a beautiful riad centrally located, just a few minutes walk from the main square in one direction and the same to the palaces (ruins) and taxi rank in the other. arrange a transfer as you would find it difficult to get right to the front door. from the drop off point you walk straight back into the past, up tiny alleys thronging with life, shops, food stalls and all sorts of people selling all sorts of goods. however a turn of a corner leads down another alley into almost silence and the riad, a world away from the hustle and bustle of outdoor life. the riad is tastefully decorated and you can sense that this is how people lived years ago, the colours and smells are great. we were welcomed with a mint tea and given a tour of the riad and then shown our room, it was clean, strewn with petals and traditional. we had air conditioning and wifi but no television which was a bonus. there is a lovely roof terrace with a small pool and jacuzzi and plenty of seating and sunbeds, there are also places to find shade as it can get extremely here. the staff are very attentive, mohammed and mohammed really make you feel at home, they were always polite and would stop and chat but would not be overbearing, nothing was too much trouble for them. we had dinner here the first night and had a good selection of traditional starters, a sumptious tagine followed by a huge fresh fruit salad. if we needed any help or needed to ask a question there was always someone there with an answer, they do arrange trips but we never took any. when we checked out we were able to leave our cases there and go off to explore for the day, when we came back we were offered a drink and could still use the pool and sit on the terrace until it was time to leave. riads are traditional properties so do not expect a faceless hotel but be prepared for a quaint experience with a veiw into the past, even if this means that not everything is perfect. this riad is is in a perfect location, has great staff and is kept spotlessly clean, we would have no problem recommending it and would stay here again if we ever returned. overall one of the nicest properties we have ever stayed in.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Jona Hotel Marrakech