Le Farnatchi vs Hotel Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial

Riad Farnatchi and Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial are both praised by professional travelers. On balance, Riad Farnatchi scores significantly better than Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial. Riad Farnatchi is ranked #3 in Marrakech with praise from 11 sources such as The Telegraph, Star Service and Fodor's.

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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"Chic, intimate, and luxurious... This is one boutique riad where you feel like you're getting what you paid for." Full review
"On the souk's northern tip in the oldest part of Marrakesh is this stylish and traditional riad." Full review
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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Hotel Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial
7 / 10
Rue Harroun Errachid, Hivernage, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
From $198 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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DK Eyewitness
"The 207-room Sofitel boasts less offensive architecture, brighter rooms and is closer to the medina."
Rough Guide
"This chain hotel is not up to Western five-star standards, but it isn’t too bad as package hotels go."
Star Service
"Located in the city center, with a view of the surrounding Atlas Mountains, this hotel combines the charm and romance of A Thousand and One Nights with modern conveniences and a trendy environment" Full review
Those with difficulty walking should request a room near the entrance.
"There are 183 rooms and suites, each of which comes with king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, elegant decor, and spacious marble bathrooms." Full review

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