My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Marrakech to the beautiful riad el fenn. From the moment we walked in we felt at home. The staff were all extremely welcoming and we were blown away by our stunning suite/room next to the swimming pool area. The room had a beautiful copper bath in the room and it we had a seating area separate from the bedroom inside and outside. We ate mainly in the hotel as the food was spectacular and the restaurant breathtaking. We did an amazing cookery experience in the riad with the chef hafid who took us out to the local food markets where we purchased our lunch. We then returned to the riad kitchens where we were given chef whites and taught how to make lamb tagine. we then ate our lunch outside in one of the luxurious courtyards. Another experience also organised by the hotel was an inspiring tourguide mustapha chouquir who took us on a 3 hour walking tour of Marrakech. He talked to us the whole time about the history of Marrakech and showed us lots of amazing buildings and areas that we probably would never have found by ourselves. We had a ball, and Mustapha was outstanding. We also experienced the in house hammam spa, where my husband and I also had a massage after. Needless to say we came away from this experince extremely relaxed. We did visit a few nearby hotels just to get a feel of the place but we were so delighted to be staying in this stunning riad, where you really felt at home and immediately comfortable. we will definitely be back. Thankyou to everyone at el fenn who made our trip so memorable.
- 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