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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 #45 of 461 hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in May and had the most blissful 3 night stay in the heart of Marrakesh - all just a 5 minute walk from the infamous Souks. The staff were all lovely and the decor was so tasteful it hurt. Super comfy beds and great cocktails. A gorgeous mix of mid-century and traditional Moroccan styles. Would go back... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rarely write reviews on trip advisor, but I recently enjoyed a fabulous evening at Riad El Fenn's restaurant. On this occasion I was only a guest at the restaurant, but I have been a guest of the hotel in June 2006, May 2008 and September 2008. Over the years the riad has expanded and improved, but it's the familiar... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must start this review by stating that I do not write reviews period, let alone 2 months after my trip. El Fenn was simple a stunning Riad, from the immaculate gardens, to the ornate bedrooms but most extraordinarily, the amazing staff. El Fenn is located in the heart of the Medina but once you enter you feel like you've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a family holiday and stayed for 4 nights at El Fenn. It was a very comfortable stay with a great roof terrace especially to relax and have dinner at night. The pools were great to cool off during the hot hours of the day. Great location in the old town and easy to find in comparison to... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 4 nights at El Fenn on our first trip to Marrakech. The staff at El Fenn were fantastic and very accommodating. They booked several day trips for us including a camel ride and a trip to the Atlas Mountains. The riad is spectacular... The decor is beautiful. Each corner of the riad has been decorated in Moroccan... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located near the Bas El Ksour gate and mere minutes walk from the heart of Marrakech's Djemaa El Fna square is El Fenn. Be prepared to be bewitched from the moment you enter this extremely stylish riad and enjoy its calm opulence and measured decadence. The staff are all outstanding as was the food and attention to every detail. Nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I can't write more highly about Riad El Fenn. Located on a quiet street at the start of the colorful and bustling markets, El Fenn is a quiet oasis but not too far from the action. Within the walls are lush courtyards, a serene pool area, spacious rooms (made so dark and quiet at night that I haven't slept better... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stated for 2 nights in July. Very contemporary and stylish. We stayed in a ground floor room which had an open plan bedroom, sitting room and bathroom (no walls, just dividers) which was fine except it's cold in the shower without a door and the bathroom sinks are noisey. Also on the ground floor in the morning and late... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

El fenn is located well for access into the medina. And on a small lane and is just a doorway but once you enter you enter a quirky and well designed hotel with a really interesting layout that makes the hotels seem larger in some ways than it is. While not the most impressive enterance the Hotel unfolds slowly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

El Fenn is effortlessly cool and stylish. Original art to be found around each corner. Sunken pools to wash away the heat of the souks. Exceptional food to be had on the rooftop under the stars… the granola at breakfast is the most delicious we've ever had. Hidden areas to curl up in and read a book if you're done... More

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Address: Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian | Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Hotel Class:4 star — El Fenn 4*
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Riad El Fenn Marrakech
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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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