As a designer and sculptor and somebody obsessed with the aesthetic and more importantly an individual asthetic, it was truly refreshing to spend three days at El Fenn 6-9th March 2014.
The fixtures and fittings were an Aladin's cave of querky, inspired, antique and contemporary art. the rooms and beds sumptuous beyond belief! the staff courteous, professional without being remotely obsequious.
We ate in one of Marrakesh's 5* restaurants and our Saturday evening meal was a romantic event on the roof terrace of El Fenn, which eclipsed the 5* experience in every way. Food, service, atmosphere, the experience was marginally marred by two English? ladies on the table next door who seemed to be determined to find fault with their evening. I suspect that Marrakesh was not for them, but their grumblings whilst irritating didn't detract from my glorious evening and the staff were remarkable in their endeavors to palate the unpalatable.
- 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