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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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Greengrocer on the Rue Mouassine, Medina Marrakech

Fresh vegetables are a staple food in Marrakech.  It is common to see farmers selling produce in the narrow streets of the medina, there are also specialist greengrocers like this one on the Rue Mouassine on the way to the … Continue reading

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Farnatchi traditional ovens warming the Marrakech Hammans

Traditional Hammans in Marrakech are heated by traditional ovens known as Farnatchi, throughout the day the Farnatchi burns at a ferocious temperature heating pipes transporting hot water and steam to the Hamman. In  charge of the Farnatchi at the Hamman … Continue reading

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Accommodation in Marrakech

You are guaranteed one of the warmest welcomes in Marrakech at our luxury riads. Browse our website and consider the accommodation on offer which we hope you will agree offers fantastic value for money. Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: Fez … Continue reading

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Chez Yassine

Chez Yassine is a well kept secret. A super little cafe located on the Rue Fatim Zohra just round the corner from the Dar El Bashah Palace. Yassine serves delicious and inexpensive Moroccan dishes. We are particularly fond of his … Continue reading

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Comfortable twin room in the marrakech medina

Looking for a comfortable twin room in the Marrakech Medina?  The Hibiscus room at Riad Papillon has luxurious twin mattresses, Egyption cotton linen and soft fluffy pillows.  There is a generous en suite shower room which is always equipped with … Continue reading

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Chez Ashraf, Cafe Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco

The Cafe Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco opened in February 2010. Pictured to the right is the traditonal gift of warm milk and dates shared  with friends and neighbours on the day of the opening. Look out for the colourful and … Continue reading

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Cafe Berber, Marrakech

Just a few doors south of the well known Cafe Arabe at 180 Rue Mouassine is a pleasant and inexpensive cafe serving tea and simple foods at lunch time and throughout the afternoon.  A group of Marrakech ‘water sellers’ live … Continue reading

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Dar Yacout, Marrakech

Dar Yacout is a Marrakech institution, the owner Mohamed Zkhiri is a prominent citizen and until recently served as the honorary British Consul. One of the most flamboyant buildings in the Red City, Yacout was created under the direction of … Continue reading

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Souk Kafe Marrakech

The aptly named Souk Kafe opened in March 2010.  Mike and Lucie of Marrakech Riad were the first customers! The Cafe is located  at the northern end of the famous Souks at  11 derb Souk Jeldid  about 50 metres south … Continue reading

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Riad Medina

Medina living is a very special experience with centuries old homes woven together in an intricate tapestry. In the Medina of Marrakech there is a huge variety of accommodation from modest houses to palaces, from the street it is almost … Continue reading

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The Marrakech Tanneries

The famous Marrakech Tanneries are located to the East of the Medina and offer a fascinating opportunity to see an ancient craft alive and well in the twenty first century. The tanners use their skill and judgement to progress animal … Continue reading

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Earth Cafe organic, vegetarian and vegan restaurant Marrakech

The Earth Cafe is the the only western style vegetarian restaurant in Marrakech and the food is truly outstanding as well as great value for money with main dishes from 60 dirhams. The extensive menu caters also for vegans and … Continue reading

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English speaking Riads

Marrakech Riad is owned by English couple Mike and Lucie Wood who personally supervised the renovation of Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon both of which are situated in ideal locations within the Medina of Marrakech Morocco. Each Riad has five … Continue reading

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Marrakech Riad Dar

The terms Riad (literal meaning garden) and Dar (literal meaning house) are somewhat interchangeable in Marrakech. Strictly speaking a Riad is a garden house built around a courtyard or patio.  Some would say that a true riad requires four trees in a formal setting. The … Continue reading

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