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!!
- 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