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#154 of 751 hotels in Marrakech
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4.9
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.5
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With 42 individually styled rooms and suites, three inviting swimming pools, a 1,300 square metre roof terrace, an indulgent spa with hammam, 2 cocktail bars and 2 restaurants, a stylish boutique - plus a family of resident tortoises - El Fenn is the perfect hotel from which to discover the beauty of Marrakech. In October 2021 we were recognised as one of the Top Hotels in Northern Africa in the Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards. El Fenn’s drama and decorative abundance has earned it a reputation as one of Marrakech’s most beautiful and bohemian hotels. A hidden gem, set in the heart of Marrakech’s medina, the hotel is an oasis of tranquility, boasting photogenic vistas of colonnaded balconies with billowing drapes, foliage-filled courtyards, lantern-lit trails and relaxing nooks from which to soak up the architectural splendor. It is El Fenn’s vast roof terrace that really sets it apart. With its panoramic views over the Marrakech cityscape, it is the place for a sunset cocktail, a romantic meal under twinkling lights, or for lounging on the enormous day beds soaking up the relaxed vibes high above the bustling medina. The iconic El Fenn formula features bold colours and striking mid-century furniture alongside ancient local decorative traditions. Expect jewel-colored tadelakt walls in tones of pink, orange, red, green and chocolate. More colour is added with marble in striking Agadir red and black, backed by zellige tiling in honey yellow, pink and brick red. Completing the picture are vast bathtubs, double showers, enormous chandeliers, hand-stitched camel leather floors, traditional open fireplaces, stained-glass windows and doors, as well as the artwork and fabrics from the private collections of owners Vanessa Branson and Madeline Weinrib. El Fenn is not to be missed if you want luxury with authenticity when staying in Marrakech.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Shuttle bus service
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Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
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john l wrote a review Sep 26
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On the plus side all the staff were, without exception, extremely helpful and lovely. Great Moroccan/ Berber decor throughout and a fabulous location (a 10 minute walk to the Djmaa El Fna and souks. Whilst the food was generally of good quality, why was there no couscous served with a lamb tagine? This may seem picky, but it is a basic error. Some soft furnishings are looking tired and to have food served on chipped plates is not the stuff of a top Riad. Nevertheless we did have an excellent time!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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slcfashion wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York39 contributions14 helpful votes
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Staying at El Fenn was a highlight of our trip! Such a great authentic stay in a Riad! The Riad is so beautiful and the staff is incredible. Each room is so unique and you discover new charming areas every turn you take. The food was also incredible- would definitely get breakfast with your stay. The location is great too- just steps from the Medina. Could not recommend more! Stay here!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Emma Lappin, Marketing at El Fenn
Responded Jul 26, 2022
Wow, what a review, so appreciate you taking the time to write your thoughts here. We love the fact that every room is unique - you'll have to come again to try a few more.
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ether wrote a review Sep 18
Menlo Park, California29 contributions32 helpful votes
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Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael - each of these characters from the Mutant Ninja Turtles films had a unique superpower: skills with the katana, strength, intellect and fun-loving charm. And together they produced a magical maybe even indescribable ability to make the world a better place. The El Fenn Hotel in Marrakech has their own family of turtles happily ensconced in a turtle house where staff cater to them with lettuce leaves and I imagine much love and care. You can watch them move slowly along the courtyard’s marble tiles. They were a daily reminder to slow down. Not only were we on the look out to avoid trampling a poor turtle, but slowing our pace allowed us to enjoy the shadows flickering along the candlelit walkways at night, watch how the courtyard hammock rocks as the breeze gently blows through the foliage, and follow the El Fenn house cat as it bathed in the Moroccan sun. Time runs at its own pace at El Fenn, and that’s perfectly okay and part of the magic. Bel the front desk manager produced a pitch perfect itinerary for our 4 days in Marrakesh which started with a private guided tour of the Medina a few hours after we arrived, and a beautiful rooftop dinner at Nomad restaurant. The reservation is something I had tried unsuccessfully to book on my own for weeks before arriving. Bel managed it with one call: “we work with them all the time, it’s not a problem, he said”. The El Fenn “super powers” at work? Time, it turns out, runs at its own pace at El Fenn—something I think happens because the smallest things are considered. I like to enjoy my moments without making a thousand decisions. Like sleeping in, sauntering to breakfast the next morning and being asked by Bel, “would we like to visit the Jardin Majorelle?” He then arranged to have a staff member wait in line and buy tickets for us while we had our breakfast. This small kindness didn’t even hit me until we arrived and we saw a line running down the block (30-45 min wait). We were relieved to find we could simply walk right through to the ticketed entry line. The El Fenn super powers were running high again that day. We had amazing breakfasts each day that were generous and varied, a wonderful Moroccan style lunch with grilled lamb, and super friendly waiter at the rooftop restaurant. We did our fair share of bargain shopping in the Souks, and still ended up purchasing many of the special items in the highly curated and stylish El Fenn boutique. And when we had difficulty bringing our purchases home, and the boutique was unable to help us with shipping, our friend Bel from the front desk came to our rescue: “of course, I can help you, it’s not a problem,” he said. Our four days/three nights at El Fenn felt like a week. We left feeling rested, restored, and creatively renewed. Time flows differently there. In the end I don’t think the turtles of El Fenn are special or give the place magical super powers. I think any place that chooses to care for animals the way they care for people has the values and mission that give them super powerful caring individuals. These people make El Fenn a place that makes time feel magical and special. It definitely makes the world feel like a better place. So that is why I enjoyed my time there. And why I would return again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mdevalstyle wrote a review Sep 16
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We had a wonderful time at El Fenn. Belaid the front desk manager was very accommodating with all of our needs.. Highly recommend this beautiful Riad. Combination of excellent taste in decor, traditional with a trendy twist. As beautiful as this Riad is, it would not be as special without Belaid. He went above and beyond!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hypatia T wrote a review Sep 14
