This Riad is in the middle of the Souk, We were apprehensive when the taxi driver told is we would have to put our luggage on a barrow and walk the last 10 minutes to the hotel as the taxi cannot negotiate the narrow alleys. Then, directly from the airport, you find yourself walking through the sights, noise and smells of a Marrakech souk.
The reception at the Riad is fantastic, mint tea awaits you in this island of calm amid the bustle of the streets around. It must once have been a wealthy merchant's home, beautifully renovated with ornate ceilings and distinctive rooms. The staff, especially Abdellatif, are attentive and reassuring; they patiently answered all our questions, helped when necessary and made our stay most pleasurable and interesting.
Okay the water could have run stronger in the shower and some things didn't always work perfectly, but this is not a western style five star hotel (thanks goodness). What it lacked in amenities it more than made up for in character. The rooftop terrace and breakfast were a joy.
We would recommend the experience.
- 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