This is just a short post to properly introduce ourselves as the new resident travel journalists for the Marrakech-Riad blog. Our team is split into two, on one side is Jamie Horton, owner of Chasing Safety Media and the resident video blogger. Jamie will be joining us for 2 weeks and he’ll be spending his […]
There are 18 souk’s which employ over 40,000 locals of all backgrounds, ages and ethnicity in Marrakech alone. Although that makes for an almost uncountable number of wares to explore and choose from, no adventure in the Marrakshi souk’s is complete without a trip to the poultry market in Marché de Volaille, just a ten minute walk away […]
If, during your stay you find yourself wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh for a few hours, by travelling just a few miles from the city outskirts you can not only take a pause to gather your senses but you can also get hands on with a unique aspect of Moroccan agriculture. These are […]
Traveling the daily 5 hour round trip to Essouira is what bestows the owners of restaurant 14 and 98 such exquisite, fresh and reasonably priced fish that makes these restaurants a hub of local Moroccans and in the know visitors. This is the numerically marked restaurant market of Jemaa El Fna square that trundles in […]
Just an hour and half by 50cc scooter with two people, or 45 minutes by car you can visit a manmade lake of tranquility and beauty steeped on one side by sloping banks intertwined with a small forest and on the other a plateau of barren but charming land. This is lake Lalla Takerkoust, which is […]
A harem of your beautiful women relaxing and natural, greets the Pacha of Marrakech at his grossly decorated palace in the heart of the Marrakshi medina. As the Pacha of Marrakech, most powerful man in Morocco and one of the richest in the world, Themi El Glaoui was able to command great respect and a […]
Time and events around “Dar El Bacha,” was difficult for the national unity of Morocco in the turbulent time of the French protectorate. The palace, built in the early twentieth century, was the residence of Thami El Glaoui who, for mutual benefit, brought decisive support to the French “resident” Lyautey based in Marrakech. As a […]
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 accommodation it has proved itself perfect for groups of all descriptions- wedding partys, family get-aways, […]
The FIA World Touring Car Championship Race of Morocco was first run in 2009, the only WTCC race in Africa. The 2012 race takes place in Marrakech from 13 to 15 April under the patronage of his majesty the King. There are fantastic hotels and villas all over the world, the luxury accommodation that is […]
The arabic word Rais usually means ships captain, the berber language has borrowed this word to describe the leader of a group, like this one, that play with the traditional Ribab instrument. Recorded live in the Jemma al Fnaa square Marrakech at the time of the Marrakech Film festival 2011, note the giant outdoor screen […]
Most of the souvenirs on offer in the Marrakech Souks are produced locally, often just a short walk from the shops where they are sold. Don’t be shy about asking for a special size or design, they can usually be produced to order amazingly quickly. Marrakchi artisan Azdine supports his young family by making ‘treasure […]
We are grateful to our guests at our Riad hotels who have been wonderfully supportive recommending us to family and friends. With so few rooms at each Riad we have, more often than we would have liked, had to explain that we were fully booked for returning guests preferred dates. It seems our Marrakech Riads are not […]
The donkey and cart is a common sight in the medina of Marrakech where the streets are too narrow for truck and vans. These docile and dependable creatures, known as ‘brill’ in arabic are essential to everyday life. A Riad hotel in the Medina is the perfect base from which to explore and experience this […]
The old town of Marrakech is known as the Medina, set inside an ancient city wall and in many ways little changed since the middle ages. The perfect place for your Marrakech medina stay is a restored Riad hotel, constructed around a courtyard garden. Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: Fez | Essaouira | Chefchaouen | Casablanca | Meknes […]
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.
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. Our Marrakech Riads are the perfect base for your Morocco break or holiday. Don’t delay, make your reservation today! There are five individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: Fez | Essaouira […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tea in Marrakech is traditionally a Mint Tea made with green tea, sugar and at least three varieties of fresh mint. Known also as ‘Berber Whisky’ Marrakech mint tea is the Marrakech symbol of hospitality! Complimentary mint tea is served at our Marrakech Riads whenever our guests require. The perfect way to relax after a busy day. […]
A fantastic new modern railway station opened in Marrakech in 2009 located in the New Town of Guiliez. The railway station is a short taxi tide from the Medina. Guests staying at Marrakech Riad Papillon and Marrakech Riad Cinnamon should get a taxi to the well known Dar El Bashah taxi drop off point and […]
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 […]