The newly refurbished Les Negociants is a landmark Cafe on the Avenue Mohammed V in the new town of Guiliez, Marrakech. A perfect spot for people watching, the Cafe is located on a broad boulevard with a Parisian feel.
Just around the corner is the famous Al Fassia (ladies from Fez) restaurant run by a womens cooperative. British visitors will be pleased to hear they are just a stones throw from the British Consulate.
Marrakech Riad is proud to have helped leading UK childrens charity the NSPCC by donating a luxury break at Riad Cinnamon. Below is an extract from a letter from the NSPCC.
‘Thank you so much for your kind donation, it proved a very popular prize and helped us to raise over £5000 in the ChildLine Pledge – which is amazing!! ……… Thank you SO much for your kind support, you have truly made a difference to children.’
The whole team at Marrakech Riad are very proud to have been able to help in this way. At the moment we are actively investigating how we can also provide consistent support to childrens charities in Morocco.
Cactus fruits also known as prickly pears are in season in Marrakech in the late summer. In the countryside cactuses are plentiful, sometimes planted as hedging plants around farms, at this time of year all over the old town street sellers are offering juicy cactus fruits peeled on the spot and ready to eat. The usual price is one dirham each, that is about 7 or 8 English pence or around 10 Euro cents.
Budget airline Easyjet operate a convenient service from Geneva to Marrakech on three days each week- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Our Marrakech Riads offer the perfect base from which to explore the old town.
For some years now one of THE places to eat in Marrakech has been the Kenzamane restaurant run by Chef Pascal. New for 2010 is Costa Esmeralda a Spanish style restaurant under Pascal’s direction located just of the Mohammed V boulevard in the Marrakech new town of Guiliez. Consistent with a strong French influence it opened for business on the 14th of July.
It is a little know fact that Pascal was actually born in Gabon. No surprise then that the Gabon Crab starter is a signature dish at Costa Esmeralda! Served with a spicy dip it is innovative, delicious, and fantastic value for money.
Interesting as much for the theatre of its presentation as anything is the mixed grill brought to the table on sabre. Go hungry! Our Marrakech Riad staff will be happy to assist you with reservations at Kenzamane or Costa Esmeralda. We offer the perfect base from which to explore Marrakech and our attentive staff will be pleased to offer as much help as you need to do so. Reserve accommodation today!
The 2010 Marrakech Contemporary Art Fair takes places at the es Saadi palace over four days from the 8th to the 11th of October. Our Marrakech Riads provide the perfect base from which to visit the fair and to explore Marrakech. Make your reservation today!
The skill of craftsmen practicing ancient trades in Marrakech is quite astonishing. The renovation of our Riad hotels involved dozen of ‘mellem’ or master craftspeople. Among the most impressive to watch working was the ‘mellem gubs’ the plasterworker.
The intricate cornices and ceiling pieces were actually cast in the Riad just as they would have been centuries ago.
Our restored Marrakech Riads are the perfect base from which to explore the ancient Medina. Browse the photographs on our site to see the quality of our accommodation blending traditional crafts with modern creature comforts! Reserve accommodation today!
Free Wifi is available to guests in our Marrakech Riads. Ask for the password to our secure network on arrival at the hotel. The ground floor patio area near the pool is the best place for reception. The Riads are ancient buildings in the Marrakech Medina with walls more than one metre thick so reception can vary within the rooms.
Dar Habiba, Riad Cinnamon and Riad Papillon have been painstakingly restored by skilled craftsmen combining authentic features with modern comforts like air conditioning, satellite tv, ipod docking stations and WIFI internet access.
Budget airlines Easyjet and Ryanair both operate a convenient daily flights from Spanish capital Madrid to Marrakech, Morocco.
Arriving in Marrakech mid morning we can arrange to have you met at the airport and whisked away to one of our Marrakech Riad hotels. The perfect base to explore the Old Town before enjoying a fantastic dinner on the roof terrace.
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