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Le Farnatchi vs Riad Meriem

Both properties are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Riad Farnatchi ranks significantly better than Riad Meriem. Riad Farnatchi comes in at #3 in Marrakech with endorsements from 11 publications including Lonely Planet, Frommer's and The Telegraph.

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
"Chic, intimate, and luxurious... This is one boutique riad where you feel like you're getting what you paid for." Full review
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
"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
"Many medina properties are expanding, including Riad Farnatchi, which was opened in 2004 by British hotelier Jonathan Wix." Full review
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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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

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