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Riad Jonan
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Derb Bzou | Rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #76 of 465 Hotels in Marrakech
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Riad, great location, great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I spent three nights at the Riad Jonan with my girlfriend in October 2012. It was our first time in Morocco and we weren't quite sure what to expect. Before our departure the staff at the Riad organised a taxi to pick us up from Marrakech airport. The journey was less than 10 minutes. The Riad was in a side alley that had construction works going on, but once inside we immediately knew we had made a good choice in staying there.

We were greeted by the staff with some mint tea (which was amazing) while we sorted out our room. They were happy to talk to us, give us some advice about the area and a hand-drawn map that turned out to be very useful! Originally we had booked a standard room, but were offered and upgrade for an extra £15/night which we decided to take. The Riad was beautiful with a lot of Moroccan character, exactly what were looking for in our accommodation. The roof terrace also provided a great place to relax - offering both sun loungers and shade depending on what mood you're in. It closes at midnight to avoid noise from disturbing residents who may be trying to rest.

Breakfast was fairly simple but really good. Along with a variety of breads, croissants and tea/coffee/juice you have a choice of cereals, omelettes, scrambled eggs. The Riad was next to the Saadine tombs which are worth a visit. It was a 10-15 minute walk to the main square/souks markets. Prepare yourselves for chaos when you visit. In addition to exploring on our own we went for a camel ride which was organised through the Riad. Probably slightly more expensive doing it this way than finding someone on the street, but we really appreciated the fact that it was hassle free and would recommend anyone to allow the staff to book trips you're interested in.

Overall, we couldn't speak highly enough of the Riad and the staff there and would recommend anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have just returned home from a lovely week in Morocco (our first visit). From the moment of our arrival until we left, we couldn't fault the service from Hassan and his friendly and helpful team. Stylish and comfortable room (and a free upgrade which was a fab surprise - thank you guys!) A really peaceful oasis just a few steps from the madness of the Rue de la Kasbah where you can kick back, have a mint tea and chill. Here's some useful info:

Just 15 minutes walk from Djemaa el Fnaa
Super roof terrace (very nice in 37 degree heat!)
Relaxing and stylish communal areas
Really authentic Moroccan decor
Individually styled rooms with lots of authentic features
Serve beer and wine if you fancy it
Lovely food - recommend you order dinner for your first night.
Recommend you ask the Riad to arrange airport transfers as could be tricky to find on your own
Also, Hassan arranged an official guide for us for our first day - well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here last week and had a really good time. The staff are so helpful and friendly. They booked outings for us, gave us advice on all manner of things such as bargaining and finding our way, and generally looked after us very well. The Riad is comfortable and very well situated. It has a nice atmosphere with good decor in keeping with the area. Comfortable beds and good bathroom but sink drained slowly all week and became annoying after a while. Breakfasts good.

Room Tip: we had a superior room - good size with air con.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

A bit concern when arrive but soon we found ourselfs very confortable.We were given best room they had without any extra charge.All staff (not mention any names)with no exceptions could not be more helpfull which contributed and help our adventures to become very sucessfull.
Breakfast could be served a bit early
Thank you all
Tony e Bea

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I am so glad that both myself and friend stayed at Riad Jonan. They are very friendly, informative and what you see in pictures and reviews is correct. Perfect way to see the city. Thank you to all who looked after us and cooked for us. We will be back again.

Nikki and Clare

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

The staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful here. A great position and a great atmosphere in Riad. Can't imagine how 'picky someone would have to be to complain! The food is also great and reasonably priced in the Riad. We feel very lucky to have found this on our first visit to Marakech and Morocco. We have also found the local shopkeepers very friendly and helpful.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I agree with the other totally positive reviews about Riad Jonan. I have been to Marrakech before, stayed in riads before - but this place is exceptional. Extremely clean rooms, well maintained, attentive staff, and a wonderful atmosphere. Stayed in a 'deluxe' room next to the plunge pool - ground floor with air conditioning much needed with outside temperatures 40+! Whilst we were there (4 nights) saw staff cleaning the plunge pool, pruning plants, changing light bulbs...no detail missed. Had a minor issue with a split shower hose but this was attended to by the time we'd had finished breakfast and returned to our room. Kept the room on for a late checkout (100MAD in total) as we didn't fly until 20.40hr - went out and came back mid afternoon fully expecting to find an un-made up room, but everything had been cleaned just as if we were staying the extra night - delightful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 35 Derb Bzou | Rue de la Kasbah, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#34 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#61 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Jonan 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Jonan is a traditional house of Marrakesh recently renewed. It offers you all the comfort of a modern hotel in a sumptuous decor . You have the choice between 10 comfortable rooms complemented with hand made furniture from the craftsmen of the Medina. All rooms are en-suite and have heating and air-conditioning. Some have satellite television, English speaking channels and music system, a safe and a mini-bar. The breakfast is a delightful moment at Riad Jonan, and is usually served in the courtyard around the fountain or on the roof terrace. Our cook can prepare all kinds of delicious traditional Moroccan dishes (couscous, tajines, vegetable salads... ) All homemade with fresh products, or little snacks. Our staff, all English speaking, can help you in any situation and can advise you excursions and visits,and book them for you. ... more   less 
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