Hidden behind a nondescript door in the western parts of the medina is an exquisitely decorated, Moroccan-style sanctuary, with interiors adorned with well selected, edgy canvases from trendy artists.
Created out of seven traditional houses, the hotel follows the traditional Morrocan riad model, with no windows on the street side and light flooding into the hotel via the central courtyard.
The rooms have a sparse Moroccan décor, with rich finishes: marble floors, carved window cornices, inlaid-silver surfaces. They are individually appointed and furnished, the best featuring private terraces and their own plunge pool.
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The magnificent roof terrace is the best place to hang out. It offers a shaded area with daybeds, small heated pools, a sun deck, gardens and even a putting area with natural turf.
The views are some of the best in town, featuring the city roofs and the Koutoubia mosque, to the backdrop of the Atlas mountains. Even the steam rising from the food stalls in the Djemaa el-Fna square is visible. It’s a sight that is especially magical at dusk.
Equipped with a piano and stage lighting the restaurant occasionally becomes a place to enjoy live music—but the prime reason is, of course, the food.
With the menu steered by seasonal organic local produce—sourced from Branson’s organic garden in the foothills of the Atlas mountains—the food is fresh, simple, inventive and eclectic, with a focus on the modern Mediterranean taste.
Categories: Boutique hotels, City hotels, Creative vibes, Culture & heritage, Local flavor, Luxury hotels, Quiet location, Relaxing vacation, Romantic, Rustic chic, Sightseeing,
Number of rooms & suites: 21
Rate per night: From $399 USD
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El Fenn is an authentic riad, restored beautifully with great attention to detail and with interiors full of historic charm but accented with modern art. Favored by creative types seeking understated luxury.
A good idea for a twin-centered holiday is to combine the stay here with the other Branson’s retreat, in the High Atlas Mountains: the stunning Kasbah Tamadot.
Author: Travel+Style. Last updated: 18/01/2020
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