This is my first time in Marrakech and I usually don't like going to the same place twice, but the hotel made it for me. It was an experience on it's own, that it looks like I will be coming back for a second or even third times. Home away from home. The rooms were beautifully coloured leaving you with the true Marrakech experience. Everywhere you go in the Riad you seem to be followed by art, colours and greenery. Beautiful escapes on the sunny roof terrace, to the downstairs patios... to little balconies tucked away. And although I found myself being able to be alone, there was always someone around to help or offer me anything if I needed anything. My favorite thing was when the managers invited me for the afternoon tea. Apparently they do this everyday. Moroccan tea is available with all kinds of cakes and pastries. I met another guest who was in Marrakech for work and he mentioned that it made him feel like vacation even though it was a work trip. The value met the price.
- 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