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  • Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Luxury Boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco

If you’re looking for first class service, then stay at the beautiful, boutique Riad Cinnamon!

Having had a fabulous stay in 2016 at the Riad Papillon for my hen weekend, we decided to stay at the luxury Riad Cinnamon which is part of the Marrakech Riad group.  Since Ian had never visited Marrakech before, we thought this would be a great idea to explore a bit more of Morocco for our first year wedding anniversary.  Let’s not forget that Marrakech is only 3 hours flight time from the UK – just a hop, skip and a jump away!

The Riad Cinnamon is perfectly located in the heart of the Medina, literally minutes from the souks and acts as a great base to visit the nearby sights, attractions and wonderful eateries.  Booking the riad directly was very easy on their website and a deposit was paid online.  Prior to arrival we paid the room in full, as we were informed that there are credit card fees if payment is made by card in Marrakech.  

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Entrance to the riad


Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Pretty flowers


Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Fresh orange juice

The ‘romantic break’ package on the website appealed to us, which included:

  • Private transfer to and from the airport
  • A romantic dinner on the roof terrace on the first night
  • Rose petals spelled out in your initials on the bed
  • A romantic horse and carriage ride around Marrakech

The romantic package was spot on to celebrate our wedding anniversary and making it feel extra special.

Arriving at Marrakech airport there was quite a wait for our luggage but once through security our driver was waiting for us patiently in arrivals.  The transfer was around 20 minutes to the Medina; the driver was excellent at weaving through the traffic and the tiny roads towards the Medina (let’s say my driving skills wouldn’t be up to scratch!).  We stopped outside of the Medina, as we had to make the rest of the way by foot as the streets are too narrow for traffic, and were met by Hassan from the riad.  Five minutes later, we finally arrived at Riad Cinnamon.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Courtyard pool

Stepping inside the riad, we were met by a bright, naturally lit courtyard with the dipping pool being the main feature.  The riad was beautiful and relaxing, a little gem away from the hustle and bustle of the souks!  Hassan led us to the comfortable banquet seating and we refreshed ourselves with some lovely mint tea and biscuits.  Hussain (the house manager) briefed us on the riad, area, sights and gave us a loan of a mobile phone.  Also he explained to us how to use the ‘Marrakech riad’ app which worked on GPS; the map is extremely handy for wandering through the alleyways of the souks.  Trust me, you will get lost!

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Unlimited mint tea and biscuits

Essaouira Suite

Hussain showed us to our room, the Essaouira suite, located on the first floor with a private seating area right outside the room.  The Essaouira suite is unique with a mezzanine level; the lounge area and bathroom on the bottom floor and the bedroom on the top floor.  The design of the room has a nautical feel and has been inspired by Essaouira, the Moroccan port.  Once the wooden shutters were open, the light from the courtyard brightened up the room with a view of the courtyard down below.  We loved the copper lampshades and the detail of the wrought iron across the windows and along the staircase.

The bed was sprinkled with fresh red rose petals spelled out in our initials … ahhh romance is in the air!  And can I say Egyptian cotton sheets definitely add to a better night’s sleep.  During the night it was fairly warm, luckily there was aircon in the room which allowed us to sleep like babies.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Bedroom

The bathroom was decorated in my favourite colours a cross between turquiose and aquamarine, with copper taps over the large double sink and for the bath too.  I’m afraid we didn’t get the chance to use the bath as the bath plug was missing!  There was enough cupboard space and cubby holes to place all our toiletries.  If you did forget a few essentials, do not fret as toiletries were provided and refilled daily.  The only niggle I had was that when we showered water splattered everywhere due to a low shower wall – curtain would probably of helped.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Essaouira ensuite bathroom

Room amenities include:

  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • In-room fridge
  • In room safe
  • Flat screen TV
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout

One of the largest mosques was located close by, so we were woken up by the morning prayer.  But you get used to this and it’s all part of the culture and atmosphere.  Otherwise bring ear plugs with you.

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Romantic Dinner

Our romantic meal was arranged for 6.30pm on the roof terrace – a fantastic spot to watch the sun go down whilst enjoying our meal.  Boy, was our meal a feast!  You won’t be left feeling hungry.  To start we had a chicken pastilla each, bean, tomato and aubergine and briouates to share. The chicken pastilla was lovely and sweet with the flaky pastry and drizzle of honey.  The salads were equally tasty and light.  The veggie briouates had the perfect crispy pastry and were very moorish!

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

This is just the starters!

