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Roisin Lafferty's Marrakesh: 'a jewelled treasure trove combined with a tropical paradise'

 

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Designer Roisin Lafferty

Designer Roisin Lafferty

Designer Roisin Lafferty

Marrakesh is my go-to weekend destination. El Fenn is my favourite place to stay. Located right next to the Medina, this riad is a jewelled treasure trove combined with a tropical paradise, brimming with colour, texture and charm, not to mention tortoises and giant palms!

Upon arrival, I'd explore the terraces and lounge spaces, before taking a seat at El Fenn's cocktail bar and settling in.

Saturday starts with the hotel's traditional Moroccan breakfast. On its tiled rooftop terrace overlooking the city, endless courses of Moroccan delicacies are served on tiled tabletops. This ritual spans an hour or two, before I'd venture into the charming chaos of the Medina.