Anyone who has visited Marrakech will probably tell stories of the cats and kittens that inhabit the streets of the ancient medina. Every derb (street) you walk down you see family of cats resting in the shade, a cute kitten lapping up some water or a lone cat sneaking around the corner. Even some of Marrakech’s main tourist attractions – such as El Badi Palace, Saadian Tombs or the Menara Gardens – are inhabited by lots of furry felines.

However, unlike our household friends, the cats of Marrakech are street cats. Although they are fed, watered and cared for by the locals, yet don’t entirely exist as pets in the way we consider cats. (Indeed, our riad staff often give the street cats water and leftovers!!) In this way the Marrakech cats are a lot more independent and more carefree than the cats we know and love.

Just as everywhere in the world, the cats and kittens of Marrakech divide opinion. Some love the cats and find them cute and adorable, while others aren’t so interested and would rather keep their distance. This rule applied for both tourists and locals alike. Yet, due to the independent nature of the cats of Marrakech are not used to attention and will probably shy away from a loving hand. Similarly, if cats aren’t your cup of tea – or rather, your cup of mint tea – then it is quite easy to avoid them.

Ultimately, whatever you think about them, the cats and kittens of the medina are genuine Marrakchi locals and are just one of the many things which makes the red city such a unique and interesting place to visit. Why not book at stay at our luxury riads today?

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The high Atlas village of Imlil is the gateway to the magnificent Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak and crowning wonder of the Atlas range and the tallest mountain in North Africa. The scenery is truly stunning and, at just over an hours drive from the Marrakech, it is remarkably accessible, making it the perfect day trip during your stay in the red city.

The excursion normally leaves at 09.00am when your dedicated vehicle will collect you from a dedicated pick up point close to any of our luxury riads in the heart of the Marrakech Medina.

From here you will drive from the Medina towards the Atlas Mountains. The Berbers call the Atlas range idraren draren, “The Mountains of Mountains”, and it is easy to see why. As you leave Marrakech, the omnipotent Atlas Mountains stand tall as an unmoving monument, dominating the skyline, stretching as far as the eye can see.

En route to Imlil, it is possible to stop off at Kasbah Tamadot, Richard Branson’s luxury retreat, and a traditional Berber village. Both stops offer stunning views of Imlil and the surrounding landscape and are highly recommended. Your driver can normally help you organise both of these visits, please let him and our riad staff know in advance if you are interested in visiting either Kasbah Tamadot, or the Berber village during your trip to Imlil.

Once you have arrived at the village of Imlil, your driver will assist you in securing a local Berber guide to lead the excursion. The local guides are there to guide you on your trek and answer any questions you may have about the local area. The hike itself can be altered to suit most levels of experience and athletic ability, allowing you to take in the natural landscape at your chosen pace.

The varied landscape itself is marked by a prevailing silence and an overwhelming stillness; two luxuries rarely found in the vibrant medina of Marrakech. As you can see in the video below, the landscape is varied, unique and always beautiful; all in all, a definite ‘must see’ for those visiting Morocco.

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Our luxury Riads act as the perfect base to explore the Marrakech medina, the Atlas Mountains (including Imlil) and beyond; our experienced staff are on hand to organise any trips or excursions you wish to take.

Calligraphy, known as Khatt in Arabic, is very much part of the Arab identity. On your trip to Marrakech, you will see that it is all around you: on shop signs, newspapers, books and advertising. It has become a way of communicating through art. We met up with Nour-Eddine Boukheir, a traditionally trained calligrapher, who revealed some of the secrets of this historic artistic practice.


Nour-Eddine Boukheir explained that calligraphy is often still taught in the traditional way; there is a master and pupil relationship. The apprentice learns with the master, who is part of a long line of calligraphers that goes back many centuries. He went on to explain that you first of all have to learn how to write single letters in the major style of script, before you graduate to learning phrases and techniques of joining these letters together. With so much to learn about the use of colour, the type of paper and ink, the marrying of text with theme and the size of lettering, mastering the art of calligraphy becomes a life-long process of discovery and practice.

Although there exists a plethora of regional styles and modern examples, Arabic calligraphy divides down into two main styles – Kufic and Naskh. Kufic is the oldest form of the Arabic script and was developed around the end of the 7th century. Although there are no set rules of using the Kufic script, the style emphasizes rigid and angular strokes. Due to the lack of a singular domineering method, the scripts often vary greatly in different regions and countries, ranging from very square and rigid forms to flowery and decorative.

In contrast, the Naskh script is highly disciplined, with systematic rules and proportions for shaping the letters. Noticeably more cursive and elegant, the Naskh script is perhaps the most ubiquitous style and is used in Qur’ans, official decrees, and private correspondence.

On your trip to Marrakech it is possible to find many examples of beautiful calligraphy: from the carvings at Ben Yousef Medersa, to the inscribed artisanal products offered in the souls, we are sure you will fall in love with this ancient craft.


There are a lot of things to do in Marrakech, but sometimes the hot Moroccan sun can take its toll. It is in these moments that even the most hardened traveller requires a café to relax, drink a refreshing drink and maybe even grab something to eat. Situated in Kasbah district, close to the entrance of the Saadian Tombs and the Bab Agnaou and Bab er Robb Medina gates, lies the Kasbak Café. The central location of this café, just a few minutes walk from Dar Habiba, makes it the perfect place to grab a cool beverage or something to drink whilst ticking off that tourist checklist.

Spread across 3 floors including an ample terrace, Kasbah café has a large menu of hot and cold drinks, snacks and meals and, our particular favorite, a wide range of delicious milkshakes made form real ice cream and milk. Delicious.

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 traditional design and artisanal techniques that is prevalent throughout society.


Where it is easy to find small stalls in the Souks inhabited by skilled workers making beautiful wooden item like small boxes or chess sets, items that are perfect for souvenirs, it is perhaps more difficult to find the workshops that make the larger items like the Riad doors, the carved wooden panelling and so on. Located a short walk form the Jemaa el-Fna square, just metres away from Dar Habiba we found Abdil’s workshop. Abdil, a quiet man of little words, invited us into his space to show us his work: we looked through a series of beautifully painted panels that he uses as samples to demonstrate his work to clients before he showed us a carved doorframe he was currently working on for a Riad renovation. He explained that he mainly works for local businesses, but he has in the past also worked for visitors to Marrakech who wanted to take home a unique item to furnish their house. Perhaps you will need more than the basic hand luggage allowance to take home such an item, but a custom-made piece of artisanal history would maybe be the greatest souvenir of all.

