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“Beautiful Raid Jenai” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Jenai
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   11 Derb Belbakkar Zaouiat Lahdar, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #122 of 1,169 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful Raid Jenai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Beautiful calm Riad in the centre of the Medina, close to the Souk. We were transferred here by another hotel for a couple of nights due to overbooking, and the lovely owners of Riad Jenai, Yannick and Dominique made our stay so comfortable, we stayed there for most of the week. Lovely roof terrace with pool, beautifully cared for and clean. Courtyard filled with orange trees and comfy sofas. And the best Mohitas we ever tasted ! Hope to go back soon. Jason and Penny.

Room Tip: All rooms are individually designed and beautifully arranged.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We were booked in Riad Dar Alhambra and on arriving there discovered the suite we had booked was not available since we and two other couples were overbooked in the riad. We were reluctantly transferred to Riad Jenai. But what a great stroke of luck.
This riad was absolutely stunning and had a far more relaed atmosphere that the original accomodation we were booked in.
The rooms were amazing and the roof terrace stunning views of the two main mosques and the Atlas mountains. The service was always impeccable and the refrain from the two main employees seemed to be "No problem " regardless of what we asked of them.
What really made the stay so special was the staff. Tarik a most charming and lovely young man couldn't have taken care of us any better. Although a recent employee you would think he had been running top class hotels for years such was the seamlessness of the service.
Baija the lovely lady who cooked and did the housekeeping was also charming and helpful to a fault. I am almost reluctant to write a review like this since it probably means the place will be booked out the next time I visit, but credit where it is due. As an insomniac I couldn't beleive that I slept like a log every night I was there.
I must admit I was very impressed with this place. I was also impressed with the genuine warmth and charm of the Morrocans i encountered.

Room Tip: Althought not a spa there is a lovely roof terrace pool. The marrakech room is really beautiful
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

Elegant. Tranquil. Beautiful. Welcoming. Surprising. The Riad Jenai in Marrakech is all of these things and more, while staying extremely affordable.

In a perfect location very close to both the Mosquee Ben Youssef and the Medersa Ben Youssef, in the heart of Marrakech's labyrinthine Medina (old city), the Riad is a 10-minute walk from the Place Jemaa Al-Fnaa, the center of Marrakech. But don't count on it taking 10 minutes to get there your first time - count on getting completely lost! "Go straight" takes on a new meaning in Marrakech's souks - twists and turns are par for the course.

But no worries, Riad owner Yannick and his employee Youssef are available for your every need and take pleasure in helping you at every turn. As a solo traveler in need of company, Yannick and Youssef were there to give me directions, to recommend restaurants and things to do, and to provide lively conversation.

And then there's the Riad itself. Walk in and you immediately feel like you're in another world, a veritable arboretum. Impeccably decorated, the Riad's common spaces are perfect for a relaxing afternoon reading. And the rooms themselves (4 of them) are gorgeous, spacious with huge bathrooms, and unique. The terrace has a perfect view over the entire medina as well as a pool, and breakfast on the terrace is an otherworldly experience.

All this for 50 euros a night in November. You can't ask for a whole lot more. Unfortunately, I was only able to stay for 2 nights. But whether you're looking for a relaxing romantic getaway or to experience the fast-paced life of Marrakech, the Riad Jenai is for you. Highly recommended. Check out their website: www.marrakechmedina.com for more information.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Riad Jenai
Address: 11 Derb Belbakkar Zaouiat Lahdar, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #122 of 1,169 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Jenai 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its living rooms, its patios and its swimming pool, Riad Jenai accomodates you in "chambres d'hotes" with greatest comfort. Come to taste the charm and the peace of the old palaces in this historical residence, in the middle of the most famous medina of Morocco. With the doors of the always magic life of the souks, in authentic Riad : you will find the most beautiful way of liking Marrakesh - with the best prices! ... more   less 
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