Do not go here if you want state of the art 5* facilities in a mass produced hotel with children's clubs and evening entertainment. But if you want 5* luxury in stunning quirky moroccan riad away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, in an oasis of beautiful gardens, offering tranquility and relaxation with the most fabulous staff then come to Jnane Tamsna.
We were travelling with our two sons aged 7 and 5 years and did debate whether Jnane Tamsna would be the best place for them to spend a week, however I can't express how fantastic this place is for two adventurers. We visited in August, which is low season for the hotel due to intensity of the heat of Marrakech in August. For this reason the hotel was quiet (at it's busiest there was 5 rooms occupied including ours) - this meant we were able to monopolise one of the pools to ourselves for the week.
We stayed in a garden room in the main house and it was truly stunning, the attention to detail was second to none. The room felt like a place of relaxation and the bathroom gorgeous with lovely bath products. There was a lovely shaded terrace which was perfect to relax on and play games. The room was spacious enough for the 4 of us.
Jnane House is beautifully decorated with a lovely touches and unusual pieces. The gardens are stunning and the pools magnificent - we used the pool by the villa (named the blue pool by the staff, but we named it the ping pong pool as there is a table tennis table by the pool). The pool and the area surrounding were lovely. We also had a few swims in some of the other pools as the boys were determined to choose their favourite.
The staff, Samira and the waiters in particular were fantastic. Nothing was ever too much trouble from booking activities (we did trips to Marrakech, dune buggies and camel riding), to catering for the children's meals after they fancied something different. We ate a hotel some lunches and dinners and the food was delicious, the staff were always happy to accommodate all tastes and requests.
Marrakech is approximately 20 minute taxi ride away and cost 150 dirhams each way (approx £10) if booked by the hotel (would highly recommend using this service).
All of the staff were what really made the holiday that extra bit special. The laundry service was excellent - I've never got home from a holiday with such a little amount of dirty washing.
I can't recommend Jnane Tamsna high enough and I will be returning sans children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The latest creation of Meryanne Loum-Martin, Jnane Tamsna comprises three houses - Jnane House, Moussafir House and Dar Ylane - with a total of 17 bedrooms within a walled garden. The property is located in a protected palm grove with spectacular views. The houses blend traditional interior courtyard architecture with the space, light and vegetation typical of the Palmeraie. Jnane Tamsa offers a romantic way to discover Marrakech and understand why it has become a legend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jnane Tamsna Hotel Marrakech