Bologna to Marrakech is served with a convenient twice weekly Ryanair service on Sundays and Thursday. An ealy start in Italy at 06.30 will get you to the Red City at 09.00 We can arrange to have you met at the airport and whisked away to one of our fabulous Marrakech Riads for a late breakfast on the roof terrace. With Ryanair’s famously low fares and our special offers a City Break in Marrakech has never been more accessible.
A restored merchants house in the Old Town is the perfect venue for your Moroccan adventure. Browse our luxury rooms and spacious suites, then contact us to check availability for your preferred travel dates.
Riad Papillon is a recently renovated boutique hotel in the most fashionable district of the Marrakech Medina. There are five luxury rooms all equipped with air conditoning, satellite tv with international channels, mini fridges, ipod docking stations, hairdryers, toiletries, comfortable beds and luxury bedding. Take a look at some rooms, then make your reservation today!
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Around dusk in the north west corner of the Jemaa al fnaa the famous-dacing boys gather and start to perform. The dance and accompanying music will build to a crescendo many hours later.
The cultural origins of this tradition lie in the fact that it would be considered innapropriate for women to put on such a performance. Visitors are welcome to stop a while and watch, as long as they contribute a few dirhams.
There are many sights and sounds in the vibrant Jemaa al Fnaa, the main square in Marrakech Morocco. One of the more curious is the sights of brightly dressed men moving throught the crowds (often ringing bells or callingout) carrying goat skin bags of water and brass cups.
The explanation is that they are water sellers, and originally their function was just that, selling drinking water the locals. Today they make their living charging a few dirhams for posing for tourist photographs.
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 upstairs, you might catch a glimpse of them slipping out in their brightly coloured traditional costumes.
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 doorstep in a Riad. Reserve accommodation today!
The British Embassy in Morocco is located in the Capital City of Rabat. Marrakech is fortunate enough to host the office of the Honorary Pro Consul for the South of Morocco Mr Ali Horma. The consulate office is usually open on weekday mornings Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm to assist British Citizens. Friday hours are 8.30 to 11.30.
The consulate is located at 47 Avenue Mohamed V next to the prominent Marrakech Grand Prix store in the New Town of Guiliez. The Consulate phone number is 0524420846. Our Marrakech Riad staff will be pleased to help guests with directions or further help getting in touch with the consulate if required!