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El Fenn vs La Maison Arabe

Both hotels are recommended by expert reviewers. On balance, La Maison Arabe ranks marginally higher than El Fenn. La Maison Arabe is ranked #9 in Marrakech with positive reviews from 8 publications such as Fodor's, The Telegraph and Frommer's.

El Fenn
8 / 10
Derb Moullay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, Bab el Ksour, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
From $239 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
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Fodor's
"For high-octane creative types who want real style, Vanessa Branson (sister of the British entrepreneur) has created this riad "adventure"." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Owned by Vanessa Branson, the lesser known of the Branson siblings, this is a definite A-list riad comprising 23 fashion-magazine-stylish rooms."
Condé Nast Traveler
99.6
"This sublime 21 suite riad is a perfect combination of Asian glamour and pedigreed European-style creature comforts." Full review
Star Service
"This riad is designed in three sections of accommodation, which surround their own quiet courtyard with tweeting birds and trickling fountains" Full review
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A small movie screening room provides alternate entertainment, but most choose to relax in the garden or courtyard area using the free wireless Internet.
Travel + Leisure
"One of the medina’s flashiest addresses, co-owner Vanessa Branson (sister of Richard) has tripled the size of the place since it opened in 2003." Full review
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La Maison Arabe
8 / 10
1 Derb Assehbe, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
From $128 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
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Fodor's
"Owner Fabrizio Ruspoli created this small hotel for those craving old-fashioned charm." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The first boutique hotel in Marrakech still holds its own against all latecomers. It has a genteel air, with a colonial bar and a garden pool."
Rough Guide
"Though not as famous as the Mamounia, this is arguably Marrakesh’s classiest hotel, a gorgeous nineteenth-century mansion that’s been restored with fine traditional workmanship."
Star Service
"This hotel, on a tiny side street in the center of the busy medina, has roots that go back to the 1940s, when it was a posh restaurant and social center for Marrakech's expatriate community" Full review
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Be sure to enjoy one of the dadas (Moroccan pancakes) or fresh viennoiserie prepared daily by the hotel's own pastry chef.
Frommer's
"With ivy-strewn courtyards, antique-slung corridors, and open fires crackling in cedarwood salons, La Maison Arabe is the epitome of Moroccan elegance." Full review
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