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Morocco Riad

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 … 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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Riad Marrakech Pool

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 … Continue reading

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Riad Hotel Marrakech

Planning a stay in Marrakech! Consider enjoying the intimate surroundings of a boutique Riad Hotel in the Medina. The historic old town of Marrakech is a Unesco world heritage site. Local families and the vibrant souks live comfortably alongside crumbling caravanserai, magnificent minarets and … Continue reading

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Riad Marrakesh

The best way to experience the Old Town Medina of Marrakesh is to stay in a Riad. Marrakesh is an ancient caravan trading post in Morocco, historically the meeting point between Europe and sub Sahaaran Africa. Now one of the hottest … Continue reading

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Chic Retreats Riad Papillon

We are very pleased that Riad Papillon has been selected for inclusion by Chic Retreats the most reliable source for genuinely small boutique and luxury hotels. Chic retreats members are welcome at Riad Papillon and are asked to please show … Continue reading

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Marrakech Hen party weekend

Just a three hour flight away and well served by the budget airlines Marrakech is an excellent location for a more sophisticated hen getaway. Several brides to be have now booked hen weekends at Riad Papillon.  The newly renovated Riad has 5 bedrooms and can … 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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Riad, Ryad, Riyad

So good, they named them three times! Written in Arabic as رياض and variously by Europeans as riad, ryad or riyad. A riad is a traditional home built around an internal garden. Literally riad means garden, not house! This courtyard … Continue reading

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