Abdil’s shop is located just off the ‘Woodworking’ Medina Walk on the free MarrakechRiad app; but it is well worth the detour, especially if you are interested in bringing home a special memory of Morocco. If you would like to find out more about the free MarrakechRiad app, the ‘Woodworking’ walk or any of our other Medina walks then our Riad staff would be happy to help.

Koutoubia Mosque at night

P1000228During Ramadan, every night after the sun has set and their fast has been broken, many Muslims go to the mosque for extra prayers called Salat Atarawih. When night falls in Marrakech, many local people quickly descend on the Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech’s largest and oldest mosque, in an effort to find a place to pray inside for the Salat Atarawih prayers. Unfortunately, despite Koutoubia’s impressive size, there is not enough space inside to fit everyone who wants to pray. Therefore, during Ramadan, large speaker systems are installed so crowds of people can pray outside.

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These people praying outside need prayer carpets as they have often not prepared for this eventuality. Therefore it is not uncommon to find a few sellers setting up a small stall near to Koutoubia selling carpets. The mass prayer outside Koutoubia during ramadan is a site to behold; even if you are not Muslim, or even if you are not religious, the coming together of a community is truly heartwarming and the silence that falls over the crowd when the prayer begins provides a stunning moment of peace in an otherwise bustling and vibrant city.

Commissioned by Ali Ben Yousef back in 1126, the ramparts that surround Marrakech’s old town have become the symbol of the red city. Standing at 8-10m high they once provided protection for the inhabitants of Marrakech and, until the early 20th century, the 10 gates that give access to the Medina (Marrakech’s old town) were locked every night. Today, the ramparts are a lot more welcoming. You will find that they are often lined with neat hedgerows, rose gardens and benches; indeed they have become a popular meeting and resting place for many locals.


You may notice that the walls themselves are marked with numerous holes. Where you could be fooled into believing that these holes were formed by canon blasts or birds looking for somewhere to nest, they are actually used to place scaffolding for restoration. Of course the ramparts have been extensively restored since their conception; indeed the reconstruction is a continual process as the pisé-cement walls, made of the red earth of the Haouz plains, gradually crumble.


To discover the ramparts you can take a caléche (a hourse drawn cart), for a four-hour ride including walking breaks at points of interest.

The Koutoubia Mosque is the most visited monument in Marrakech. Standing at an impressive 77 meters tall, the mosque’s magnificent minaret tower dominates the city’s skyline providing a useful landmark to tourists and locals alike. However, perhaps one of the best perspectives of the minaret is from the Koutobia Gardens. As you enter the garden through the main gate, your eye is guided across a large fountain and along a wide path towards the minaret as it extends into the rich Moroccan sky. The effect is truly enchanting.

The Koutoubia Gardens, also known as Lalla Hassna Park, can be found right next to Jemaa el-Fna, at the heart of the Medina and within a short walking distance from all of our Riads. The park itself spreads across two hectares and provides a pleasant green paradise of immaculately trimmed rose bushes, perfectly symmetrical walkways and plenty of shade-covered benches; it is easy to see why it is a favourite resting spot for many local Marrakchi people. At the centre of the park is a Koubba (a white dome) which is the tomb of Lalla Zohra, a daughter of a liberated slave. Legend tells that she was a women during the day, but transformed into a dove at night to escape from the unwanted affections of her old master. From this, she knew all the secrets of Marrakech. Yassine, a local resting in the Koutoubia Gardens, told us that many Moroccan’s still believe this story to be true and some even name their children after her in dedication.


The park is free and open to the public at all times, even during the evening and night when the gardens and the mosque are spectacularly transformed using subtle and effective lighting. We suggest you try to visit the Koutoubia Gardens both during the day and after nightfall so that you can truly understand the magic of such a wonderful place.


About 30 kilometres to the South of the red city of Marrakech in the direction of Lalla Takerkoust lake, a small festival takes place in memory of the saint Moulay Abdellah Ben Hussain. This festival is called the Tamaslouht Musem (festival) and Tbourida (fantasia) and it occurs on the last week of January.

On the first day or Tamaslouht, occurs the Tbourida, or fantasia. This is where the various clans of Marrakech have the opportunity to compete against each other using Berber horses, which are known throughout Morocco for their strength and beauty.


The competition determines the strength of the relationship between rider and horse, and the coordination skills of a score of riders representing a clan. The riders leader, called a Cheikh or Kaid is responsible for organising the clan into a circular ring (called a Serba) and instructing them to watch carefully for his signal once the competition begins.

When the competition is in full effect, the riders must be ready at a moments notice to recognise the

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Kaid’s secret signal, so that they can rally their horses shoot the gunpowder they use (called Baroud) into the air in complete unison.

Both rider and horse don the colours and style of their respective tribes, and where in centuries past these competitions were engaged with only by men, in modern times women too are allowed to try their hand.


After the first day of Tbourida draws to a close, festival goers then join the Musem, involving children’s games and circus acrobatics. Another important feature that plays into effect over the course of the four days is the trance-like music of Gnawa and Issawa, which is played ritually throughout the Musem. This music is intended to incite a spiritual and calming atmosphere, whereupon festival goers can invoke the blessing of the saint Moulay Abdellah Ben Hussain.

The Tamaslouht Musem and Tbourida festival, and many others like it are commonplace in the ancient city of Marrakech. Explore the red city today in one of our luxury Riad Hotels.

Dar Habiba or Riad Papillon will be your home for a three night culture break.  Just ten minutes walk from the drama and chaos of the Jemaa al Fnaa Square you could hardly believe the oasis of calm provided by the Riad courtyard. Great Value at £199 (Euros 239) per person.

Explore the fabulous souks with a personal guide, visit monuments and museums, a real highlight will be the opportunity to see Marrakech form a horse and carriage.

The Culture Break includes:

*  Three nights sharing a double or twin bed Luxury Riad room with en suite shower.

*  Arrival and departure transfers from Marrakech Airport.

*  Delicious and healthy arrival evening dinner, suggested menu: seasonal moroccan salads;  lamb tagine; followed by fresh fruit.

*  Your room equipped with fine cotton sheets, towels and bathrobes, room safe, hairdryer, and airconditioning.

*  Fantastic Moroccan breakfasts served at the time of your choice.

*   Full use of the Riad facilities including the stunning roof terracelounge,  and traditional Riad Courtyard with dipping pool.

*  Complimentary Mint tea throughout your stay.

