Riad el Fenn

2, Derb Moulay Abdellah ben Hessaien, Bab Ksour, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Vanessa Branson (sister of the British entrepreneur, Richard Branson) 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. The property appeals to fashionable sophisticates although families with children are equally welcome. The atmosphere is chic, relaxed, and trendy, but it's expensive compared to other properties in the same category. There are three pools, a hammam spa, restaurant, spacious bar with lounge, exclusive designer boutique, library, and shaded garden patios. The roof terrace is huge and attracts outside guests for evening cocktails, as does the restaurant. 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.

PROS

  • dripping with good taste
  • loads of communal spaces for relaxation
  • accessible to travelers with disabilities

CONS

  • 7.5% compulsory service charge added
  • cheapest small rooms are very dark
  • bar and restaurant open to public

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy
Sceney
Central
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-44–12–10

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

What’s Nearby


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