The walls of Marrakech Medina hold hidden spaces. As we walk through the sun kissed, busy, vibrant streets we are often unaware of the beauty concealed behind the doors. Your first experience as a visitor to one of our riad hotels will illustrate this, as you step through the doors for the first time, the hidden […]
It’s always helpful to have some local info for your holidays, so here are a few top tips to make your stay in Marrakech simple. I have been travelling in Morocco for over 16 years, and here are a few very easy things which I always do which make my trip more comfortable. Bring the name and address of […]
In honour of the name of Riad Papillon! We would love to share some of the species of butterflies which are found in Morocco. For those with an interest in Flora and Fauna Morocco has so much to offer. The butterfly Fauna of Morocco is particularly rich with 135 recorded species. Morocco offers the richest and […]
Marrakech Riad are pleased to launch our new gallery website featuring our fantastic Riad Papillon. Sleeping up to 11 people in five luxury rooms Riad Papillon is located in the fashionable Dar El Bashah district of Marrakech. The new site showcases images of the courtyard and pool as well as the fabulous roof terrace with […]
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 Marrakech at the time of the Marrakech Film festival 2011, note the giant outdoor screen […]
What better way to indulge yourself in scorching Marrakech than a delicious ice cream. Our favourite place for ice cream is located on the Avenue Mohamed V in the new town of Guiliez. Gelati Dino offers authentic Italian ice cream in luxurious air conditioned surroundings. It is one of THE places for affluent cool (no […]
Here at Riads Cinnamon and Papillon we buy as much as possible of our food from local suppliers. We shop daily visiting our regular stall and shop owners. Their personal relationships directly back to the farmer mean that we know where our food has been right from the minute that it has been picked till […]
The latest in the popular series of klik2travel Marrakech videos features our Riad Papillon Marrakech Riad offers outstanding accommodation in the City of Marrakech Morocco. Individual suites at Marrakech Riad Cinnamon: Fez | Essaouira | Chefchaouen | Casablanca | Meknes Luxurious en suite rooms at Marrakech Riad Papillion: Bougainvillea | Geranium | Hibiscus | Jasmine | Rose
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! […]
Marrakech Riad Papillon has a fantastic dipping pool in the courtyard. Perfect for cooling off in the hot summer months. The pool is tiled with intricate Zellige from Fes, a real work of Marrakechi craftsmanship. Its sympathetic shape is the product of many hours of reflection by Lucie and our super architect, Chris Redecke.
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 great en suite guest rooms all individually designed and furnished. The cosy and private facilities are […]
We are very proud of our newly installed Moroccan tent on the Roof Terrace at Riad Papillon. Hand made by local craftsmen it is a beautiful and romantic space especially in the evening when it can be lit by candles. The tent will feature during the winter months and is an excellent place to eat, whether a wonderful breakfast […]
Your en suite room in a de Luxe Riad is the perfect base from which to explore the Medina of Marrakech. Our two Riads, Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon are located in the heart of the ancient Medina, a UNESCO heritage site. Explore the famous Marrakech Souks, discover the incomparable Jemaa al Fnaa square, visit […]
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 broader term Dar includes even the finest Riads but also dwellings that are more modest in scale and […]
Marrakech is always a fun town for people watching, even more so at the moment! Hollywood is in Marrakech and the heart of the Medina is buzzing with activity for the filming of Sex And the City 2. A few hundred yards from Riad Papillon burly security guards left us in no doubt that amateur […]
A butterfly is a rare sight in the urban setting of the old town of Marrakech. So imagine our delight at the arrival of this welcome guest at Riad Papillon. It was cunningly photographed by our eagle eyed guardian Abdelatif as it inspected the newly opened Riad. As the Moroccans say ‘Baraka’, what a wonderful omen!