My girlfriend and I visited El Fenn for dinner, on recommendation, and were delighted with our experience. They have created something special in marrying the attentive, but not disruptive, service and facilities of a five star hotel with the tranquility that only a Riad can normally offer. You don't feel like a customer, but that you've been invited into someone's incredibly palatial(!) home. That El Fenn is in a perfect location steps away from the souk makes it even more of a wonder.
The setting for our dinner couldn't have been nicer; pre drinks on the lounging sofas around one of the pools, then round to the dining area for fabulous food topped off with what is probably the best view of the mosque in the medina. The service was impecable, and the tour afterwards was a real treat.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone travelling to Marrakech.
Thank you to everyone at El Fenn!
- 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