Riad Al Janoub is an ancient merchant's house which has been lovingly restored in an elegant and contemporary Moroccan style. The 4 stylish and comfortable bedrooms are arranged around a courtyard with palm trees and a beautiful mosaic fountain. All rooms are ensuite with air conditioning and ipod holders. The rooms are decorated with hand carved furniture, rugs, mirrors and ornaments sourced from the souqs of Marrakech. All bathrooms are decorated using traditional tadalekt with hand beaten copper wash basins and beautiful Moroccan lanterns. The roof terrace, with its orange trees, has a large covered seating area and 3 sun loungers - the perfect place to relax in the sunshine or enjoy an evening sun-downer. Our housekeeper and chef, Amina, will greet you on arrival with mint tea and prepare you a traditional Moroccan breakfast each morning. Lunch or dinner can also be provided on request, served to you in the dining room, salon, or by candle light on our beautiful terrace.
- House4305 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay1 nights
Boutique Riad (Guesthouse) in Marrakech, Morocco - Located in the Medina - Private Roof Terrace
Riad Al Janoub
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- 15 Jul 2018
About Riad Al Janoub
I am a primary school teacher and I live with my husband and 2 children just north of London.
Riad Al Janoub purchased this House in 2009
Why Riad Al Janoub chose Marrakech
There are many parts of Morocco which we love but Marrakech has always been special to us. It's a great place to wander and there are so many chic restaurants and bars in which to spend the evenings.
What makes this House unique
When we first saw Riad Al Janoub it was love at first sight. It's an ancient merchant's house which has been renovated in traditional Moroccan style with a courtyard and small fountain but with all mod-cons too. The 4 bedrooms are all ensuite with air-conditioning and iPod holders. We also have a lovely roof terrace which is completely private and great for sun-bathing or an early evening sun-downer!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming riad - 15 min walk from main square
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 far enough away from the chaos of the souks. 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. But we also patronized the Riad al Sinbad restaurant just steps away, and had a terrific meal. 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 it's really not a big deal. 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. Thank you James and Carolyn and Brahim and Amina for making our trip so wonderful and memorable!
charming friendly place 15 min walk from sq
It's a lovely relaxing place to stay and Amina will if asked cook the most amazing dinners as well as breakfast. We have been numerous times as have other friends and we love it.
Nice Riad in the Medina in Marrakech
We enjoyed our stay at Riad al Janoub and especially found Carolyn and James incredible helpful with a host of information before our trip.
Brahim and Amina are extremely friendly and helpful and Amina cooked us fresh bread, pancakes and/or cakes every day for breakfast (different every day) which was delicious. One thing we weren't expecting though was that Brahim (the caretaker) would be staying in the riad every night so we never felt that we quite had our own space, which for some people might not be an issue at all but for us was a little disappointing. In some ways this meant it felt a little more like staying in a hotel, but this may be welcomed by other guests. Certainly Brahim and Amina were delightful and welcoming so it's in no way a comment about them.
It's a fair walk from the main square (about 25 mins) which meant that once we'd left for the day we tended not to come back until the evening. Consequently we made very little use of the lovely roof terrace except for breakfast. It's an easy and interesting walk in though so it wasn't really a problem for us.
It was quite cold in the evenings during our stay so we were very grateful for the heaters in the bedrooms. The communal sitting space downstairs though is an open courtyard and we had to keep requesting firewood for the evenings as it would have been very cold without a fire.
Cafe Arabe, on the way into the square was a great place to stop off for drinks, and we also enjoyed the Marrakchi on the edge of the square. The food from the stalls in the square was good, inexpensive and with a great atmosphere. And don't miss the gorgeous coconut 'macaroons' sold in the square (usually by women with a single tray) for 1 DH each, which were absolutely delicious and eaten in fairly large quantities by the four of us!
All in all, a good authentic experience of staying in a Moroccan house in the medina in Marrakech.
Many thanks to Carolyn and James.
Thanks for the review and very glad you enjoyed your stay.
As for Brahim staying overnight, this is what happens at most Riads which are in effect Moroccan-style B&Bs - in other words, staffed accommodation. Sometimes our guests prefer not to have the staff on hand in which case Brahim is very happy to leave in the evening - if you book exclusive use it really is a matter for the guests at the time.
February can indeed be cold - glad you made use of the open fireplaces!
Many thanks once again for staying with us.
RIAD AL JANOUB
A great Riad to stay while in Marrakech
This was a great Riad to stay in. It has a very family like atmosphere, located in the Madina very easy to finad. The hosts are awesome and will meet you with hot mint tea upon arrival. The breakfast if fresh every day. The accommodations are very nice with private bathrooms. There is a terrace on the roof that can be used when the weather is good. We enjoyed our stay there and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an authentic stay in Marrakech. I know that we will stay at this Riad next time we come to Marrakech at a very reasonable price. The owners also arranged for us to be picked up and dropped off from airport so that we do not have to worry - and the price for this service is super reasonable.
Thank you for a wonderful hospitality.
Many thanks, Alex!
Riad Al Janoub
Special interest holidays:
Desert safaris, excursions to the Atlas mountains, and quad-biking all available on request.
Essaouira is about 3 hours by car. The blue and white coastal resort has its own medina and is acquiring an increasing reputation for surfing and wind-surfing. Transfers (for either day trips or overnight stays) can be arranged on request.
Marrakech Menara (RAK) is a modern international airport and just 7 miles or 10 km away from the medina. We are happy to arrange transfers to and from the airport on request.
Riad Al Janoub is in the heart of the medina, just a few minutes walk from the bustling souqs and the amazing Jemaa El Fna. We are close to a number of chic restaurants and just 2 minutes from Yacout, perhaps the most famous restaurant in the whole of Marrakech.
Booking Notes: We offer exclusive use of the whole riad for £100 a night (including breakfast). For a stay of a week, however, we offer exclusive use for £600 (including breakfast). Also, if you are an individual or a couple we can offer you a room within the riad (on a non-exclusive use basis) from £50 a night (including breakfast). We ask for a deposit of 25% on booking, payable by PayPal or bank transfer. The balance is payable 14 days before arrival or (on request) on arrival. Changeover Day: Check out time 11.00 am (although guests are of course welcome to leave luggage and spend time in the riad if waiting for evening flights). Check in time 2.00 pm (although guests are welcome to arrive earlier if coming on early morning flights). All prices include a traditional Moroccan breakfast each morning as prepared by Amina, our housekeeper and chef.