargaining section looks to be better moved from Marrakech to How to haggle except Morocco-specific stuff which should go to Morocco#Shopping. In my experience, haggling in Marrakech is nothing different from Essouria or Ourzazate--and is likely the same in the rest of the country. --DenisYurkin 18:09, 9 November 2006 (EST)