As this was our honeymoon, I wanted to have a few really, really nice nights while we were in Morocco. The first was at Riad Louna, which was a bit of a flop, the second was La Pause, which was absolutely peaceful and picturesque and the last was at Riad Farnatchi in Marrakech.
Riad Farnatchi was the definition of luxury. It is a small riad (guesthouse) tucked away in a quiet corner of the medina in Marrakech. It’s known for its upscale clientele, with former guests including Angelina Jolie, Scarlet Johansen and Russell Crowe. I found Riad Farnatchi through Jetsetter and I knew it would make the perfect place to stay for our last night in Morocco. It’s a good thing I had some Jetsetter credit to use up, because the price to stay at Riad Farnatchi is definitely celebrity-worthy.
Our room was bigger than our San Francisco apartment, with two terraces and the biggest bathroom I have ever seen. All the details were taken care of – snacks on our arrival, heated towel racks, fluffy bathrobes and a staff that effortlessly anticipated our every need.
The entrance to a cathedral? Nope, that’s just our shower.Breakfast was provided and included french press coffee. Pat and I are obsessed with coffee and can’t start our mornings without caffeine. We even went so far as to bring Starbucks Cafe Via’s with us so we could ensure consistent caffeine access throughout our trip. Even typing that makes me blush a little. Knowing this, you can imagine the mini celebration we had when we found out there was real coffee!
Our king-sized bed was so comfortable I managed to sleep through the sunrise call to prayer.
With rooms costing more than we paid for two weeks accommodation elsewhere in Morocco, Riad Farnatchi is spendy. However, if you have a trust fund that needs spending or you just got your payout from that hit blockbuster film, Riad Farnatchi can offer unparalleled luxury and privacy in Marrakech.
Rue Souk el Fassis,
Other stories from our Moroccan adventure:
A Day by the Sea in Asilah, Morocco
Magical Blue-Hued Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen – Our Favorites
Northern Morocco Road Trip
Visiting the Fez Tanneries
Moulay Yacoub Spa in Fez
Buying Carpets in Morocco
A Close Shave in Marrakech
Taking a Pause at La Pause