*  A morning walking tour with a registered Marrakech guide

*  A morning Tour by horse and carriage, following the ramparts of the walled mediaeval city with stops at palaces and gardens.

*  The loan of a local pay as you go phone for the duration of your stay (one per room).

*  The support of our Riad staff providing a complete concierge service.

Optional extras:

+  Extra night £40 (Euros 48) per person.

+  Add a one day private excursion (8 am to 7pm) to the charming fishing port of Essaouria £50 per person (Euros 60). Lunch not included.

Not included:

–  Flights

–   Travel Insurance

–  Other drinks and meals, items from the minibar etc.

Our Culture breaks are popular throughout the year, make contact today to secure your preferred travel dates.

Kui zin is a simple and delightful cafe restaurant established in 2013 and currently not licensed for alcohol.  Located near the the Sidi Abdelaiz shrine in the centre of Marakech. The name is a play on words.  TheFrench cuisine meaning kitchen and the Moroccan arabic zin meaning attractive or good.

Chef Kenza produces mainly traditional Moroccan food to a high standard at reasonable prices.  Excellent bread is baked daily on the premises.  The menu is more extensive than most medina cafes extending to pizza lasagna and European style salads.

The staff are friendly and welcoming with the owners, a charming Moroccan couple, normally on the premises.

Orange-Juice stall Marrakech

Situated in the middle of Marrakech, the central square (Jemaa El Fnaa) truly can be described as the beating heart of the city and a day spent wandering through the groups of performers, artists and musicians can indeed be thirsty work.

So when you’re ready for refreshment there really is no other option than to try a glass of orange juice from one of the countless street vendors that take up shop daily within the square.

All the oranges are freshly picked, sourced locally and have a richer taste compared to what you might expect back in the United Kingdom. So for only 4 Dirham (30 pence) a glass this is my first port of call when the Moroccan heat gets too intense for me.

In the picture above is my vendor of choice, whose name is Abdel. His stall was the first one I encountered in the five minutes it takes me to walk from the Riad I’m staying in to the central square.

As it’s currently the month of Ramadan in the Muslim world last night he shared some of his chebakia (a Moroccan sesame cookie shaped into a flower) with me after I enjoyed a glass of his orange juice.

This level of hospitality is commonplace in Marrakech, even though though I’m sure he doesn’t remember my name!

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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 the Argan tree’s that soon transform the rocky desert that surrounds Marrakesh into an astonishing sea of green after only a half an hour’s drive out of the city. Argan trees have only ever grown in Morocco and are they have become a hugely important resource as the nuts harvested from the trees are composed of a natural variety of beneficial properties which has led to widespread culinary and cosmetic usage

As we venture outside of Marrakech to discover what it is that makes Argon nuts and the oil that comes from it so important, we come across one of the many Argon production co-operatives. Greeted straight from our car, we are ushered into the co-operative in a relaxed and inviting manner that contrasts the intense sales techniques of the Marrakesh souk’s.

Once inside the ladies currently working take a moment’s pause to sing us a traditional Moroccan welcome before our guide starts to explain the step by step process in which the Argan nut is collected and harvested into oil. But this is Morocco and an interesting explanation soon turns hands on as we are guided into the work shop to help the ladies at their work at each stage of production.

The real significance of this process soon becomes apparent as  we learn that these production co-operatives provide employment for women in the area which support entire families. Organisations such as this which promote employment are thriving outside and in Marrakech where the charity, Henna Café provide’s quality henna tattoo’s from resident artist Fatimah whilst also offering educational classes in a number of subjects free of charge.

Take note however! We aren’t the only creatures to enjoy the delicious tastes of the Argan tree. As you drive out through the desert you may just come across the local goat’s who seem to have acquired a greater taste for the Argan oil than we have!

Moroccan Prayer Beads

Commonly clutched in the weathered hands of the older population of Morocco, the Tasbih (pictured) is the highly significant beaded prayer string of the Muslim population. According to the Prophet, these enable all that follow the Islamic religion to pray, give thanks to Allah and acquire a heavenly place in the after life equally, regardless of wealth or status.

Consisting of 99 equally sized beads plus one extra larger bead (‘tassel’) that connects the loop together, followers of the religion, while in prayer, pass the beads through their fingers repeating the mantra Subhan’Allah (Glory be to Allah), Alhamduillah (Praise be to Allah) and Allahuakbar (Allah is the Greatest) 33 times and a further Allahuakbar on the final 100th  slightly larger connecting bead which concludes the prayer.

Found all around the Marrakshi medina’s shops and riads from the boutique souks to the makeshift salesmen selling their wonderfully diverse possessions on the side of the road, the Tasbih is typically made of inexpensive wood or different stones allows all Muslims access to this right of passage. Some however are lavishly carved from ivory, pearls and tortoiseshell with associated spiraling costs, but more seen in the wealthier Gulf countries.

Physically present less so these days however, the Tasbih is being replaced by the 3 digits on each right handed finger of the increasingly westernised Moroccan youth, which are used instead to keep count of these 100 holy utterances. The respect and understanding of the ritual however, as with the majority of Islamic practices, is still highly regarded and truly cherished by all that follow the religion.

Passionately informed from the worldly managers of the riads of Marrakech-riad, The Tasbih pictured, although not having the correct number of beads, spells out the word Allah in classical Arabic, which always seems to bring a moment of tranquility and energy for those who encounter this name.

Steeped in culture, tradition and generous personalities, Marrakech offers visitors a deep learning and wonderfully welcoming experience shared by the beautifully tranquil and relaxing riads of this great city.

Budget airline Easyjet is launching a new year round service to Marrakech from London Stansted.

Flights leave on Monday Wednesday and Friday with the inaugural flight on Friady 15th February 2012.  Tickets are now on sale and there are some fantastic prices with flights from as little as £25 in the opening weeks.

Where better to stay in Morocco than a traditional Riad in the old town of Marrakech.  Reserve accommodation in one of our Riads in Marrakech and we can arrange to have you collected at the airport and whisked away in time for a luxurious dinner on the roof terrace.


Just minutes from our Marrakech Riads, the Jemaa al Fnaa square in Marrakech is famous for freshly squeezed orange juice.

Aziz has been supplying delivering oranges to the square for many years. Ably assisted by his team- Hamid and Ibrahim in his efforts to supply Fresh oranges grown in the Marrakech region destined to the quench the thirst of tourists in the heat of the Marrakech summer.

