Riad Farnatchi

2, Derb el Farnatchi, Qa'at Benahid, Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

On the souk's northern tip is this lavish, deluxe riad spread across five adjoining properties; hidden among artisans at work are wide white walls with carved stucco, enormous mosaicked suites with marble baths, an overflowing tiled courtyard pool, and elite clientele (Angelina Jolie and Russell Crowe have stayed here). Its location in the heart of the busy El Mok'f neighborhood may not be the most salubrious setting, but once you're inside, you may never want to leave. TVs are hidden behind carved moucharabia screens and iPod docks are filled with cool tunes. Hidden alcoves and salons are great places to grab a meal, but don't miss the terrace for sunset. Guests get free djellabas upon arrival and homemade snacks in the room. On-site owner James Wix can set up private parties and excursions. Room price includes airport transfers (from Marrakesh airport, but not for departure).

PROS

  • excellent service
  • royal treatment
  • vast private suites

CONS

  • expensive
  • edgy neighborhood
  • steep stairs to access some rooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Service
Sophisticated
Central
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0524-38–49–12

HOTEL DETAILS

10 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Aug., Breakfast

What’s Nearby


BACK TO TOP