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Riad Farnatchi

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2 Derb el Farnatchi, Rue Souk el Fassis | Qua'at Ben Ahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To James, Murad, Saida and the rest of the team.... Thank you! You gave us the perfect retreat to enjoy our 10th Anniversary. We have not had a relaxed and enjoyable time like this in a very long time. Thank you for all the brilliant recommendations... La Comptoir, Dar Yacut, Le Jardin, Nomad.... Thank you for always having someone there... More 

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6 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you walk 10 minutes from the Jemaa-el-Fna Square to the Riad, it is like heaven on earth. Beautiful property and huge rooms. Had the best hammam experience there. Having breakfast by the pool every morning set the day off right. Service is excellent, especially Najla, who arranged tours, dinners, transport to the train station, and everything else in between.... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quiet and calm place in the middle of the Marrakech Medina - spacious , quite and private with only 9 suites , a very nice dining room. two courtyards, one of them with a pool. When entering the Riad you feel made home , James and his staff are good hosts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If one is looking to experience life in the medina of Marrakech and experience the souks up close, then one should not stay at the large hotels or resorts outside the medina. The only place to stay is at a Riad. There are many. After looking at several websites and reading reviews at Trip Advisor, we settled on Riad Farnatchi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

For our first visit to Marrakech we don't think we could have done better than accept friends' recommendation and book three nights at Road Farnatchi. This was our first time in a Riad and I can now understand why everyone recommends a Riad in the Medina rather than a modern hotel in the new city. Our room was a suite... More 

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jameswix, Owner at Riad Farnatchi, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your very kind review of Riad Farnatchi, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and am delighted to note how much you enjoyed our food as we will soon be opening a Restaurant opposite us. I very much hope that we can look forward to being able to welcome you... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days in January ready to spend our time visiting the sites of Morocco, which we did, but only when we could drag ourselves away from this wonderful Riad. We felt cherished by the staff, the beauty of the place, the log fires, the canopies at tea time, the food, everything. At night we had water... More 

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jameswix, Owner at Riad Farnatchi, responded to this review

We are so grateful to you for writing such a glowing review, thank you! We have worked really hard to find the very best drivers, guides and experiences possible and it is so good to hear that you enjoyed your excursion. I unfortunately don't think either of the people you were with have any profiles on this site but I... More 

London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a wonderful three night stay in Farnatchi. Even though it was cold in Marrakech there was always a fire either in our room or downstairs and oh such excitement to find a hottie in your bed!! The staff were brilliant and really cared for us. We had dinner with them one night which was delicious, and we enjoyed... More 

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jameswix, Owner at Riad Farnatchi, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you ever so much! I am particularly pleased to note how much you enjoyed your massages as we are in the process of building a Spa that will rival any other in the medina so very much hope that it will be ready for your next visit! We are always looking for new and exciting... More 

Boyle Heights
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This riad is stellar in terms of service, facilities, location and food. Everything down to the smallest details are provided for you here and you will truly appreciate having such a beautiful respite from the chaos of the medina. The rooms are huge with fireplaces, free wifi, and Molton Brown amenities. The food here is amazing with generous portions. Enjoy... More 

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jameswix, Owner at Riad Farnatchi, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Riad Farnatchi, we really are hugely appreciative, especially of such a glowing report! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much however was concerned that you found some of the local people in the medina to be aggressive, this is certainly not usual,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Everything great that has been previously written about this very special riad is true. We are well travelled and have stayed in some luxurious properties but the service and attention to detail was phenomenal. Every member of staff were exceptional in their understanding of what a guest requires. The breakfast was delicious, everything was so fresh. We had dinner twice... More 

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jameswix, Owner at Riad Farnatchi, responded to this review

Wow what a super review, thank you ever so much! It was a pleasure having you to stay with us and I hope very much that we will be able to welcome you back soon. When you next come I will have to let you know where we get our pillows and send you back with a good supply of... More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was the third time we stayed in Riad Farnatchi and it will not be the last stay. Perfect Service. They treat you like a VIP family member. You feel cold in moroccan winter ? You get a crackling open fire and hot water bottle in your bed... You need help to find a good restaurant, tour guide, fashion guide,... More 

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jameswix, Owner at Riad Farnatchi, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a super review, it is always such a pleasure to welcome guests back. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Massage, we will be opening a new spa that will adjoin Riad Farnatchi soon so hope very much that you will come back then to make full use... More 

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