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El Fenn

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I took my daughter Emily away for a break and we were recommended El Fenn. What is not to love about this riad. We stayed in the red room which was beautiful. The friendly and kind staff couldn't do enough for us - especially Adil - recommending places to go and see and eat. They arranged for a super guide... More 

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3 Thank BevieB1966
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

It sounds like you really made the most of an El Fenn stay - from enjoying the spa to exploring the souks and relaxing on the rooftop. We all really appreciate you taking the time to review. Every one counts! More 

Berlin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Such a magical & calm place within Marrakesch's crowdy streets! Booked this hotel by a recommendation and didn't regret. El Fenn is a typical Maroccan "riad" with a super beautiful & colorful interior design. As it's not like a "hotel", the rooms are located on different floors and different areas - although it was fully booked, you always had a... More 

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2 Thank NinaHoliday
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

Hi Nina. The imperial suites really are special and it's great to know that you enjoyed yours so much! And also good to know that although we were fully booked, you enjoyed all the privacy and space. El Fenn is housed in a series of riads so there's a lot of room but we've also thought hard about creating lots... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Just returned from a fabulous stay at El Fenn. Travelled with three kids (aged 5,7,9) staying in the family suite in the main riad. After hours spent looking through all the family room options in Marrakesh, I am very very happy with the choice I made. The staff are brilliant, attentive and helpful. The kids were made to feel very... More 

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2 Thank Sian61
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

'The magical Aladdin house'…. It's a description that we are going to treasure! It's always a pleasure to see families here and know that children are getting to see and experience a culture that's so far removed from their own. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time here and would love to welcome you all again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I arrived with my daugher (20 yrs old) needing to relax and unwind for the weekend. The riad was perfect, we were genoursly upgraded and completely looked after, great food , great service, great spa and it really was faultless. We can't wait to return to the beautifully decorated riad and unwind again.....

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2 Thank Natalie K
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and we're delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay so much. It's great that food, service, spa and decor combined to give you a special weekend. We do hope to see you again soon when you next need to unwind! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My girlfriend has wanted to visit Marrakech for years, well before hearing about the El Fenn, but since she heard about this boho paradise hotel, she made it her mission to get us over there. It never really appealed to me, purely due to the fact I didn't know much about it, but I decided to book a 4day trip... More 

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3 Thank james c
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review and we're delighted that a sceptic is now a big fan of Marrakech! It's a pleasure not only to know that you enjoyed your stay here but also you fell in love with Marrakech. It's a wonderful city to explore and you've summed it up perfectly: just go with the flow! Every... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Great location and beautifully decorated!! This place is located in a quiet Street away from tourist crowds. It's a great place to escape and relax after a long day of exploring the souks. Great food / alcohol served, awesome rooftop + views of the atlas and medina.

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3 Thank MG4511NYC
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. The roof terrace is always a favourite with our guests and it's great to know that people take good memories away with them. Thanks so much for taking the time to review. More 

Sotogrande, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had an absolutely amazing weekend in "Riad El Fenn". It is very well appointed on the outskirts of the medina. A true Oasis. Every detail of this hotel has the wow factor. It is beautiful. We stayed in a colonnade room which was gorgeous. Very spacious with a huge bath aswell as a fab shower. We used the hamman... More 

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3 Thank Nicola Y
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

Hi Nicola. Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We so enjoyed helping you to celebrate and delighted that you enjoyed everything from the terrace and food to the decor and spa. It's always great to get such positive feedback! More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We recently stayed at El Fenn for my brothers 40th birthday and it was one of best hotels I have ever stayed in. The ambiance that surrounds El Fenn is wonderful and the decor is beautiful. Staff were amazing and so attentive to everything we asked for. The roof terrace is a great spot and we have a fantastic overall... More 

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3 Thank gwsbrown81
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to welcome you all and make sure the 40th was celebrated in style! We knew it was a special occasion for you and we're so pleased that it was a memorable birthday party. Thanks so much for reviewing us. Every one counts. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My mother and I have just returned from a 3 night stay in this fantastic hotel. It is idealy situated right next to the medina with thousands of souks in the old town of Marrakech and a short walk from the main World Heritage square. I would describe it as an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle... More 

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1 Thank elaine n
MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you and your mother here. The red room has leather lined walls, a hand-tiled fireplace and oversize tadelakt bath so we're delighted to read that you enjoy it so much. We're a couple of minutes walk from the souk and Djemaa el Fna square so we're happy to know that you made the most... More 

sao paulo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Well appointed, colorful oasis in the middle of chaos, El Fenn has everything you expect from a Boutique Riad. Helpful staff, delicious lunch, amazing decoration. We booked a familiar room, it was a good deal but it lacked some privacy and comfort for the two sleeping upstairs. I'll sure be back to try other rooms!

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MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review and your great feedback. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we do hope to see you again soon. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Special Offer From 11/05/ 2016 to 31/08/2016 DIRECT BOOKING OFFER We assure that you'll always get the best rate available when you book directly with us. Whether you book online or by email, our team are on hand to answer all your questions from pre-booking to check-in and even after you're gone. 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 

Additional Information about El Fenn

Address: Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian | Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $135 - $588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Fenn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Riad El Fenn Marrakech
Riad El Fenn Hotel Marrakech
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#16 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#27 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#29 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
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