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“Average..you get what you pay for”
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Jnane Mogador
Ranked #153 of 1,185 Marrakech B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

After reading the great reviews and negotiating a good deal (30 euro/night) I was pretty pumped up. When I arrived I was unimpressed. Very nice people up at the terrace restaurant, however the people working at the desk tried to make me pay 38 euro/night using shady math and the omnipotent large calculator. Also, beware of recommendations here--we were directed to a food stall in the Djema El Fna that didn't exist. Decent location, very quiet but no amenities whatsoever. But it is cheap, clean and perfect if you are on a budget.

Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

Had a great week in Marrakech staying at Jnane Mogador. It is located a few minutes from Jemma El Fna. The staff were friendly and the rooms were clean. We had a taxi driver arranged by the hotel to take us out on trips and I would recommend him. We used the Hammam and it also was good value and great fun.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

I was a bit apprehensive because we were arriving in Marrakech without any hotel booking and a fairly tight budget. Since it was almost low season, we figured it'd be better to simply just show up and compare prices/rooms first-hand. Fortunately, we stumbled across this place! From the exterior, it looks quite posh and out of our price range - we almost didn't even walk in! But it turned out that the low season rates were actually very reasonable for what you get, and we managed to snag the very last room available due to a last-minute cancellation. The riad is really very beautiful and well-kept. I was most impressed by the architecture and the roof-top terrace. The ensuite double room, while quite small/claustrophobic-inducing, was very clean and nicely furnished. There was also a small TV and fan (TV didn't work). Overall, it was a very pleasant, peaceful place to lay our heads after a long, hot and crazy day in Marrakech. The location is excellent too - only about a 3 min walk away from "the big square." A great deal (especially if traveling during low season), but you still might want to reserve a room since they seem to frequently be full.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

First off, let me say I did not stay at this riad and I didn't eat there. But I visited it. My taxi from the airport dropped me who knows where and told me my riad was an easy walk. Right. As I wandered in the narrow alleyways I tried not to panic. People approached me from all sides offering to help and/or sell me something and I knew I needed to keep walking. Finally in desperation I saw the sign for Jnane Mogador and I ran inside. The owner was wonderful. He welcomed me to Marrakech, tried to give me instructions and when he saw it wasn't sinking in, he had one of his staff escort me to my riad, carrying my luggage in a little cart. Such kindness made my day. I intend staying there on my next visit.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

My family, including our five-year-old boy, spent four nights here in January, and it was great. It was easy to find when we arrived, because it is so close to Plaza Jemaa El Fna. The staff was friendly and welcoming, making us feel at home immediately. The building itself it very handsome and well-maintained. Everything is very, very clean. There is a pleasant little restaurant on top, which is definitely worth a visit.

The rooms were very reasonably priced, and the beds were comfortable. The rooms were not large, but our room was large enough for the three of us. We were able to receive wifi in our room, which was very convenient.

Next time I return to Marrakech (and I will) I shall stay here again.

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  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

Stayed at Jnane Mogador recently for 5 days. Overall, given the excessive prices that are charged in Marrakech this place is excellent value for money, €29 per night for a single room ensuite with free wifi included. The location of this hotel is excellent, less than 100 metres from the main square Djemaa el Fna. The hotel is three story with a courtyard restaurant and lounge area offering excellent views of the Marrakech Medina. Reasonably priced breakfast is available for €4 and meals (tagines and couscous dishes) for €6-€8. However, the menu is the same every day. As with most of the medina area of Marrakech, alcohol is not served in this property.
There are some aspects of this property which may be off putting to some people:

