You will not regret your decision to stay at Riad El Fenn (The Art House). In fact, you'll start planning your next trip back and who to bring while you're still there - your best friends, partner, parents; you'll want to share this luxurious secret with everyone. I've never stayed somewhere that felt so much like home. Part of that is due to the relaxed, friendly, helpful attitude of the staff who make your stay so easy and enjoyable. The other is how peaceful, quiet and relaxing the Riad is. With a number of pools to choose from, delicious restaurant (or room service), hammam, beautician on call, and the most beautifully decorated, comfortable room (mine had a big bath that could fit two, and a fire place!), you'll find you'll love the time you spend inside the Riad equally as much as your time in the souks, Berber villages, or Nouvelle Ville. If only every day of the year started by eating breakfast in the sun on the terrace as birds flit about in the palm trees. Or ends by coming home to homemade sweets and mint tea after a busy day shopping in the souks, or walking around the Riad at night, atmospherically lit up by candles and filigree Moroccan lamps. Riad El Fenn is not just a place to stay - it's an experience, and a beautiful one at that. Plus it's only a few minutes walk to the infamous Jemaa el-Fnaa. Next time I'm in Marrakesh I know where I'm staying!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad El Fenn Marrakech
- Riad El Fenn Hotel Marrakech