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Riad Farnatchi
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

I've never been in Marrakech but that will soon change.
Because I really felt in love. What a city and what a culture. It's a very busy city but also fun. I never thought that my country could grow so fast and cities could be so beautiful.
Even the hotels are a luxury. I will definitely go back again.

Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
1  Thank Wafaaa
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

This is the most amazing place I have ever stayed in my life. Everything about Farnatchi is first rate, from the rooms, to the service, to every detail that you can imagine. We were here on honeymoon and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very special place to retreat to after all the fun and madness of Marrakech and the souks. We had spent 4 days in the desert, prior to arriving here, and walking into the doors of Farnatchi was like entering heaven. It is beautiful, classy, sleek, peaceful, spacious, luxurious - all in all a real treat.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank StaLuc
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

Have just spent 5 nights at the Riad Farnatchi. This is a sophisticated, luxurious and superbly run establishment. It is also very, very expensive. My thoughts...

The location is in the north of the Medina. This is less touristy, more residential, so all life is going on around you (quite biblical!). The north entrance to the souk is but a few minutes walk away and there are several important historical buildings close by. You have to always walk through the souk to get the the Jemaa el Fna and the new town areas unless you get a taxi which has to skirt the Medina walls. I would not recommend doing the walk at night - its a little intimidating. The riad is not terribly quiet - private space for locals is their roof tops so you can nearly always hear kids playing and people chattering. At 5am the call to pray starts too! Ear plugs are available though!

Our split level suit was luxurious and large - the bed area had an enclosed very private courtyard with seating and an olive tree (prettily lit at night). The canopied bed was massive (king size +), very comfortable and with good quality linens and there was a fitted sofa strewn with colouful cushions. Lighting was a bit harsh though and dimmers or lamps would have made for a more cozy effect. The curtains never drew properly either which got annoying!

The marble bathroom was semi open plan and split into three zones (only the wc had a door to close it off from the rest of the suite). It had custom made pieces and Philippe Stark designed fittings. There were beautiful Moroccan artisan light fittings and mirrors. There were more than enough thick towels (replaced every day) and we had towelling robes too plus complimentary leather Moroccan slippers and jellabah gowns. The slippers were too uncomfotable to wear though and the jellabahs too small - but a nice souvenier! There were four different type types of Molton Brown shower gel in the huge shower plus their shampoo and conditioner. The lighting could have been better though and a magnifying mirror for shaving and make-up would have been very useful.

The living area was a strange mix of Moroccan and art deco furniture - all custom made. There were beautiful rugs on the floor and artwork on the walls. The living area opened onto a shady balcony with table and chairs that over looked the courtyard that contained the marble plunge pool. There was an open fire too in the living area. The suite had two flatscreen TVs, two DVD players, two CD players and an iPod docking station. The suite was also WiFi enabled and laptops were available for loan (as were DVDs and CDs, deposits required however). A mini fridge (stocked or empty) would have been a better inclusion than most of the other tech equipment I think. And like the sleeping area, the lighting was too harsh (beautiful fittings) and lamps and/or dimmers would have been better. We also had a small library with lots of reading matter.

Breakfast was very disappointing I have to say. Lovely as it was to be able to set your own breakfast time and have it anywhere in the riad you wished - it was limited and monotonous considering the cost per night of staying here. However, everyday there was a selection of fresh fruit put in the suite along with Moroccan pastries. In the early evening, if you were in your suite, quite delicious canapes were delivered too. There was always mineral water in the room to drink and in the bathroom and complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks were available all day within the riad. There was a small elegant restaurant in the riad but we never used it and only saw one couple go in during our stay.

The public areas were even nicer than the suite and were straight out of some top architectural or interior design magazine! Just beautiful!

The staff were excellent, Kahlid and Saida especially were fantastic. Nothing but nothing was too much trouble for them. They were discreet yet always on hand and helped us no end with arrangements and advice, taxis were called promptly (and needed to get to restaurants and further flung sites like the Majorelle Gardens) and they arranged for us to have the same driver as often as possible which was great. He managed to get the taxi right to the riad alley for our return journeys which was a magnifient feat as the deeper we drove into the Medina the narrower the alleys got! . Housekeeping was perfect. We never met the manager Lynn Perez (who is mentioned in every guide book when describing this riad) although we saw her a couple of times and heard her frequently. We did however meet the owner, Jonathan Wicks who was a most charming man and helped us plan a superb day trip to have lunch at Richard Branson's spa retreat (Kasbar Tamadot) near Imlill in the Atlas foothills with a short exploration of Imlill after. We were thrilled to find that unbeknown to us the lunch tab was picked up by the riad - a superb gesture.

We had a most marvellous stay and would recommend without hesitation despite our few criticisms we feel justified in mentioning as we did pay close to £2000 for 5 nights so expectations were very, very high.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

I stayed at Farnatchi with my daughter and her friends. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience from the moment we arrived until we left four days later. Lyn and her team could not have been more attentive, efficient or helpful. Our splendid breakfasts were served up on the roof which gave us an opportunity to reflect on the previous days' outings and decide what we would do with our day. We were given some great restaurant recommendations by the staff and I was thrilled to be able to attend a very good cooking school. Thank you to the whole team at Farnatchi for making our time in Marrakech so memorable.
Suey

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank SueyNZ
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for four nights and found the experience fantastic. It felt like we were the only guests although we now and again saw others, when you leave the tranquility of the hotel it was like going back in time with donkeys and carts and normal medina life happening around you. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food on the night we ate was great and the room was impressive. We have stayed at La Mamoumia previously and would without a doubt choose Riad Farnatchi above it.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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