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El Fenn

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

Highlights

- Exclusive, boho-chic accommodation
- Excellent location
- Swimming Pool
- Stunning suites

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Overview

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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Suggested Itineraries for El Fenn

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

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

Families from $1,871 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $268 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 641 reviews

(4.93/5)

  • The highlights for us were the accommodation choices - we loved each place we stayed and for quite different reasons.

    We found the food really delicious at all the places. We were really impressed. We ended up eating dinner every night at Dar Housnia, which was really tasty but a bit expensive but we loved the convenience of it and loved everything else about the place.

    My 9yr’s favourite place was Douar Samra - he liked the rooms and all the meals. We all like the communal meals there. It was good to get to know other travellers. But my husband and I really loved the Douria Suite at Dar Housnia as it was great to the have space and down time by ourselves there. We spent some hours just lazing on the terrace after walking around Marrakech for hours.

    We also thought Kasbah Ellouze was really lovely too. They were super helpful accommodating the kids. They made sure we could celebrate NYE dinner with the kids as they go to bed early. It was really kind of them.

    We had a Hussain as our guide for trekking and he went with us on the road trip. We really liked him: friendly & kind, and not too loud & talkative (our family is on the quiet side!). Hussain was great with our two boys. He made them feel comfortable, kept them safe on the treks (ie speed walking ahead with them when they wanted (our 4yr old loved this!) and holding them securely on mules over the rough terrain) and he played football with them too!
    We had two different drivers who were both good - helped out when our 9yr old vomited from car sickness and were happy to drive slowly as needed.

    Also we thought your organisation of everything and choice of accommodation & guides was excellent. We had no complaints. We had a splendid, relaxed and easy holiday - we didn’t have to think of anything & it was all great.

    MissingHelen Newman reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018

  • 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.
    Key highlights:
    - 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.

    MissingMark 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.

    MissingHazel Bayley reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 02 September 2015

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