A little break was needed before moving onto the next course.  Oh yes, lamb tagine!  The lamb tagine was divine in combination with the sweet prunes and apricots and the lamb fell apart beautifully.  By this time we were full and couldn’t move.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Lamb tajine with prunes and apricot

You can’t end a meal without a dessert, right?!  Luckily for us it was a light dessert of a poached pear drizzled with milk chocolate, accompanied with a plate of fresh fruit.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Pear with chocolate


Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Dessert with plate of fresh fruit

Definitely book an evening meal at the Riad Cinnamon during your stay – the dishes are cooked with local fresh ingredients using traditional recipes and at an affordable price.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Romantic meal on the roof terrace


Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Roof terrace

Breakfast

Breakfast was included with the price, and was served daily downstairs in the courtyard area ‘at any time’.  For breakfast, there was homemade fresh bread served with butter and a variety of preserves and honey, eggs cooked any way, pancakes, yogurt, orange, tea and/or coffee.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Daily breakfast

I love the pancakes since they reminded me of roti; excellent with a good drizzle of honey.  One morning we did enjoy a couple of crepes served with nutella … Mmmm!  Chocolate is my favourite you know.

Roof terrace

After breakfast, why not make your way to the roof terrace and relax.  There’s plenty of sun loungers and seating if you fancy topping up your tan or just to enjoy a glass of mint tea and take in the views.  The terrace was decorated with colourful pots of flowers and plants, whisking you away to somewhere tropical.  There’s even a rooftop dipping pool to cool yourself in between the suntanning.  We also noticed that not many of the guests utilised the terrace area, which was great for us – it felt like our own private garden!

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Roof terrace

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Plenty of seating

Lounge

Riad Cinnamon offers a small intimate lounge area for guests to chill.  Read some books, listen to music, watch TV or relax with some mint tea and biscuits.  During the winter months, the warm fireplace provides a cosy area.

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Lounge

Overall, we had a fabulous and relaxing stay at the luxury Riad Cinnamon.  The staff were friendly, helpful, very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble.  Hussain made our restaurant reservations, organised our private day trips and even liaised with the tour company to meet us at the riad for pick up.  To avoid the guests getting lost trying to find their way to the riad, Hassan would keep an eye out for us if we missed our turning.  The staff also offered to walk their guests to restaurants to avoid getting lost in the maze of souks.  This is what I call five star service.  We would highly recommend staying at the Riad Cinnamon if you’re visiting Marrakech and would return without a doubt.

Price: £810 for 5 nights for the ‘Romantic Break’ package, end of September 2017.

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Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

Staying at the luxury boutique Riad Cinnamon, Marrakech, Morocco – WhodoIdo: A wonderful riad located in the heart of the Medina, only steps away from the souks. Enjoy a meal on the roof terrace and watch the sunset, cool off in the courtyard pool or just simply relax with a glass of mint tea. If you’re looking for an authentic stay and first class service, then stay here!

40 Comments

  • MJ 30/03/2018 (11:17)

    Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! I’m glad you both enjoyed your break! The food looked absolutely delicious aswell. Great review and very in depth!

    MJ

    • Lana
      Lana 30/03/2018 (13:56)

      Thanks MJ! Service was fantastic at the Riad Cinnamon. A very relaxing break 🙂

  • Agness of eTramping 01/02/2018 (09:48)

    Wow! This place is truly charming and remarkable, Lana. It obviously offers an exceptional service and experience. I will definitely stay there when in Marrakech!

    • Lana
      Lana 01/02/2018 (10:36)

      We couldn’t fault the service. It’s great that the riad provides a mobile phone during the stay – really useful if you get lost. I hope you do get the chance to stay there 🙂

  • Shaily 01/02/2018 (09:32)

    Wow! This is such a luxurious experience. The hotel looks amazing with traditional touch and modern amenities. Sumptuous meal on the terrace with the view of sunset – how romantic! The pool looks beautiful.

    • Lana
      Lana 01/02/2018 (10:34)

      The terrace is perfect to watch the sunset! Not many people used the roof terrace, however we were there all the time! 😉

  • Moimehr 31/01/2018 (03:11)

    Such a bliss! Looks like you guys had an awesome time there exploring this boutique hotel. This property looks cosy and clean, I too loved the turquoise bathroom more than anything else. I am a fan of Moroccon bastilla pastilla and would love to try it some day. Good they had it on their menu 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 31/01/2018 (08:37)

      The dinner on the roof top terrace was included in the package and I requested the pastilla as a starter. I didn’t expect a pastilla each though. Super tasty and we managed to finished them! 🙂

  • Barry 30/01/2018 (23:47)

    I love staying at interesting places while I’m travelling and like the look of the Riad Cinnamon. It looks like the sort of place I could to take my girlfriend to for a romantic getaway.

