My partner and I found Riad Papillon at the Destinations exhibition in London and met with the delightful owners Mike and Louise. We love their environmentally friendly approach and their passion for Morocco-this is why we chose their place (as well as the fact we got an amazing deal for staying there for 10 days!)
The staff were quite incredible the service level is not really comparable to other hotels because they basically take care of you as if you were a long lost friend. Abdilla even went to the post office for us (2 miles away) because we couldnt find anywhere to buy stamps!!!
We ate at several different restaurants-cafe de la poste, la studio, maison arabe but I have to say that none of these was as good as the lamb tagine that Hasna and Meriem cooked for us on our arrival evening. They even gave us a free cookery demo.
We felt totally at home here and even though our room was a bit smaller than some of the higher priced riads we have stayed at before it was cosy and full of character.
Highly recommend this place to all.
- Also Known As:
- Riad Papillon Hotel
- Riad Papillon Hotel Marrakech
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Papillon is a newly decorated riad in the best neighborhood of the medina Dar El Basha next to the Pasha Palace -just about 8 minutes walk to the Place J'ma el f'na. This beautiful riad has solar heating panels, beautiful dipping pool in garden courtyard, fountain on roof terrace and BBQ, TV/DVD, Ipod docking, Minibar, Contemporary colours and traditional craftsmen design. Wonderful English speaking staff- trained and experienced.Riad Papillon has several amazing zelige handcrafted tree of life tile designs which are really quite special. On the roof terrace there is a traditional tent where your dinner can be served by candlelight under the stars.Riad Papillon is a haven of tranquility with niches filled with books, fossils and buddahs on display. There really is something quite magical about Riad Papillon. ... more less
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