The Islamic calender also has 12 months like the Gregorian, however whereas the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar (i.e. based on the earth’s orbit of the sun) the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This means that the calendar does not correspond directly to the seasons in the same way that the western calendar does, although it is of either the same length per year or one day less so it is fairly similar. The month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is a considered the holiest of months in Islam as it was during this month that Qu’ran was revealed to Muhammed, therefore the month is a time of special observance for Muslims as they fast as it is seen as a way to burn away sins. The fast includes refraining from eating or drinking whilst the sun is in the sky, not smoking and forgoing sexual activity during daylight hours. This means that during the day it can seem bizarre when observing cafés in Marrakech and only seeing tourists inside them, however Ramadan also means that during the evenings once the sun goes down the city takes on an almost party like atmosphere as people rejoice in finally being able to get some food and drink. It also means that for an hour between 7-8pm virtually everything is shut as families return to their homes in anticipation of breaking the fast, this making it quite hard on occasion to find anyone to ask for directions or a shop where one can buy water during that time period. However it does mean that when people return from breaking their fast they are generally in an exceptionally cheery mood, lending the city a very pleasant atmosphere.

This picture is of a meal made by our very own staff members at our Riad Cinnamon in anticipation of breaking their fast. This is in many ways a typical meal for someone living in Marrakech and about to enjoy finally breaking their fast at the end of a long day, as the fast starts at 4am and normally finishes around 7:30. The observers of the fast know that they can begin to eat when the muhaddin starts the evening call to prayer. All these things lend a magical air to Marrakech during Ramadan and there is no better time of year to visit this city in order to enjoy this wonderful time of year. Our Riads are wonderfully placed within Marrakech’s historic medina allowing you to take full advantage of all the city has to offer. Book a room today so you too can share in this wonderful experience.

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The Jewish community has a long history in Marrakech and Morocco at large, indeed the history of the community stretches back to antiquity under the Roman empire following the dissolution of the Jewish state in 70 AD with Jewish people arriving after the destruction of the Jewish state. The Jewish people received relatively kind treatment under the sultans due to their usage of the jiyza system whereby they were left alone as long as they paid their taxes. The community played a prominent role in Moroccan life until the formation of the state of Israel when large numbers left to emigrate to Israel. A very noticeable legacy has however been left by the community both physically and culturally, indeed although the Jewish quarter no longer contains any Jewish people it is still named as such, as an indicator of the areas legacy.

There is also a historic Jewish cemetery to be found in Marrakech, locally known as the Miara, which is an indicator of Jewish cultural heritage in the area. All of these things contribute to historical and cultural aspects of Marrakech that make it one of the most vibrant and interesting cities to visit in the world. A stay in one of our Riads puts you right in the heart of this in Marrakech’s historical Medina allowing you access to all the great culture and heritage Marrakech has to offer.

Marrakech Jemaa al Fnaa Map

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If you’re looking for a more historical perspective on Marrakech and Morocco or indeed just looking for a tranquil and interesting place to visit between the hustle and bustle of the markets and the souks then Marrakech Museum is what you’re looking for.  The museum itself is a classic example of the local architecture meaning that is a pleasure simply to look at, never mind being inside,  however once you do enter you can see why the museum is such a well known cultural spot within the city. The museum contains a number of historical items from Moroccan history, such as ancient swords or embroidery. These are all well presented and accompanied by informative descriptions which are all in clear and concise language. The collection of Moroccan cultural items  is indeed impressive, with items ranging from the 14th to the 20th century all collated together for the culture hungry visitor to observe. The museum itself presents an excellent setting within which to situate these items, the central room with is three fountains and Islamic tiles particularly being a sight to behold, the tranquil tinkling of the fountains certainly adding to the already excellent atmosphere which is to be found within the museum.


The museum is not however only home to items from Morocco’s past it also has a modern art exhibition, which at time of writing plays host to work from distinguished French artist Yvan Gervais. His collection of impressionist-esque sceneries are truly a joy to behold and certainly add a modern twist to what otherwise would be a fairly traditional museum. The museum is also fairly cheap as one can buy a combined ticket for the museum, the local religious school and majorelle gardens for only 60 dirhams. This coupled with the museums location in the heart of the old town medina make it a must for any discerning visitor to Marrakech.

Opening Times: Every day from 9h to 18h
Entrance fee: 40dh
You can purchase a joint ticket to visit both the Musee De Marrakech and the Ben Youssef Medersa

Our Riads are situated less than 3 minutes walk from this essential site in the Marrakech Medina. There has never been a better time to book a stay, so reserve your room at one of our Riads now to avoid disappointment.

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The hottest restaurant recommendation in Marrakech. Packed with expats but rarely visited by tourists. Reservation is essential Tuesday to Saturday, on Sunday and Monday le Studio is closed.

Established in 2011 in the heart of the up and coming new town of Marrakech, Le Studio is a smart and very stylish restaurant boasting an outstanding menu of French culinary classics with an international twist. The Thai Beef particularly is to be recommended, and indeed it would seem that beef is this restaurants speciality, naturally it being Morocco it was never going to be pork, but without a doubt nearly all the beef dishes in the restaurant are exceptional. That is not to say that the beef averse should not visit this restaurant, there is also a fine selection of other dishes, including very pleasant fish and vegetarian offerings. One can even partake in a very fine foie gras if they are inclined to do so. These fine dishes are naturally complimented by an excellent wine selection bringing together some truly outstanding Moroccan wines which are specially tailored to the menu.

The staff are very friendly and attentive, speaking both French and English and they certainly give a very fine representation of the restaurant as a whole. The manager one Steeve Verbeek is a most accommodating individual and a very pleasant man to encounter whilst having in a meal in his fine restaurant, indeed the feeling of a truly personal service is one which of the things which helps to make a visit to Le Studio such an enjoyable and memorable experience. The décor of the restaurant is also very impressive, sticking naturally to the theme that its name implies the layout is a chic homage to an Hollywood studio, with the furniture and the layout oozing style. Not only this but the restaurant sports a rather interesting retractable roof, allowing for cool eating in during the often rather warm Moroccan nights. All in all if you are looking for an excellent meal in Marrakech in elegant and stylish surroundings then one should look no further than Le Studio. It is situated on avenue Mouley Rachid behind the popular café de poste. A mere 5 minute taxi drive or a 15 minute walk, our Riads are in a prime position to take advantage of this exciting new culinary development. Book our Riads now to avoid disappointment.

