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Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Bank Holidays 10am-4pm


RIAD FARNATCHI | Marrakech Medina

Located in the heart of the northern Medina close to the Ben Youssef Medrasa and around 15 minutes's walk to the main square, Riad Farnatchi is an exceptional boutique riad with suites with stunning interiors and showing remarkable attention to detail. Created from 3 small riads, it has an excellent reputation; it is owned by a retired award winning British hotelier, Jonathan Wix, who has a great deal of respect for staff and the local culture. It offers a hammam, beauty treatments, a 7 metre pool with underwater jet stream, a garden terrace and free use of large pools in the Palmery.

**The riad have just introduced a day spa which opened in 2016**. Please see the 'amenities' tab below for more details or visit our luxury spa page.

Children are welcomed as long as parents take responsibility for their safety. Lunches and dinners are offered or the nearby famous restaurant Le Fondouk offers takeaways.

Riad Farnatchi


Accommodation: As well as a private sitting area indoors and outside for each of the 9 highly individual, romantic suites, there are 2 public sitting rooms, 2 outdoor sitting rooms and a garden terrace with sun loungers.

Location: Located in the heart of the northern Medina close to and between the Ben Youssef Medrersa and the renowned restaurant, Le Foundouk and with very easy access on foot to the main square, Jemaa el Fnaa, through the souks in less than 15 minutes.

Services and other points to note: 

3 day minimum stay at weekends in April-June and September-November. 

Special touches include Moroccan slippers and a jellabah to use and take home as a souvenir. The traditional white marble Hammam is always open for use from 4 - 7 p.m daily free of charge and at other times by appointment. Wonderful exfoliation, massage and beauty treatments are available with their own fully trained specialists.

Children are welcomed as long as parents take responsibility for their safety and any damage caused.

Guests are encouraged to be involved with the local community and great care is taken to ensure that you don’t get lost.

7 metre long pool (heated from November to March or longer if weather is cooler than normal) with underwater jetstream at the riad. Use of large pools in the Palmery, 20 minutes' drive away, at either Jnane Tamsna or La Maison Arabe.

Each suite has satellite TV, Bose iPod docks, on-demand movies, stereo CD players, direct dial phones and private terrace.

Meals: Includes a breakfast which is reputed to be the best in Marrakech, tea and coffee all day, canapes before dinner, fruit, pastries and mineral water. Breakfast served 24 hours a day. Lunches and dinners are extras with a great choice ranging from a meal produced in the riad’s own kitchen to a takeaway ordered from the famous restaurant Le Fondouk very closeby or simple lunches made in the local community oven (Farnatchi means oven) to their own chef’s wonderful dinners for which reservations should be made in the mornings. You may eat in a candlelit dining room, a dining B'hou (an open fronted room) or on the roof garden with a barbeque.

Staff: The staff provide 5* service and superb support to the visitor - "Tell us what you have in mind and we will move heaven and earth to make it happen".

After booking we will send you substantial pre-visit information guides for your chosen destination(s).


New Luxury Spa opened in June 2016

Riad Farnatchi has already been considered one of the best 5* Riads in Marrakech and have now introduced a beautifully designed day spa with superbly trained professional therapists for guests to pamper themselves during their stay.

Farnatchi Spa

Farnatchi Spa is located in the historic heart of the Marrakech medina. Stunning private marble hammams with vaulted ceilings, restful treatment rooms with their own shower facilities and a menu of light healthy lunches, ensure that the pampering doesn’t stop with our world class therapists

Their spa now offers the best facilities and the best products with a variety of hammams, relaxing massages, Ila treatments and manicures. They have teamed up with an internationally acclaimed luxury spa brand and Morocco’s finest specialist in traditional products, to offer our clients the very best selection possible.

Ila is a luxury organic skin care brand that has taken the very top of the luxury spa market by storm. Meaning ‘Earth’ in Sanskrit, Ila reflects faith in the power of nature as the source of real wellness. As such, all of their products are hand made from carefully sourced organic products from around the world including Argan oil, only found in Morocco.

Their local partner, Nectorome, has its own gardens outside Marrakech where they produce the ingredients for their exceptionally high quality aromatherapy and phytotherapy natural products. Consistently voted the best Moroccan specialist producer, they are now exporting to markets all over the world.


Facilities Summary
  • Excellent Food
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Hammam
  • Eco-friendly
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioned
  • Heating
  • Romantic - Honeymoon
  • Safe
  • Alcohol BYO or on-site
  • English Spoken
  • Roof Terrace
Standard Double from:
£250 per night, B&B