My long-weekend in Marrakech stayed with me for much longer than the four days we were there. The colours, sounds and smells were all so different and exciting, almost overwhelming.
But what really made the stay in this bustling city so special was the peaceful cosyness of Riad Papillon. It really was like a balm for my senses in the midst of such heat and noise.
I am so glad that my boyfriend chose this place to stay over a modern, western-style hotel.
As soon as we walked into the Riad and were greeted by the soft and romantic scent of Jasmine, I knew that I would love it. It really gave us the feeling of being in Morocco. I just wanted to drink everything in through my eyes, the colours, the patterns on the balcony railings, the cushions. Everything was so exotic, and so stylish.
Yassine looked after us really well too, and is so friendly. The Riad's hospitlity is first class. He gave us a map of the city,a mobile phone for emergencies and even some tips on how to haggle!
And out of everywhere we ate in Morocco, the food in the Riad was by far the best. I would also highly recommend trying the Moroccan wine. It is delicious. But my highlight was the breakfast - served on such gorgeous crockery. I am a sucker for cute crockery - so I was in total heaven there.
Oh - and they have the best smelling shower gel and body lotion in the entire universe! I have been trying to find some that smelled the same ever since, but sadly to no avail. Oh well, guess that means we'll have to go back there...
Highly recommended for all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Papillon is a newly decorated riad in the best neighborhood of the medina Dar El Basha next to the Pasha Palace -just about 8 minutes walk to the Place J'ma el f'na. This beautiful riad has solar heating panels, beautiful dipping pool in garden courtyard, fountain on roof terrace and BBQ, TV/DVD, Ipod docking, Minibar, Contemporary colours and traditional craftsmen design. Wonderful English speaking staff- trained and experienced.Riad Papillon has several amazing zelige handcrafted tree of life tile designs which are really quite special. On the roof terrace there is a traditional tent where your dinner can be served by candlelight under the stars.Riad Papillon is a haven of tranquility with niches filled with books, fossils and buddahs on display. There really is something quite magical about Riad Papillon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Papillon Hotel Marrakech