We are SO GLAD we booked this riad with Veronica! She has been incredibly responsive since our initial booking, from organizing airport transfers, day excursions, or any special requests we had for our stay -- she's a great communicator and managed our expectations well. It was actually my birthday on the second day of our trip, and she worked with my boyfriend to coordinate cake, flowers, and decorations to surprise me. I was shocked and didn't suspect a thing! The riad itself is absolutely beautiful and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops, along with the night market. The staff is incredibly hospitable, kind, patient and responsive with our various requests. They made us feel at ease during our entire trip.
Noura - Riad keeper and cook; she was like mama bear -- we miss her so much!
Oussama - Main point of contact during our stay; helps organize activities and logistics.
Allal - Driver; very safe driver and made pit stops at ATM machines whenever it was along the way to one of our destinations.
I've already recommended Veronica's riad to many friends and family members. :)
We were 8 girls staying at the Riad. Everyone off us had the most wonderful time. The rooms were nice and clean and beautifully decorated. The rooftop were cozy and used for a little sunbathing. But most of all we enjoyed the staff who came every. Especially Osama was so nice and helpful with everything. The breakfast was simple but very nice. We didn’t use the Hammam, but we had very good massage at our room several times.
Be. Signe Kosakewitsch
My friends and I stayed at the riad for 5 nights this January. We had a lovely time and the riad looks exactly as it does in the pictures! It's very beautiful with stunning decor. The heaters in the rooms work really well as the nights can be chilly at this time of year. Noura and Oussama are both very hospitable and flexible if needed to be. A big thank you to the both of them! We had different friends arriving and leaving on different dates and times yet this was all handed seamlessly with the airport transfers, etc. Location wise the riad is about a 25 minute walk from the main square jama el fna . We walked during the day and took taxis at night which took 5 minutes and were fairly well priced. I would recommend this riad for those of you who want to experience a riad stay within the old town. The old town is very different to western cities however we did feel safe walking around and felt people were very friendly.
If you want the thousand and one night feeling, Riad Jaune Safran is the place to go. The atmosphere and area makes you feel like you are in the Arabian Night fairy tale. The Riad is kept in an authentic Moroccan style with a homey feeling and god space for both privacy and common areas in and outside. Before arrival Veronica have been more than helpful with arranging activities during our stay. Everything from airport pick-up, cooking class, hammam, etc. even weather reports – you name it, Veronica were helpful and everything at fair prices. Even during the stay she was in contact, just to make sure everything was as it should be. During our stay Oussama was at the Riad every day making sure we never missed anything and came with suggestions to what to do and visit. His friendly mind made us feel at home and welcomed from the first day. Amina and Noura should win a gold medal in keeping the Riad clean - everything was just spotless. All in all I have no suggestions for improvements for the staff, Riad Jaune Safran or Veronica. Everything was more than expected. Diffidently a place that should be on your bucket list.
Suggestion for your visit:
Cooking class with Oussama at the Riad;
Make sure to enjoy the rooftop terrace;
Wander around the souks. - Hammam and massage at the Riad - if you are not too shy;
Take a day outside the city to see the countryside and mountains. A place worth visiting is Paradis du, especially in autumn where they harvest safran;
Get Google Maps on your phone and download a map of the Medina.
Firstly thank you so much to Oussama; who is the Riad manager. He took care of everything for us, booked excursions, Hammams - anything we needed, nothing was too much to ask! And he was the most lovely man on top of it all.
The Riad is beautiful. I took my boyfriend here as a birthday surprise and was completely blown away when we got there! Totally exceeded all my expectations from the pictures. We had the whole 5-bedroom Riad to ourselves!! Every morning we were served an amazing traditional Moroccan breakfast by the cook. Bed sheets/rooms were cleaned everyday. Everything was sorted through the Riad; activities etc so don't worry about planning before you come, Veronica and her team have a full catalogue on arrival full of potential excursions/activities that you can browse through and they will book them all for you. On the last evening we had a candlelit dinner on the rooftop made by the cook. It was the best meal we'd had the whole time we'd been in Morocco and we went to a lot of nice restaurants. My only regret is that I didn't stay longer!!!!!