Where is The Fellah Hotel?
The Fellah Hotel is located just outside the city of Marrakech in central Morocco. This eco-friendly and lavish resort rests up against the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and is just a quick drive from the Marrakech Menara International Airport.
There is a constant flow of culture, creativity, and community throughout Fellah’s 27 acre property. With artists in residence and local villagers running the café, the setting is fueled by both creativity and authenticity. It is a cultural, artistic, and wellness haven.
With such proximity to the High Atlas, the crisp mountain air protects Fellah from the harsh Saharan climate. The swaying palm trees, Mediterranean pool, and bountiful garden provide the allure of a true desert oasis.
Experience retreat bliss at this remarkable luxury resort. Fellah promises a stay “to relax the mind and refresh your soul.”
How do I get to Fellah and what time should I arrive/depart?
We suggest flying into Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) or taking the train/bus from within Morocco to the city of Marrakech. Both the airport and the city are only about 20 minutes from Fellah Hotel.
Two group transfers will be scheduled from the airport between 12 pm and 4 pm (exact times dependent on group arrivals). Private/shared for arrivals outside of this window can be arranged for $19/180MAD each way. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with flight itinerary.
Please try to arrive to Fellah Hotel before 5:30pm to attend the first yoga class, followed by dinner. Check in is at 3pm and if you arrive earlier you are welcome to relax before check-in.
Departures on the 21st should be scheduled for anytime after breakfast. We always urge guests to relax on the last morning and take a mid-day/evening flight, allowing plenty of time to get to the airport early.
Marrakech connects with the rest of Morocco through railway, including Casablanca and Agadir. Please inquire about publish transportation options.
Driving to Fellah from the Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK).
Fellah is about a 20 minute drive from Marrakech and free parking is available at the hotel.
From Marrakech Menara Airport, turn left in the direction of the city and continue straight for 5 km. Turn right on Mohamed VI Avenue and continue straight for 15 km. Turn left after the canal, cross the third bridge on your left, and you will find Fellah Hotel.
From the city of Marrakech, from Mohamed V or Mohamed VI Avenue, continue straight ahead until the 13 km marker. Turn left after the canal and you will find Fellah Hotel crossing the third bridge on your left.
The Fellah Hotel Address:
Km 13, Route de l’Ourika – Tassoultante – Canal Zarraba
40 000 Marrakech
What are the check-in/check-out times?
Check in time is 3:00 pm. You may arrive early, but we cannot guarantee that your room will be available until 3:00 pm. Check out time is 12:00 pm. Due to same-day arrivals/departures of large groups, we are not often able to offer late checkouts, and a fee may apply.
Are there telephones available for out-going calls?
See the front desk.
Will my cell phone work at Fellah?
Can I check my email at Fellah?
Yes! Free Wi-Fi access is available on the property and in all rooms.
What to expect – is Fellah suitable for me?
The Fellah Hotel is a cultural oasis spanning 27 acres full of innovative experiences and exceptional amenities. Every room is unique and dramatic – combining traditional Berber patterns with modern colors and furnishings from some of the nation’s hottest artisans and designers. Fellah is contemporary chic with traditional Moroccan zest and complete with a farm, spa and hammam, a gym and boxing ring, extensive library (with films), souvenir shop, spice and coffee shop, laundry and free WiFi. You may view images and descriptions of the rooms. If you have any questions about your stay, feel free to contact us online.
What should I bring?
Is alcohol consumption and smoking permitted at Fellah?
The hotel bar is located in the main restaurant and serves an impressive selection of local wine and cocktails. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
Do you provide transportation to and from the Marrakech airport?
We offer transportation for our guests. The price is about $19 per person. Regular taxis are also available from the airport and the city.
Do I need to rent a car?
We are located 20 minutes from Marrakech, and that is where public transportation will drop you. From Fellah you could go from souk to mosque to mountains in one day. You can also take part in the organized excursions included in the retreat or plan an adventure with Fellah staff. If you prefer to explore on your own, renting a car from the airport is an option.
What is the deposit refund policy?
Deposits are nonrefundable.If you change your plans, you can apply the amount to a future stay within 12 months.
Can I bring my children to Fellah?
Children are always welcome Fellah. Childcare is not provided but it is a very child-friendly hotel.
IMPORTANT: The Fellah Hotel cannot be held responsible for any accidental damages or injuries caused by actions contrary to our stated policies. Please remember that children under 12 must be with a responsible adult at all times and that we do not allow recreational drugs at our retreat center.
What will the yoga be like?
All of our YOGASCAPES yoga retreats are suitable for both the advanced practitioner and the new yoga student. Our teachers are very experienced at crafting classes where all students feel at home and engaged.
Yoga will take place 1-2 times daily depending on the needs of the group and other activities during certain days.
Is the food included?
Yes, all meals at Fellah will be healthy, delicious and included in your stay! Meals use locally sourced ingredients and organic produce from Fellah’s own garden.
What are the spa amenities like?
The beautiful wellness spa at Fellah Hotel is certainly part of the resort’s allure, offering a variety of specialized services and healing treatments. Find bliss beyond your yoga mat with a dip in the cleansing steam baths or a warm Moroccan argan oil massage. Not only does the spa offer traditional Thai massage, their Wat Po is also an active training center for masseurs interested in learning this ancestral technique. View a full list of spa services and rates here.