    • Lana
      Lana 31/01/2018 (00:36)

      Oh yes you should take your girlfriend here for a romantic weekend! And perfect for Valentines 😉

  • Ridima 30/01/2018 (14:49)

    Just the perfect destination that I am targeting for my valentines. In love with Love themed pool…. how romantic is that 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 30/01/2018 (18:00)

      This would be perfect for Valentines! A romantic meal on the roof top terrace and a caleche ride around the city. Perfect! 🙂

  • Amy 30/01/2018 (12:41)

    Wow! I went to marrakesh last year and absolutely loved it. I didn’t stay anywhere near as fancy as this, very jealous! Amy x

    • Lana
      Lana 30/01/2018 (14:45)

      There’s so many riads in Marrakech to choose from. I did stay at the Riad Papillon which is part of this group – very affordable and was perfect for my hen weekend 😉

  • Renata 30/01/2018 (12:27)

    I’ve been to Morocco, but never to Riad. Since almost every hotel in Morocco is like ‘alf leyla wa leyla’, this luxurious kind is just breathtaking. I love particularly the dark turquois bathroom – just regal. The romantic package would be far too much for me – I’m definitely not the romantic movie type.

    • Lana
      Lana 30/01/2018 (12:31)

      I love the turquoise colour in the ‘essaouria’ room. Next time if you’re in Morocco, maybe book into a riad for the experience 🙂

  • Eliana Adventuregirl 30/01/2018 (02:43)

    Beautiful riad! Your pictures are great, thanks for sharing all the info!

    • Lana
      Lana 30/01/2018 (11:29)

      Thanks for your lovely comment!

  • Constance 30/01/2018 (02:16)

    What a beautiful riad! Staying at a riad in Morocco is definitely on my bucket list so I was super excited to read this post, it looks so amazing. That lamb tagine totally looked mouthwatering!

    • Lana
      Lana 30/01/2018 (11:28)

      Highly recommend staying in a riad in Morocco. The lamb tagine was delicious – very filling! 🙂

  • Addie 30/01/2018 (00:45)

    I have seen a lot about Morocco recently and added it to my travel list just before the end of the year. Now it looks like I have a contender for a place to stay. I would love a little romantic break! Did you choose the 5 day package, or is that the only offering? I think we could only get away for about 3 days.

    • Lana
      Lana 30/01/2018 (00:58)

      The package is for 3 nights but we extended it. If you book in advance, there’s a discount 🙂

  • Aleksandr Popkov 29/01/2018 (22:46)

    Lovely place. I love your photo colors. What are they shot with?

    • Lana
      Lana 29/01/2018 (23:55)

      Thank you! I shot with my Olympus Pen E-PL7 and iphone 6S. 🙂

  • A speck in time 29/01/2018 (18:42)

    We were very impressed with the hospitality of Moroccans, which manifested itself with an increase of our girth 🙂 This must be a relaxing time for you.

    • Lana
      Lana 29/01/2018 (20:56)

      The Moroccans are so friendly and willing to go out of their way. It was a very relaxing holiday! 🙂

  • Jane 29/01/2018 (12:46)

    I have never been to Morocco, but I’ve always wanted to visit. Such a wonderful place.

    • Lana
      Lana 29/01/2018 (12:58)

      Hope you get the chance to visit one day! 🙂

  • Grace 29/01/2018 (12:00)

    This is such a great place to visit, Will be saving this! Next trip to Morocco

    • Lana
      Lana 29/01/2018 (12:03)

      I’ve been to Morocco twice and love the craziness of this city! The riad is like a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the souks. 🙂

  • Linda Hobbis 28/01/2018 (15:38)

    It looks totally idyllic and romantic but I agree with you about ear plugs for morning prayer times. I experienced it in Egypt and oh boy is it loud!

    • Lana
      Lana 28/01/2018 (15:48)

      The first morning when we heard it, it was fairly loud. We also experienced this in Dubai too. Thanks for the comment 😉

  • shelley 28/01/2018 (15:33)

    oh wow, I’m actually speechless. the interior is just a dream and how good does the food look, please? definitely a place I would love to stay at, considering that Marrakech has been on my list for ages!

    • Lana
      Lana 28/01/2018 (15:37)

      I would definitely stay at Riad Cinnamon again. Oh you should consider booking a trip to Marrakech – you’d have such a good time! Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  • Chelsea 27/01/2018 (13:10)

    I love all of these pictures!! It really shows the full experience. I am adding this to my list for sure!

    • Lana
      Lana 27/01/2018 (13:34)

      Thank you! The service here was excellent and they really look after their guests. Definitely book this riad if you’re in Marrakech 🙂

  • Diana 25/01/2018 (06:41)

    Its really romantic! very beautiful and cute.

    • Lana
      Lana 25/01/2018 (12:10)

      Thanks Diana! I booked the Essaouira room for the turquoise colours. The package was perfect for our wedding anniversary!

  • Laura 23/01/2018 (19:47)

    Such a beautiful place. Love the romantic package!!

    • Lana
      Lana 23/01/2018 (20:04)

      The romantic package includes the horse and carriage ride for half day – had so much fun! The service at Riad Cinnamon was excellent 🙂

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