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Riad Cinnamon
9 Derb el Hajra | El Baroudiyine District, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #122 of 1,037 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Yoga retreat - idyllic calm within a magical city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I had already heard from a good friend that Riad Cinnamon was an excellent choice so I was delighted when I experienced it for myself. The staff were outstanding, the welcome warm and friendly and the food and accommodation were divine. Loved the fact we were all given phones to enable us to navigate our way around the city and nothing we asked for was ever an effort for the staff who were on hand throughout our four day stay.
Glorious city and so many wonderful things to do and see, taste and experience. Couldn't recommend it more!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Stepping through the little door off a small alley way (lined with cats) in the north of the medina, you suddenly leave the hubbub of motor scooters, donkey carts and bread vendors and step into the cool interior of this beautiful riad. A genuinely warm and friendly welcome from the staff - Abdou and Mohammed always on hand with a smile and helpful advice, including rescuing you from any part of the medina where you might be hopelessly lost - by giving you a guest mobile phone with his number on speed dial! The rooms are cool (air con is installed but not essential), beautifully decorated in jewel colours and traditional Morroccan style, with 'all mod cons' - attention to details is delightful, from jasmine oil burners and hairdryers to bath robes, UK plug adapters and complimentary mint tea. A surprisingly tranquil rooftop terrace for sunbathing or greeting the morning sun rising over the mosque and practising a few sun salutations, and a charming courtyard (with retractable roof for year round surity!) with a sdmall pool - the perfect spot for our daily yoga practice! Beautiful and highly recommended. We didn't make it to the sister Riad Papillon this time - a reason to return!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The riad offers the best possible support for first time travellers in Marrakech. Not only are they incredibly helpful with where to go, where to eat, what to see, what to spend on a particular item but they also provide you with a local mobile phone in case you should get lost in the maze of lanes and donkeys and need rescuing. The staff, rooms and roof terrace are a calm antidote to the amazing yet hectic surrounding streets, and being in such close vacinity to the mayhem means you can always pop back for a 15 minute calm down!
We thoroughly recommend asking to eat there at least one night as the girls home cooking is outstanding and superb value for money. All in all we really can't fault Riad Cinammon and will be recommending to all our close friends and relatives.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Riad Cinnamon is a delight. The suites are impeccably decorated in local style, our bed was very comfy indeed, and there's aircon in all suite. Not that that matters - the building is cool and fresh throughout even in the midday heat; while the plush rooftop terrace offers leafy shade or blazing sun as you wish.

Service is utterly beyond reproach. Our hosts (Hassien in particular) could not have tried harder to please, and nothing is ever too much trouble.

Breakfast is generous, fresh, and served on demand. We also had dinner in the riad on our first night; it was also excellent. If you've flown in during the afternoon, do eat on-site for your first night; as food is not a highlight of Marrakech - you might as well make yourself at home. (There are excellent tagines etc. on offer in town, but you won't be missing out).

Marrakech is a full-on city, and Cinnamon is in a relatively impoverished part of town (yes, all these things are comparative). Although you are unlikely to come to any harm, you are going to face a barrage of salesmanship and occasionally either anti-Western sentiment or good old-fashioned con-artistry. I suspect the city could be challenging for e.g. single women. At Riad Cinnamon, we were offered a phone in case of any problems, and the staff were adamant that they would come and rescue us from anywhere if we needed it. Very reassuring, and utterly charming.

I heartily recommend Riad Cinnamon to you. It's central, charming, and staffed by heroes.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

My partner and I have just returned from Riad Cinnamon and were so impressed with how calm and relaxing it was and how fantastic the service from the staff was. We stayed in the Fez suit which was beautifully decorated and spotless. We had dinner on our first night which was lovely, and having breakfast each morning on the terrace in the morning sun was really special. The staff were second to none, from offering us good tips on bartering at the souks to always being there to ask for a coffee. The location was great, just being a few minutes from the souks and about 10 to the square. Our experience of staying at Riad Cinnamon helped to make our trip to Merrakech wonderful.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

just returned from trip to marrakech and the riad cinnammon
would just like to compliment all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable and relaxing
the riad was beautiful, breakfast a real treat (taken whenever and wherever we wished)and an evening dinner was excellent
as two older ladies on own our , the mobile phone and escort back from evenings out if we felt unsure or lost was a real godsend and hassan was always a sweetheart
would certainly recommend this riad as a super place to stay

Room Tip: cassablanca suite was roomy and very comfortable
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at this riad and I must say it was such a wonderful oasis of peace in the midst of the chaos! The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The food was fantastic... We ate here one evening and were not disappointed. The breakfast was sufficient. The room we stayed in 'chefchaouen' was superb! We were given a map when we first arrived along with a mobile phone in case we got lost which was very thoughtful. I must say I would definitely return here!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 9 Derb el Hajra | El Baroudiyine District, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 1,037 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Outstanding 5* service from a true boutique hotel located in the heart of the Marrakech Medina near to the Marrakech Museum and Ben Youssef Mosque. Unparallelled panoramic views from the stunning roof top garden. Clean and uncluttered it has a contemporary feel whilst maintaining authentic moroccan sarchitecture and some eco friendly touches.Riad Cinnamon opened at Easter 2010 after three years of refurbishment involving a host of traditional Moroccan craftsmen. Stunning roof terrace with views over Marrakech, generous ground floor patio with dipping pool. All Suites are air conditioned with minibar, satellite tv, ipod docking. Free Wifi. Substantial and delicious Moroccan breakfast served at the time of the clients choosing. Dining in the Riad is highly recommended.Riad Cinnamon has the most amazing staff who all love to make guests feel at home. You are given a mobile phone to use during your stay and if you have any concerns or get lost whilst you are exploring the medina then our staff will willingly assist and even send someone from the riad to escort you home if you are really lost! ... more   less 
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