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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian | Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #48 of 460 hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Fenn is a uniquely excellent hotel. It's in one of the best locations in Marrakesh (within the medina but at the edge so that you're not 'buried' inside the medina), a 2-minute walk to the Djema el Fna, and next to the Mouassine section of the medina. It has a high level of luxury (and the prices are quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally amazing in every way. So quiet and tranquil and decorated beautifully. Every room is different and the art and range of colour is sensational. The staff are incredibly friendly and kind and want to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The food is delicious, on the roof and in the dining room. Generally the most pleasant hotel/ riad... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautifully renovated riad - sumptuous and exotic. Excellent food served on the rooftop. I went over Christmas period - sun shining, blue sky; what's not to like? Well located for the old town. Hospitable staff, and a wonderful hamam.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful in every way. The location was perfect -- just on the outskirts of the souks, but hidden away down an alley for maximum tranquility. Our room was gorgeous. Service was exceptional. Turtles were abundant. Couldn't recommend more highly! Also, I am usually not one for airport transfers, but having a pickup was worthwhile given the tucked-away location.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Fenn is a beautiful tranquil haven in a fun, exciting, bustling city. The rooms are stunning as is all the nooks and crannies that you stumble across, the staff helpful, charming and welcoming. It was cold and raining the first two days of our trip which would have been awful if not for the roaring log fires, huge day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I just spend 6 nights at the El Fenn and were nothing short of stupefied by the hotel and its environs. The service was exceptional, breakfast on the roof a daily delight and the restaurant just lovely. I don't know how Vanessa Branson was able to complete such a glorious and colorful renovation but as an interior... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this beautiful Riad for four nights. What a lovely, lovely place. Perfectly positioned close to the souks, fabulous rooms, great service and a Mojito to die for. Breakfast on the terrace was such a lovely way to start the day. Try the vegetarian tagine in the restaurant - such wonderful subtle flavours that my husband and I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Riad El Fenn in October 2014 and were absolutely delighted with our stay. Situated right on the edge of the Souks, this riad is an oasis of tranquility, and perfect for those who want to be in the thick of Marrakech's historic and cultural offerings without sacrificing any luxury. From the beautiful courtyards, to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just came back from wonderful few nights here. The place is simply stunning and our room took my breath away! ( room 11) The decor is a dream and the restsurabt is simply stunning but a bit expensive. We enjoyed cocktails by the fire place in the evening. Breakfast in roof terrace was perfect and the YouTube with granola is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were torn between El Fenn and El Selman. We chose El Fenn and boy did we choose the right place! It really does have the wow factor. It's an oasis of calm, birds chirruping and the sound of pools and fountains make this a world away from the bustle of the medina. The rooms are stunning, with log fires,... More

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Also Known As:
Riad El Fenn Hotel
Riad El Fenn Marrakech
Riad El Fenn Hotel Marrakech
Riad El Fenn
Address: Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian | Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#23 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#63 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#73 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Fenn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 20 individually styled rooms and suites, a four-bedroom private riad, 3 swimming pools and its own hammam spa, El Fenn is a unique boutique hotel combining grandeur and historic architecture with hideaway nooks, terraces and gardens - making it the most peaceful place from which to enjoy Africa's most exotic city.Our story began with two friends on the hunt for a small riad to buy as a holiday home. It was 2002 when Vanessa Branson and Howell James walked into the almost ruined courtyard of one of Marrakech's formerly great private homes. Nearing dusk and with the sound of the muezzin's call to prayer echoing in the air, they instantly fell in love with the atmospheric house which was being sold with three smaller neighbouring homes. They soon realised that their holiday home was going to become so much more.At the time, only a handful of Marrakech's riads had been converted to small hotels and Vanessa and Howell knew they wanted to open a place offering something different – a home from home retreat that combined great food and service with the spirit of the building's past and a contemporary decorative twist. During a two-year renovation, local craftsman used traditional techniques to breathe new life into the building. Polished lime plastering was used in a rainbow of colours to create walls, baths and bed frames, original tiling was renovated and carved cedar ceilings restored. Retro furniture sourced from local flea markets was combined with one-off bespoke pieces to create a unique interior. ... more   less 
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