Riad Jnane Jdid
What We Love
- A beautifully restored Moroccan riad, with breakfast, welcome treats and perks for longer staysHaving your own serene oasis in the middle of Marrakech's enchanting medina
- Kicking back in an intimate, individually decorated room
- Taking a dip in the inviting plunge pool – a welcome respite after a day of exploring
What To Know
- Located right in Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna
- Traditional breakfasts and dinners, along with Moroccan mint tea, are served on the terrace or in your suite if you so choose
- Suites are decorated in typical Berber fashion
- Free WiFi is available in public areas
With a stay at Riad Jnane Jdid in Marrakech (Medina), you’ll be minutes from Bahia Palace and Dar Si Said Museum. This 4-star riad is within close proximity of Dar Tiskiwin Museum and Place des Ferblantiers.
Make yourself at home in one of the 6 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the riad’s room service (during limited hours).
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A train station pick-up service is available for a surcharge.
How to Get There
The riad was very hard to find by yourself. Not all the staff speaks English so the communication was hard sometimes. They do not accept credit cards and they prefer if you can pay with euros. The location was good, approximately 20-25 minutes walk from the centre. The room was not so clean though and on the last day, we did not have warm water, a problem that took some hours to be solved. And generally, the riad did not look so clean either.
We have booked a suite which we couldnt wait to stay in however after we wanted to park in the „promised private parking” we found out that all the way around is construction and the only place we can park is in the crowd far from the hotel. Since we had a rented car with high deposit the parking was a cruicial issue. Moreover the surrounded area is quite dangerous, we have been attacked by some locals (who were friends of the hotel staff and he did not do anything). Overall we had to escape from there to keep the car and ourselves safe – everything happened infront of the hotel staff and after all they have withdrawn the money from our account due to „not showing up”. It is impossible to contact them, they are careless and do not inform the guests if there is any change but requests the money for no service. I do not recommend this place to anyone, there are many other in the nearby area with caring and helpful people working in.
Spent 4 days at riad. Nice and clean room with own bathroom. The host took care of us , organised tours , highly recommend the quad bike tour 😊. Nice breakfast on roof terrace. The only minus is that it is located far from new town centre. On evenings we were taking taxi to go to cafe or lounge , for a taxi for 5people we payed 100 dirhans which is 8pounds for one way.
If you're looking for a traditional Moroccan experience and want to stay in a genuine Riyadh then I'd say this is probably one that you should consider.
Tucked away from the Medina Square you really are not in the hustle and bustle. The owners were really pleasant and helpful and they were extremely courteous and friendly. We also had our first hammam experience here which was amazing and I had one of the best body massages I've ever had.
I am only giving it four stars because annoyingly there were a couple of things that could have made it five. The lighting in the rooms is very very dark and that is not good for make up application! Also the selection at breakfast was very limited bread, bread and more bread with tepid coffee.
All in all I would highly recommend this Riyadh.
I stayed in Riad Jnane Jdid (or Jnane Agdal and Spa... the names were used interchangeably) for five nights. Upon arrival, Hanan, the riad host was warm and helpful. She printed me out a map noting all the main tourist spots and shortcuts, noted the places where I had planned on visiting, and gave me the phone number of the hotel in case I needed help. She even told me how to use the bus system when I visited Jardin Majorelle, explained how much taxis should cost, and during her break one day, took me to the souks and helped me haggle.
The breakfast was always delicious, but I rarely had a chance to enjoy it since all my excursions left so early in the morning. I will say, if you want eggs for breakfast, which quite a few guests did want, tell them the night before. Things like that aren't just stocked in hopes someone wants it. They prefer to buy things fresh. Which is what you want, right? It's like going to France and saying,"Hey, that day old baguette, can I have it tomorrow for breakfast?" Like, why?
On one occasion I requested dinner before leaving for my daily jaunt and returned to couscous, chicken tagine, a medley of vegetables, and harira (a soup). If I could replay this meal for the rest of my life, I probably would. The couscous was exactly as you'd imagine it to be.
While there, I treated myself to a hamam treatment and massage, which may have been the most amazing spa treatment ever received. I had a hamam treatment once at the Shangri-la in Toronto, and another time in Austria. Both were star-worthy experiences, but there's something about having it done in a place that locals get it done weekly. It felt authentic, and the massage was the best massage I have ever had.
And finally, the accommodations. I don't think I'll stay at another Riad, unless they don't have space during my next trip, but this place will be my go to spot. Every morning I was awoken by the chirping birds on my sill (I slept with the windows open for air circulation), and the natural light of the sun. It sounds like a fairytale, but part of me really thinks it was.