Our family of two adults and two teenage girls had a wonderful stay at Riad al Janoub for a week. The riad is located in a quiet area, just inside the medina, and a 15-minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa. The rooms were beautifully appointed, the beds very comfortable, and the breakfasts prepared by Amina simple but sufficient to get our days off to a great start. And the rooftop terrace was a perfect place to spend the evening, after an exciting but often tiring day exploring the wonders of Marrakech. Indeed, we ended up ordering several takeout dinners from Kech Foods, about a five-minute walk away, so we could soak up the nighttime quiet and atmosphere. The only thing travelers should bear in mind is that it can be hard to find your way back from the souks, especially at night. Also, the WiFi can be a bit slow, but this is true wherever you stay in Marrakech, so c'est la vie. Still, the riad has a secret weapon, in our view, in Brahim, who was an excellent resource and fixer for our various overnight and day-trip excursions.
This is our second time staying at Riad Al Janoub, we love it, it has everything you need if you are planning on a city break!
Excellent location for a short walk into the medina or to the new city, we walked everywhere. Brahim provided us with a map and it's very easy to get around once you work out the little lanes, a great way to take in the sites.
The Rooms are great, all you need, comfy bed and great bath, big enough for two! (Master room) with a fireplace, perfect for the colder evenings in winter!
Brahim and Amina are fabulous and helpful, and Amina is a great cook, well worth having a lunch on the terrace in the sun!
Also Hassan who picks you up from the airport is very welcoming and is much more knowledgable than a lonely planet to Marrakech :-)
We found some great new restaurants this time round, rec you check out
Grand cafe la poste for a nice meal out in the new city, 20 mins walk.
terraces des spices - nice views, no alcohol
Cafe Arab - great all round.
Will definitely be going back, feels like my second home.