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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

In fact, I "had" dreamed of this place before ever going there. I saw it on the internet 5 years ago, then had the good fortune to stay there in September 2014. We (my sister, brother in law, and daughter) scoured the internet and came back to my original choice, and we never regretted it. I have nothing bad to... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a charming and detailed review. It was a great pleasure to host you and your review an even greater pleasure to read! All the details really warmed our hearts, especially that we could provide you with some moments "that you live for". That is the highest of compliments. It... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Our stay at El-Fenn began months prior to our stay July 3-5, 2016. The staff at the Riad made all of our restaurant reservations and tours with trusted tour guides. They made excellent recommendations and we were at complete ease when we arrived in Marrakech. An El-Fenn driver picked us up at the Marrakech airport on time and made our... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review full of positives. We are so glad that your stay with us was so enjoyed and by the sounds of it, action-packed! Your recommendation to other travellers is greatly appreciated. We hope that we can look forward to your return some time soon and in the meantime hope you are enjoying using the... More 

Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

As all Riads, el Fenn is to be appreciated once inside, it's central garden and tortoises running all over the place are a sight to be seen. The staff is very friendly and will speak to you perfectly in French or English (most of them). Our room was very nice, spacious and very nicely decorated. I would certainly recommend this... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we very much appreciate you recommending El Fenn to other travellers. The tortoises say Hi.... We hope you will return to stay with us again one day. All the best El Fenn Guest Relations More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

My wife and I had a remarkable stay at El Fenn - first at the Little Sister Annex and later at the main hotel. Both were perfect for different reasons. The whole staff there (Noah, Anna, Abdel, Belaid, Sara, Rajae, Alessandra and Hamouda in Little Sister) were friendly, warm and went out of their way to be helpful and even... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The team are so delighted to have been mentioned individually and so warmly, it gave everyone a huge boost! The best thing we can read in any review, is that you will be back and it will never be a day too soon when that happens, we very much look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

El Fenn was a dream. After arriving in Marrakech on a busy Friday evening right after Ramadan, and sitting in traffic, we arrived at El Fenn which seemed a stark contrast to the congested streets outside the medina. Beautifully lit and appointed, we felt as though we had been transported to an oasis. We were warmly greeted by Bel and... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's lovely to read that you felt like El Fenn felt like an oasis, this is exactly the effect we hope to have on our guests. Wonderful to read that the team took such good care of you. Regarding breakfast being an extra... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here from 16th of June for a week, the peaceful month of Ramadan. The hospitality from staff from the moment we walked through the door, till the moment we left was impeccable. A total unique experience without being intrusive. This Riad is in a fantastic location, I loved that everything you need is on your doorstep along with... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were glad to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the hospitality, which matters most to us. We hope that you will become a familiar face at El Fenn and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Wishing you a wonderful summer!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I booked a trip to marrakech last minute for my girlfriends birthday, and booked riad El fenn. I read some reviews and was expecting a nice hotel. When we arrived at the airport, the hotel transfer was ready and waiting in his range rover, short but comfortable transfer. When we got to El fenn, we was absolutely speechless. We were... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. We all really enjoyed hosting you and your girlfriend for her birthday. It gave us all a boost that you describe El Fenn as one of the best that you have stayed in, in the world and we really look forward to hosting you both again soon. In the meantime, we wish you the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at El Fenn was one of the best experiences I have ever had. The staff is exceptional. The hotel is a feast for the eyes at every turn. The room was spectacular. We loved the food and the roof top dining, breakfast was lovely with a full buffet and made to order eggs and fresh juice. I would... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review of El Fenn. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much that you would choose to stay with us again, as it would be the greatest of pleasures to host you again. Wishing you all the very best, El Fenn Guest Relations More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Where do I start? I was on a business trip to Ourzazate couple of hours away and decided to visit Marrakech for my 2 days off. A friend recommended El Fenn and I decided to splurge. The room I stayed in was #4, was huge, Venetian plaster floors and walls, giant bathtub, fireplace, beautiful old floor to ceiling wooden door.... More 

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

What a great review. Thank you very much! We were so pleased to read that you had such a great stay with us during your business trip, albeit short. We also hope that as you say in your review, that the next time we have the pleasure of hosting you that we will be hosting you with your husband on... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

By exception we could use the hotel facilities being non guest and spend the at the pool. The hotel is amazing, beautiful decorated, two pools (one on the roof next to the terrace), a shop selling designer books and several shaded courtyards. Staff is helpful and friendly. A true oasis in the middle of the city.

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Louise20001, General Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your day at the pool. We hope that the next time you visit Marrakech, that we will have the pleasure of hosting you as guests at El Fenn. All the very best, El Fenn Guest Relations More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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: $174 - $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
#28 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
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