We have never been in such a cool and wonderful place before. This amazing riad with it's attention to detail, lovely colonial/art deco style is something else.
The room we stayed in, Chambre 19 with it's private rooftop terasse and private pool was just fantastic.
Each morning you are served coffe/thé and cakes outside your room (there are wonderful seating areas outside all rooms), before breakfast so you can wake up gently. What a treat.
Although there are 21 rooms and technically this is a hotel, you are so private, you can sit in different areas for a whole week and admire the beauty of this place. There are so much to explore.
The rooftop terasse were breakfast is served and dinner, has stunning views of Marrakech. You can also eat dinner downstairs in the restaurant were you'll also find the bar. Real art deco style, so cool. Try the drink, Fenn express, lovely!
Each afternoon the pampering continues when the afternoon Tea is served in the courtyard. Wow. This is a hidden gem in a perfect location. Close to the souks but at the same time faar away enough from Jemaa el Fna. It's a 5 minute walk. Perfect.
We will definately be back!
Thanks to all the staff that made our stay such a wonderful and unforgetable experience!!!
- 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