- 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
Wow, we had a brilliant time!! Not sure where to start…
Transport was great, very reassuring to have all that taken care of and all drivers were polite and helpful. Good to know in advance to have some dirham ready for tips.
Treking: Our guide Hassan, muleteer Centim and chef were great. We’d never been guided before and were a little worried about how it would all work out but Hassan went at a pace that worked for us, always made sure we knew where we were going and happy to answer questions but also to give us some space. Food was such a treat! Beautiful locations and we were thoroughly looked after.
Accommodation. Mountain lodge were brilliant. Very cold at night in Imlil so glad to have layers. Staff helpful, food plentiful and delicious. Ouirgane Eco Lodge was a real treat after the mountains. And the riad. Oh my goodness. We loved it! Breakfast on our own terrace, a pool to cool off in. So much space and so beautifully decorated. We couldn’t believe it was ours for the period of time and a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
The balance of the trek and city was great for us, kids saw all kinds of things in both places that really opened their eyes. Weather was very kind to us so it was an extra treat to have the sunshine.
It definitely felt like a real adventure and something that we’ll always remember as a family.
We had plenty of info from Tourdust and plenty of prompt replies as my queries popped up.
Kate A reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 26 April 2019
The whole holiday start to finish was just fabulous, the accommodation was perfect and to a certain extent stunning at the Dar Hosnia in Marrakech.
The transport, guides and staff at both locations were wonderful with a special mention to the Douar Samra team in Imlill. They were more than a bit special.
The food at both locations was excellent and the ambience and fun we enjoyed in Douar Samra was beyond all expectations.
We made many new friends whom I am sure we will keep in touch with way beyond this holiday.
You put together a perfect package it was much more than just a great holiday it was a richly rewarding experience.
Just finally to say a big thank you to you for organising one of the best trips we have had.
stuart w reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2019
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.
Helen N reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018