The place to stay in Marrakech is inside the ancient City Walls in the Old Town or ‘Medina. The network of ancient streets dates back a thousand years and contains the largest Traditional Market or ‘Souk’ in Morocco as well as the world famous Jemma al Fna Square.

Our luxurious Marrakech Riads are located in the heart of the Medina and offer the perfect base from which to explore. Painstakingly restored using local craftsmen they also provide a host of modern comfort including dipping pools, air conditioning and satellite television. Take a closer look at the accommodation and service we provide and make your reservation today!

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Ryanair fly from Brussels Charleroi to Marrakech a fantastic three times a week each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Your flight will land just before five in the afternoon in perfect time to be met by one of our drivers and whisked away to a magnificent Riad in the Medina where dinner will be waiting for you.

There is no better base to explore Marrakech than one of our Riad boutique hotels. Reserve accommodation today!

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Chez Ali is a long established attraction in the Palmeraie district of Marrakech.  Visitors are treated to dinner in a moroccan tent while being entertained by minstrels and dancers representing the regions of Morocco, this is followed by a circus style show in a large central arena including displays of horsemanship, gunfire and sometimes fireworks.

The show, also known as Fantasia, frequently figures on the itineries of the large tour operators. It is not so often visited by independent travelers who are less attracted to its ‘Disney’ style and feel.  Guests at our Marrakech Riads have enjoyed the show and found it good family entertainment.

Our staff will be pleased to help with reservations at Chez Ali as at other Marrakech restaurants and attractions. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our boutique Riad hotels. Make contact today!

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The patio at Riad Cinnamon has newly installed canvass awnings to provide extra shade in the courtyard. This simple and stylish design neatly folds back at night allowing cooling air to descend into the Riad.

Our traditional Riads in the Medina offer the perfect base from which to explore Marrakech. All our rooms are fully air conditioned and there are dipping pools for cooling off in the hot summer months. Reserve accommodation today!

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Harira is a rich soup based on a red meat stock made with lentils and seasonal fresh vegetables. It is often eaten as part of the Ftour the ‘breakfast’ at the end of the days fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

A stay in one of our traditional riads offers the opportunity to experience the ancient culture of the Medina of Marrakech at first hand.  Our welcoming staff will be pleased to prepare Harira soup for you at any time of the year. Reserve accommodation today!

Marrakech Jemaa al Fnaa Map

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Spakia is one a number of ‘hi-energy’ foods traditionally prepared in Ramadan forming part of the meal which breaks the fast after sundown. Coated in honey and seeds it is usually eaten with Harira soup.

Our Marrakech Riad Cinnamon belonged to a long established Marrakech family before we converted it as a Boutique Hotel.  They made reputedly the best Spakia in Marrakech in the Riad and sold it in a shop on the nearby Rue Moaissine.  A Riad in the Medina is the perfect base from which to explore Marrakech. Reserve Accommodation today!

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Slilou is one of a number of seasonal specialities prepared during Ramadan. It consists of a blend of nuts and spices ground to a fine powder and eaten with teaspoons, usually from a shared dish during the ‘breakfast’ after sundown. Slilou is a high energy food, and it’s absolutely delicious!

Our Marrakech Riads are located in the heart of the Medina and offer guests a fantastic opportunity to experience and ancient culture living alongside local families. Reserve accommodation today!

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The first day of Ramadan is anticipated around the 19th of July 2012. This is an extremely important month in the Moslem calendar when practicing Moslems do not eat or drink during the hours of daylight and offer more prayer than usual.

The main tourist attractions in Marrakech remain open during Ramadan with some slight adjustments to opening hours. The famous Souks offering a fantastic variety of merchandise to tourists also remain open and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants which are also open throughout the day catering for non muslims.  After dark the streets are especially lively with a buzz that continues into the small hours.

In our Marrakech Riad hotels we ask that guests respect the time around 7.15 pm when the staff are breaking their fast.  The people of Marrakech are tolerant and welcoming but it is courteous for visitors be sensitive to the importance of Ramadan. We would suggest not  drinking or eating conspicuously in the the street, women should also consider dressing modestly in public avoiding low cut tops and very short skirts. There is plenty of opportunity to sunbathe on the private roof terrace of your Riad Hotel!

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Frankfurt-Hahn is connected to Marrakech with a fantastic three flights each week by budget airline Ryanair.  Operating on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday visitors land in Marrakech at 8.40 in the morning.  We can arrange to have you met at the airport and whisked away to one of our Marrakech Riads for a late breakfast.

A restored Riad in the ancient Medina is the perfect base for your Marrakech stay. Experience Moroccan hospitality at first hand, make your reservation today!

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Riad Papillon is a recently renovated boutique hotel in the most fashionable district of the Marrakech Medina. There are five luxury rooms all equipped with air conditoning, satellite tv with international channels, mini fridges, ipod docking stations, hairdryers, toiletries, comfortable beds and luxury bedding. Take a look at some rooms, then make your reservation today!

Riad Papillon is featured on VRBO

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Check out or latest offers, browse superb Marrakech accommodation and make your reservation on the move!

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