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 | […]
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 […]
So good, they named them three times! Written in Arabic as رياض and variously by Europeans as riad, ryad or riyad. A riad is a traditional home built around an internal garden. Literally riad means garden, not house! This courtyard design with no external windows is very practical keeping the home cool and secure. It […]