Marrakech is one of the prettiest places on the planet and here at House of Coco we never bore of posting images on our Instagram feed of this stunning location. We recently stumbled across a hidden gem, Riad Farnatchi…
The ultimate home from home in Marrakech, Riad Farnatchi is a lovingly converted trio of private houses at the heart of the bustling medina. International hoteliers Jonathan and James Wix have created a characterful, luxurious hideaway where nine exquisitely-decorated bedrooms which sit alongside five-star service and facilities. There is a determination to exceed expectations in every facet of Riad Farnatchi’s offering – from its beautifully-presented gourmet breakfasts to its recently launched bespoke experiences. Riad Farnatchi continues to evolve: Feb 2016 will see the opening of the luxurious Farnatchi Spa and Le Trou au Mur, a restaurant inspired by the delicacies of forgotten Morocco.
- A large peaceful courtyard, emerald pool framed by intricate mosaics, arches and flickering candles await guests, worlds away from the souks and historical sites on the riad’s doorstep.
- 9 spacious highly individual suites fuse traditional authentic Moroccan style with modern European design. Lavish wood carvings, Islamic paintings, colourful Berber rugs play against modern luxury furnishings.
- Visitors can enjoy traditional fresh Moroccan cuisine cooked by Berber chefs in the intimate, romantic residents only restaurant, or soaking up 360 degree views of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains on the roof terrace. Additional facilities include the 7m swimming pool and an elegant white marble hammam.
NEW FOR 2016
The much anticipated opening of the Trou au Mur restaurant in February 2016, almost directly opposite Riad Farnatchi, will offer a taste of ‘Forgotten Morocco’. A pioneering endeavour to share some of the interesting dishes and vibrant rich flavours of Morocco’s vanishing past, using traditional recipes passed down through generations. Guests can expect buttery, tender slow roasted mechoui from the wood fried oven, Berkouse – a homemade pasta with sweet almond sauce or tripe with white beans and spiced tomato. There will also be a few modern British twists on the menu. The restaurant, combining traditional Moroccan craftsmanship and unique modern furnishings, spans three levels so diners can choose to eat open air on the roof garden or in the main restaurant with its warming log fire (in winter).
The luxurious, elegant and light filled Farnatchi Spa due to open in February 2016 will boast 4 spacious treatment rooms with showers, a traditional hammam and an extensive range of Ila Spa treatments from simple, effective head and shoulder massages to hugely spoiling 2 hour rituals of indulgence.
Riad Farnatchi has long been regarded as one of the finest places for an exclusive private house party in Marrakesh’s medina, a glamorous getaway with friends, or a discreet romantic retreat. The opening of the sought after Farnatchi Spa and Le Trou au Mur mark an exciting new chapter.
A 3 night stay in a Suite is from £410. To make a reservation please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone + 212 (0)5 24 38 49 10. www.riadfarnatchi.com