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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 #80 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
beaune
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“A place to stay in Marrakesh!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Just returned from 6day trip from Marrakesh, and I feel Riad Jonan was a place to stay.

Located in 15 minutes away from the main square and just hop away from rue de la Kasbah,
this riad offers a cozy and comfortable atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff.
My room had a overlooking view of Patio and the plunge pool, was beautifully decorated with moroccan taste.
I've heard that there are some riads who may push you to buy things in certain places,(so that they get a commission.)
But staffs here was always helpful to advise me the areas(not the shop) to buy things in a right prices.

Breakfast is simple but great with freshly squeezed orange juice, breads and choice of egg or an homemade yogurt.
I didn't have the chance to have dinner here but other guest seems to be enjoying it.

Mainstreet rue de la Kasbah, is always crowded with people,and I didn't feel insecure going back to Riad even after 10pm.

It was a incredible moment to stay at this Riadh, and I can't wait to visit Riad Jonan again for next Moroccan trip!!

Room Tip: Wifi access is limited to lounge area but some rooms near lounge may have access
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

EasyJet delay meant we were too late for a meal on out first night, but Hassan was more than helpful by email, including delaying our driver too. Room great, breakfast good, staff attitude should be bottled and sold to every UK company..
The riad is a bit of a warren, with lots of unexpected passages and roof access points, with a beautiful plunge pool and great lounging opportunities. It's a bit of a shock ( natch) to step out from the calm to the challenges of rue de la Kasbah but we survived to tell the tale. It felt as if we were observing real life rather than the tourist frenzy of the main square.
High points: great advice, musical instrument availability, coffee to stand a spoon up in ( in a good way), charm and tranquillity. A bit challenging: having to leave!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have just come back from a 3 night stay in Marrakech and had the pleasure of staying in the Riad Jonan , Service was excellent ,staff always helpful and informative, roof terrace a real sun trap and the food was amazing .....Riad is approximately a 20 minute walk to the square and souks .. A very enjoyable trip ... thanks

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Stayed here a few nights on recommendation of Tripadvisor reviews. The riad itself was what I expected a riad to be. Do not expect everything to be schmick, it is what it is....a riad. I paid for a basic room but was upgraded on my first two nights, perhaps due to my last minute booking through Booking.com. I extended my stay for another two nights booking directly with the owner of the riad and was moved to a smaller but equally pleasant room.
WIFI is mainly confined to the reception/dining courtyard area.
Breakfast was quite good with a choice of eggs accompanied with OJ, coffee/tea and sweet breads.
Staff are courteous and helpful, but, I would not say outstanding as generally described by other reviewers. I have had much better service in my travels. I noticed one of the staff fraternizing with two guests to their delight and encouragement. Not very professional, but, who am I to judge!
The riad is perfectly located in the heart of the kasbah and a short stroll to all major sites in the medina. The taxi driver had abit of trouble finding it at night (expect to pay approx MAD 25 to 30 from the train station at night). Note, there are only a couple of restaurants within a couple of minutes walking distance from the riad. I found the Kasbah Café, located 1 min walk from the riad, was most notable for good food and service. Most restaurants can be found in the Jemaa el-Fnaa square approx. 10-15 mins walk from Riad Jonan.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just returned from a 5 night stay at Riad Jonan, and like everyone else could not praise the staff or the food highly enough. The Riad has a really nice homely feel, due to it's size. Staff looked after us really well, providing advice on negotiating at the souks, booking trips and transport, and even escorting us to an argon oil co-operative we asked about nearby. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and the chance to unwind on the roof terrace with a bottle of wine at the end of a busy day was great, we ate dinner there twice as the food was so good. I would 100% stay there again if I was back in Marrakech

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a thoroughly good time in Marrakesh although I did flag in the heat towards the end.
The staff at Riad Jonan were very helpful and friendly especially on our arrival with maps and tips on how to survive the offers of 'help' from locals. The room was small but clean and the food that we ordered was excellent. In fact it was some of the best food that we had during the whole trip.
The location was good- a steady 20 min walk to the Souks up the street of 1000 taxis!
Our airport transfer was fine except for going back to the airport when he was late but the staff did offer to drive us to the airport instead and we got there on time.
I would definitely recommend this Riad.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Just returned from a 5 day break with our friends and the Riad Jonan is the place to be. The staff are very good and attentive nothing is too much trouble from making sure you are ok to arranging taxis, trips etc. This Hotel is approximately 15 to 20 minute walk to the square and souks were it is a different world especially in the evening. Our flight was delayed and we were late arriving but Abdul found time to show us our rooms and even provided us with mint tea, coffee and sandwiches. Would have no hesitation in going back to this hotel and would certainly recommend

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#47 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#61 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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