My husband and I recently had the pleasure of stay at El Fenn twice while on our honeymoon in April. We first stayed in room 1 in the courtyard which was beautiful (like every other room in this fantastic riad). We loved being in this room as you feel like you're in the middle of everything happening in the riad, you also get to watch the many tortoises strolling around their huge home, even sunbathing in the spa! Everything about el fenn is not only individual but beautiful, I'm an artist so a very visual person and I loved walking around all the many areas of this very unique riad. The pool on the ground floor is great if you want to go for an actual swim however I loved just relaxing in the sun in the plunge pool on the terrace. For our second visit at the end of our honeymoon we were upgraded to room 6 which is a pool suite, this is the most amazing room we've ever stayed in ever!! This made our honeymoon perfect, having our own living room (with a swing!!) huge bedroom and bathroom and then a private terrace and pool, AMAZING! We're so grateful for the upgrade as we were unable to afford this room ourselves so we will always remember this kindness :)
However even if you can't afford a pool suite all the rooms are completely fabulous and I wouldn't advise staying anywhere else!
We also loved the afternoon tea every afternoon in the courtyard, delicious!
I can't wait for our next trip back to marrakech just to come and stay at El Fenn.
Thanks again x
- 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