Riad Farnatchi Morocco, Middle East & North Africa
Prices from 3,100 DH to 8,000 DH per night
What we love
Chic, bohemian, quirky, unashamedly Moroccan, but definitely luxurious, with a healthy service of style and service. This is a perfectly situated Riad for large groups, parties, conferences and weddings….a fabulous find in the heart of the Medina.
We feel Riad el Fenn deserves a place in our collection for various reasons. Amongst hundreds of Riads in Marrakesh, this is the biggest we have come across and as a result, we love its character, versatility and atmosphere.
Not many Riads in the city can boast 21 unique suites, 3 swimming pools, hammam, tons of hidden corners to relax, a large family of tortoises running riot in the courtyards…and an amazing private art collection! Vanessa Branson, one of the Riad’s owners has gathered work by both established and new European and African artists, creating a an exciting, inspiring collection which certainly adds an extra dimension to this stylish Riad – there is almost a surprise around every corner.
As the buildings have retained such a sense of a traditional Riad with a series of courtyards and terraces, you easily forget that the Riad is large and that it also houses the facilities that make events here a speciality. Weddings, parties and conferences, corporate events and large dinners are easily managed here – and yet are very special. The bar and restaurant has a stage and a drop-down screen and can provide the setting for sophisticated cocktail parties for up to 200 guests while the terraces are large enough to host a Moroccan-style feasts under the stars for up to 100 people.
The food here is simple, fresh and absolutely delicious– from the obligatory delicious breakfast on the roof terrace overlooking the nearby Koutoubia Mosque, to light, delicious lunches with salads and vegetables from the Riad’s own vegetable plots at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Evening dining is more elaborate and the menu changes daily according to the best the market has to offer each day. After cocktails in the bar, you can choose whether to eat your evening meal under the stars on the terrace or in the lovely dining room.
The service here is as good as you would expect, and the Riad is in a truly enviable location in the medina, just a couple of minutes from the main square. From couples to large groups and holidays to weddings and conferences, Riad El Fenn has something for everyone.
Please note – as well as being available on an exclusive use basis, Riad El Fenn is also available on a room by room basis – please contact us for details.
"Best for relaxing…This is as seductive as a hotel can be…distinctly beautiful: intricate tiles come in sensuous colours, there are giant baths and fantastic art. The medina and souks are a step away, yet it temping to simply hang out in the in-house hammam"
3 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
1 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, overlooking one of the carrara marble pools and hand-stitched camel leather floors
3 x Double/Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fireplace
4 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fireplace
1 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
1 x Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, outdoor lounge area and large fireplace.
4 x Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, steam shower and fireplace
1 x Mezzanine suite with en-suite bathroom, own private area of the riad on the first floor, reminiscent of a New York loft apartment, private terrace and plunge pool
1 x Double bedroom with Victorian en-suite bathroom, private seating area, private terrace with a view of the Koutoubia mosque and a glass-bottomed plunge pool
Riad Vanessa: About 5 minutes walk from the main Riad El Fenn house, the little house has four rooms each with its own bathroom. Each room has hand-sown camel leather floors and cream tadelakt walls. The house has several lounge areas both on the ground floor and on the terrace. It also has its own kitchen and plunge pool on the roof.
Price for exclusive use of Riad
€6,450 per night - Low Season
€7,775 per night - High Season
Please note, it is also possible to book on individual room basis
From €145 to €410 per night
From €245 to €510 per night
February, July, August and 15th November to 20 December
Remainder of the year
Prices from €6,450 to €7,775 per night
Prices from 3,100 DH to 8,000 DH per night
Exclusive booking 2012
From €2,875 per night
6 room block booking 2012
From €1,875 per night
5 room block booking 2012
From €1,500 per night
All other rooms
From €275 - €400 per night