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Morning trip to the lake and back

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 … Continue reading

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Secret palace of the Marrakshi Millionaire

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 … Continue reading

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Last Pasha and Lord of the Atlas

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 … 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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FIA Race of Morocco, 2112

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. … Continue reading

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Rais Elghanbaz, Ribab group

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 … Continue reading

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Souvenirs produced locally in Central Marrakech

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 … Continue reading

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Introducing Riad STAR

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 … Continue reading

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Donkey and cart

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 … Continue reading

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Riad Marrakech Medina

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 … Continue reading

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Marrakech Pottery

There are an amazing variety of goods for sale in the Marrakech Souks, take your time to browse and you will find glazed pottery to fit any colour scheme! Our Riads in the Medina provide the perfect base for your … Continue reading

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Mumsnet Marrakech

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 … Continue reading

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Complimentary Cinnamon Tea at Riad Cinnamon

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 … Continue reading

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Shade in Marrakech Riad Cinnamon

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 … Continue reading

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100 page free Marrakech Travel Guide

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 … Continue reading

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