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An Engagement in La Medina

Walking down the street of Souikat market in the North West of the Marrakech Medina you see two men pulling an unwilling full sized ram towards you, it passes and you think nothing of it. An hour later, in the … Continue reading

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Rais Elghanbaz, Ribab group

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 … Continue reading

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Marrakech iPhone App

Download our free iPhone App now available in iTunes.  Marrakech Tourist information and an introduction to our Riad hotels. Coming soon for android.

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Hassan the wood turner

Hassan the young wood turner works on a street corner near to the Ben Yussef Mosque in Central Marrakech just a few hundred yards from Riad Cinnmaon. His traditional North African lathe is powered by his right hand while his … Continue reading

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January Sale! Unbeatable Offers

January is a fantastic time to visit Marrakech to escape the mid winter weather in the UK and continental Europe. Fly three hours South to Magical Marrakech which sits on the same latitude as the Canary Islands.  Whats more the … Continue reading

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Introducing Riad STAR

We are grateful to our guests at our Riad hotels who have been wonderfully supportive recommending us to family and friends. With so few rooms at each Riad we have, more often than we would have liked, had to explain that we … Continue reading

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Supporting Local people.

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 … Continue reading

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Kouba Baroudiyine, the Almoravid koubba, a hidden gem in Central Marrakech

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 … Continue reading

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Donkey and cart

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 … Continue reading

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New table and chairs for Riad Cinnamon

We are very proud of new table and chairs at Marrakech Riad Cinnamon. Made to measure by craftsmen in the Sidi Boukshish district of the Souks they feature distinctive local ‘Maichault’ metalwork as well as leather from the Marrakech tanneries. … Continue reading

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Marrakech Pottery

There are an amazing variety of goods for sale in the Marrakech Souks, take your time to browse and you will find glazed pottery to fit any colour scheme! Our Riads in the Medina provide the perfect base for your … Continue reading

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Marrakech Riad deals

Marrakech Riad deals make it even more attractive to stay in our two fantastic Riad hotels in the central medina. Marrakech Riad deals and Offers are regularly updated. Pick up a choice bargain with our best prices available through our … Continue reading

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VRBO Marrakech Riad Papillon, Morocco

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 … Continue reading

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Sun loungers on the roof terrace at Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech Medina

We are very proud of the new sunloungers on the roof terrace at Marrakech Riad Cinnamon.  Stylish Elegant and above all comfortable they are individually handcrafted by Moroccan blacksmiths. Our Marrakech Riads are the perfect base from which to explore … Continue reading

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Arabian Nights in Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech

Riad Cinnamon has a very special atmosphere, straight out of  the thousand and one ‘Arabian Nights’. We have paid special attention to lighting with features like these hand made lamps to illuminate the stairs. Our Morrocan Riads offer the pefect … Continue reading

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