Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Charming roof garden
Marble hammam and luxury spa
Restaurant a few doors down serving traditional fare
Only when you book with Chic
Arrival transfer from Marrakech airport
Room upgrade (subject to availability)
Early check-in/ late check-out (subject to availability)
One of Marrakech's first boutique riads, Le Farnatchi is a luxury property created out of 5 small houses in the heart of the old town. The hotel is also home to first-rate hammams. Just a 10-minute walk from the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square and 2 kilometres from the Jardins Majorelle, this lavish spot is a centrally located place to lay your head.
Le Farnatchi has two candlelit dining rooms seating up to 24, and there's also a pair of sitting rooms. A roof garden with a barbeque, sun loungers and tables seating up to 16 completes the picture. Head up there for a Moroccan breakfast of pastries, pancakes, or eggs.
Owner James Wix is also the man behind neighbouring Le Trou au Mur, a restaurant housed in a small riad that's not only about serious food but also a relaxed, fun and laid-back dining experience. Choose from lunch or dinner up on the rooftop or back down in the air-conditioned eatery. Traditional family recipes feature on the menu, with mouth-watering mechoui roasted in the clay oven or tagine of the day being firm faves.
10-room Le Farnatchi has the feel of a highly individual private house, but the facilities of a 5-star boutique hotel. Each stylish suite has hand-made beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, satellite TV, stereo CD players, direct-dial phones, on-demand movies, and complimentary WiFi. The unique bedrooms blend Moroccan with modern, and feature working fireplaces for the winter and air conditioning for the warmer months. Riad Farnatchi can also be taken over exclusively for house parties.
The traditional, striking white marble hammams of Farnatchi Spa boast vaulted ceilings, and are free for guests from 4pm until 7pm every day, and at other times by appointment. Located in an adjoining riad, exfoliation, massages, manicures by Essie, and an array of additional beauty treatments can be booked, while the 7-metre pool has an underwater jet stream and is heated in the cooler winter months. Ila products are used by the expert therapists, an organic brand using argan oil, an ingredient only found in Morocco.
Marrakech Menara airport is 25 minutes by car.