• Riad Farnatchi 1

What we love

Wow, wow, wow! This exceptional Riad, for us, is close to perfection. Elegant, beautiful and sophisticated but not in the least bit stuffy. The service, food and attention to detail is faultless….you just won’t want to leave. We can totally see why Riad Farnatchi was voted Conde Nast Traveller’s Best Luxury Riad 2011.

Riad Farnatchi, Marrakesh

Sleeps 18+2

The Property

The Riad is the exceptional creation of renowned hotelier Jonathan Wix. By keeping much of the character and layout of the original buildings, he has created a place where there is a surprise around every corner and every one of the 9 bedroom suites is unique – and incredibly special. From sunken marble baths to vast expanses of carved walls and Zillij tiles, Farnatchi is nothing short of immaculate.

Not only has the restoration taken place with a huge amount of vision to create somewhere so elegant, refined and sophisticated, but has also considered practicality and comfort with every decision. Although Farnatchi is grown-up and classy, it’s still definitely very cool – and you also feel that you can kick off your shoes and feel at home.

Each suite is palatial, often on several levels or featuring a series of smaller adjoining areas, and all have huge bathrooms and every facility you could wish for – although your waistline may not thank you for it! The most delicious pastries we experienced in Morocco are left for you every day – and the pre-dinner canapés bought to you in your room while you prepare for your evening’s activities are sublime.

As befits a traditional Riad, the bedrooms are centred around 2 courtyards and most have private terrace areas. Living spaces are peaceful, private and comfortable, with several areas for dining, including the spectacular private dining room with floor to ceiling carved walls. The main courtyard features a swimming pool, and the traditional hammam and massage simply must be experienced here.

Farnatchi Spa boasts two stunning private marble hammams with vaulted ceilings, restful treatment rooms with their own shower facilities and a menu of light healthy lunches. The best facilities need the best products. We have teamed up with an internationally acclaimed luxury spa brand and Morocco’s finest specialist in traditional products, to offer our clients the very best selection possible.

Ila is a luxury organic skin care brand that has taken the very top of the luxury spa market by storm. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, Ila reflects faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness. As such, all of their products are hand made from carefully sourced organic products from around the world including Argan oil, only found in Morocco.

Our local partner, Nectorome, has its own gardens outside Marrakech where they produce the ingredients for their exceptionally high quality aromatherapy and phytotherapy natural products. Consistently voted the best Moroccan specialist producer, they are now exporting to markets all over the world.

The staff here can’t do enough for you and nothing is too much trouble, yet the service is never intrusive. The location is perfect - venture into the souks and experience Morocco at its crazy best, right outside the large wooden door of the Riad, then retreat back to the peace of Farnatchi. The atmosphere here is unique and the food fantastic (we especially love the breakfasts), making this ideal for group or family holidays. This is also an ideal Riad for a celebration, party or event – Farnatchi’s philosophy is to make ‘any stay in Marrakech surpass your wildest dreams.’ And this property certainly does just that.

Please note – as well as being available on an exclusive use basis, Riad Farnatchi is also available on a room by room basis – please contact us for details.

"Riad Farnatchi′s appeal is that the time you spend there you will treasure forever"

Living Space

Suite one: Double room with en-suite bathroom and fireplace
Suite two: Duplex double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Suite three: A suite with a separate bedroom and living room, large private balcony overlooking the pool and an en-suite bathroom and fireplace
Suite four: Double room with en-suite bathroom, living area and private sun terrace and fireplace
Suite five: Duplex double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, private balcony and fireside sitting area and fireplace
Suite six: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and private sun terrace and fireplace
Suite seven: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fireplace, and panoramic views from private sun terrace
Suite eight: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fireplace, small private patio with an olive tree and the living room has a balcony overlooking the pool


  • Cook
  • Therapist
  • Traditional Moroccan Spa Therapist


  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Spa treatments
  • Childcare arrangements



Prices from 3,100 DH to 8,000 DH per night

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  • Oxford Private Travel Concierge Service
  • 24 hour security / reception
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Daily linen change
  • Dedicated service from the villa staff
  • Laundry services (not including dry cleaning)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Pre dinner canapés
  • Fresh flowers and fruit
  • Towels, dressing gowns & slippers
  • Use of WiFi
  • CD player


  • Flights
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned

The Small print

  • A security/damage deposit may be requested
  • All prices to be reconfirmed at time of booking

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