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El Fenn

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Am lucky enough to have stayed in some wonderful hotels in the world but there is something unique and so special about El Fenn. This was our second time to El Fenn and it was exactly how I remembered it. Our room was beautiful, looking over the main courtyard. The style of the bedrooms are bohemian but luxurious and very...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

To say it's your 'favourite place to stay in the world' is the kindest of all compliments, so thank you so much for sharing this opinion with the world, on Trip Advisor. It sounds like you spent enough time in the Riad to really enjoy everything we like to to pamper guests with and great to know how much you...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I recently spent my vacation in Marrakech at El Fenn, this supberbly decorated Riad in the middle of the Medina. I found El Fenn through Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotels and am so happy they pointed me in it's direction. I cannot say enough about the feeling of Zen that overcame me as soon as I stepped into it's doors....

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. Peace, Luxury and Zen.... a combo that we hope that all our guests experience at El Fenn and are delighted that you did. The rooftop pool is a perfect place not to leave too often (!) when you stay here and we hope you will be back in the not too distant...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This has got to be one of the most special places I've ever stayed in. We stayed for three nights with our two small children for my Birthday. Our room 23 was absolutely amazing. A house over three floors with a roof terrace. Stunning! The decor and art throughout the hotel is beautiful. The staff are so friendly and happy....

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for the really great review and for giving us the highest rating possible on trip Advisor! It was a delight to host your family, your children were a pleasure to have around. Without a doubt, the tortoises enjoyed all the attention! It sounds like you really managed to see a lot of Marrakech during your time here, which...

Malibu, California
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough wonderful things about this hotel and its staff. This was my favorite stop on our 3 week honeymoon. The food was amazing and the staff had amazing recommendations for excursions and restaurants. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back.

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

First of all, another huge Congrats from all of us! Thanks very much for leaving such a great review. We were honored to be chosen as one of your all important honeymoon destination stops and are thrilled that we came out on top! The whole team is going to be really happy when they read your review, knowing that they...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Spent four nights at El Fenn with friends celebrating a special birthday. We stayed in room 23, split over three floors. Two double rooms, small kitchen beautiful living space on the ground floor. Two bedrooms on second floor. All beautifully decorated, comfortable and stunning. Top floor a roof terrace with sun beds and wonderful view of the mosque. El Fenn...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such an outstanding review of El Fenn! You're right, Room 23 is fabulous, especially for a group of friends. You couldn't have chosen better! I'm happy to read that in 4 days, you managed to see so many of our favourite places and dine in our favourite spots too. Our team are very devoted to ensuring...

New York, NY
Reviewed 12 October 2015

What a magical place. Our stay at El Fenn was the highlight of Marrakech. The riad is stunning and the staff is warm, attentive, and helpful. Ana was especially helpful with tips and recommendations during our stay. Our room, (#11) was so comfortable and spacious. We loved sleeping with the doors open to the courtyard, with a lovely breeze. And...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! Room 11 is so delightful and you're right, to sleep with the doors open is the best way to relish in the atmosphere of the Riad. Your description is perfect "Truly a serene oasis amid the chaos of the medina", we couldn't describe El Fenn better ourselves and Ana is indeed a superb member...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Home a week now and longing to go back ! After somewhat reluctantly agreeing to travel for a long weekend with 10 school girls friends it turned out to be one of the most fun , eye opening , opinion changing experiences ever. Our stay in EL FENN Riad was nothing short of brilliant. We were greeted by the friendliest...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your positivity about El Fenn on TripAdvisor. It was great to have you and your friends stay with us and we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. i'm glad you had the opportunity to experience Marrakech in such a special way. We hope that you will all choose El Fenn for...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

What an amazing place in the middle of the hustle and bustle, such tranquillity and amazing staff from the chamber maids to front desk. I even had the chef prepare delicious French toast for breakfast on one of the morning whilst we stayed there nothing was too much for them. The hammam and the message was one of the best...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, Thank you! Art is indeed a very important part of who we are at El Fenn, so I was glad to read your recognition of this in your headline. Our team will be extremely happy to read your compliments and it goes without saying that we are here to meet all our guests needs, be it...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 October 2015

My two best friends and I were traveling to Marrakech for the first time and chose El Fenn based on the fantastic images we found online. As artists and curators ourselves, we wanted to stay in a hotel that would help us connect with the creative culture of the city. When we arrived, we couldn't believe our incredible surroundings. We...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that absolutely stunning review! It's a great honour to host guests, such as yourselves, who appreciate how much love and passion went into the artistic elements of the hotel. The pink room is indeed glorious and as you probably know, all our rooms are individually designed, so maybe next time you stay with us, you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I have just returned from a weekend break with girlfriends in Marrakech - we stayed in El Fenn and it really made our trip. I can't recommend El Fenn enough - tucked away in the bustle of the Media, it is an oasis of calm in the midst of a pulsating, vibrant and modern Moroccan city. The hotel is wonderful...

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Louise20001, Guest Relations Manager at El Fenn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review and high rating. We are so happy that you and your girlfriends had a great stay with us. It was our pleasure to host you all. Our team will be delighted to know that, despite you describing the hotel itself as being "wonderful and fabulous," that it was in fact them that...

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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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Address: Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian | Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Price Range: $313 - $936 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — El Fenn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Riad El Fenn Marrakech
Riad El Fenn Hotel Marrakech
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Marrakech
#16 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#28 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#35 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
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