“Small, chic riad with the style, service and spa of a 5 star boutique hotel set in the oldest section of the Medina (9 rooms)”
Farnatchi's suites have been specially designed to comfortable European standards while retaining that classic Moroccan soothing sense of space. All have airy sitting areas and roomy, hand-made beds with Egyptian cotton sheets.
We stayed in room 4 which had a modern, almost masculine feel with its stark steel fireplace, black velvet bed-drape and grey wood headboard with Arabic script. We loved our little balcony overlooking the indoor pool and across from us was the larger balcony of suite 3 with its stunning olive green interior and twin baths - Scarlett Johansson once stayed in this suite! We also had a peek at room 5 with its opulent iron & glass bed and boudoir-red curtains.
Riad Farnatchi has a Berber cook who bakes her own bread (khybz) and is the creative genius behind all the food in the house, from preserves to pastilla to pickles. We'd had a big, late lunch in town so the tasty bissara (pea & bean soup) served at night (with no complaints from the kitchen) on our private balcony hit the spot.
If we'd arrived earlier, we could have indulged in the complimentary pre-supper canapés - eaten in the candlelit dining room, the B'hou (covered sitting area with one side open to an internal courtyard) or the roof garden, with its traditional Moroccan barbeque. Lunches and dinner are arranged individually for your particular palate, although only Moroccan cuisine is served. The riad can arrange for other food to be brought in, plus there's free tea/coffee, mineral water, fruit and pastries throughout the day.
The roof terrace is the perfect sun-lit place for breakfast: lots of strong hot coffee, fresh juices and jams, crepes and cereals.
The Riad accept children of all ages, but it's not ideal for younger ones as the pool has no attendant and the furnishings are not really kid-resistant. Babysitters, extra beds and cots can be provided if necessary.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking