My partner and I initially booked for 7 nights into the sister riad, Papillon, after the first evening we asked if we could move into a slightly larger room with windows looking onto the courtyard, this was no problem and on the same day we were asked if we would like to upgrade to the riad Cinnamon into a suite which we did. Both places were lovely, from being met at the airport, getting to the riad, the dinner and breakfasts nothing was too much trouble. The staff were so efficient and friendly, the rooms well looked after and we were invited to consider the riad as our home. Riad Cinnamon is a quiet oasis in the heart of the souk and although you are close to all of the historical sites and bustling streets there is peace and tranquility in the riad (apart from the loudspeaker at 5.30am with the call to prayer which I did manage to sleep through after the second morning). It is very easy to get lost in the streets and it does take time to work out how to get around. Having the security of a mobile phone (which we didn't need to use) was very reassuring. The young men hanging about streets offering "directions and guidance" should be avoided at all costs, they can be a nuisance. The lack of alcohol was not a problem, and although we were unable to purchase this in the riad we did find two stores which sold excellent wines and there were no issues with bringing this back to enjoy and share at the riad. Our holiday was everything that we had hoped for and more, having made wondrful new friends, shared lovely meals at the Cafe Arabe and Le Jardin and a friendship which I hope will be enjoyed for a very long time. I would fully recommend both the riad Cinnamon and Papillon with no hesitation.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Cinnamon Hotel Marrakech