Whilst walking around Marrakech, it is impossible not to notice how many of the doors, window shutters and wooden tables are carefully adorned with exquisite carvings or intricately painted tessellated patterns. These humble items extend far beyond their functional use: the beautiful designs, that are so unique to the region, represent a certain respect for […]
During your visit to Morocco you will discover Marrakech’s central square (Jemaa al-Fnaa) to be a sensory overload of sight, taste and sound whether you visit at night or at day. From the stalls selling fresh orange juice to the open air cooking stands that appear once the sun begins to set over the red […]
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 shrine of Sidi Abdelaziz, one of the seven holy men or saints of Marrakech, is located at the top of the Rue Mouassine at it’s junction with the Rue Riad Larrouss. In common with most mosques and religious sites in Morocco access is forbidden to non muslims, however the shrine can be seen through […]
Free Wifi is available to guests in our Marrakech Riads. Ask for the password to our secure network on arrival at the hotel. The ground floor patio area near the pool is the best place for reception. The Riads are ancient buildings in the Marrakech Medina with walls more than one metre thick so reception can […]
One of the joys of staying in our Marrakech Riads is taking breakfast on the roof terrace. Breakfast is served at any time you wish and consists of freshly prepared crepes, fresh fruit, medina breads and jams as well as tea coffee and moroccan specialities on request. A variety of local speciality dishes are available […]
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.
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 […]