1. The booking procedure is a joke and there is no secure online facility to do this. Instead they charge one night's stay as a deposit when you book a room and they request that you either email them your credit card number (very risky) or send the money by Western Union. This is what I did and it worked out ok.
2. One of the staff at reception was rather rude in that he demanded payment for the remainder of my stay on morning the second day. I was told when checking in that I could pay when their credit card machine was working. Previous reviews on this site of this hotel from a few months back have mentioned the "broken card machine", so this is still a problem here. In the end I gave him euro cash for the stay, which of course he made a profit of €10 on with his exchange rate.
3. Double bed in the room was made for a very small person. The room was also very small and not really big enough for a double bed anyway.
4. Room has traditional style wooden doors that open out into a courtyard, not very well soundproofed so you could hear the outside noise. Fortunately, the reception was staffed until late at night so noise from guests was not tolerated.
5. Ground floor rooms had bright decor and paintings on the walls but no natural light, the only window in the room was a stained frosted glass one that faced into the courtyard area.
6. Shower and taps need replacement washers, continuously dripping. No excuse for this as it is easy to fix.
7. No hot water early in morning. Had to leave at 7.00 for an escorted tour but not hot water available for a shower.
8. Frequent smell of a sewer in the bathroom. This is probably not the hotel's fault as it can be quite a common problem in Marrakech.
9. One day I saw a rat running across the floor of the rooftop restaurant. Again a common sight in Marrakech. Fortunately there are plenty of feral cats around to take care of pests.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel, really on the price and its excellent location. Just expect to pay cash for your stay.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 12, 2011

Pro:

1) Unique location: very close to Medina and Djema el Fna square
2) Absolutelly cheap for what you get
3) Located in a traditional and very romantic ryad, simple but traditionally refined.
4) Wonderful terrace for breakfast and lunch.
5) As soon as you get out of the hotel you find what you are really expecting from Marraquesch: smells, colours, exoticism

Cons:

1) Most of the rooms are very little and inadequate for 2 people
2) Beds are not confortable and a little short.
2) Bathroom is really minimal, no places to put things on, little shower with a curtain ...
3) Hot water is available only in certain hours
4) Be ready to cohabitate with (hopefully) your hair in the room for the entire stay.
5) Table clothes are sometimes dirty
6) Can be noisy due to the other guests in the courtyard where all the rooms are located (but this is tipical of a ryad)
7) Located in a very narrow overcrowded street, sometimes bad smelling and not safe due to the continuous crossing of motorbikes that are litterally threatening lifes of tourists. This is an extremelly seruious problem of the entire center of Marraquesch: motorbikes are running like fools on the crowded streets of the city center and they don't care of pedestrians. You will meet the same problems in crossing big avanues due to the lack of rules on the streets. Traffic lights are rare and pedestrian crossings are rare and unrespected.BE REALLY CAUTIOUS!

Reccomendations:

1) I absolutelly reccommend this hotel it if you are a very easygoing person. This is Morocco, if you are searching for luxury, confort and vey high hygiene standards this ryad is not for you.

2) Ask for the bigger rooms (one is on the groudfloor and 2 are on the first floor)

3) If you need a driver call Larbi: +212 (0) 662269513. He is a punctual and responsible person. The fares we agreed for 4 people in a reserved 6 seats car were:

1) 500 dirhams, all day long availability
2) 200 dirhams for taking us to the restaurants and bringing us back to the hotel.
3) 150 dirhams to the airport.
4) 600 dirhams to bring us to Essaouira and way back.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Jnane Mogador

Address: 116 Riad Zitoune Kedim | Derb Sidi Bouloukat, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #153 of 1,185 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $48 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the old imperial city, 70 metres from Djemaa El Fna Square, Riad Jnane Mogador offers a Moroccan restaurant, a spa and wellness centre. It also has a furnished terrace with views of the Medina and Atlas Mountains. All of the rooms at Riad Jnane Mogador are decorated in a Moroccan style. They all include a satellite TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. A Moroccan breakfast is available every morning. Dishes such as Couscous or Pastille de Poulet can be sampled in the restaurant on site. After lunch, you can use free Wi-Fi access. It is 300 metres from Musee Marrakech and 1.7 km from the train station. The airport is 4 km away from the riad. There is a public car park at a location nearby, available at a surcharge. ... more   less 
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