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new york
Reviewed yesterday NEW

El Fenn upon first glance looks great and may have been when it was first renovated, now it looks tired and for a trendy hotel that is not a good look. Most rooms open onto the courtyards which means that anyone can look into your room while walking by so for privacy you have to keep the shutters closed which...

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S. California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked a room two and a half weeks ago and was notified today that they overbooked and can't accommodate me. That leaves me without a lot of good choices at this late date. This happened to me once before in my long traveling career - at a cheap hotel about 30 years ago. This isn't how you do business.

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London
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no pulling your suitcase deep into the medina with El Fenn. The transfer drop off delivered us to the edge of the medina walls and just inside we found the entrance to El Fenn. It's location was a perfect starting point for exploring the souks and also for escaping the alleyways and making your way outside to other...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Fenn is an absolutely beautifully designed riad in the medina of Marrakech. The service is fantastic and it was a delight to stay here. We did have three specific points of improvement for the room we stayed in (room 5): 1. there are no doors to the bathroom section, which is a bit awkward. 2. the room itself is...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to stay at this gem just a few weeks ago. In a word it is STUNNING. So many nooks and crevices I am sure we missed some hidden treasure. We would wander around just gasping in delight at each turn. 3 pools, countless private places to lounge.. The rooms are gorgeous, and private with bathtubs meant...

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Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had four days in this amazing paradise, and I would absolutely have given it five stars was it not for some minor mishaps: The tub in our bedroom leaked water when emptying it (a lot) - it was fixed asap and by super friendly people, but of course it is not perfect. Also, the mint tea on the rooftop...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a great 5 nights at El Fenn, What's good: central location within easy walking distance of all attractions including the new town; rooms are large and very quirky; the fantastic roof terrace with restaurant and plunge pool is a great escape from the hurley burley of Marrakech and is where the excellent breakfast is served; and friendly...

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New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like this place. It could be the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The service, the style, the rooms, the view, the location, the comfort, is second to none. All the rooms are uniquely designed. It has an amazing pool and a roof top pool. Chic to say the very least.

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

What a wonderful review, Thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed so much about your stay at El Fenn. Thank you for the compliments and for spreading the word on Trip Advisor. Wishing you all the very best and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, El Fenn Guest Relations

Willemstad, Curacao
Reviewed 1 week ago

We (Father & Son) loved the place, the staff and the location. Rated Vey Good, because we stayed at the Little Sisters, just a 3 minute walk away. Although a wonderful annex, it missed the warmth and the spirit of the El Fenn.

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Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and your son and we appreciate the compliments. I'm glad you found the little sister riad wonderful, we are sorry it did not perfectly suit you. It is very popular for guests seeking extra privacy, despite it being a few minutes walk from the main building. As you...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly and oasis of calm amongst the bustle and hubbub of Marrakech. The rooms are large and lovely, the courtyards verdant and cool, the roof top and welcoming eyrie and the pools are languid bowls of cool - so very welcome on a return from the hot dusky madness that waits outside - Marrakech!

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Thank for your review . Its wonderful to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will be back soon. We are sorry that you regarded El Fenn as being expensive, we have been careful that our rates are fair and in line with other Marrakech hotels and hope that you agree that there is...

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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: $311 - $847 (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
#26 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#30 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#33 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
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“I am convinced that whichever room you are allocated you will be impressed.”
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