Vanessa Branson (sister of the British entrepreneur) created this riad "adventure" in 2002, and since then it has been reworked and extended to create a palace of individually conceived rooms designed with a stylish modern aesthetic. There are three pools, a hammam spa, restaurant, spacious bar with lounge, library, and shaded garden patios. Hardly any wonder that most guests stay four to five days—some even two weeks. Almost next to El Fenn is Ms. Branson's own holiday
retreat, Riad Vanessa, which has recently been opened to the public and is ideal for family bookings.