Riad Johenna is a very nice small riad with space for 7 people.
It's owned by a moroccoan woman and her german husband.
When i was there the morrocoan owner sabah was the manager of the place, but she was busy training a young morrocoan woman to become the future manager of the place, so she might be there in the future.
They were both extremely friendly and helpful and proves that a good place can be fantastic when manged by the right people.
We paid 20 euros per person to stay there and that was a very good deal i think.
The rooms were very nice and clean and had nice clean bathrooms and the common area was very cosy.
There was also a nice roof top terrace.
This is way better than a hotel in my opinion and i can not recommend the place highly enough.
Unique Quality: What makes this riad special is first of all the nice people who own it.
Marrakesh can sometimes be a bit too much with hustlers running after you, so it's really nice that you can retreat to the nice company of sabah who runs the riad.
Women might like that the place is run by females too in a country where the male attention sometimes seem to get a little too much for the female travellers.
Directions: It's located in a narrow street near Djamaa el Fna and can be a little hard to find, so when arriving you might want to arrange to be picked up by the owners in a central place.
Once you know where it is you can easily find your way back.
I'm travelling to Casablanca on Saturday 29th and would welcome the following advice:
1) Currency - when should I purchase my currency - I am in Spain
2) What are the trains like from Casablanca to Marrakech
3) must I book a hotel in Marrakech and if not what is the best approach to booking one
4) How easy is it to book a place on the ferry to Tarifa this time of year?
1) Not sure if it's possible to change up in Spain.
2)Good for a laugh...
3) Not really necessary, walk around the streets near Djemaa El Fnaa and you'll find riads and hotels galore or have a look here on VT,plenty of suggestions for places to stay.
4) Don't know, only ever done Algeciras - Ceuta, there you have a boat every hour.
for a pleasant and very friendly place to stay in marrakesh, i would recommend riad johenna.
the link to the place and a few photos from there can be found on my marrakesh page.
it's one of the friendliest places i have stayed and i have stayed in a lot of places in this world.
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