The team at Marrakech Riad were delighted when a recent guest put our first review on mumsnet. A whole Riad booking whether with family or with friends is the perfect way to enjoy Marrakech. Our Marrakech Riad Papillon sleeps 11 and our Marrakech Riad Cinnamon sleeps up to 16 in comfort.
The local bakery is a Marrakech institution, traditional homes do not have ovens so bread, cakes and anything else that requires baking are taken to the baker to be cooked in his wood fired oven.
The bread for Marakech Riad Cinnamon is baked at the nearby Ben Yussef bakery. Finished loaves are kept on racks awaiting collection.
A Riad hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Marrakech, it’s traditons and culture.
Traditional Hammans in Marrakech are heated by traditional ovens known as Farnatchi, throughout the day the Farnatchi burns at a ferocious temperature heating pipes transporting hot water and steam to the Hamman.
In charge of the Farnatchi at the Hamman local to Riad Cinnamon is Gnawa who is also a talented musician
The Chrob ou Chouf fountain is located in the Central Medina near to the Marrakech Museum and our Marrakech Riad Cinnamon. Built under the Saadian dynasty around 1600 the arabic name translates literally as ‘Drink and Look’.
As Marrakech expanded fountains provided essential drinking water for new neighbourhoods transported via a complex system of underground passages from sources high in the Atlas mountains. Today all homes in Marrakech have mains water but the fountains remain an important social focus and provide an impressive reminder of the wealth and power of previous generations that built the City.
The Kingdom of Morocco will host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Football tournament in the face of strong competition from recent world cup hosts South Africa who will host the 2017 competition. Morocco last hosted the tournament in 1988.
Marrakech will be an important host City with the newly opened ‘Stade de Marrakech’ the first stadium in Morocco to feature corporate hospitality on a par with the top European stadia.
A Marrakech Riad is always a perfect base for any stay in Marrakech.
Live snails are a common site in the markets in Marrakech. These were photographed in the Rahba Kedima square in January 2011
In Marrakech, as in other African cities there is a strong culture of recycling. Not far from the main square on Riad Zitoun Street there are a number of specialists expertly transforming used tyres into a variety of inexpensive house hold utensils.
Guests at Marrakech Riad Cinnamon have enjoyed unlimited mint tea since we opened last year. We are delighted that we are now able to offer complimentary Cinnamon tea.
Five years ago it was only possible to fly from London to Marrakech via Casablanca. There are now an incredible five airlines offering direct flights from all four London airports. The best served is London Gatwick with no less than four airlines operating regular services
London Gatwick, Easyjet, Thomson, British Airways, Royal Air Maroc/Atlas Blue
London Heathrow: Royal Air Maroc
London Luton: Ryanair
London Stansted: Ryanair
The third klik2travel Marrakech video features Jemma al Fnaa by night
Marrakech Riad offers outstanding accommodation in the City of Marrakech Morocco.
Our Marrakech Riads are the perfect base to explore the ever changing Red City. This is an image of the main Jemma al Fnaa at 07.15 on 20 January 2011.
We have had the pleasure of welcoming many guests from Norway. In the best Marrakech tradition those who arrive as guests usually leave as friends.
Marrakech Riad are grateful to our friend Bjorn Loeden, a gifted photographer, for kindly allowing us to show a selection of his images of the Red City, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Bjorn and his delightful wife Sunni based themselves with us at Riad Papillon for a month in the winter of 2010. What better way to escape the harsh Norwegian winter.
What could be a more appropriate subject for the first Klik2travel Marrakech video than the incomparable Jemma al Fnaa square
Our Marrakech Riads offer the perfect base from which to explore the ancient Medina
We wish all our Marrakech Riad guests and website readers Health and Happiness for the New Year 2011.
New Years day, Saturday 1st January 2011, is a sunny day in Marrakech with daytime temperature of 20 degrees. That is about 13 degrees warmer than London and 20 degrees warmer than Stockholm.
We hope to be able to welcome you to Marrakech in 2011. Reserve accommodation today!