- Luxurious boutique hotel
- Stunning gardens
- Exquisite art and décor
- Tennis Court
Jnane Tamsna is a refined and elegant luxury boutique hotel set within its own landscaped private estate in the Palmeraie, a historic palm grove conveniently located a short 20-minute drive from downtown Marrakesh. With 24 ensuite rooms across three properties, the accommodation offering includes individual room bookings, or exclusive villa rentals. Boasting beautiful grounds, exceptional service and cuisine, and some superb facilities comprising no fewer than five swimming pools and a clay-surfaced tennis court, this opulent retreat provides the perfect spot for rest and rejuvenation. There’s also a varied programme of residential activities, and some wonderful day trips to enjoy in the surrounding area.
The hotel’s design combines traditional Moroccan architecture with understated oriental décor, accentuated with exquisite Islamic art and African fabrics. Noted for its cuisine, the hotel’s meals are flavoursome and fresh, with produce and herbs sourced where possible from the on-site organic gardens. Candlelit meals are often enjoyed outdoors in one of the grounds’ many delightful alcoves.
The accommodation comprises 24 bedrooms spread out over three properties; Jnane House, Jnane Moussafir, and Jnane Villa. Jnane House has a traditional riad feel, extensive grounds with two pools, and a total of 10 bedrooms; six on the ground floor, and four on the first floor facing a roof terrace. Two more private rooms are found in Dar Ylane, a separate property just a short distance away from the main Jnane House. Smaller in scale, Jnane Moussafir contains just five spacious suites, each with individual Islamic-inspired décor, air conditioning, a fireplace, and a walk-in closet. All of Jnane Moussafir’s suites boast private north and south verandas with views over an exclusive garden, along with access to their own roof terraces, and all bathrooms have a fireplace, a luxurious bathtub, two sinks, and a separate shower and toilet. The third property, Jnane Villa, features a large dining room, breakfast room, and lounge area with fireplace and adjoining veranda, and houses five spacious en-suite bedrooms with open fireplaces. There’s a large pool in the private Mediterranean gardens, and, set aside in another separate garden, the Jnane Villa Pavilion contains two bedroom suites with fireplaces, a sitting room, and al fresco dining area, along with a private pool fringed by lavender and olive trees. Televisions, DVD, and CD players are available upon request, and WiFi is available throughout.
The hotel is renowned for its rotating programme of superb residential events, including yoga and pilates classes, spa retreats, cooking workshops, and literary salons. These activities, coupled with the clay tennis courts and five swimming pools provide plenty to do on site, although reception can assist with booking activities elsewhere, including day trips to Essaouira and the Atlas Mountains, should guests wish to venture out.
Jnane Tamsna is a highly family-friendly property, with many flexible room options. There are three sets of adjoining bedrooms, and in addition the Casablanca and Calligraphy suites within the Jnane Moussafir part of the property, share a large veranda. Cots are provided free-of-charge, and additional beds are available at extra cost. Babysitting is available day or night, and beyond the tennis courts, pools, TV and games room, children's entertainment including henna painting, cooking lessons, and camel rides can be booked in advance.
The highlights for us were the accommodation choices - we loved each place we stayed and for quite different reasons.
We found the food really delicious at all the places. We were really impressed. We ended up eating dinner every night at Dar Housnia, which was really tasty but a bit expensive but we loved the convenience of it and loved everything else about the place.
My 9yr’s favourite place was Douar Samra - he liked the rooms and all the meals. We all like the communal meals there. It was good to get to know other travellers. But my husband and I really loved the Douria Suite at Dar Housnia as it was great to the have space and down time by ourselves there. We spent some hours just lazing on the terrace after walking around Marrakech for hours.
We also thought Kasbah Ellouze was really lovely too. They were super helpful accommodating the kids. They made sure we could celebrate NYE dinner with the kids as they go to bed early. It was really kind of them.
We had a Hussain as our guide for trekking and he went with us on the road trip. We really liked him: friendly & kind, and not too loud & talkative (our family is on the quiet side!). Hussain was great with our two boys. He made them feel comfortable, kept them safe on the treks (ie speed walking ahead with them when they wanted (our 4yr old loved this!) and holding them securely on mules over the rough terrain) and he played football with them too!
We had two different drivers who were both good - helped out when our 9yr old vomited from car sickness and were happy to drive slowly as needed.
Also we thought your organisation of everything and choice of accommodation & guides was excellent. We had no complaints. We had a splendid, relaxed and easy holiday - we didn’t have to think of anything & it was all great.
Helen Newman reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018
Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
- Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
- The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
- Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
- Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
- Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant
If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.
Mark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016
We had a brilliant holiday in Morocco courtesy of Tourdust this Summer (2015). Despite any anticipated difficulties of travelling to a country with a different culture and language we found everyone involved with our trip really friendly and helpful. The accommodation in all three areas was delightful, all in different ways, the food delicious and all the transfers involved worked very smoothly which really took the stress out of things. Trekking in the extreme heat of August requires a level of fitness which I personally found a struggle, but the guide made it possible to go at a speed that was comfortable. My two teenage sons really enjoyed the trip as well. Tourdust were really helpful before travelling in helping with any last minute issues. I would really recommend this trip.
Hazel Bayley reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 02 September 2015