What an amazing place to stay. A perfect oasis in the madness that is Marrakech. I travelled to Marrakech with my two teenage daughters in the heat of July. From the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough for us, to make our stay so memorable.The Riad was busy considering it was off season, but there were so many places to relax in private, and nothing was too much effort for the staff.They organised trips for us, booked transport, recommended places to eat ,organised a guide, in essence looked after us brilliantly! The rooms are large and airy with very comfortable beds.An endless supply of towels, bathrobes and toiletries. The Hamman is a must.The roof terrace is a lovely spot to start the day with your breakfast, but you can ask to have your meals served anywhere in the Riad.The courtyards are so peaceful with native birds flying around,and the Riad tortoise ambling along.The Riad was very conveniently located,to the Souks, but the minute you cross the threshold you leave all the noise and hassle behind. We were always greeted by the friendly doorman, and felt very safe staying here. Would definetely visit again.
- 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