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The oldest building in Marrakech is the Kouba Baroudiyine, the washrooms from the original Mosque built by, and named after Ben Yussef the second King of the Almoravid dynasty. Sadly this is the only remaining example of the highly decorated architecture of this period. It features some fantastic details which are echoed in later islamic buildings.

The Kouba was completed in the year 1117 and the foundations have an inscription which is believed to be the oldest inscription in cursive script in the whole of North Africa.  It reads ‘I was created for science and prayer, by the prince of the believers, descendant of the prophet, Abdallah, most glorious of all Caliphs. Pray for him when you enter the door, so that you may fulfill your highest hopes.’

To the east of the Koubba are a series of vaulted chambers which were reservoirs for the washroom was supplied by water from the Atlas mountains channelled through the remarkable Almoravid system of canals and underground channels that also fed the public fountains of Marrakech and made possible the remarkable growth of the walled city in this period.

Opening Times: Every day from 9h to 13h and from 14h30 to 18h
Entrance fee: 10 dh

Our Riad Cinnamon is located just a few hundred yards from the Kouba. The great thing about staying in such a central location is you can enjoy the monuments and museums, retreat to the privacy of the Riad, then go out again to the hustle and bustle of the souks!  Reserve accommodation today!

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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 ancient way of life at first hand.

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HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will make an official visit to Morocco at the beginning of April 2011. The Royal couple will visit the University city of Fez and the Moroccan Capital Rabat, their itinery does not include Marrakech this time.

April is an excellent time to visit Morocco,  traditionally the peak season for Marrakech tourism. Riad Cinnamon offers the perfect retreat if you are considering a spring break in the Red City.

We never forget that our guests have a choice of places to stay. If you are traveling to Marrakech, why not experience the old town medina first hand in one of our boutique riad hotels?

Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon:

Fez EssaouiraChefchaouen | CasablancaMeknes

Luxurious en suite rooms at Riad Papillion:


Riad el Kenz, derb tolba 268, quartier Riad Laarouss Sidi Bouamar

Hotel Les Jardins de l’Agdal, Avenue Mohamed VI, Quartier de l’Hivernage

Hotel du Tresor, 77 Sidi Boulokat, Riad Zitoun kdim

Riad Mabrouka Marrakech, 56, Derb El Bahia, Riad Zitoune Jdid

Riad La Terrasse des Oliviers, 79, Derb Derdouba, Bab Doukkala – Médina

Riad el Fenn,   Bab el Ksour, Medina

Riad Amin, 42 Place My Yazid Boutouil Kasbah

Riad Assalam, 13 touareg quartier berima

Riad Zinoun, 31, derb Ben Amrane, Riad Zitoune Kedim

Riad Bab Agnaou, 89, Derb Ettabal

Riad Dar Beldia, Sarl Dar Beldia, Derb Houara N°9, Berrima Medina

Riad Dar Oulhoum, 8 Db Kori Side Ben Sliman

Riad Dar Saba, Quartier Riad Laarouss, Derb Sidi Bouamer No 278

Le Riad Monceau, 7 / 8 derb Chaabane, Riad Zitoun Lakdim

Le Riad Chalymar, Derb Sharij No19

Riyad Lila Wa Leila, 15 Bis Kaat ben Nahid, Medina

Riad et Palais des Princesses, 37, 41 Derb Jamaa

Riad & SPA Esprit du Maroc, 12 a 17 derb Belbekkar, Zaouit lhardar Medina

Riad Dar Ftouma, 10 Derb Tizougarine, Bab Doukkala

Sofitel Marrakech Lounge and Spa, Rue Harroun Errachid, Quartier de l’hivernage

Villa Al Assala Palmeraie, Route de Fes, KM 4, Tamsna

Riad Ifoulki, 11,Derb Mqqadem route Arset loghzail

Bled Al Fassia, Com Oulad Hassoune 19261, Douar, Sidi Mbarek, Si

Riad Basma, Dabachi, Derb Jamaa 22

Riad Lotus Privilege, 22 Fhal Zefriti, Quartier Ksour

Riad Anyssates, 144 Derb El Bomba, Arset Ihiri

Riad Houdou, El Moukef ,54 rue Issebtinne , Derb El Hammam

Riad Al Mansoura,   Hay Essalam Derb Manchoura 11

Rose Sultan, route Ourika km11

Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial, Rue Harroun Errachid, Hivernage

