We had a wonderful 6 night stay at the Riad el Fenn at the start of our Moroccan honeymoon. We were exhausted after the wedding and the Riad was an oasis of calm and luxury in the middle of Marrakech. The pool suite was enormous and bliss and views from the roof terrace over the city were great. Although we had our own little pool we also liked the fact there were 3 other pools and lots of quiet shaded areas to enjoy. We loved the flasks of tea and coffee and pastries outside the room in the morning and afternoon tea in the courtyard. The staff were fantastic and looked after us beautifully, including a very romantic, candle lit meal on our roof terrace (including a very helpful waiter jumping over a wall with our delicious food and great local wine, both discreet and funny!). The staff were very helpful when recommending restaurants and took the time to get to know what we were looking for and the type of thing we'd enjoy. Marrakech is beautiful but the Riad el Fenn is so blissful that it makes it challenging to find the time to explore the city.
- 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