Just back from a 3 night stay at this riad. Not just outside the medina walls as I had thought but 10 mins walk. This as it happened turned out to be a bonus as was a very easy straight walk to the medina and meant we didnt have to negotiate loads of dark alleyways which are very typical of the riads within the medina.
We were picked up from the airport promptly, the driver had a sign clearlly stating Riad Jonan and took us to the door of the riad. Once inside we were given mint tea, our bags taken to our room and the manager talked to us about the area and gave us a map. Hassan was so welcoming and made us feel at home straight away. The rooms are lovely as is the whole place, lots of places to sit and read inside and out, making it very easy to be by yourself or chat to the other guests . The beautiful roof terrace has comfortable sun beds ready with towels laid out and a sunhat for you, you can have lunch or a drink up there and even in January it was hot enough to sunbathe. Now to food - breakfast is juice, coffee/tea the usual pastries, fresh bread and a choice of eggs or cereal served to your table, nice and hot and fresh.Light lunches and sandwiches if you are fussy are available at a reasonable price. We chose evening dinner on the night we arrived which we found to be expensive, way too much food even for the big eater and not that great (this I must stress is the only thing that I could be negative about and feel guilty for doing so as the staff are so nice!) The whole feeling is one of relaxation and being somewhere exotic. If you want 5 star with lavish furnishings this is not the place for you but if you want to experience the madness of Marraketch and come back to a safe haven where the staff are kind and attentive and make you feel like you are home this is the place to be and If I go back it will be most certainly be to stay here. Our special thanks has to go to Siad, he made us laugh, taught us how to haggle and booked us a great trip to the Atlas Mountains.