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Stunning Boutique Riad in Marrakech



Updated: 10-Sep-2016
Boutique Riad (Guesthouse) in Marrakech, Morocco - Located in the Medina - Private Roof Terrace

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.

Details for holiday home Riad Al Janoub, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 5 Bathrooms

Our bedrooms:

"Urjuwani" (Purple): Master bedroom with double bed and open-fire place.

"Ahmar" (Red): Double bed, stunning hand-carved window.

"Azraq" (Blue): Double bed plus single bed.

"Bunni" (Brown) Double bed, overlooks terrace.

All bedrooms ensuite.

All of our bedrooms have private, ensuite bathrooms, decorated with traditional tadalekt, hand beaten copper wash basins and beautiful Moroccan lanterns. All have modern toilets and showers while Urjuwani also has a traditional Moroccan tadalekt bath.

Our salon has an open-fire and comfortable cushions - the ideal place to drink mint tea and relax next to the small mosaic fountain.

Our dining room has a wide-screen TV and DVD player - perfect for kids (and tired adults!) after a day in the souqs.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I am a primary school teacher and I live with my husband and 2 children just north of London.

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Speaks English, French, Arabic

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A magical experience"

We've just come back from a wonderful 2 night stay at the lovely Riad Al Janoub. Everything from the email information from Carolyn, pick up at the airport from Hassan, to the help and service from Sarah and Amina was amazing. We'd booked the Urjuwani room and were welcomed by a roaring fire at the end of the bed. The room was so romantic with its traditional bath and the little touches like ipod speakers and candles were also really appreciated. Amina's breakfasts on the terrace were lovely. Whilst it's about a 15 minute walk to the square, it's nice to not be on top of it. Marrakesh is a very vibrant place and Riad Al Janoub is a true haven away from it all (Feb 2010)

"Bijou Palace"

A very pretty little house, beautifully restored with aircon and plentiful bedding. Bedrooms were surprisingly spacious and afforded quite a lot of privacy from each other. Both manager and housekeeper were extremely helpful; breakfasts were lavish and delicious (Feb 2010)
Mar 2010
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Nice Riad in the Medina in Marrakech

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cathy 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. Best wishes James RIAD AL JANOUB
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A great Riad to stay while in Marrakech

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Alex! Best wishes Riad Al Janoub
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marrakech at 15 Kilometres Car: not necessary

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.


Rental rates

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5 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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).

Notes on prices:
We have 4 lovely bedrooms. Some people like to book one or more bedrooms (prices from £50 a room a night). Or for larger groups (or a very special experience) you can book private and exclusive use of the whole riad (prices from £150 a night).

All prices include a traditional Moroccan breakfast each morning as prepared by Amina, our housekeeper and chef.

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From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • house

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Location Type

  • city centre


  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • ski


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Notes on accommodation: - DVD player/TV in dining room - iPod holders in all bedrooms - CD player in courtyard - Internet and wi-fi access (coming soon) -Amina, our housekeeper and chef, will prepare a traditional Moroccan breakfast each morning and on request can make lunch or dinner too. However, if you want to use the kitchen there is a cooker, fridge-freezer and washing machine. Amina is on hand for all your needs. Towels (both for the bathrooms and for the roof terrace) are provided and linen is changed on a regular basis. Outside: Our beautiful roof terrace - unlike many others in the medina - is entirely private, not being overlooked by other riads. With its orange trees, sun-loungers and covered seating area, it is ideal for sunbathing, sun-downers or dinner under the stars.

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