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Flowers in your Marrakech hotel room?

Birthday? Anniversary? Valentine?  for that extra special occasion why not a glorious bunch of fresh flowers in your Riad hotel room? Contact our reservations team to pre order or don’t hesitate to discuss with the team at the hotel. Nothing … Continue reading

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Marrakech Riad holidays

There has never been a better time for Marrakech holidays.  There are currently scheduled flights from all four London airports transporting you in just three hours to the most exotic and foreign destination you can viably reach for a weekend … Continue reading

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Many thanks femail and Nell

Riad Cinnamon were delighted to host a recent Marrakech retreat for London based yoga teacher Nell Lindsell founder of yogabugs. We were doubly delighted to read Deborah Arthurs kind words in her article in femail. Riad Cinnamon has such versatile … Continue reading

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Gnawi rythm instrument: Hajhoj Santir or Gumberi

HajHoj is the arabic name for an African instrument that arrived in the north of the continent during the golden age of Morocco in the 15 century. Slavery was  common at that time and it was through music that slaves … Continue reading

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Marrakech Mint and Herbs

One of the delights of Magical Marrakech is a traditional mint tea which is usually made from seven or more mint and herb varieties.  What could be more refreshing as you relax in your Marrakech Riad. The video above shows … Continue reading

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Events for Namuwongo

Marrakech Riad are delighted to support Events for Namuwongo a fantastic example of an industry getting together to give back- in this case to a slum community in Uganda. At a Charity Auction on 22nd May 2012 two short breaks … Continue reading

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Budget Marrakech

Our budget Marrakech package allows guests to enjoy the Traditonal Riad Dar Habiba and our famous hospitality for a three night stay at the fabulous price of just £99 per person  (Euros 119). Don’t delay, make contact today! Included in … Continue reading

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Marrakech Silver Coins

In the 11th century Marrakech was the Capital of the Almoravid dynasty and issued its own currency. The square silver coins (to the left on the image above) are from this period.  The round coins to the right are a … Continue reading

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New British Consulate Office

Effective May 2012 the British Consulate Office in Marrakech has moved to new premises at 47 Avenue Mohamed V next to the prominent Marrakech Grand Prix store in the New Town of Guiliez. Our Marrakech Riad staff will be pleased to … Continue reading

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Where to watch televised football in Marrakech

Morocco is mad about football. Most local cafes and coffee shops show international games and top club matches from Spain and England.  Spanish club football, is followed more closely than English (Barca are most Moroccans favourite team) so Cafe’s will … Continue reading

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Modern boutique

One of our favourite merchants in the Marrakech Souks is the friendly Mostafa whose boutique is located on fashionable Dar El Bashah near to its junction with the Rue Mouassine. Mostafa offers a colourful and modern twist to traditional Moroccan … Continue reading

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Norwegian guests welcome

Guests from Norway are most welcome in our Marrakech Riads. Even visiting polar bears from the archipeligo of svalbad! With outstanding offers on direct flights from Oslo with Norwegian how better to escape the arctic winter? Our English speaking staff … Continue reading

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Decorated Berber Furniture

There is a long tradition of decorating Berber furniture with painted patterns. In respect of islamic the patterns are geometric shapes that do not depict living things. This delightful litte table sits in the Essaouira Suite at Riad Cinnamon.  The … Continue reading

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Musee de l’art de vivre & Cafe

The Musee de l’art de vivre brings alive some of the social history of Morocco, at the time of writing a fantastic selections of Kaftans is on display with explanations placing them in their historical and cultural context and showing … Continue reading

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The museum district

The Central area of the Marrakech Medina around the Ben Yussef Mosque is the ‘museum quarter’ with a great collection of museums and historic attractions. The oldest building in Marrakech, the Almoravid Kouba is open to the public and features … Continue reading

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