Review: Riad Cinnamon in Marrakech, Morocco


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Pick a perfectly peaceful and perfectly Moroccan riad for your time soaking up the sights, smells and sounds of Marrakech; the luxury boutique hotel of Riad Cinnamon is perfect for your needs.


Riad Cinnamon is located in the heart of the Medina (Marrakech old town), just to the north of the famous souks and close to the renowned Marrakech Museum. You are a lovely winding 10-minute stroll from bustling Jemaa el-Fnaa square; an absolute must to visit both by day and by night. You are also 2 km from both the serene Majorelle Garden and the landmark 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.

Style & Character

The hotel is housed in a meticulously restored merchant’s house and the craftsmanship used for this project is stunning. The result is beautiful; very Moroccan but also with a contemporary chic-ness. There are impressive twelve-foot-high ceilings, ideal for creating cool rooms on the hot days, traditional wooden furniture, rich fabrics and artwork. There’s also a clever architectural touch in the hidden sliding roof that will cover the courtyard in case of winter rain showers or provide shade in the summer.

Service & Facilities

Considering its’ size, the facilities are excellent; an inviting plunge pool, a delightful shaded courtyard patio, a serene furnished rooftop terrace and a lounge with a fireplace for cosy winter evenings.

It’s the service that really elevates this place to the truly special, quite simply nothing is too much trouble. The owners, Mike and Lucie are passionate about getting all the small things right. So, there’s an English-speaking concierge, unlimited mint tea, complimentary toiletries, breakfast served at a time to suit you, an essential free Marrakech Travel Guide App and even the loan of a local pay-as-you-go mobile so they can give you pointers if (when!) you get lost in the fabulous souq markets of the Medina!


There are just five luxurious suites; rent separately or bring the whole family with up to 16 people accommodated at a maximum! The suites are beautifully decorated Moroccan rooms with private ensuite bathrooms and each includes a seating area. As for which suite to choose, it really depends on personal taste as all are gorgeous; Fez has a four-poster bed and is next to the pool, Essaouira has a staircase that leads to a balcony and a rather wow-bathroom, Chefchaouen has fabulous his and hers showers, Casablanca is huge and split level with a charming snug on the upper level that could also sleep the children and Meknes is a huge, extra-luxurious space with a fireplace and balcony; you’re spoilt whichever room you pick basically!

Food & Drink

To set you up for a day of exploring, there’s a fabulous daily Moroccan breakfast which very conveniently can be served at the time of your choice. When you just want to collapse at the end of a crazy-Marrakech kind of day, you can dine in the hotel. They will create a delicious Moroccan feast for you individually prepared to your taste and dietary requirements and serve it al fresco on the sunny roof terrace, with stunning panoramic views across the rooftops of the old town to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

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