Just back from an amazing experience in Marrakech. The Cinnamon is a perfect haven from the bustle and madness that is Marrakech. Not only was our room lovely, but its the staff there that make staying there such a pleasure. Hosein (sorry if I spelt that wrong my friend) and Abdoub and Miriam and the other girls there were just so warm and helpful. Hosein became what I called our guardian angel......we had to call him on the mobile phone the riad provides (great idea that others should adopt) as we got lost on our first day....he rescued us no problem. He even always seemed to be waiting for us when we arrived back at night as he chatted to friends in the street.....maybe he wasn't waiting for us but it felt like he was!
We had lamb tagine the first night in the riad.....superb food!! The breakfast was varied and healthy....we always looked forward to it. The ambiance at the riad is so relaxing and we used to say that we were back home when we got inside each evening.
Abdoub organised 2 trips for us and both went smoothly.....the staff are well connected with reputable contacts to do this for their guests.
Marrakech can seem daunting initially but the help and advice from the riad staff, plus the comfort of only being a phone call away from 'rescue' gave us increasing confidence.
We ate at the main square twice....great value and also at Cafe Arabe which was also our regular watering hole for a beer or the excellent rosé wine from Meknes.....great rooftop terrace for viewing the sunsets and also excellent food. I should add that the riad also has a nice terrace too!!
The riad is very close to a major mosque so the morning call to prayer is loud but that's life in a country with culture and religion that are very different from our own
All in all a most memorable holiday on all counts!!