What are the additional activities?
Walking or hiking in the area is easily accessible and offers a stunning perspective of the dramatic Atlas Mountain range in the distance. If you choose to stay on the property, then take advantage of the leisure pool, wellness spa, or hit the state of the art fitness center. Make use of the free internet access or pick up one of the library’s 10,000 books. Arrange a quick ride into the city of Marrakech for some souk shopping or stick around to catch a show at Salon Mahler, Fellah’s place to gather, share and learn.
Tips and Currency
We suggest $10/person a day for tips that go to all of the staff so you don’t have to worry about tipping people separately.
You can exchange money at the airport and there is also an ATM. The local currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). 1 USD = 9.57208 MAD
Credit cards accepted by Fellah Hotel: Mastercard, Visa, American Express.
What can I expect on a YOGASCAPES retreat?
You can expect to explore the most incredible parts of the world, savor delicious flavors daily, and dive into incredible yoga with the best yoga teachers in the world.
Do I need yoga experience?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practioners. Yoga retreats are not just for the yogi who practices every day and can touch the floor with their elbows. Our retreats offer opportunities for growth and new experience, no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless, we suggest keeping an open mind and trying out practices that might be new to you.
How do I pick which yoga retreats to go on?
Start by exploring the Escapes page to see what’s out there, and trust your instincts! We travel to all corners of the world, so whether you are looking to unplug at a tropical oasis, soak in hot springs just a short drive from the city, or gaze into the starry sky in the desert, we offer it all! Check out this blog for more ideas to get you started, and if you have questions, ask!
Can I go on a Retreat by myself?
Yes! About half our participants come alone and often come away with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment.
How many people will be on the retreats?
Our group sizes depend on which trip you are joining. They reflect our desire to be small and intimate for having a good teacher to student ratio while keeping in mind the joy and community that can come from a certain size group. The trips generally range from 15-25 guests.
What food can I expect?
We will provide almost all of the meals during your trip (2-3 daily), as described in the trip description. We always enjoy delicious food on our retreats and strive to include organic, fresh ingredients as often as possible. Please let us know as soon as you sign up for the trip or before you sign up if you have any special needs; food allergies or other allergies, or any other special needs or conditions, dietary or medical.
What should I bring?
Please see trip description for additional items, but you should generally bring: yoga mat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, and a little sense of adventure!
How much free time do we have?
Our retreats include a healthy balance between group activities and solo free time to relax, read a book, take a walk, etc. The days that we have outings planned we will go lighter on the yoga and we generally build in time for participants to go off on their own or simply stay at our retreat center.
When will I receive trip details?
Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message with general trip information. As the date approaches you will receive trip reminders and specifics relevant to your retreat.
Please refer to the “what’s included” section of each trip for more details, but typically we include all lodging, all breakfasts and most other meals. Each trip varies, but we like to include 1-2 excusions and leave the other days for optional activities. All yoga classes are included. Some trips will include transportation from the airport and all trips will include transportation for listed included activities!
When should I book?
We offer discounts for signing up before certain dates, so the earlier you sign up the better your price may be. Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline!
Do I need to book my own flight?
You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send us the itinerary before booking if you want to double check it’s correct!
How do I get from the airport to the retreat center?
For most retreats you are responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. You can always request support booking your transfer and we are usually able to pair people up to share in the cost.
What is the currency and where do I get it? How much cash will I need?
All of the activities highlighted on the trip page are included in the price. However, we will have free time for you to explore on your own. If you choose to go on any optional excursions you will be responsible for the costs but we will definitely help you arrange anything.
Can I arrive early and stay late?
You will need to purchase your flights in order to arrive/depart by given dates and time ranges for your specific trip. If you choose to arrive earlier or later than given day/time you will be responsible for the cost of transportation needed to join up with the group. We always encourage you to to explore the area, if that option is available to you. At some locations you will be able to arrive early or stay late at the venue itself, while at other locations you will need to stay elsewhere.
Is travel insurance mandatory? How do I purchase it?
Travel insurance for all of our international yoga retreats is mandatory. Unfortunately we cannot allow participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us before. Purchase your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight.
Compare Insurance Options at SquareMouth.com. We highly recommend that you add “cancel for any reason” to your policy. Although normal trip cancellation will cover you for illness or injury, or for a travel companions illness, injury or death, it is limited to these. With “cancel for any reason” you will receive a percentage (usually 75%-100%) of all pre-paid costs. With this coverage if something comes up, a wedding, a new job opportunity, etc. or if YOGASCAPES has to cancel due to weather, staff injury or illness or other unforeseen reasons, you will be covered. *This option needs to be purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit.
We suggest this policy from Travel Guard or similar:
Travel Guard – Gold(Protect Assist) w/ Cancel for any reason http://www.travelguard.com/
For more information please contact the Insurance provider you are looking to purchase with or contact us
Is my ticket refundable?
If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be refunded OR 100% of the trip price minus the deposit will be credited toward another trip. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.
Do you have discounts available?
We offer a limited number of early-bird prices and students/teachers/artist rates to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials that can be seen by following us on Facebook.
Please contact us directly if you are interested in payment plan. We want to make our trips accessible to as many people as possible and are open to setting up a payment plan in certain situations.