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Riad El Fenn is a large town house located on the edge of the Medina of Marrakech. Close to the Bab El Ksour gate and only a five minute walk from the heart of the city, the main square of Jemma El Fna. Built like a fortress, the ancient walls are over a metre thick, providing an oasis of beauty and peace in the midst of the noise and bustle of the medina.

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Riad El Fenn is a large town house located on the edge of the Medina of Marrakech. Close to the Bab El Ksour gate and only a five minute walk from the heart of the city, the main square of Jemma El Fna. Built like a fortress, the ancient walls are over a metre thick, providing an oasis of beauty and peace in the midst of the noise and bustle of the medina.

Respecting the historical importance of the house, it has been restored to the highest of standards with love and attention to detail. Within these ancient walls you will find everything you need for a wonderful stay in Marrakech, whether you just want to relax and unwind, or have a base from which to explore the delights of the city and the surrounding area. With 21 luxuriously appointed rooms, three pools, a spa, private cinema, bar and restaurant, secret terraces and magnificent colonnades, Riad El Fenn has everything you could possibly need, and more.

Weddings

Yes you can host your wedding here but its not all about weddings! Riad El Fenn can be exclusively available for your party; furthermore, we host weddings, birthday celebrations, corporate events and large dinner parties. Whether it is an elegant cocktail party for 200 people or a Moroccan-style feast under the stars for 100 people. The indoor bar and restaurant is perfect for corporate events, dinner parties and musical soirees.

Inside

With 21 uniquely-styled suites, 3 swimming pools and its own hammam spa, Riad El Fenn is a boutique hotel of unique quality. Every detail has been carefully considered from the fine linen to the delicious food. The enormous terraces and plentiful comfy nooks make it the ideal place to relax and unwind in North Africa’s most exotic city.

Bedrooms

21 suites and bedrooms are all quite different but each has a small or large sitting area and bath shower en suite. The largest suites top at 900 sq ft with private terrace and small plunge pools enjoying wonderful views.

The showers have power, the baths are deep, the heating/air-con is effective and discreet, the mattresses firm, the pillows plentiful, the linen fine, the beds huge, the bath oils delicious, the candles scented. All rooms have mini bars, iPod docking stations and safes. Room service is available.

Entertainment

Riad el Fenn has two resident beauticians, two massage and treatment rooms, a hammam with a cool water bath which fits up to 4 people, a little resting lounge to use after the hammam or to have your nails done.

A range of beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing are available. It may also be possible to arrange for outside practitioners to visit El Fenn should you be interested in a yoga class or a treatment/massage which you do not see on the spa menu.

Outside

One of our secrets is to have an abundance of private areas around the house, for reading, eating, drinking, sunbathing, or snoozing. The lush gardens of the terrace and courtyards attract a mass of songbirds and also offer plentiful privacy, the two high colonnades, the snug salon with its open fire and its ‘moucharabia’ window overlooking the courtyard. The magnificent terrace is the place to pass the day. Huge and comfortable with a vast shaded soft seated area high above the city, a rose and organic herb garden, daybeds, corners to make your own and a good-sized plunge pool. It has the best views in town, a panorama of the Atlas mountains and Marrakech’s beautiful mosque, the koutoubia. At dusk the city lights up and glows around you – you can see the steam rising from the food stalls in the square – and then the moon rises.

Location

Riad El Fenn is in the Ksour area of the medina, next to Bab El Ksour – a well known entrance point to the bustling medina. We are 5 minutes walk from the Koutoubia Mosque and the Djemma Al Fna square.

El Fenn is just a short taxi ride away from Gueliz, the new town, with its modern shops and restaurants, and a 10 minute drive from the airport. We are happy to arrange transfers to wherever you need to go.

Staff & Dining

The approach to food is simple, fresh and made from local produce only. Produced cooked are from the  organic garden in the foothills of the Atlas mountains and the daily markets are brimming with herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits of exceptional quality.

The charming Moroccan staff will prepare you a breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice, strong coffee and the freshest croissants this side of Bordeaux. Breakfast can be eaten on the terrace, in your room or in a quiet corner of your choice anywhere in the riad. During your stay a simple lunch with salads and vegetables, a light fish or chicken dish, cheese and dessert will be served.

Dinner is a much more elaborate affair, only sourcing the best the market has available that day. Your choice is limited but includes vegetarian options and guarantees excellent quality. This can be eaten on the roof terrace under the stars or in our beautiful dining room, preceded by cocktails and aperitifs at the bar. Meals could not be more civilized with a carefully chosen selection of Moroccan and French wines.

Please remember to ask about our concierge service which will take care of your every need…

Things to Do

Marrakech offers a range of things to do even if it’s just shopping in the souks, soaking up the local atmosphere or relaxing in the sun.

The team have excellent relationships with local guides who speak many different languages fluently and who can show you the hidden treasures of the medina. The team are also happy to organize horse-riding, golf, quad biking, hiking, hot air-ballooning, tennis and day trips to the mountains and countryside spas.

You will find many sports facilities nearby including a gym and a running track.