Suite 19, Riad El Fenn, Marrakech
This hip riad is an oasis of luxury in the heart of bustling Marrakech. Authenticity blends well with contemporary art and modern standards of service; thanks to the good taste of owners Vanessa Branson & Howell James. The vibrant souk is right on the doorstep and the Atlas Mountains look splendid from one of the many terraces. Inside, rose petals and scented candles evoke the senses, shaded gardens offer solitude, a fully operational spa soothes away stress and organic food nourishes and restores.
We love Suite 19 which has a stunning private terrace complete with a glass-bottomed plunge pool that looks down on the suite below. The hand-sewn camel leather floors, fireplace, private seating area and freestanding Victorian bath add to the pleasure.