The Riad Jonan was everything we had hoped for and more. When deciding on Marrakech for our destination, we wanted to be in the heart of things, small, friendly, calm.... we got this in bucketfuls. I always check out Trip Advisor before I book anywhere and try and bear in mind the positives and negatives - ok, the shower was a bit dodgy and the plumbing a bit wiffy - so what? If you want a wide screen TV, mirror and lighting to do your make-up in (!!) and mini toiletries for a bubbly bath, go to the large corporate hotels outside Marrakech - after all you could be in any City in the world in one of those places!!! This place is simply beautiful and the staff, particularly Abdul and Hassan were so kind, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and un-assuming. The décor is lovely, the rooms large enough, comfortable with clean towels every day, the food is simple but very tasty. We loved to spend time in the evenings after our return from the craziness of the Square and the Souks to the peaceful roof terrace for a beer or bottle of wine. We met some other lovely guests while we were there and we were all so happy to have chosen such a perfect little place in an ideal location. We went for a week, but took a 2 day trip in the middle of that week to Casablanca - I've done a separate review on that - well worth the train ride if you stay in the right place. Marrakech itself is a sensory overload - colours, sounds, smells and once you get used to their bartering, banter and the fact that if you point a camera within around half a mile at the snake charmers and stall owners, they'll spot you - then it's very much to be enjoyed. Don't think about it - just do it :-D
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Jonan is a traditional house of Marrakesh recently renewed. It offers you all the comfort of a modern hotel in a sumptuous decor . You have the choice between 10 comfortable rooms complemented with hand made furniture from the craftsmen of the Medina. All rooms are en-suite and have heating and air-conditioning. Some have satellite television, English speaking channels and music system, a safe and a mini-bar. The breakfast is a delightful moment at Riad Jonan, and is usually served in the courtyard around the fountain or on the roof terrace. Our cook can prepare all kinds of delicious traditional Moroccan dishes (couscous, tajines, vegetable salads... ) All homemade with fresh products, or little snacks. Our staff, all English speaking, can help you in any situation and can advise you excursions and visits,and book them for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Jonan Marrakech
- Riad Jonan Hotel Marrakech