Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Jaaneman

Rates from (inc tax)$190.89

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR192.50), via, using today’s exchange rate.


When Italy met Morocco


Dar el Bacha Medina hideout

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Medina, boutique hotel Riad Jaaneman in Marrakech is a souk-side stay with a pinch of sleek Italian style. With its five spacious suites surrounding the classic Moroccan courtyard (complete with heat-beating plunge pool) this intimate riad is your romantic hideaway in the middle of Marrakech. 

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Photos Riad Jaaneman – Marrakech – Morocco

Need to know


Five, including four suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $190.89 (€175), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR192.50), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include Moroccan breakfast.


Manager Madeline knows Marrakech (and Morocco) inside out – ask her anything.

At the hotel

Courtyard, iPod docks, WiFi, TVs, DVD players

Our favourite rooms

Leale – which means honest and trustworthy in the owner’s native Italian – is the most secluded, set away from the others. The bright duplex suite has a private terrace where you can dine if you wish, and its own little fountain. Partenope – the ancient Greek name for his hometown, Naples – is filled with vintage Neapolitan photos, and has our favourite bathroom in the house, all South American green marble and dark Moroccan tadelakt.


A dip in the shaded courtyard plunge pool will keep you cool in the Moroccan heat.

Packing tips

Aloe vera: even if you think you’re incredibly sensible and definitely won’t get sunburnt. (We speak from experience.)


Yoga, Pilates, guided meditation, massages and beauty treatments are all available on request.


It’s a grown-up stay, much better suited to adults.

Food and Drink

Photos Riad Jaaneman – Marrakech – Morocco

Dress Code

It’s almost your home-from-home, so wear whatever’s comfortable in the heat.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant as such, but meals can be served in the courtyard and on the roof terrace on request. Traditional Moroccan cuisine is order of the day. The breakfasts each morning are a honey-drenched delight of local pastries.

Hotel bar

There’s no bar, but staff will be happy to serve you something to sip anywhere you’d like. 

Last orders

You’ll breakfast at the entirely civilised hours of 8 to noon. Lunch and dinner are whenever you like.

Room service

As with all food and drink onsite, it’s an on-request deal.


Photos Riad Jaaneman – Marrakech – Morocco
Riad Jaaneman
12 Derb Sraghna, Dar El Bacha


Touch down at Menara Airport, not far from the city. There are daily flights from many major European cities.


Regular trains run to other major Moroccan cities, including Tangier, Casablanca and Fez, from the main station in the centre of Marrakech.


Driving in Marrakech is best left to the professionals.

Worth getting out of bed for

Dar el Bacha’s one of the quietest quarters of the Medina, but everything’s walkable. Jardin Majorelle is a tranquil paradise of greens, blues, and yellows given to Marakech by Yves Saint Laurent, and it’s a must if you’re finding the bustle of the Medina a bit much (get there as early as you can to avoid the daily crowds). Just over the road, 33 Rue Majorelle sells a stylist-curated collection of local art, designer accessories and the like.

For dinner, you’re spoilt for choice. Le Tobsil (Derb Abdellah Ben Hessein) is a dark, candle-lit hideout tucked away down a maze of pink-walled alleys – it’s regularly hailed as one of the city’s best meals thanks to its table-filling Moroccan feasts, and they dispatch handy guides to find lost guests and then escort them home afterwards. Le Foundouk regularly tops where-to-eat-in-Marrakech wishlists, and another of our favourites is Gastro MK at Maison MK (book your table in advance: places are very limited for non guests). For pre- or post-dinner drinks, you should find yourself in blingily brilliant La Mamounia’s classic Churchill Bar at least once. 

If you fancy getting out of town, plan a day trip to the nearby Atlas Mountain foothills, perhaps, or be whisked by 4x4 ro Berber villages, the Plateau de Kik, the Ourika Valley or Lake Takerkoust.


Photos Riad Jaaneman – Marrakech – Morocco

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this Medina hotel in Marrakech and unpacked their tagines and babouches, a full account of their luxury riad break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a postcard from Riad Jaaneman in Marrakech…

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Medina, boutique hotel Riad Jaaneman is a surprisingly secluded retreat right in the middle of Marrakech: owner Leonardo has fused traditional Moroccan style with Italian-inspired touches. Settle into one of the five individually decorated suites, all of which are serenely luxurious, and make yourself at home. 

The service is as impeccable as the style: Riad Jaaneman has no restaurant as such, but you’ll be served delicious modern Moroccan dishes in the cool courtyard, up on the roof terrace or in your room whenever you fancy (the same goes for drinks). And when you do manage to prise yourself from the plunge pool and venture beyond the front door, ask fount-of-local-knowledge manager Madeline for her personal recommendations. Later, as night falls, the call to prayer echoes across town, and you’re surveying Marrakech from the terrace with a restorative tonic in hand, you will feel like you’ve found your very own private hideaway in the bustling heart of the Medina.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Riad Jaaneman’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The beautiful rooms, great service, attention to detail, rooftop terrace, and great homely feel.

Don’t expect

Typical hotel rooms or an extensive bar selection.


Stayed on 4 Feb 2016

We loved

The great staff, the riad's beautiful and serene setting inside the bustling Medina, and the fabulous breakfasts. All our expectations were met!


Stayed on 30 Dec 2015

We loved

The small, friendly, family atmosphere. I felt very looked after and all my needs were met.

Don’t expect

A buzzy atmosphere. Although it was particularly quiet when I was there. Noise does travel however, so noisy guests will be heard.


Stayed on 18 Nov 2015

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