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“Lovely riad, excellent value for money” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Jomana
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   62 Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #162 of 478 Hotels in Marrakech
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely riad, excellent value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in this riad for 3 nights in June and had a fantastic time. The riad was excellent for several reasons.

I had been in contact with the riad via email to arrange a transfer and also dinner on the first night as our flight arrived late in the evening. The staff were quick to reply and even confirmed the night before our flight. I recommend that when asking for the taxi you make the riad aware that you will need to change your money at the airport to make sure that they wait for you. When we arrived at the riad, we were greeted with lovely mint tea, biscuits, water and a map of the city, which the owner had marked the location of the riad on. This was really helpful, as the lonely planet guide is just not detailed enough in some parts.

We had booked a suite for our stay but were not shown to one and the owner explained that they had accidentally given the room to someone else. He was, however, extremely apologetic and said that he would sort something out whilst we were having dinner. Eventually we were shown to this absolutely amazing suite which more than made up for any confusion at the start.

Dinner was a lovely affair. It was basic, but the chicken tagine was absolutely delicious and the best we tasted throughout our stay. Breakfast was equally good - plenty of food to keep you going and delicious pancakes and breads.

The riad itself was clean, beautifully appointed and had the most amazing rooftop terrace. The owner was always around to offer mint tea and ask us if we needed anything. Other reviews mentioned the wi-fi – we found this to be very adequate for what we needed and could use it in our room although it was best down in the courtyard.

The location, in my opinion, is also perfect. It is a 15 minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of the square and there is an easy route to follow. Once you have done it the first time, you won’t have any problems finding your way back.

All in all, a lovely stay that was excellent value for money.

Room Tip: If possible, ask for the suite. The red suite is the biggest and the best - absolutely beautiful.
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

My family and I stayed here for four nights in May. The Riyad is beautiful and close (but too close, thankfully)to most major attractions. Perhaps the best thing about this place is the excellent service. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff are very helpful and go out of their to make sure you have a pleasant stay. Free wifi and laundry service are also a major plus. I would definitely recommend Riyad Jomana. Affordable and worth it!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had a great stay at the Riad, comfortable beautifully furnished rooms, easy pick up from the airport and delicious breakfasts. We enjoyed the rooftop terrace and the peaceful setting away from the main hustle and bustle of the city. It's well located if you'd like to walk to the Majorelle Gardens or into the Jmaa, we only got a little lost the first day. We would say, however, that the one dinner we had in the Riad wasn't very good and cost WAY TOO MUCH. Our fault for not checking the price first, but we certainly didn't expect it to be 40 euro. Overall we highly recommend the Riad. Thanks!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 April 23, 2013

We arrived to the riad after a horrible experience at the airport. We were hot and tired and not really sure what to expect.. We were greeted at the door and immediately provided with mint tea, water and some snacks which turned our entire day around..it was exactly what we needed.. The room was gorgeous and roomy. The rooftop terrace was lovely and everything was within walking distance..I would highly recommend this riad! We had no trouble finding it and felt perfectly safe while there..

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the Median greeted by a young lady who took us down the endlessly winding streets to Riad Jomana. This helpful lady was one of the highlights of this Riad which featured doors with no locks and very unclean floors and dirty stained pillow cases. The 4:30am wake up call from the mosques is incredibly loud so if you're a light sleeper don't stay in the Medina. Also beware of very unhelpful and fairly occasionally insulting teenagers/children in the area. My wife and I were offered to buy some sweets from some 5 year olds round the corner from where we were staying, after politely declining and walking off we were treated to a lovely "[--] you" from one of the children, that's Marrakech!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I was met by a taxi at the airport which was arranged by the staff at the Riad Jomana ( they send a helpful email to ask if you would like this service before you travel- i suggest you do as it makes it a more relaxed arrival in this busy city and its cheap- 10 euro) . A really friendly smiley woman greeted me at the square and walked me through the maze of alley ways to the riad. I was given a very warm welcome and given mint tea and I had pre booked an evening meal which was served to me on the lovely roof terrace.
Throughout my stay I was always greeted with a smile and nothing was too much trouble ( and I was always asking stuff about what to, do where to go and how does this work etc) The staff here are what makes the stay so worthwhile but the riad itself is beautiful and the rooms are really clean and very comfortable as well as excellent value.
After a tiring day of dodging hasslers grabbing you to come into their shop, the heat and smells of this crazy city the Riad Jomana is a little oasis of calm and peace!
YOU HAVE TO COME HERE!

Room Tip: all the rooms are delightful
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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 January 9, 2013

Thank you Riad Jomana for a lovely stay :) It was so nice to come back to this peaceful riad after the outside craziness of Marrakesh!
The riad is lovely - we were the only guests on our first stay so we had our pick of the rooms and chose a big beautiful traditional styled room. But it was the lovely girl and cook working there which made us come back for our second stay :) They were so kind and hospitable, even though we could hardly understand each other! One night we asked if they would cook for us, and the cook made us the most beautiful 3 course meal, and the tagine in particular was so delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed that dinner - sitting out in the courtyard with fairy lights and no one around :)
Wifi was down on our first stay so we went to a great little cafe on the corner of our street (called Cafe Henna) and had a meal or coffees there and used their wifi. But the riad's wifi was up and running a week later on our return.
The location is great - the medina is wonderful to wander around, and if you want to go to Djamaa El Fna it's about a 10 minute walk.
Just remember this isn't a 5 star international hotel - so don't expect the luxuries of a hotel. It's a calm and beautiful riad. The rooms are basic but comfortable and so beautifully decorated.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Address: 62 Arset Aouzal | Bab Doukkala, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#26 Best Value Hotel in Marrakech
#154 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Jomana 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Jomana, haven of peace and user-friendliness, will know how to enchant you with its Spanish-Moresque architecture. House of charm in the heart of the ochre city, jewel of intimacy and ultimate refuge for travellers in search of authenticity. Sober residence, formerly belonging to the former caravan leader, Riad Jomana has 2 suites and 2 rooms, articuled around a charming patio with Moresque fountain, terrace with tent. Unforgettable culinary journey. ... more   less 
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