Marrakech is a city that has to be seen, discovered and embraced, this is why staying at Riad El Fenn is so unique, as soon as you enter through the doors it becomes increasingly difficult to leave, it becomes a home from home, a place to relax and to explore. The space is huge yet not at all overpowering, allowing you to wander from the tranquility of the main courtyard to the amazing panoramic views of the roof terrace, taking in some Terence Donovan's and Antony Gormley's on the way. All of the rooms are individual in character and rooms 4 and 5 have great outdoor spaces complete with fantastic, locally sourced vintage furniture. Having returned to the Riad on several occasions, the last at the end of August, the experience remains the same, this time enhanced by a stay in the incredible room 14. Whether you are a first time visitor or a returning devotee El Fenn delivers great service, food, ambience and above all effortless chic.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad El Fenn Marrakech
- Riad El Fenn Hotel Marrakech