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Dar Zarbia - CLOSED

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Bullied into purchasing rugs with highly excessively inflated prices

Similar to Louise's experience, we visited Morocco in July 2015 with Trafalgar Tours. I had just... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Canberra, Australia
Bullied into purchasing 2 Morroccan rugs!

On Trafalgar Tour May 2016 which was magnificent except the tour to the carpet shop Dar Zarbia... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Louise S
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4 Dec 2017
“Bullied into purchasing rugs with highly excessively inflated prices”
26 May 2016
“Bullied into purchasing 2 Morroccan rugs!”
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30 Derb El Hammam | Ain Allou, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Similar to Louise's experience, we visited Morocco in July 2015 with Trafalgar Tours. I had just retired and unfortunately had some money otherwise I would definitely never have bought the rugs from Dar Zarbia. Like Louse, we were separated from the rest of the group...More

2  Thank talk2beck1
Reviewed 26 May 2016

On Trafalgar Tour May 2016 which was magnificent except the tour to the carpet shop Dar Zarbia sari. Our local guide took us to this shop where they explained they were a co-operative selling carpets and rugs for poor women etc etc.. I was asked...More

7  Thank Louise S
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Was there in 2015 bought a beautiful rug...did have to haggle but got price down. Salesmen were very polite but intimidating. There could have been more of a soft sell and I am sure people would have bought more. I find it odd that there...More

3  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Our guide brought us to this rug store to see some great Moroccan rugs. We were the only customers during the 1 hour that we stayed. We hadn't specifically asked to be taken to a rug store - this was just a stop on the...More

2  Thank C H
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

My sister and I met a smooth fellow on the train who told us his wife works for the tourist bureau...that she would connect us with an "official" guide. By the end of the day we realized that Mohammed was not official and he got...More

5  Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 23 September 2015

At least car salesman don't follow you around town to continue pressuring you to buy the car. In this, I refer to me and my mother's experience there in September 2015. Our tour group, Trafalgar, visited this establishment with a local guide, "MoMo" (short for...More

6  Thank N3390VUwendyl
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This place scammed us real good. They stole 3000$ from us. Let me detail the events of this transaction. My girlfriend and I both work in medicine and were desperate for a relaxing vacation. We traveled to Morocco and visited Fes on April 27, 2015....More

9  Thank Sahand A
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I agree with all the negative ratings for this place as it was my experience as well. Supposed to be a place that supports "divorced, handicapped, poor women" who supposedly are involved with making the rugs. It is all a scam. I am furious with...More

5  Thank louise w
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I bought a carpet here in May of this year. After I returned home, I hit Google, saw how low the Trip Advisor ratings are, and decided to add my own experience in an effort to counter the many 1-star reviews. I am in no...More

4  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

My experience supports the other comments previously made. The salesperson attempted to tantalise us with the promise of making thousands of dollars by selling them back in our home countries. We could sell the rugs with great ease at 10X their value they promised (why...More

10  Thank Adrian M
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