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We had an amazing stay at el fenn. The instagram pictures become reality and you see this beautiful riad come to life. We stayed in the large room and could not believe how beautiful and big it was. Additionally we appreciated the services of Taha, Hanane (our tour guide) and many other staffers who went out of their way to make sure we felt comfortable, safe and spoiled while we enjoyed eating, relaxing and etc. Great cocktails and food at breakfast, tea time and dinner! We also had someone at 5am wait with us outside the riad so we could be safe for our hot air balloon experience. He didn't have to but it was such a relief. Everyone is so polite and genuinely nice. We also had the hotel arrange a city walking tour for us since we were overwhelmed in the Souks. We had Hanane and she made us feel at ease immediately and took us to so many cool local spots that we would have not otherwise known about had it not been for her extensive knowledge and expertise. She made sure to take us to places we wanted to buy certain things and monuments that we really wanted to see. Be sure to ask for her if you are interested in a city tour to make it easier. She was so awesome! We are so sad to leave, but what a great destination for a holiday. When we go to Marrakech again, we are going to book at El Fenn again. Its totally worth it. ♥️
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mr D wrote a review Aug 2022
80 contributions54 helpful votes
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Fantastic stay at El Fenn. From the moment you walk into El Fenn to check in to the moment you leave at checkout, the experience is nothing but memorable. Amazing service, stunning interior decor, delicious food, El Fenn has it all. The Spa offers very good treatments in the most relaxing and peaceful environment.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 19, 2022
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you had such a memorable experience with us.
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Lee Sharpie S wrote a review Aug 2022
Solihull, United Kingdom22 contributions7 helpful votes
We didnt stay at El-Fenn but certainly made use of their bar, restaurant and pool (pool day pass purchased). Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Excellent drinks menu and good of the highest quality. The styling and design of the roof top is incredible. Very laid back and chilled vibe. Came here a few times during our stay. If you are staying at a Riad without a pool you can buy a day pass here which includes a lunch and welcome cocktail. Highly recommend El-Fenn.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Emma Lappin, Marketing at El Fenn
Responded Aug 19, 2022
Thank you so much for a lovely review. Perhaps the next time you are in Marrakech, you can come and stay with us, we'd love to see you again.
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Imogen S wrote a review Aug 2022
20 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutey love this place, friendly staff, great drinks and food and a great atsmophere. Went most evenings while in marrakech and even got a pool day pass to enjoy it in the daytime. Really recommend both for lots of fun, drinks, food and laughter. Love it
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Emma Lappin, Marketing at El Fenn
Responded Aug 19, 2022
Thank you so much, glad you had fun with us. Come again, we'd love to see you.
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Karen wrote a review Jul 2022
Bergerac, France25 contributions38 helpful votes
I'm slightly reluctant to leave a comment as it's the type of place you want to keep to yourself! We had heard good things so chose it to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and it certainly lived up to our expectations. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The decor is so colourful but without being overpowering and there is something interesting to see at each turn. Every day we discovered something new. Each evening candles are lighted throughout the riad making it quite magical. There are several courtyards, all different, and a rooftop bar and pool area with a view of the city and the Koutoubia mosque. The restaurant is on this level too. We ate breakfast here each day and on the evening of our anniversary. The food is very good with a choice of Moroccan and international dishes. I visited the spa which has a calming atmosphere and I can recommend the hammam and massage; truly relaxing. As the riad is situated in the Medina, there is no need for a car and taxis are readily available. There is so much to see and experience in Marrakech but it was always lovely to enter the coolness of the riad. We were sad to leave but hope to be back again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Emma Lappin, Marketing at El Fenn
Responded Aug 10, 2022
We hope a 25th wedding anniversary to remember. Thank you so much for your words and we hope that you will be back to visit us again for many more anniversary celebrations.
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Lorena Z wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California11 contributions
we are a family from México living in San Francisco stayed for 7 nights at El Fenn , my husband and son 19 , we had the best time , the Riad it is a piece of art itself every space has so much personality and great taste. The restaurant food was amazing . The best part of our stay was the staff they are all incredible and real people. Specially Belaid he made our stay an incredible experience in Marrakech all his recommendations were what we were looking for, it seems like he knew us , like family was so special thank you so much for everything , Hope to come back again Best Lorena
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Emma Lappin, Marketing at El Fenn
Responded Jul 8, 2022
Dear Lorena, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of El Fenn. It's so lovely to hear that the best part was the staff, with all the beauty and luxury of the hotel, we know it's nothing without our team - this means the world to us. We hope you will come back, we would love to see you again. Happy Travels
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Fenn
Which popular attractions are close to El Fenn?
Nearby attractions include Good Travelling in Morocco (0.2 miles), Jemaa el-Fnaa (0.2 miles), and Marrakech Guide Azim (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Fenn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at El Fenn?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Fenn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bazaar Café, Narwama, and Taj Moroccan Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Fenn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Fenn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Fenn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does El Fenn have airport transportation?
Yes, El Fenn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Fenn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Marrakech.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Fenn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Fenn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to El Fenn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (0.7 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.7 miles), and Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (4.6 miles).