- Exclusive, boho-chic accommodation
- Excellent location
- Swimming Pool
- Stunning suites
Located in the heart of Marrakech just minutes from the Djemma el Fna, El Fenn is an exclusive, yet surprisingly down to earth riad with 28 bedrooms. The riad is owned by Sir Richard Branson's sister, Vanessa, who is a keen art collector. Some of the rooms are furnished with samples from her modern art collection. Elsewhere, the riad's artistic director has gone to great pains to ensure that the riad is designed and furnished with a relaxed yet elegant style. The result is a hip, luxurious riad which attracts celebrities as well as couples and families looking for a treat.
The riad is designed around three courtyards, which provide ample space for relaxing after exploring the souks and medina. There is a good sized swimming pool in one of the courtyards and also a plunge pool on the roof terrace. There are 5 categories of rooms, as well as a private house, which is ideal for families and small groups. Couples will love the courtyard and colonnade rooms, but for a real treat, we recommend the private pool suites, which come complete with a private terrace and plunge pool.
Food is available on the roof terrace, which has lovely views of the medina and the distant High Atlas Mountains. The restaurant and bar is open to non residents, but finding a table is not a concern as the terrace is spacious. If you prefer to eat out, there are several options in easy walking distance.
For families, there are some lovely family suites which sleep up to five and allow parents a separate sleeping area. The alternative is a separate small 4 bed riad, which is a 2 minute walk away, and has a plunge pool and roof terrace. In some ways, El Fenn works very well for families, they have fantastic family rooms and a larger pool than most riads in Marrakech. However, its reputation attracts a cosmopolitan crowd and the place has a distinctly grown up atmosphere, so if your kids like tearing around the place, it isn't going to end well.
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Experience the best of Morocco with a superb riad in Marrakech and Richard Branson's Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains
Accommodation + activities Luxury 8 days
Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
- Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
- The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
- Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
- Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
- Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant
If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.
Mark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016
We had a brilliant holiday in Morocco courtesy of Tourdust this Summer (2015). Despite any anticipated difficulties of travelling to a country with a different culture and language we found everyone involved with our trip really friendly and helpful. The accommodation in all three areas was delightful, all in different ways, the food delicious and all the transfers involved worked very smoothly which really took the stress out of things. Trekking in the extreme heat of August requires a level of fitness which I personally found a struggle, but the guide made it possible to go at a speed that was comfortable. My two teenage sons really enjoyed the trip as well. Tourdust were really helpful before travelling in helping with any last minute issues. I would really recommend this trip.
Hazel Bayley reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 02 September 2015
We had a fantastic time and were very impressed with the smooth organisation throughout, so please pass my thanks on to the team and in particular to Ben who suggested and planned our stay. Waking up on the morning of my 30th in the mountains and hiking up to a waterfall in the snow was certainly the best memory which will stay with us for years!
We felt the riad in Marrakech was wonderful and were very looked after by the hosts. I think we should have perhaps tried to be a bit more organised with sightseeing as it is so hard to navigate the city and a lot of walking. In hindsight a guide would be good even though we never feel we need one being stubborn travellers.
The trek was impressive and Mohammed and Samir were good fun. It was challenging but the right level for us and we really felt it was a great achievement.
Lastly, we both really, really rated Domaine Malika which is hands down the best hotel we have stayed in (I used to stay in plenty of 5 * European and LHW hotels in a previous job? so that's a high praise for us).
We thought we'd been checked into the biggest room in the place and it was just the basic room. The staff were brilliant and the pool/food/décor all wonderful. Next time, we would head straight here, take a day taxi into Marrakech, and then a day or two trek away from the hotel as we loved it so much.
Claire Baker reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 27 April 2015