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Riad Meriem vs El Fenn

Both hotels are rated highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, El Fenn is preferred by most reviewers compared to Riad Meriem. El Fenn has a TripExpert Score of 86 with praise from 10 reviewers such as The Telegraph, Afar Magazine and Jetsetter.

Riad Meriem
7 / 10
97 Derb El Cadi, Azbest, Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
From $95 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Frommer's
"New York designer Thomas Hays has created a romantic riad where subtle sophistication prevails." Full review
Concierge
"It's especially popular with Americans, many of whom take advantage of Hays's local contacts to do some serious shopping for art and antiques."
Travel + Leisure
"Riad hotels... are popping up at a rapid clip in Marrakesh, so these days a property must truly be distinctive to stand out. Riad Meriem has had no problem turning heads." Full review
The Telegraph
8.0
"A super chic, full-service riad from New York interior designer and photographer Thomas Hays, complete with a heated plunge pool and a spectacular terrace with a ‘tent lounge’." Full review
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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