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Riad Jona
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Riad zitoune el kedim | 34, derb jdid, Marrakech 40040, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #97 of 1,041 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Perfect in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at Riad Jona. We were warmly welcomed and both the Owner Julien and all staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Our room was beautiful and roomy with a lovely bunch of flowers. Breakfast on the top terrasse was delicious and the pool was most welcome after a long day walking. We had dinner twice in the riad and there again the food prepared was delicious. A great address.

  • Stayed April 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We immediately felt like home at this lovely riad. It is beautifully decorated, and the rooftop terrasse is simply amazing. We enjoyed our breakfast up there every single day while gazing at the Atlas mountains. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful with fresh orange juice, although very bready, which seems to be the norm in Marocco. It is situated 10 mins from the square, providing a calm and relaxed escape from the chaotic life in the souks. We stayed in the Musc room at the gound floor. Although facing the common area, we felt we had our privacy, so I would recommend it if you are on a budget. However next time I will choose one of the (more expensive) rooms at the first floor. All in all I highly recommend this lovely riad.

  • Stayed March 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed for one night and it was a great riad. Great location only 10 minutes from the jemaa el fna. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the tea and cakes on arrival were lovely. We would not have found it without help as it is a little but off a main road but once you ahve been once it is easy to find again. There were nto many guests when we stayed but I would be concerned if there were lots of guests who were making noise in the evenings as the rooms open straight onto the central square. However, this may nto be a problem. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed in Riad Jona for 3 nights. The staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive to our every need. The room which was beautiful, filled with roses and rose petals, surrounded an enchanting courtyard. We ate in the Riad everynight just for ease after a long day out with our 2 and 4 year old. The food was fabulous - would definitely recommend their chicken pastilla and lamb tagine. Can't recommend Riad Jona highly enough - can't wait to return for a romantic few nights with husband only!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Great for independent travellers who want some comforts. We stayed 4 nights total at Riad Jona and enjoyed the ambiance very much. The wi-fi worked well. We had two, separate airport pick-ups in our party which went smoothly! The staff that we interacted with spoke a goodly amount of English, and speaking some French was a plus for us. We stayed 3 nights, then returned to the riad after an overnight side-trip to the Atlas Mountains, tired and sandy. No problem with the non-contiguous booking (made online). Plus, Julien welcomed us back and upgraded our basic room to suite! Merci beaucoup!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We were a family of 3 women who found it safe to go in and out of the Riad Jona at any time and at night the lighting was adequate and apart from one poorly positioned rubbish bin, the street was always clean. The staff were welcoming, friendly and willing. We thought it was pleasantly decorated and well appointed. We enjoyed the generous sitting and dinning areas as well as the terrace and the hammam.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I would say that Riad Jona is a good place to stay (but TripAdvisor doesn't have "Good", just "Very Good" and "Average"). My wife and I enjoyed our time there as the staff was very helpful, the location was pretty good (5-10 minute walk to the main square) and the facilities were nice. It's a simple riad with a good staff that is good value for money.

If I were going to go back to Marrakech and wanted a low key, relaxing place to stay that was good value for money, I would stay here. However, if I wanted to make my trip a bit nicer, I would consider looking elsewhere.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Riad zitoune el kedim | 34, derb jdid, Marrakech 40040, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 1,041 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Jona 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Jona is very well located at five minutes by walk from the famous place "Dejma el Fna" and at few steps from the most emblematics monuments of Marrakech.This riad is recently renovated with traditional style and a cosy atmosphere ... ... more   less 
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