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
Make sure you book airport transfer to the Riad, which is 15 Euros. We were massively ripped off by the airport taxi by paying 250 Dirums, approximately £19.60 and although not a lot the going rate should be no more than 100 dirum. We got further ripped off by street kids who surrounded the taxi when we arrived at our Riad along with an adult on a motorbike who grabbed our suitcases out of the trunk of the car and walker 20- steps to the door of the Riad and demanded we give them a ‘present’ for doing so. The confusion and not knowing if this was really our accommodation led us to stupidly offer 150 dirum for their service.
The Riad was pleasantly clean and presentable – about 15 mins walk to the Medina on a very busy ‘road’ no pavement where the excitement of competing with the traffic of cars, horse and cart, motor bikes and push bikes is a must experience.
The Riad manager was very welcoming and friendly. He was very helpful in terms of printing out maps for destinations and giving guidance on places to visit. Breakfast each morning on the rooftop was pleasant and enough to start the day. There are no picturesque views to mention. Now and again you can smell the drains. The bedroom was comfortable and clean with typical Moroccan décor. The pictures on the website are very true to real life, however, there are large mirrors in each of the room which is deceptive to the size of the rooms. Similarly the same can be said about the Spa. We did not use the Spa as it was very small had low ceilings which didn’t bode well with myself and my daughter who are quite tall.
Be warmed: DO NOT leave any cash in your wallets or purses anywhere accessible or visible as over the course of 2 days cash went missing from our purse that was left accessible in our suitcase from a padlocked room. First day it happened we questioned if we were mistaken, however on the 2nd day after checking the cash remaining from the 1st day we noticed that more cash went missing. We alerted the manager who said the cleaner could not have done this and because we didn’t have proof there was nothing we could do
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.