Tichka Salam, Semlalia Route de Casablanca BP 894, Triangle d’Or

Riad Maison Belbaraka, Riad Laarouss Derb Asafrou Sidi Bouamer No 242

Riad Lotus Pearl, 22 Fhal Zefriti, Quartier Ksour-Medina

Bab Hotel, Angle bd Mansour Eddahbi

P’tit Habibi, 59, bis Sidi Ghanem, Zaouia Bab Lakhmis

Hotel & Ryads Naoura Barriere, Rue Djebel Alakhdar

Le Palais Rhoul & Spa, Route de Fes, km 6, Dar Tounsi

Les Jardins de La Koutoubia, 26 Rue de la Koutoubia

Riad Adika, 286 Derb Sidi Bouamar, Quartier Riad Laârouss

Riad Bahia, 66, jnan Ben Chegra, Quartier Mellah

Riad Al Badia, 135 Derb Ahl Souss

Le Meridien N’Fis,   Avenue Mohammed VI

Riyad Edward, Derb Marestane 10, Zaouia, Abbassia

Riad la Croix Berbere, 8 Derb Fhal Zefriti Laksour

Suite Novotel Marrakech, Rue Haroun Errachid, Quartier de l’hivernage

Dar Al Hamra, N 4 Derb Zaouia, Rue Rmila

Riad Awinati, La Kasbah, Rue du Mechouar n0 255

Riad Vendome & Spa, 217 Derb El Halfaoui, Dar El Bacha

Kasbah Bab Ourika, Ourika valley

Riad Azenzer, 109 Derb Sebaat Ourijal, Quartier Moukef

Riad el Noujoum, 50, Derb Ben Zina, Kasbah

La Mamounia, Avenue Bab Jdid

Amanjena, Route de Ouarzazate, km 12, Amelkis

Hotel Atlas, Derb Sidi Bouloukat

Riad Hidden, 117, Derb Dabachi

Dar Rhizlane, Avenue Jnane el Harti, Hivernage

Riad Abaka, 21, Derb Roukni, Laksour – Médina

Best Western Tikida Garden, Circuit de la Palmeraie

La Maison des Oliviers, Douer Lgouacem – Tasoultante

Riad Nabila, 3, derb El Farrane , Sidi Ghalem, Zaouia El Abbassia

Domaine des Remparts Hotel & Spa, Km 4 Route de Fes “vers Tallaght”, BP. 2708

Ksar Char-Bagh, Palmeraie de Marrakech

Riad Villa Harmonie, Derb Touareg 23

AnaYela, Derb Zerwl No 28

Riad Bamboo, rue dabachi derb Hejra No 46

Riad Al-Boraq, Zaouia El Abbassia 49, Derb Taht Sour Lakbir

Riad Morgane, 39, derb Sidi Lahcen ou Ali, Bab Doukkala, Médina

Riad Dar Mo Da, 182 Rue El Mouasine

Club Lookea Issil,  Circuit de la Palmeraie, BP 1572, Hay Mohamadi

Kenzi Menara Palace,   Zone de l’Agdal, av Mohamed VI

Eden Andalou, km 9 route d’Amezmiz

Casa Lalla, Rue Riad Zaitoune Lakdime – 16 Derb Jamaa, Marrakech Medina

Moroccan House Hotel, 3, Rue Loubnane, Guéliz

Riad Zarka, 143 Derb Aarjane, Rahba Lakdima

L Mansion Marrakech, km 9 route de Ourzazate

Hivernage Hotel & Spa, Angle Ave Echouhada et Rue des Temples, Quartier Hivernage

Dar Tuscia, 91 Dior Jdad Zaouia Elabbessia Bad Doukala

Riad Daria, 186, derb Chtouka

Le Pavillon Du Golf, Les Jardins de La Palmeraie, Circuit de la Palmeraie, Boite Postale 1488

Riad Christina, 136, derb Jdid, Derb Dabachi – Médina

Riad Little Paradise, La Palmeraie

Riad Zen House, 230, Arset Ben Brahim, Arset Ihiri, Bab Doukkala

Kasbah Agounsane, Route d’Ourika KM35, Piste Douar Agounsane, Ourika

Infinity Sea, Sidi Ben Slimane Derb Ihihane 25

Kasbah Tiwaline, Bab Atlas, Palmeraie

Diwane Hotel, 24 rue Yougoslavie, Guéliz

Club les Almoravides, Arset Djenan Lakdar

Riad Lotus Ambre, 22 Fhal Zefriti, Quartier Ksour-Medina

Ksar Catalina, 120 Jawhar

Le Riad Monceau, 7 / 8 derb Chaabane, Riad Zitoun Lakdim

Kasbah Caracalla, Km 27 Route de l’Ourika, Dara AL Jaouad – Douar Chaaba

Palmeraie Golf Palace & Resort, Les Jardins de la Palmeraie, Circuit de la Palmeraie

Kenzi Club Medina, Residences Hivernage. Bloc B, Avenue Mohamed VI (ex Avenue France)

Hotel Amani Appart, 11, Rue Aboubakr Sediq

Terre Resort & Spa, West Palmaraie, La Palmeraie

Le Gallia, 30 Rue de la Recette

Riad Dar Shana, 80 Bis Derb Mejjat Bab Ailane

Riad Le Spahi, 6 derb el hammann bab ailen

La Villa Nomade, 7 Derb el Marstane Zaouia El Abbasia Bab Taghzout, Médina

Riad Dar Zaouia, Derb Zaouia No 1

Lodge K, Route de Fez km. 5, Dar Tounsi

Kenzi Semiramis Hotel, Route de Casablanca, Quartier Semlalia

Kasbah Le Mirage, Ouahat Sidi Brahim

Club Med la Palmeraie, Sidi Yahya la Palmeraie

Riad Amssaffah, 1, Foundouk El Melha

Riads des Princesses, 37, Riad Zitoune El Kedim, Derb Jemaa

Riad Dama, 1 Derb El Boumba, Arset El Houte, Medina

Riad Fabiola, Derb El Makina 14, Bab Ghmat, Quartier Arset El Misfioui, Medina

Riad Attouyour, Derb Lala Azouna 51

Auberge de Tameslohte, Douar Laaouina, Bp 80 Tameslohte

Riad Mauresque, 134, derb kach kach, Derb Dabachi – Médina

Riad Ksiba, Derb Kbala No 147, Marrakech Medina

Ryad Mogador Menzah, Avenue Mohammed VI

Riad BB Marrakech, 34 Fhal Zefriti

Hotel Sherazade, Derb Djama 3 t Riad Zitoun L’Kedim

Riad Moucharabieh, 27 Derb l’Hotel, Bab Doukkala

Hotel Kenzi Farah, Avenue du President Kennedy

Club Med Marrakech le Riad, Sidi Yahya

Dar Seven, Kaa Sour 7, Medina

Riad Dar Rassam, 103 Derb El Qadi Azbezt

Les jardins d’Ines, Les Jardins de La Palmeraie, Circuit de la Palmeraie, Boite Postale 1488

