Highly recommended. My partner and I visited Marrakech for our fourth visit on business/pleasure having stayed outside the medina previously and we felt that our experience at Riad Papillon was far superior to any of the previous lodgings where we stayed (although at the time we were more than happy with these experiences). What did we like about Papillon? Firstly the location-it is in the best part of central Marrakech and real easy to find. It is very quiet even though it is surrounded by Moroccan houses and other hotels. Secondly the food is by far the best we have ever had in Marrakech. We got to choose all our dishes-and were able to try a vegetarian pastille and a lamb tangia which (at our request) we helped to prepare and took to the local hammam where it baked for 6 hours! It was totally incredible. Thirdly the staff were awesome. Yassine is the nicest guy you could hope to meet and he looked after everything for us. When he wasn't around then Zoohar looked after us real well also carrying our heavy bags up and down the stairs without us asking and spending hours answering our many questions about the souks and the Moroccan culture. The cleaning staff were amazing-charming, discrete but always smiling and helpful-spotlessly clean. Lastly we loved our room. All of the rooms are on the slim side (traditional moroccan shape) but we had everything we needed and the colours were dreamy and romantic. The jasmine oils in the bathroom were relaxing and the sculpted tile tree of life was exquisite.
Our only complaint was that there were rose petals on the bed every night and (although it was a beautiful and a romantic touch) we had to pick them off the bed every night. The bedding was extremely good quality smooth and soft. The pillow was silky smooth and soft-unusual to find outside of the states in my experience-excellent sleep experience.
We will be back again to our adopted second home in Morocco and couldn't even consider going anywhere else after the care that was taken of us. Recommend for romantic stays or groups of ladies.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Papillon Hotel Marrakech