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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 #81 of 460 Hotels in Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had an absolutely lovely time staying at Riad Jonan: an oasis of calm and splendour in the heart of the kasbah. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed with sweet, refreshing mint tea, petit fours and hot towels - a very nice touch after a long flight. Our room and indeed the decor all over the Riad, from the sun kissed rooftop to the mosaic plunge pool, was a beautiful example of the marriage between Arabic and French style. Hassan and his team could not be more accommodating; the perfect hosts. It is the little touches that make this Riad special; such as asking for a glass of wine and a friendly staff member offering to carry it to the rooftop for you to enjoy it there.The food on offer is a joy - tagines piled high with meltingly tender meat, breakfasts of strong arabica coffee, fresh orange juice and a choice of eggs, fruit, granola etc. complimented with breads/pastries with jam, marmalade and honey. Hassan drew us a very helpful map after our first leisurely breakfast and was happy to answer any questions and give advice in perfect English (although it was also fun when we did attempt some basic French/Arabic!). Any extras such as taxi transfers or day trips were expertly arranged with reputable companies on our behalf and nothing was too much trouble. Even when I had a little sun stroke on the last day we were able to keep the room until our flight rather than check out at 11 which was very welcome.
I could go on in praise, but my advise to anyone considering visiting Marrakech would be to stay at Riad Jonan. It is a truly authentic taste of this beautiful city that you would miss staying in a tourist complex on the outskirts. You will certainly be glad you did.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Highly recommend this riad. Only 10 minutes walk from the main souks (market) plenty of excursions on offer too, but staff aren't pushy. Fresh Mint tea and pastries for breakfast, my favourite was the homemade natural yoghurt and Muslie. We got upgraded to the superior room for free. It's 30MAD for a can of French beer. The rooftop is nice to relax and catch the sun or grab some peace n quiet. The staff are happy to chat to you and try to get to know you. They are very welcoming and friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gayton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Riad Jonan offers the perfect place to rest up and escape the hustle & bustle of the city. It is ideally located about 10-15 minutes walk from the main square and its numerous souks so you can always pop back during the day to relax on the roof terrace. The staff offered excellent service and were very attentive, providing delicious breakfasts and always on hand with a cool beer or glass of wine to help you unwind at the end of the day. The rooms were well kept and nice and cool and the roof terrace offered excellent views across the city as well as a nice place to relax in the sun. I would definitely recommend this Riad for anyone planning a short break in Marrakech

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had a delightful 5 night stay at Riad Jonan. The rooms were beautifully cool and nicely decorated. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a delicious breakfast each morning and enjoyed beers on the terrace in the evening, where we ended up spending a lot of time relaxing in the sunshine. The riad is a 10minute walk from Jemaa El Fna in a quieter area of the medina. Riad Jonan provided the perfect base to explore Marrakech and retreat from the hustle and bustle.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Arrived here and felt immediately relaxed and comfortable. The staff here are just so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. We were given mint tea and pastries and shown to our wonderful room on the ground floor. Beautifully decorated in traditional style. Beds were comfortable and had good nights sleep as was very peaceful considering it's in the Kasbah. Great roof terrace with fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains. I would definately stay here again. Also very nice breakfast!!! Thankyou to all.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you want a true taste of Marrakesh then visit here. Location superb. Hassan and his team superb. Breakfast and rooftop terrace superb. Honestly don't do the big European hotel. Go here and find a little haven in the midst of a vibrant and exciting city.
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We stayed for four nights to celebrate my 50th birthday and Hassan arranged our balloon ride amongst other things without any problems (would recommend this also)

.Unfortunately we left behind our certificates in our transport vehicle ( yes we got a certificate! It meant a lot to me as was dated for my 50th year and written in Arabic) Hassan has just posted them on to us as promised.

Thank you so much Hassan. You took the time to trace and deliver them. All staff were polite and gave excellent service . Even when we arrived back worse for the ware after my birthday celebrations a bit shame faced at around three in the morning.( We knocked on door a few times and were let in no problem)

What a lovely memory myself and husband have of the people, Riad Jonan and the amazing country. Try the food in the hotel we left it too late but did take some lunch on our last day and wished we had eaten here for our evening meal.

Would recommend here instead of an all inclusive holiday type if you want to taste good service and authentic Moroccan hospitality.

Thank you again Hassan and staff. You do a wonderful job and we have passed on our thoughts to our friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Fantastic little Riad. We organised in advance a hotel airport pick up which was easy and straight forward. We got a personal welcome from the manager Hassan who throughout our stay along with his staff were impeccable hosts and an intro to the Riad and the surrounding area. We also booked an Atlas Mountain day trip and dune buggy experience through Hassan, both of which were thoroughly enjoyable and good value for money. We were picked us up right at the front door for each activity. The rooms are traditional, we stayed twice, first 3 nights in a ground floor room which was quite small but we were hardly in the room apart from sleeping. The second stay the following week we were on the first floor with a larger room that overlooked the breakfast area. The Riad has a great roof terrace too that you can chill out on in the sun and get views over the city. Finally and my favorite part of the Riad was the breakfast, everything freshly made/cooked and you get a wide selection of filling options. Overall if I was to go back to Marrakesh I would have no hesitation in staying at the Riad Jonan again solely based on the fact that they know how to look after theirs guests!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
#49 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#62 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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