Jnane Mogador, 116 Riad Zitoune Kedim, Derb Sidi Bouloukat

Riad L’Orchidee, 42-43 Sidi Bouamar Riad Larousse, Médina

Riad Barroko, derb zaouia 26 bab doukkala

Demeures d’Orient, 10, Arset Ben Nasser, Riad Laarous

Angsana Riad Lydines, 45 derb Abda, Kasbah

Dar Pangal, 132 Derb Chtouka, Kasbah, Medina

Riad Khamssa, Bab El Khemis Sidi Ghanem Derb Ben Khalti, 2

Dar Saria, derb Ouiahah no46 – quartier Sidi Abdel Aziz

Es Saadi Hotel, Ave Qadissia

Atlas Medina & Spa, Ave Hassan 1 er

Golden Tulip Farah Marrakech, Avenue du President Kennedy

Riad Shama, 22 Taht sour Ikbir, Zaouia Abbassia

Ryad Mogador Menara, Avenue Mohammed VI

Riad des Eaux, 24 Derb Lakhadar Riad Zitoun Lakdim Medina

Dar Abiad, 95, bis Sidi Ghanem – Zaouia, Bab Lakhmis – Médina

Riad Hugo, 33 Derb Demnale, The Kabalah

Dar Liqama, Douar Abiad

BlueBay Marrakesh, Douar Ouled Berrahmoun, El Bour, Route de Casablanca

Club Marmara Madina, BAB Atlas – Route de Fes

Riad Hamza, 108, Rue Sidi Bouloukat

Palais Riad Batoul, Angle Arset Lamaach et Dr. Linares

Riad Al Andaluz, 71, Diour Jdad Zaouia El Abassia, Medina

Hotel ZAHIA Marrakech, av Abdelkrim El Khattabi

Hotel Chems, Old town

Hotel le Caspien, 12 Rue Loubnane Gueliz

Hotel ZAHIA Marrakech, av Abdelkrim El Khattabi

Les Jardins de Touhina, Route de Ouarzazate

Hotel Imouzzer

Riad Quenza, 24, Derb N’Kahl Rabba Lakdima

Dar Naima, 1 derb Ouartani, Mouassine Medina

Ibis Moussafir Marrakech Centre Gare, Avenue Hassan II, Place De La Gare

Residence Al Qantara, Zone Touristique de l’Agdal

Riad Calista, 195 der el tchouka

Sangho Club Privilege Marrakech, PO Box 1567, Daoudiate

Riad Darkoum, 24, Derb Bounouar, Elmoukef

Ibis Moussafir Marrakech Centre Gare, Avenue Hassan II, Place De La Gare

Le Domaine de L’Ourika, km 9 route de l’Ourika

Murano Resort Marrakech, Douar Abiad La Palmeraie

Riad Idra, Derb Tizougarine 105, Dar El Bacha

Dar El Assafir, 24 bis, Arset el Hamed, Bab Doukkala

Riad Dar Nabila, 71 Derb el Boumba, Medina

Riad Chorfa, 6, Derb Chorfa El kebir – Mouassine

Dar Loula, 102, derb Sabaa, Quartier Berrima

Ibis Marrakech Palmeraie, Ave Abdelkrim Khattabi, Route de Casablanca

Tropicana Hotel Club Paladien, rte de casa

Hotel club Eldorador Palmeraie, zone agdal, avenue mohammed VI

Palais Soltan Riad & Spa, Boulevard Mohamed VI, Zone, Touristique Agdal

Riad Tammou, Km 15 Route de Ouarazazate, Chwiter

Corail Hotel, 18 Avenue Hassan II, Gueliz

Marrakech Ryads Parc and Spa, Douer Ouled Benrrahmoun, El Bour

Hotel Sindi Sud, Riad Zitoun Lakdim Derb Sidi Bouloukate 109

Mandarin Oriental Jnan Rahma, Bab Atlas, Palmeraie

Hotel Atlas Asni, Avenue de France

Riad Zagouda, 58, Derb Djid, Royaume du Maroc

Riad Opale Design, 7 derb Ihihane Sidi ben Slimane

Riad Terra Bahia, No9 Derb Jdid, Quartier Assalam, Marrakech médina

Palais des Congres, Avenue Mahomed VI

Riad Fatinat Marrakech, Arset Aouzel 61

Palais Lorhzal, 15 Rue albissate Dar Tounsi, Route De Fes

Riad SADAKA, Sidi Almed Soussi, 34

Vatel Hotel Golf & Spa, Km 13, route d’Amizmiz

Villa d’hotes, Km 12 rue de tahennaout

Royal Mirage Deluxe Marrakech, Rue Paris, Hivernage

Atlas Targa & Resort, Douar Bouchareb Targa

Kenzi Club Oasis, Commune Rurale Ouahat

Ryad Mogador Hotel, Angle Blud 11 Janvier Blud Prince Moulay Abdellah, Bab Doukkala

Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Avenue Mohamed VI, Zone Touristique Agdal

Riad Bahja, 24 Derb J’did Bab Doukkala

Riad Douzi, 123 Dreb el Aarjan, Medina el Qedima

Hotel Douar Al Hana Resort & Spa, Melk Dahman Rehamena Sud Lieu, dit Zaouiat Ben sassi cercle el bour

Dar R’Mane, 27 Derb Snane, Mouassine – Médina

Auberge Le Maquis, Vallee de l’Ourika – km45, Aghbalou

Marhbabikoum, 43 Derb l’habib el magni

Club Med Marrakech, Place Djemaa-el-Fna

Coralia Club Marrakech Palmariva, Route de Fes – Km6

Ryad Mogador Opera Hotel, Av Mohammed VI

Riad Dar Zinnia, Souika Laarifa, 76, Kasbah

Riad Hotel Assia, 32, calle de la Recette, Riad El Mokha, Jamaa El Fna

Hotel Central Palace, 59 Sidi Bouloukate Marrakech Maroc

Imperial Holiday, 30 avenue Moulay R’chid, Gueliz

Ryad Mogador Agdal, Avenue Mohamed VI, Zone Touristique Agdal

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The choice of accommodation in the Medina of Marrakech can appear confusing. Our Marrakech Riads offer a warm moroccan welcome, and great value for money, make your reservation today!

Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon:
Fez EssaouiraChefchaouen | CasablancaMeknes

Luxurious en suite rooms at Riad Papillion:

Riad Le Clos des Arts, Riad Zitoun J’Did 50 Derb, la Prefecture Medina near le Palais Bahia

Riad El Mansour, 227 Derb Jdid | Bab Doukkala, Medina

Dar Silsila, 11 Derb Jdid Laksour

Riad Al Massarah, 26 Derb Djedid, Bab Doukkala

Riyad Al Moussika, 62 Derb Boutouil, Kennaria

Riad Les Trois Palmiers, 36 Derb Tizougarine, Dar El Bacha

Riad Kheirredine, 44, derb chourafa ex derb draoua, sidi ben slimane

Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel, Tafrata – Palmeraie de Marrakech

Riad Elizabeth, Derb el Baroud 33, Hart Essoura

Riad Aguerzame, 66 derb jdid

Riad Dar Dialkoum, 317 derb Jdid, derb Nakhla, Bab Doukkala

Riad Reves D’orient, 44 derd abib allah, Medina – quartier mouassine

Riad Dar Najat, Derb Lalla Chacha 18, Douar Graoua

Riad Mur Akush, Derb Zaouia 2, Bab Doukkala

Riad Jonan, 35 Derb Bzou, Kasbah Medina

Riad les Orangers d’Alilia Marrakech, 216, rue Tadla, Derb Chtouka Marrakech-medina

