News and information from Marrakech Riad
Spanish low cost airline Andalus operates a convenient service between Malaga and Marrakech on Thursdays throughout the year. The flight time is under one hour which is a big time saving compared to the alternative of ferry then train from Tangiers We can collect you at Marrakech airport and whisk you away to one of our […]
Our Marrakech travel guide now has 100 pages of tourist information providing a free resource to visitors to Marrakech, whether or not they are staying in our fantastic boutique Riad hotels. Learn about the history and culture of this ancient city. Read Lucie’s guide to haggling in the Marrakech Souks. Discover the attractions of the […]
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.
Looking for a romantic and luxurious room in Marrakech with a four poster bed? The Fes suite at Riad Cinnamon has a wonderful four poster with the posts hand carved in cedar wood. You will love our Egyptian cotton bedding and fluffy pillows! The Fez suite has an en suite shower room, is fully air […]
Marrakech is a year round holiday destination, just three hours from Northern Europe it has a mild winter and and a dry hot summer. The peak seasons are spring particularly around Easter and Autumn particularly the October half term. The Magical city of Marrakech offers endless souks, magnificent monuments and the incomporable Jema al fnaa […]
THIS CAFE IS NOW under new ownership and CALLED HENNA CAFE MARRAKECH Some of the longest established fine dining restaurants in the Medina are located near to our Marrakech Riads in the heart of the Medina. We are delighted that there are also an increasing selection of Cafes in which to hang out and relax. […]
Budget airline Easyjet operates daily scheduled flights from London Gatwick to Marrakech. As of April 2010 there were two departures each day. A morning flight departing Gatwick at 06.25 is scheduled to arrive in Marrakech at 09.05 in time to join us for breakfast at one of our fantastic Marrakech Riads. An afternoon flight departing […]
One of the first flights out of Luton airport leaves at 6.35 am bound for magical Marrakech! Scheduled to land at 10.10 we could whisk you away with an airport transfer for a late breakfast at one of our Marrakech Riad boutique hotels. With Ryanairs low fares and our special offers Marrakech has never been […]
Marrakech is the perfect holiday location! Only three hours flight from Europe. Marrakech ofers unlimited shopping in the famous souks! the incomparable Jemaa al fnaa square! historic monuments and museums! the chic new town of Guiliez! Stay in a traditonal Marrakech Riad and experience the old town medina first hand.
If you are planning a trip to Morocco don’t forget to book a stay in a Riad! Our Marrakech Riads have been sensitively converted to provide a taste of traditional medina life while providing the modern comforts you would expect in a boutique hotel. The best of Marrakech and the best of Morocco is on your […]
Medina living is a very special experience with centuries old homes woven together in an intricate tapestry. In the Medina of Marrakech there is a huge variety of accommodation from modest houses to palaces, from the street it is almost impossible to guess what is behind each door. A stay in a Riad in the […]
Stunning sunset over the Place Ferblantier Marrakech. This picture was taken from the roof terrace of the Kosybar restaurant in February 2010. To the left are the walls of the El Badi Palace, in the distance the Atlas Mountains. Visit magical Marrakech and stay in a fantastic Riad hotel in the heart of the old […]
Tuurda is a home cooked Marrakechi dish based on dried bread served with pulses onions and other vegetables as available and a tomato based sauce. This delicious dish is a kind of Moroccan bubble and squeek. Guests in our Marrakech Riads can enjoy freshly prepared Tuurda as a light lunch, best enjoyed with a mint tea. Explore […]
Bissara is the Marrakech variant of Foul (pronounced ‘fool’) a puree based on fava beans. A wholesome entirely vegetarian and gluten free food Bissara has a wonderful buttery flavour and makes an excellent and substantial breakfast. At Marrakech Riad Papillon and Marrakech Riad Cinnamon Bissara is seasoned in the traditional Marrakechi way with salt, pepper and cumin. We serve it with […]
There are two types of crepes traditionally eaten as breakfast foods in Marrakech, Morocco, these are Baghrir and Mesman. Both are based on wheat flour with olive oil or butter and seasoning, Baghrir is cooked in a pan on one side only where Mesman is repeatedly folded over heat. Both Baghrir and Mesman are freshly […]
White Harira is a traditional Morccan dish mainly served at breakfast. It contains milk and ground wheat seasoned with a little salt. Delicious with dates it can also be served with sugary cakes. White Harira is not to be confused with the wholesome Harira soup which is often the first thing Moroccans eat at the […]
Matloaa is a berber bread made from wholemeal flour, with a little live yeast, and salt. Traditionally it is eaten for breakfast dipped in butter, olive oil or honey. Guests at Marrakech Riad Papillon and Marrakech Riad Cinnamon can opt to have freshly baked Matloaa for breakfast, served of course with our famous mint tea. Explore our home cooked cuisine and dining […]
Today (Sunday 31 January, 2010) saw the annual Marrakech Marathon and half Marathon. More than 5,000 runners participated in this international event. The weather was relatively cool and overcast. There was a fantastic atmosphere as the runners passed through the Palmerie as well as the new town of Guiliz and circled the Medina. There were spectators applauding […]
Marrakech Riad Papillon has a fantastic dipping pool in the courtyard. Perfect for cooling off in the hot summer months. The pool is tiled with intricate Zellige from Fes, a real work of Marrakechi craftsmanship. Its sympathetic shape is the product of many hours of reflection by Lucie and our super architect, Chris Redecke.
Marrakech Riads provide ideal accommodation in the warm summer months. The Riad house is a classic Medina design, all the rooms face inward to a central courtyard, the bedrooms are in shade protected from the heat of the sun, naturally cooled due to high ceilings and walls several feet thick. Our sympathetic restoration has added yet more comforts. Air conditioning, luxurious en suite shower […]