There are few words that are needed to summarize my recent stay at the Riad El Fenn - amazing, stunning, faultless and incredible should just about cover it.
I just returned to New York after spending New a few days over New Year at the Riad with friends and I haven't stopped thinking about it and wishing I was back there ever since.
Marrakech itself is an incredible place that really makes you think you have been transported to another world - far away from London but only a three and a half hour plane ride away. The city is amazing and so full of life and color - Riad el Fenn however, is the icing on the cake. The moment you enter the hotel for the first time you are thrown into a whole other world....it's literally like a fairy tale. Courtyards filled with fairy lights and strewn with rose petals, candlelit pools in every section of the hotel, cosy nooks to sit and read by the fire with a glass of wine and the most stunning rooftop with breathtaking views over the city, the medina and the Atlas mountains.
The rooftop is the perfect place to soak up the cloudless skies over breakfast or drink a bottle of rose in the sun over a long, lazy lunch, followed by a nap on one of the many chill out sofas without being disturbed by anyone.
The staff were absolutely incredible from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble - be it a massage at a moment's notice, a gin and tonic to be brought to my room (well I didnt want to leave the room, it was too beautiful), to fresh coffee left just outside my door every morning - how on earth did they know I had just woken up? Seamless.
Everything possible detail has been considered and is taken care of every step of the way.
I loved it so much I will be looking to make this my go-to place as many times as possible each year, knowing that I will come back from this holiday as relaxed as I could possibly be, with a suitcase full of beautiful new things for my apartment and a bucket full of beautiful memories.