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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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London, United Kingdom
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“Memories of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I had a wonderful holiday in Marrakech, and the riad Jonan was largely why I enjoyed my stay so much. The manager planned all my trips out of the city and booked those trips for me. The staff were very helpful and helped me tour the city with a very accurate map that they had designed. The breakfasts at the riad were plentiful and delicious .Fresh squeezed orange
juice each morning, and home made yoghort.The rooms were very comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly. All the outside noise seemed to be drowned out , even on the roof garden.I had a very nice stay here and cannot criticise anything. Jane Dowse

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Riad Jonan is situated up a small alley just off the road, compared to some riads, it is a doddle to find. Upon arrival we were given traditional mint tea and pastries and then shown to our room which was on the first floor. The room was tastefully decorated in morocan style, with an adjoining bathroom/shower. There is a roof terrace with chairs and sun loungers, sun hats are provided. Breakfast was appetizing though basic and would probably become repetitive if you were staying more than a few days, nethertheless it started the day nicely. There is also free WiFi which worked great for us though our room was above the office. The riad is a little oasis in the hussle and bussle of Marrakech life and somewhere were you can find a corner and truly relax.

It is approx a 10 minute walk to the square, it is a relatively straight forward walk though the staff at the riad had given us a map. dont worry if you get lost, you will, its part of the experience especially in the souks at the north end of the square. One word of warning, do not under any circumstances allow anybody to show you to some location because they will expect you to pay them.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

riad is well situated with a 5 minute walk to the square. Many nice cafes nearby. The staff are all so very helpful. Arranged tour to Essaouria, good day out. Hassan upgraded us to a beautiful room with 4 poster bed. Air con not marvelous but they gave us a fan as well. Couldn't be more helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and a good choice of options. Thank you to everyone of the staff for making our trip so enjoyable. Try to avoid the false guides on the Kashba, especially a guy named Mohammad.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

After arriving in a bit of a stress because we hadn't been able to locate our pre-ordered taxi at the airport, we finally found Riad Jonan. We were greeted warmly by Hassan, who appolagised profusely for the mistake and as the riad was quiet upgraded us to a beautiful bigger room for the pre-arranged price of a smaller room which we were extremely grateful for. The service was excellent, breakfast was from the same menu every day but at least you could vary your order and was always freshly made. We didn't eat an evening meal but the food sounded great. The room we stayed in was the large one next to the punge pool on the bottom level. I personally loved it; it was authentic, well equipt and cleaned every day. The riad was only a short walk away from the centre, and I never felt unsafe in the area. We went on the excursion to the sahara which was good but a bit too much travelling for the amount of time spent in the sahara. All in all it was a good holiday made great by the Riad, especially Hassan. Thank you, we loved it and would definately reccommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 June 26, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here for the week, the staff are marvellous, very friendly and very helpful.
Would recommend eating here, you won’t find much better food throughout Marrakech and it’s authentic Moroccan, suggest taking a bottle of the house Rosé and having your meal up on the roof terrace.
We booked our trips thorough the riad and all of them were excellent value, with your own driver you can stop wherever and whenever you want to, would suggest taking the walking tour around Marrakech on your first day to get yourself orientated, a word of advice, if you get lost around the souks (markets) find your way back to the main square and start again!!
All in all, a lovely holiday, very comfortable, the riad is ideally situated, you can easily walk up to the main square in 10 to 15 minutes, the food is excellent, the breakfasts are lovely, the prices are reasonable, would recommend highly.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Nice Riad but is not like what i expected from photos, all other reviews speck about the positive things, but i allow my self to explain some negative things ; my room was not that clean, there was some dusts not cleaned (I am asthmatic, so i worried about that ). when i wished to use the sanitary for first time i saw trace of urine was not cleaned on the sanitary, so i cleaned it my self before setting on it. For 3 consecutive days i found cockroach which comes from pipe lines, so i kept my bags closed all time there to avoid some getting inside them. You should remix the hot & cold water at Shower place a lot of times as the pressure of water is variable al the time. in my room there was not TV eventhough they say in their website that there is TV. Internet is only in hall. the trip to the desert which is proposed by the owner of the Riad is not like which was shown in the album of photos, the trip to the desert was 12 hours (instead of that the owner has said 4-5 hours) , and we did not reach the real desert where should be the real sand. but the nice thing is riding the camel for about one hour.
There is miscommunication between the owner and the staff, as we have discuss things with the owner and made conclusions and she did not communicate them to staff of hotel. A/C is wonderful, but the remote control does not change the degree of temperature wanted.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

After our arrival in Marrakech's jaw dropping Medina district the welcome we received from Hassan at Riad Jonan was superb, very attentive. Riad Jonan does indeed feel like an oasis. The small team of staff are humble yet friendly and professional. The accomodation and the location are totally authentic. I just cannot understand why some people travel to Marrakesh only to stay in one of the many new hotels situated a 20 minute bus ride away from all the incredible 'living history' of the Kasbah! We have already made plans to return later in the year.

Room Tip: I was shown most rooms by Hassan - all are good - my only advice would be to select the biggest you...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Anne M, Propriétaire at Riad Jonan, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for your kindness. We will be very happy to welcome you and your family in Automn if you can com back. Best regards.
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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:
#31 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#49 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#60 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Jonan 4*
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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