The Terraces d’Alhambra is an excellent cafe in which to relax and ‘people watch’ located in the North West corner of the Jemma al Fnaa square opposite to Cafe France. There are several levels with views over the ever changing square, and the interior is properly air conditioned offering by far the Jemaa al Fnaa’s […]
Riad Cinnamon has a very special atmosphere, straight out of the thousand and one ‘Arabian Nights’. We have paid special attention to lighting with features like these hand made lamps to illuminate the stairs. Our Morrocan Riads offer the pefect base for your Marrakech break. Reserve accommodation today.
The Marrakchi is a well known and well loved restaurant situated next to Cafe France on the North West corner of the main Jemma al Fnaa square in Marrakech. We particularly like Marrakchi at night, ask for a window table, the view down to the square is stunning. The menu includes a variety of traditional […]
Cafe France is a Marrakech institution, located at the north west corner of the Jemaa al Fnaa it has been a meeting place and watering hole for Europeans since the days of the French Protectorate in Morocco. It was redecorated at the end of 2009 and inconveniently for the new visitor the Cafe France sign […]
A Douiria or ‘little house’ is a separate space within a traditional Riad. The Douiria was traditionally used as a quiet space by the head of the household. In some cases the Douiria is in separate ownership, for example sometimes Riads are split as they are passed down through the generations. The Casablanca Suite at […]
Much of what is now the Kingdom of Morocco (‘Maroc’) was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956. The French influence remains very strong and it was the French who started the current wave of gentrification in the Red City. Tradional Marrakech Riads lend themselves beautifully to conversion to boutique hotels like our new Riad […]
Fresh herbs are staples in Marrakech. ‘mint tea’ often contains at least six different fresh herbs and generous quantities of these fresh ingredients form the basis of much moroccan cuisine. Street vendors are very often selling the produce of their own smallholdings. They arrive in the city in the mid morning and set up simple […]
A pleasant venue open from lunch into the evening the Terrace des Epices is located on top of the Souk Cherifa on the well known Dar El Bashah street just five minutes from Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon. There is usually a doorman at the entrance to the Souk to guide guests to the staircase […]