We were greeted in the small square just by the gates of the Medina by the House Manager and staff member who would show us to the Riad and help us with our bags. We soon disappeared into a maze of alleyways on the outer edge of the souks. Quickly we came across the impressive looking door to our Riad.
Inside the quality of the decoration continued - Buddhism clearly played a part when brainstorming and the subtle colours used where very relaxing. Sitting in the courtyard Hosin handed us Mint Tea and talked us through the main sights in Marrakech and how to navigate the alleyways.
We stayed in the Casablanca Suite, which had its own staircase. Inside the room was huge, a very large bed took up the back wall and there was plenty of storage space and a fridge to keep drinks cold. The unique feature of this room is the mezzanine floor, three walls of comfortable seating, a large TV, sky and DVD player. It was a very sureal moment when turning on the TV to see Emmerdale pop up...so if you want to catch up on your soaps whilst away from home you have the ability here. Personally there was so much to see we didn't spend much time here but it was nice to be able to relax in for an hour or so whilst getting ready to head off out again in the evenings. There was a library just off of the courtyard should you wish to borrow any books or DVDs.
The terrace was of a reasonable size and did have a rooftop dipping pool - although whilst we were there it didn't contain any water (there is a second one down in the courtyard as well).
We had dinner on the terrace our first night there - a mixture of vegetables and bread to start, a tagine to follow and finally pancakes with banana and chocolate. Great meal and a wonderful location to eat in - I would definitely recommend the terrace as you also get to hear the last call to prayer over dinner whilst the sun is setting which was an experience.
Breakfast was also very substantial - fruit and yoghurt, breads with jams, crepes and eggs. One morning we even had what appeared to be a whole cake added to the table! The eggs are cooked to your liking as well and you will be asked each morning how you would like them. The coffee and orange juice here were very good and set you up for the day ahead well.
With only five rooms the staff are always on hand to provide great service. This riad is definitely a boutique gem!
- 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