Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech Morocco – Boutique Hotel Review

By Kach Umandap - Howe April 18th, 2016 Posted in Africa Travel Blog, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 20 Comments

For the true Moroccan experience, there’s no better resting place than a Marrakech Riad. A service fulfilled to perfection at Riad Cinnamon. As the name suggests, its ambiance is warm, homely and inviting having once belonged to a local Moroccan cinnamon merchant. The British owners pride themselves on blending traditional décor and atmosphere with excellent hospitality, service and luxurious tranquility within the Red City walls.

Hotel Review Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech Morocco

On the 22nd February, we arrived back in Marrakech for a night to pick up our 4×4 car to start our road trip! We spent the night at the beautiful Marrakech Riad Cinnamon. We were welcomed to our beautiful suite complete with mezzanine seating area, to find our initials spelled out in rose petals on the bed, so romantic! Between two road trips through the deserts of Morocco, we were so happy to recuperate with a night in homely luxury with unrivaled service from the wonderful staff at Riad Cinnamon.

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ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Review Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech Morocco

This boutique style Riad has an exclusive and personal feel with just five uniquely furnished rooms, each offering the height of comfort and personality. Guests are guaranteed with a great night’s sleep in unbelievably comfortable beds fitted with fine cotton sheets and no detail spared elsewhere; all suites contain flat screen TVs with international satellite channels, iPod docking stations, minibars, personal safes, hair dryers, luxury towels and bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.

We stayed in the lovely Meknes suite, a spacious but cozy space that features a little mezzanine snug room and a fireplace on the lower floor. Its en suite shower room is equally impressive with his and hers sink surrounded by ornate decorations. There are even jewels set into the tap fittings! The ambiance in this suite is really special, achieved through soft candle light and decorative lamps, but mainly the natural light streaming through the intricately carved “mocha rabi” wooden shutters that open onto the Menzeh, a traditional balcony which looks over the Riad’s courtyard.

Hotel Review Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech Morocco

My mum loved staying in the Fez suite, which has a different feeling through its fresh lime/gold color scheme inspired by Morroco’s imperial cities. Equally luxurious, its main selling point is a grand four poster bed hand carved from Cedar wood. It benefits from being right next to the pool and patio, although the meter thick walls protect it from noise ensuring a very peaceful, undisturbed night’s sleep. Her highlight was the high-ceilinged shower room fitted with a seat, and the complimentary shampoo, body lotion, and shower gels smell delicious, wish we could have these at home!

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AREA GUIDE

Riad Cinnamon is located in a fashionable area of the Red City, El Baroudiyine District. This is a historical and central area of the Marrakech Medina, only a stone’s throw away from Jemma al Fna square, the Marrakech Museum and Ben Youssef Mosque and easy walking distance south to the busy souks where you will find all kinds of craft and food items to take home.

TIPS

Make sure to download this Riad Groups special App, which will guide you around the city with maps, restaurant and activity recommendations and best of all. You don’t need data to use it!

Lounge around in the luxurious Egyptian cotton hooded bathrobes, Jonathan’s highlight of any luxury hotel and Riad Cinnamon’s is especially nice!

Head over to Riad Star and enjoy a traditional Hammam and massage, a must-try while in Morocco.

AMENITIES

Hotel Review Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech Morocco

On entering Riad Cinnamon, you will be greeted immediately by the tranquil patio and pool area. Beautifully decorated with tall potted palms and traditional Moroccan lamps surrounding the inviting dipping pool, take the chance to unwind in this calm space with a mint tea and a good book before venturing out into the busy market streets. Other spaces to enjoy are:

The Lounge with WiFi and a library of city guides, books and games, warmed in winter by a log fire and lovely and cool during summer.

The Roof Terrace decorated with exotic palm tree, Orange trees, Bougainvillea and Hibiscus and Morrocan tent to shelter under.

Other amenities include:

  • English speaking concierge
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi complimentary in Riad courtyards
  • Unlimited mint tea
  • All rooms with en suite
  • Breakfast at the time of your choice
  • Loan of local cell phone
  • Hair dryer
  • Evening meals prepared to order
  • In room safe for valuables
  • In room mini-fridge
  • Flat screen TV with satellite channels
  • Hammam & massage at Riad Star
  • Free Marrakech Travel Guide iOS App
  • Free Marrakech Travel Guide Android App

FOOD

Having already stayed in another of their properties, we had high expectations on food and service, and these expectations exceeded at Riad Cinnamon! It’s such a luxury to take out time waking up and strolling out to enjoy our plentiful and freshly prepared breakfast any time we like.

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Evening meals here must be requested in advance if you decide to eat in the Riad. If you do, you will find it hard to beat the quality of the cuisine elsewhere in Marrakech!

PEOPLE

Whether they could speak English or not, all staff here really goes the extra mile to help and make your stay even better. As with all of the Riads owned by this British couple (we also stayed at Riad Star), guests feel so supported with advice and answers to any worries or queries to make staying in their accommodation feel like a home away from home.

Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with the Riad Cinnamon Marrakech and MuchMoroccohotel (all opinions and text are all mines). Thank you to everyone we met who helped to make this such a special experience.

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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