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El Fenn

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#53 of 495 Hotels in Marrakech
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

The hotel is nestled down a side alley just around the corner from Jemaa el-Fnaa – but you’d never know it. This cozy, super stylish 28 bedroom oasis is the perfect escape from the city heat, noise and hustle. We were in design heaven. The team at El Fenn have gone out of their way to make our experience here...

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

Please accept my apologies for how late this response is but this should not take away from our appreciation of you writing such a stunning review of El Fenn! I am delighted that you had such a great stay and we very much hope that we will be seeing you again, in the not too distant future. All the best...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 25 June 2015

It's not just the pleasant atmosphere, the colourful corridors, the art on the walls. It's not just the friendly and helpful staff, the easy-to-find-after-a-night-at-the-square location, nor the quality of the breakfast. Certainly it's not just because of the wonderful bedroom, with the comfortable bed, nor the morning coffee and mint tea at your door. And it's not just the turtles...

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

Firstly, please accept my sincerest apologies for how extremely late this reply is. We somehow managed to miss some reviews. We are very happy to read that you will "definitely be back" and we just hope that will be in the not too distant future. Thanks again for the time you took to write such a glowing review of El...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We are so glad we chose Riad El Fenn. Location was superb, some of the best staff we have experienced (they always went above and beyond), and a sense of calm and relaxation. All the special touches were there. We cannot wait to return. Thanks for all involved for a wonderful, amazing experience.

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

Thanks for this fabulous review, that somehow slipped through our response system. It was a long time ago, but now that we have spotted it, let us take this opportunity to wish you a fabulous holiday season and 2016 and hope that you will return to visit us here at El Fenn in 2016. Apologies again for the longest delay...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 June 2015

i dreamt of an art filled, calm raid, with trees and birds in the middle of the medina in Marrakech and I woke up at El Fenn. My dream came true. El Fenn spoke to my aesthetic, a combination of Moroccan ethnic and contemporary luxury. My husband and I were treated like family, always with a smile. The "family" at...

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New York City
Reviewed 16 June 2015

As stated already by so many reviewers, Riad El Fenn is truly a haven in Marrakech. You feel it the minute you get out of your cab from the airport. Lots of energy and bustling in the streets, but then you walk through the door of the hotel, and you are immediately at peace. The riad is gorgeous. Period. Yes,...

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London
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Wonderful stay all around..great service, beautiful room, super warm welcome, great location.... ...restaurant had excellent food, lovely chilled atmosphere at the pool...could not have been any better..we will return in July as it felt like 'home from home' Many thanks for a wonderful stay, Claudia and Amine

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

Dear Claudia and Amine, Please accept our sincerest apologies at how late this response is. It was a technical issue our end where a number of reviews did not get noticed. We just wanted to say thank you very much for writing such a stunning review of El Fenn and as you know, you will always be most welcome back...

Reviewed 15 June 2015

I stayed at the El Fenn with two friends for four nights. We spoke the whole time about how glad we were to have chosen such a wonderful place. We could have spent the whole time in the hotel - laying by the pool or reading in numerous quiet cool nooks found around every corner. The staff was attentive and...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I first went to El Fenn 8 years ago pregnant with our first son and fell in love with it then, 8 years later we took all our boys back and had a wonderful few days. The hotel and design is exquisite, comfortable and only wish my home was as lovely, the staff are charming and kind and really accessible,...

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

Dear CG Thank you for leaving such a positive review and high rating. I apologize for the long delay in responding, but so glad that after 8 years you returned to experience what you loved about El Fenn and Marrakech, en famille this time! We look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you won't wait 8 years for...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We had such a lovely stay at El Fenn - the staff are very attentive, the food is incredible and the whole place has such a excellent style. Nothing beats sitting on the rooftop at sunset with a mojito! El Fenn is situated in the perfect location, moments from the main square & the souks but as soon as you...

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MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

The staff, the food, the decor and the views…. How nice to know you enjoyed them all. And yes… the El Fenn mojito is a must! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Every one counts and the staff love to read them all!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Such an amazing place in an amazing city, it was our first trip to Mrrakesh and El Fenn was the perfect choice on where to stay. We initially stayed in The Vanessa Riad which is a great space for a group and when we returned to Marrakesh stayed in a courtyard room. The staff is amazing and I think anyone...

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MeganLD2013, Director of Sales at El Fenn, responded to this review

It's a pleasure to read that you enjoyed both El Fenn and Marrakech - the city we love. The 4-bed private house is indeed great for small groups of friends and family and we're delighted that you also stayed in one of the rooms in the main building so you got to experience everything! Thanks so much for the kind...

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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: ₹ 14,992 - ₹ 44,204 (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
#36 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
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“All the rooms are good!”
persiansusan, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get the 3 room Riad if you go with a group of friends... the other rooms i peaked in and they look all really stunning as well...”
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TEAMSANTMARC, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Plunge pool room with a private rooftop is worth it!”
LongFlights, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For elderly people - ask for the pink room as the shower and bathroom is functionall.”
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“The 'small rooms' are still pretty generously sized.”
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