El Fenn in Marrakesh is one of the top rated hotels in the city. My friend Tia and I were lucky to stay for two nights so I could share it on the blog!
El Fenn Hotel Review
In the mornings, tea and coffee was left outside the door so you can have some in the room before you came to the rooftop for breakfast.
Turns out I actually like taking baths! I loved relaxing in the tub here after long days of shopping and haggling in the the markets. The room was very spacious and the design was perfect like almost everywhere we stayed at in Morocco. I especially loved the painted ceilings. The only negative of the rooms here are that you cannot lock them. I don’t know the reason behind it except we were assured our things were safe without a door lock. There was a safe in the room for my laptop, tech gear, passports, etc but in general, when you spend your days shopping and negotiating over the perfect rug you spent days looking for, you don’t really feel great about leaving your room open when you leave for the day.
There is a pool on the rooftop which I spend my morning laying out at, one day when I was feeling ill. Only guests can use this pool. There is a hamman on site and spa services. They use Argan oil and OPI products for mani/pedis. Not many riads have a pool as space is limited in the medina, so this is a huge bonus to staying here.
Rooms are priced on size and range from $200 up to $500 for the huge rooms. You can also go for a room that has a plunge pool in it for $600. They also offer private houses annexed with up to 5 rooms. A 5 room one would go for 1000 a night. When you think about 8-10 people splitting that though it’s actually a great deal.
This was the best breakfast we had in Morocco by far. I loved it and it was worth waking up on time for, which I don’t usually say. I could eat goats cheese and peppers for breakfast every day! The homemade museli and honey were great too.
There is also lunch and dinner served on the rooftop or downstairs in their bar. The shop inside the bar part of the hotel is really cute if you’re looking for a curated shop so you don’t have to shop in the medina (but shopping in the medina is so much fun!).
I want to make note of how amazing the staff was here. The main woman in charge (wish I caught her name) was so kind when our tour company didn’t show up on time. She was knowledgeable about all the companies in town, including ours, and said they usually are always on time and called them up herself. She also walked with us out to the main road to make sure the driver was not waiting out there.
The location here is great, just 5 minutes from the main square that leads to all the best shops. Many great restaurants and well-known shops are in this area. You can also walk from here to the “New” parts of town outside the medina.
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For more of my Morocco Coverage:
- 2 Week Morocco Itinerary
- Shopping in Morocco
- Crazy and Delicious Foods to Try in Morocco
- Morocco Packing List