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 with a view over the rooftops of the Medina.The bathroom had one of the best showers I've ever experienced and the bed was sublimely comfortable.
The service from the friendly staff was up their with the best I have experienced. Always efficient, polite and friendly,
Th best part through was the dining experjence. To have dinner at Road Farnatchi you must order your food in the morning. This is so the chef can prepare the right ingredients and ensure that the tagine's are cooked to perfection over several hours.
The result? Wow! A sublime melt-in-the-mouth festival of spices and aromas
Breakfast (eggs-how-you-like, fruits, yogurt etc, coffee) is served to you privately in the gorgeous courtyard
RIad Farnatchi is run by Englishman James Wix. Riad Farnatchi was a family holiday home until it became a RIad hotel eight years ago.
He has done a great job of infusing the Moroccan experience with the best of British catering and hotel practices.
For anyone who is visiting a Riad for the first time access can be a bit daunting, Your driver/cab lets you off at the entrance to the Medina and you need a guide to get you to the Riad. After a long flight it can be a bit daunting dragging your luggage through a warren of narrow and crowded streets and alleys. But call ahead and the Riad will send one of their porters to meet you.
The location is excellent - just a 15-minute stroll through the hundreds of shops of the Medina to the main square of Jemaa el Fna (signposted all the way). You'll find your way around in no time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Farnatchi has been written up as "The City's Most Luxurious Riad" - Food and Travel Magazine 2013, "The Ultimate Hideaway" - Harpers Bazaar January 2012 and "Best Luxury Riad" - Conde Nast Traveller 2011. Riad Farnatchi been created out of five small Riads in the heart of the oldest part of Marrakech, some of our walls go back over 400 years. Riad Farnatchi with just nine suites has the feel of a beautiful, highly individual, private house, but the facilities and service of a world class 5 star "boutique" hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Farnatchi Marrakech
- Riad Farnatchi Hotel Marrakech