This riad is so special I am writing a quick review (something I rarely do considering I travel very extensively) while I am still staying in the riad!!
This place is beautiful as paradise, in a very romantic, intimate and cozy way. I have visited some other riads and they are either very basic, or a bit pretentious. Riad el Fenn is a very elegant place, each room with a very unique style to it. I'm sure all females would just love this riad, as all the little details make them feel so special.
I also love that this riad has plenty of quiet corners where you can chill/ have meals/ drink tea/ read a book quietly on a beautiful couch. There's also so much colors here, that you can easily fill a photo album with just pictures of each corner of this riad!
Some travelers commented on the service level -
While I understand that some travelers may be used to a lot more attention from small riads' owners, this riad is a bit bigger than that, so I wouldn't really expect the owners to be at my service. However, the staff here are all extremely nice and helpful. Whenever I pressed the service button in the room (there is no phone), a staff always arrived in less than 2 minutes. The staff are all very sensitive to your needs... Like yesterday and today when I suddenly requested for dinner but not the set menu, the chef came to my door to check what I wanted to have so he could cook something simple yet special for me. Or yesterday when I felt like eating outside my room, but not in the dining area, yet I wanted to be warm - they found me a spot in the riad where there was a table and a fireplace to keep me warm. I find the staff here extremely sweet.
This place is simply amazing - to the extent if I ever get married, I would want to have a small wedding party and honeymoon here. It is expensive, but if it makes you feel so special, it's all worth it.
- 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