"A roomy, chic retreat with film star looks and a five star welcome..."
Eight En-suite Guest Rooms
Located in the heart of the Marrakech Medina, Riad Farnatchi is the product of five smaller riads that have been ingeniously combined to create the wonderful structure that stands today. Houses have stood on the site for many centuries, and some of the walls go back over 400 years; indeed, the reincarnation of these five ancient buildings stands as a great example of the way in which the old and new are perpetually intertwined in this magical city.
The current owner of Riad Farnatchi, an award winning British hotelier, spent two years lovingly converting the first three riads into a holiday home for his friends and family. After realising that this beautiful accommodation would have lain empty for long periods due to commitments elsewhere, he decided to open this stunning house to the public. Today, Farnatchi still has the feel of a highly individual, private house, but with the facilities of a world-class 5 star "boutique" hotel.
The public areas on the Ground Floor are a collection of traditionally proportioned rooms and B'hous – covered sitting areas with one side open to an internal courtyard – that allow guests to either meet together in groups or to find their own private corner.
Riad Farnatchi has a candlelit Dining Room, a Dining B'hou (Logio), two B'hous’, two sitting rooms, and a roof garden with barbeque, sun loungers and dining tables. The décor and furnishings throughout reflect a fascinating fusion of traditional Moroccan and modern European design; it is unmistakably exotic whilst being supremely comfortable and practical.
Adding to the personal, ‘boutique’ feel of the riad, Farnatchi also features a traditional white marble Hammam that is free for the use of guests between 4 - 7 p.m. everyday, and at other times by appointment, and a luxury 7m pool with underwater jetstream for swimming - heated in the cooler winter months. Wonderful gommage, massage and beauty treatments are available with Farnatchi's fully trained specialists.
Indeed, Riad Farnatchi is available to be rented exclusively, with private use of the whole riad. With only 8 suites, many people have already found that it is the perfect place for a wonderful private house party, so why not enquire for our special rates today.
Children of all ages are welcomed on the simple understanding that parents accept full responsibility for their safety and any damage they may cause. We regret that we are unable to accept pets.
Base prices are in Moroccan Dirhams.: £Sterling, Euro and USD rates will vary by exchange rate.
There are 8 luxurious suites at Riad Farnatchi, wach room uniquely decorated and furnished in a fascinating fusion of traditional Moroccan and modern European design. Your room will be allocated on arrival.
Max occupancy: 2-3 guests
Supplement: €15 per night for third guest
Rooms features: Handmade bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, air conditioning, central heating, satellite tv, Bose iPod dock, on-demand movies, stereo cd player, direct dial phone and WiFi.
"From the moment of arrival you are made to feel special, a VIP. Wending your way through medieval streets preceded by men wheeling your luggage. A secret door is reached and you are ushered into a sublime paradise. Your cares ebb away as you cross a cool marble courtyard with rippling pool and are led to a sumptuous haven, hung with heavy fabrics, cool mysterious and quiet. You are in real Morrocco and safe and sound. Everyone looks after you. The Hammam is to be recommended though culturally strange to a Westerner. To be cleansed thoroughly by a discreet and gentle young woman in an ancient tiled bathing area is amazing. The massages so professional yet you feel that he cares. Magic to return from the vibrant assault on all senses in the Souk to be cherished by this hotel's wonderful team. To hear the haunting sound calling the faithful to prayer as you await your pleasant meal on the roof terrace in a pink and gold sunset will stay with you forever. I will return."
Jane, Sheffield, UK
"My partner and I spent 5 wonderful days at the Riad Farnatchi over New Year's, and Wow! What an amazing property. The riad is stunning, with beautifully decorated rooms (we stayed in Suite 8, overlooking the pool), several courtyards and alcoves, sitting areas, a restaurant and large roof terrace. It was truly an oasis from the bustle of Marrakech."
Yvonne, London UK
"Riad Farnatchi is without doubt one of the best hotels this particular reviewer has experienced. Standards are high across the board; James Wix and his team seamlessly combine a cool Moroccan style with home-from-home comforts.
Suites are large, luxurious and inviting, full of the sort of little touches one often craves but doesn't often get from expensive but ultimately rather soulless big hotel experiences. Farnatchi is a calm refuge from the occasionally bewildering Medina that surrounds it.
A special mention should be made of the waiting staff. Food was served any time, in any place, and with an enthusiasm and dedication that is quite rare."
A Guest, London, UK
"Our family does a lot of traveling every year (3 moths out of a year). This hotel/riad is by far the nicest we have ever stayed in.
I appreciated all the details - the tassel key rings, carved wooden doors, the lime plaster walls, the thick drapes, the plaster carvings, the tufted beige colored chairs in the dining room & the stone wall that was hand carved, stunning! The fresh squeezed orange juice, the attentiveness of the staff, the sliver of soap in the bathroom smelled so good. The alcoves hidden all over the riad. What else can I say? I am ready to move in!"
A Guest, USA
"Riad Farnatchi was heaven on earth after a busy day bustling around the Medina. It was almost unbelievable that behind the high walls and literally minutes from the souks you could not hear a sound other than the trickling of the very welcoming pool - the perfect way to cool off and chill out. Once in my suite the tranquility continued and I felt I had total peace and privacy throughout my stay. The full body massage was one of the best I've had and all of the staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming."
Jane, Leyburn, UK
"The free Hipmarrakech App has proved amazing for our clients. It gives them confidence to navigate the medina knowing they can always find their way back our house, even with NO data roaming switched on. Further it locates many restaurants in Marrakech that our guests like (some of which give discounts to those with the App), and then helps them find their way back to the riad easily. Further, they can also book excursions in or around Marrakech at short notice."
The Owner of Hip Marrakech
Location on Hip Marrakech App with data free roaming Map. Download the Hip Marrakech App for restaurant and excursion guide as well as a map of Marrakech.
Rue Souk el Fassis
Qua'at Ben Ahid
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