I am not a regular reviewer on Trip Advisor, far from it in fact, but I have just returned from Riad El Fenn and I felt compelled to lend my support to this fantastic hotel. The staff were exceptional and I found every single person I met in the hotel to be extremely welcoming and very attentive. Whilst only a minute or two's walk away from the souks, once you close the front door of Riad El Fenn behind you, you feel a world away from Marrakech's famous hustle and bustle. The courtyards are beautiful, the rooms are spacious and varied in design and the roof terrace is fantastic. One thing that we all noticed was the unbelievable attention to detail that has so clearly gone into every part of the hotel and it truly captures the essence of North Africa. I could not recommend this hotel more highly to anybody - the location is fantastic, the food was outstanding, the service was faultless and the atmosphere was extremely welcoming. If you go to Marrakech and you don't stay here, you've made a mistake!
- 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