Riad Papillon

Riads in Marrakech, Marrakech

Boutique five-roomed riad with plunge pool

ABOUT: Located in the medina's desirable antique quarter (Dar el Bacha) – five minutes from the souks, and ten from the focal Djemaa-el-Fna square – this boutique riad boasts a friendly staff, talented British owners and plenty of character. It’s possible to book the entire hotel for up to 11 people.

ROOMS: All five beautifully-fitted, cosy bedrooms occupy the same price category, all are available as double or twin, and all have en-suite shower rooms, hand-carved queen-size beds, satellite TVs, air-conditioning, iPod docks, minibars and hair-dryers. Bougainvillea, Jasmine and Rose are on the ground floor, allowing for easy pool-access, and Jasmine also boasts a blue-tinged bathtub. Slightly larger, Rose can sleep a third person if needed.

FACILITIES: A bijou plunge pool is set within pot plants on the patio, while a traditional ‘bhou’ sitting room, complete with Fes-style zellige tiles and an open fireplace, opens onto the same courtyard from one floor up. Higher still, the roof terrace has a Berber tent, trickling fountain, barbecue, sofa, sun-loungers and, on clear days, sensational Atlas Mountains views. Papillon’s delicious breakfasts can be savoured up here, and so too home-cooked, three-course dinners – order in advance, cost not included. Babysitting and massages are also available on request.

EXTRA INFO: Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Children are welcome, with a cot available for babies. A pay-as-you-go mobile phone is available for contacting the hotel while you explore the city.
 

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