Stayed in Cinnamon riad June in Meknes suite. Very nice first impression, but have to say layout and design make the mez area with TV fairly useless unless you are 4ft tall. Not realy sure why one suite over another commands a higher price, i thought that there was very little difference in any of them to justify an extra tariff.
Beds were soft enough and bathroom polished and painted cement, looks nice but very dark.Lovely mood lighting throwing gorgeous shadows over room and ceiling.
After day 2 I sort of realised I had not thought through my plans and previous fantasies about staying in a riad in Marrakesh. What i realy wanted was a space to wander and sit in shady spots, traditional tiled floors, fretwork, and ironwork and all important shadowy lighting, cool fountains and an oasis within. Cinnamon is as I say lovely stylish but oh so tiny and boutique (my mistake) I felt that unless in my room I was on top of other guests, lacked any personal space and found this anything other than relaxing.
Other guest kept repeating how relaxed they felt I kept thinking how stressful it felt having to engage in conversation all the time. It the first time ever Ive thought about the need for peace and quiet ever.
Dont get me wrong I love company and love the busy souks and games played bartering with funny and engaging sellers in the souks and shops.In fact loved the markets and wandering and people. I just didnt like such a small claustrophobic riad.
Breakfasts were nice and fresh , very hit and miss service, you will never get all of your needs in one go and its a long way down to the ground floor kitchen. Having a cold beer or bottle of wine was an issue and Hassan made a few trips out to bring in 4 beers at a time! Hassan was fantastic as was Moustaffa and escorted us to a few places for dinner and back. Some were good some were very poor and over priced. Had our nicest meal in a side street traditional place( cant recall the name) and Cafe Arab Le Jardan ok, Pepe Nero ...mmmm..!!??? nice touches, good steak, but fell short...every other restaurant was pants considering the silly prices.
Nice enough stay, woud i go back no, would I recommend, no I would say stick to traditional and rethink anything longer than 4 days (another mistake I made staying too long)
- 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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- Riad Cinnamon Hotel Marrakech