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Le Farnatchi vs La Maison Arabe

Riad Farnatchi and La Maison Arabe are both highly recommended by experts. Overall, Riad Farnatchi is preferred by most writers compared to La Maison Arabe. Riad Farnatchi ranks #3 in Marrakech with approval from 11 reviews such as Fodor's, Oyster and The Telegraph.

Le Farnatchi
Le Farnatchi
8 / 10
2 Derb el Farnatchi, Rue Souk el Fassis, Qua'at Ben Ahid, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
From $333 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
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Frommer's Frommer's
"Chic, intimate, and luxurious... This is one boutique riad where you feel like you're getting what you paid for." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"On the souk's northern tip in the oldest part of Marrakesh is this stylish and traditional riad." Full review
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The riad also offers calèche rides, and meals are available on request.
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Before you describe your dream five-star vacation, Canadian director Lynn Perez and her expert English-speaking staff have already arranged it." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Many medina properties are expanding, including Riad Farnatchi, which was opened in 2004 by British hotelier Jonathan Wix." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Buried deep in the medina, Farnatchi is sheer luxury. It’s an all suite hotel with Philippe Starck fittings and custom-made furniture."
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La Maison Arabe
La Maison Arabe
8 / 10
1 Derb Assehbe, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
From $116 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
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Fodor's Fodor's
"Owner Fabrizio Ruspoli created this small hotel for those craving old-fashioned charm." Full review
DK Eyewitness 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 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 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 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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