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El Fenn

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#53 of 496 Hotels in Marrakech
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06/05/2017 06/06/2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed at El Fenn for four nights in mid-August re2014 and it was simply excellent. The service is attentive and personal, the ambience relaxing and unpretentious. After searching through countless reviews online before deciding on El Fenn, it did not disappoint. In fact, while in Marrakech, we explored a few nearby well-regarded Riads and without hesitation found El Fenn...

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Reviewed August 28, 2014

One of the most beautiful hotels either of us have stayed in. Every detail, furnishing, trim and adornement has been carefully considered and chosen to the highest standards of taste and elegance. Immediately, upon arrival, we were totally captivated by the magical quality of El Fenn. It was dark and the hotel was alight with flickering nightlights dotted about the...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our recent stay at the El Fenn was wonderful. The welcome and service we received and the beautiful surroundings of the Riad were outstanding and made our trip to Marrakech very memorable indeed. Our 'colonnade room' was decorated beautifully and had lots of character, which was in-keeping with the rest of the Riad, which had lots of nooks and crannies...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just returned from spending 3 nights at El Fenn and could not recommend this place more. It is a little oasis of calm, luxury and relaxation right in the middle of the crazy yet splendid medina. The location could not be better as you are in a stones throw of all that is happening. you can walk easily to the...

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Australia
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We recently stayed at El Fenn for 4 days in August. It was hands down one of the best hotels we have ever stayed! The location is right near the medina but far enough away to not be too loud. The interiors were stylish and elegant and our room was huge and relaxing. The perfect stay if you are looking...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 24, 2014

This really is one of the best hotels in the world - and I'm fortunate to have stayed in some great places over the years. El Fenn is stylish and relaxed. The rooms are gorgeous and idiosyncratic, with exquisite artwork, high ceilings and huge bathrooms. There are countless places to lounge and chill or snuggle up with a book. Mint...

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London
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had the most wonderful hospitality at El Fenn. The staff were so kind and helpful. The rooms were absolutely beautiful and the environment of the riad was just fantastic. Located in the heart of the Medina, if you want to experience Marrakech and retreat into an oasis I could think of nowhere better. What a fantastic experience and we...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I visited Riad El Fenn as part of our honeymoon in Morocco. We loved it - the staff is friendly, kind, attentive, and accommodating. The entire hotel is gorgeous. We were lucky to spend nights in a few of the guest rooms, all of which were uniquely beautiful, tastefully decorated, spacious, and quiet. The food at the...

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Its a bit like going into the Tardis! An unassuming modest exterior that opens up into a series of beautifully designed intimate spaces, comfortable and stylish. However, it is the staff that really makes the time you spend at El Fenn really special, they really are fabulous. Had a wonderful time, ate good food and enjoyed seeing the collection of...

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Herts
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Everything was perfect, beautiful rooms, lovely staff, good food and well located. Would highly recommend this Riad. Day trips are expensive when booked via the Riad but you do get a big air conditioned car so worth it if you can spare the cash.

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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 

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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: $234 - $612 (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
#28 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#37 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
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“Room 5 is gorgeous - but be prepared for an early start as light floods in and the bird in the courtyard are very noisy! Great bath.”
  • Roof terrace
  • Room 5 terrace and courtyard
OHalvo, yesterday | Read review
“extra large rooms for family of up to 4 (rooms 20 & 21 are wonderful)”
KarineM633, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Tranquil in all areas with little street noise.”
josephoreily, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All the rooms are good!”
persiansusan, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“get the 3 room Riad if you go with a group of friends... the other rooms i peaked in and they look all really stunning as well...”
  • 1 room from the 3 room private riad
TEAMSANTMARC, Apr 18, 2017 | Read review
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