I write this review not to provide any new or additional information (the previous reviewers have all done justice to the hotel!), but just to ensure that this amazing Riad keeps high on the TripAdvisor ratings table!
There are so many stylish places to choose from in Marrakech, and for our annual 'girls trip', I wanted to pick the right one. I am so glad we chose El Fenn. We struggled to do any sightseeing and actually spent one full day using the hotel facilities – the rooftop pool; numerous lounging areas; and the spa. It feels one is staying at a luxurious home.
Karima, a fantastic guest relations manager, couldn’t have been more helpful, providing us with shopping information, dinner bookings, and obliging us with a late check-out so that we could take advantage of the hammam.
Rooftop staff (bartenders; wait staff) were all brilliant. And a special thanks to the lovely gentleman who allowed us to have a late night nightcap after the rooftop had closed.
It is one of those places that I am truly grateful that I can afford.
- 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