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Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed June 26, 2015

So much character and coolness. Not to be missed. Staff is superb. We stayed as a family in Riad Vanessa but the entire hotel is fantastic. We had planned to stay at Moumania which is the obvious luxury choice but some friends from London encouraged us to stay at El Fenn and I can't thank them enough. The rooftop dining...

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and please accept our apologies for how long it has taken us to reply to it. It makes us very proud to know that your leap of faith to stay with us and enjoy our unique brand of luxe paid off and that your friends' recommendation worked well for you. We look...

Hidden Hills, California
Reviewed June 25, 2015

My young adult daughters' and I toured 2000 miles by car and I do extensive research on where to stay . El fenn exceeded all of our expectations from the amazing outdoor spaces , the art , the staff , the rooms ..I am planning my return trip and referring my friends and possibly a wedding at el fenn ..

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

We hope you will accept our apologies for the lateness of this response. Your road trip sounds like the stuff movies are made of and we are so glad that we exceeded your expectations as part of your incredible trip. Glad that you enjoyed the "spaces, art, staff and rooms" as those 4 elements are what makes El Fenn what...

Reviewed June 25, 2015

The hotel is nestled down a side alley just around the corner from Jemaa el-Fnaa – but you’d never know it. This cozy, super stylish 28 bedroom oasis is the perfect escape from the city heat, noise and hustle. We were in design heaven. The team at El Fenn have gone out of their way to make our experience here...

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

Please accept my apologies for how late this response is but this should not take away from our appreciation of you writing such a stunning review of El Fenn! I am delighted that you had such a great stay and we very much hope that we will be seeing you again, in the not too distant future. All the best...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's not just the pleasant atmosphere, the colourful corridors, the art on the walls. It's not just the friendly and helpful staff, the easy-to-find-after-a-night-at-the-square location, nor the quality of the breakfast. Certainly it's not just because of the wonderful bedroom, with the comfortable bed, nor the morning coffee and mint tea at your door. And it's not just the turtles...

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

Firstly, please accept my sincerest apologies for how extremely late this reply is. We somehow managed to miss some reviews. We are very happy to read that you will "definitely be back" and we just hope that will be in the not too distant future. Thanks again for the time you took to write such a glowing review of El...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed June 22, 2015

We are so glad we chose Riad El Fenn. Location was superb, some of the best staff we have experienced (they always went above and beyond), and a sense of calm and relaxation. All the special touches were there. We cannot wait to return. Thanks for all involved for a wonderful, amazing experience.

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

Thanks for this fabulous review, that somehow slipped through our response system. It was a long time ago, but now that we have spotted it, let us take this opportunity to wish you a fabulous holiday season and 2016 and hope that you will return to visit us here at El Fenn in 2016. Apologies again for the longest delay...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed June 18, 2015

i dreamt of an art filled, calm raid, with trees and birds in the middle of the medina in Marrakech and I woke up at El Fenn. My dream came true. El Fenn spoke to my aesthetic, a combination of Moroccan ethnic and contemporary luxury. My husband and I were treated like family, always with a smile. The "family" at...

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New York City
Reviewed June 16, 2015

As stated already by so many reviewers, Riad El Fenn is truly a haven in Marrakech. You feel it the minute you get out of your cab from the airport. Lots of energy and bustling in the streets, but then you walk through the door of the hotel, and you are immediately at peace. The riad is gorgeous. Period. Yes,...

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London
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wonderful stay all around..great service, beautiful room, super warm welcome, great location.... ...restaurant had excellent food, lovely chilled atmosphere at the pool...could not have been any better..we will return in July as it felt like 'home from home' Many thanks for a wonderful stay, Claudia and Amine

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

Dear Claudia and Amine, Please accept our sincerest apologies at how late this response is. It was a technical issue our end where a number of reviews did not get noticed. We just wanted to say thank you very much for writing such a stunning review of El Fenn and as you know, you will always be most welcome back...

Reviewed June 15, 2015

I stayed at the El Fenn with two friends for four nights. We spoke the whole time about how glad we were to have chosen such a wonderful place. We could have spent the whole time in the hotel - laying by the pool or reading in numerous quiet cool nooks found around every corner. The staff was attentive and...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 13, 2015

I first went to El Fenn 8 years ago pregnant with our first son and fell in love with it then, 8 years later we took all our boys back and had a wonderful few days. The hotel and design is exquisite, comfortable and only wish my home was as lovely, the staff are charming and kind and really accessible,...

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

Dear CG Thank you for leaving such a positive review and high rating. I apologize for the long delay in responding, but so glad that after 8 years you returned to experience what you loved about El Fenn and Marrakech, en famille this time! We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you won't wait 8 years for...

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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 

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Address: Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian | Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $189 - $500 (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
#26 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
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