Les Borjs de la Kasbah, Rue du Mechouar, Kasbah

Riad Amirat Al Jamal, 33 Rue Fhal Zefritti

Riad Menzeh, 34 derb El Arsa, SIDI AYOUB

Riad Slawi, 92 Derb Ahmed el Borj, Sidi Ben Slimane, Kaa Sour

Riad Tizwa, 26 Derb Gueraba, Dar El Bacha

Riad Lorsya, 61, Derb El Hammam, Mouassine

Derb Eliane, Derb El Maada, No 39 Azbezt

Dar Selwan & Spa, 12, Res Al Bassatine, La Palmeraie

Riad Dar Anika, Riad Zitoun Kedim No 112

Riad Hayati, 27 Derb Bouderba, Riad Zitoun Jdid

Zamzam Riad, 107, Rue Kaa El Machraa

Al Fassia Aguedal,   MH 9 bis route de l’Ourika

Riad Tzarra, 22 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Medina

Riad Maipa, 5, derb Jdid- Derb Dabbachi, Marrakech Medina

Es Saadi Palace, Avenue El Quadissia, Hivernage

Le Rihani, 52 derb el Arsa Kenaria

Les Jardins de la Medina, Derb Chtouka, 21, Kasbah de Marrakech

Riad Alamir, My Abdellah Ben Hsein, Ksour

Riad Monika, 29 Hart Soura

MonRiad, 4 Derb Lahbasse, Riad Zitoun

Riad Dar Zahia, 60 derb El Hammam, Mouassine

Maison Arabo Andalouse, Derb Touareg 66-67, Kasbah

Riad Dar Attajmil, 23, Rue Laksour, Quartier Laksour

Riad Jomana, 62 Arset Aouzal, Bab Doukkala, Medina

Riad Ariha, 90, Derb Ahmed Elborj – Sidi Ben, Slimane, Kaa Sour

Riad Karmela, 10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz, Place Ben Salah

Riad Les Trois Mages, 11 derb Jamaa, Marrakech

La Maison Arabe, 1, Derb Assehbe – Bab Doukkala

Riad Farnatchi, 2 Derb el Farnatchi, Rue Souk el Fassis, Qua’at Ben Ahid

Dar Crystal, Derb El Fath no5, Es Salam

Riyad El Cadi, 87 Derb Moulay Abdelkader, Dabachi

Villa Dar Zina, 4, Lot Jnane Brika, Rte de Targa

Riad Massiba, 38, Route Douar Graoua

Dar Tasnime, 131 Derb Hammam, Kasbah

Riad Noor Charana, Houmat Ben Sahl, Derb el kebir n°31

Riad Bakara, 21, derb Ennour, Arset El Houta

Dar Rocmarra, Derb el Halfaoui, 29, Bab Doukkala

Riad Yasmine, 209 Diour Saboune , Bab Taghzout

Riad Amazighen, 4 bis, Arset Guessous. Bab Lakhmis

Riad La Rose D’Orient, 17-18 derb draoua-sidi soussan-medina, Bab Lalla Aouda Saadia

Dar el Souk, 56 Derb Jdid, Riad Zitoun Ked

Riad Hizad, 80 Derb el Cadi

Riad La Porte Rouge, 48 Derb Jamaa

Riad l’Oiseau du Paradis, 27, Derb Cherrata, Arset El Houta

Riad Porte Royale, Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Diana,   85 Derb Jdid, Quartier Riad Zitoune Lakdim

Riad Nesma, 128 Riad Zitoune Lakdim, Medina

Riad Ajebel, derb chotuka 91, kasbah

Riad Les Bougainvilliers, 5, derb Ben Amrane, Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Médina

Dar Soukaina, 19 Derb El Ferranne, Riad Laarouss

Riad Carllian, 24,25 Derb Dabachi – Derb Jamaa

Riad Baba Ali, 74 Derb Baba Ali, Moukef

Dar Les Cigognes, 108 rue de Berima

Riad Djemanna, 69 derb el Halfahoui, Bab Doukkala

Riad 5 Sens, 10 et 11, derb El Baroud, Hart Es Soura

Riad Alma, Derb Kbala 77, Kasbah

Riad de la Belle Epoque,  29 Derb Sidi Bouamar

Riad Dollar Des Sables, 13 Derb Deffa Ourbaa, Laksour Smarinne

Ryad Dyor, 1 Derb Driba Jdida Sidi Ben Slimane

La Villa des Orangers,   6 rue Sidi Minoun

Riad Meriem, 97 Derb El Cadi, Azbest, Medina

Dar Zemora, Rue el Aandalib

Dar El Kanoun, Route de Targa, Lotissement Farida, Villa 64

Riad O2, 97-98 Derb Semi Ben Slimanemaria – Sid, Sidi Ahmed soussi, Zaouia

Palais Sebban, 43 Derb Moulay Abdellah Ben Hsseine, Quartier Laksour

La Sultana Marrakech, 403 rue de la kasbah, Kasbah

Hotel La Renaissance, 89 Angle Bld Zerktouni et Mohamed V Gueliz, Gueliz

Riad Chouia Chouia, 40 rue Fahl Zefriti Ksour, Djemmaa el fna

ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie,   Route Fes, km 6

L’Heure d’Ete, 96, sidi Bouloukat

Riad Samsara, 6, Derb El Aarsa, Tarzout -Médina

Les Deux Tours, Douar Abiad BP 513, Circuit de la Palmeraie

Riad Asna, 20, Derb Ezzamouri, Bab Doukkala

Riad Les Jardins Mandaline, 55, derb Ferrane Riad Laarouss

Riad Noir d’Ivoire, 31, Derb jdid Bab Doukkala

Riad Charlott’, 10 Sidi Ahmed Benacer, Kaat Bennahid

Maison MK, 14 Derb Lafkih Sbaai, Quartier Ksour, Medina

Riad Dar One, 19 derb Jemaa el Kabir, Hay Salam

Riad Kniza, 34 Derb l’Hotel, Bab Doukkala

Riad Assakina, Derb Alaati Allah, 14, Hay Salam

Hotel Kasbah Dar Ilham,  Km 13, Road to Fes

Riad Zolah, 114-116 Derb El Hammam, Mouassine, El Haouz

Dar Charkia, 50 Derb El Halfaoui, Bab Doukkala

Riad 58 Blu, Derb Jdid 58, Douar Graoua

The Cafe des Epices (Spice Cafe) is a charming inexpensive cafe located on the historic Rahba Kedima square just north of the main Jemma al Fnaa. Historically the Rahba Kedima was the Marrakech slave market, today it is a bustling showcase for a variety of crafts as well as a centre for herbalists and spice sellers.

We like the Cafe des epices as a venue for  a light lunch or just as a place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the souks.

Our Marrakech Riads offer the perfect base for you Marrakech City break.

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