This is one very classy stylish place to stay, right from collection at the airport. It is expensive but I highly recommend it. Firstly the service from all staff was exceptional, really friendly and helpful but not obsequious. Secondly the room (we had a first floor room) was beautiful; big with an open bath and fireplace and it rained one day so we lit the fire and relaxed in the bath. Great bed linen too. Remember that in Riads rooms are often odd shaped so in our case the bathroom and wardrobe space was unusual but stylish. Thirdly the food, breakfast on the roof terrace every morning overlooking the Medinah and up to the snow capped Atlas Mountains is unforgettable, if i am honest the food in the main restaurant wasn't great quality and not good value but that's minor. Fourthly and finally this a beautiful well located Riad with a wonderful sunny roof terrace, a large swimming pool and more importantly where you feel well looked after, almost as if you are part of a unique house party, complete with afternoon tea in the courtyard with pet tortoises wandering about. Highly recommend it!
- 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