Fes Riads: Guide and Reviews of Riads in Fes
Fes has a good number of riads, mainly concentrated in Fes el Bali (the old Fes) close to the souks, monuments and traditional life. Staying in a riad in Fez you will be at the heart of the city’s souks and traditional life, ready to explore the monuments and immerse yourself in the chaos and colour of the Medina.
Although some of the traditional riad houses now restored as luxurious riads do not come cheap, they offer competitive enough prices to tempt even those on a tight budget. There’s also the choice of simpler pensions to choose from, so whichever your preference there’s always something for all budgets.
Riad space can be tricky to come by in Fez, especially during the high season, so it’s always advisable to book ahead of your trip to the city.
A charming 20th century Fessi palace completely remodelled into a guesthouse by incorporating the most modern conveniences while ensuring original character and charm. Luxurious appointments, a warm Moroccan welcome and a genuine desire to help visitors discover the wonders of Fez.
A beautiful guesthouse located inside the old Fez walls, a stones throw away from the famous Palais Jamaï. The homely riad boasts a roof terrace, unintrusive service, fine food, and numerous nooks and crannies.
This historic house, former home to Alaouite descendants, is a small palace and architectural gem. Careful and meticulous restoration with natural materials and a lot of heart and soul of the German proprietor brought it back to its former splendour.
A beautiful small riad that manages to combine Moroccan and Andalusian themes to perfection, a world where the past remains intact. This feeling, together with the warm hospitality offered by the riad’s personnel, will make a stay at Dar Cordoba a pleasant and lasting experience.
A handsomely restored 18th-century palace offering a refined atmosphere, good service and stylish accommodation to suit all budgets. Contains Dar Tajine, one of the best known restaurants in Fes.
Lovingly restored house where you can experience life in the Medina as if stepping back hundreds of years. Modest décor reflects comfort and quality, accentuating the restored zellige, cedarwood and ironwork of 300 years.
Beautifully restored 18th century Dar featuring superb plaster work, original marble courtyard floor, mosaics and cedarwood and wonderful views over the ancient city from its roof-top terrace.
Beautifully restored traditional house located on a very quiet street of the two main medina streets of Talaa Kbira and Talaa Sghira. Great location and friendly relaxed atmosphere, a perfect base from which to enjoy and explore the medina.
With so much going for it, this may just be the perfect hideaway from which to explore the rich cultural heritage of Fez: an authentically restored traditional Fessi house, the very best views over the ancient Medina and contemporary cuisine prepared by a cordon-bleu chef!
Tucked behind the Kairaouine Mosque, this is one of the most romantic and authentic riads in Fez. The Dar is as authentic as they come, its 600 years old beautifully restored with love and plenty of patience. You will discover clustered columns, great hand-painted doors, fabulous zellij floors, some exceptional painted cedar ceilings and huge carved doors and passageways that lead you up to secret balconies.
An accommodation of choice that combines the authenticity of the Medina and the openness of the Ville Nouvelle. Located in the centre of the modern city of Fez, Dar Ziryab is authentic, beautifully decorated in artfully tiled mosaic floors and ceilings, rich oriental carpets and filled with antiques and contemporary Moroccan art.
A great value riad on the edge of the Medina, right next to Dar Batha Musueum. A good mix of rooms from the reasonably modern to the traditionally decorated. Hotel Batha is a good choice for those looking for a cheap upmarket riad in Fes el Bali.
A family palace built in 1915, now opening its gates as a luxurious riad right at Place Batha. Shows the best of traditional décor with new modern quarters unmistakaby Moroccan. A trendy bar, restaurant, a plethora of terraces and an elevator makes this riad convenient for disabled and elderly travellers.
The door to a small empire comprising a warren of buildings, rooms, two restaurants, wide terraces, a carpet shop and a tiny guesthouse. A place of exceptional quality from an architectural and gastronomic point of view and run according to Fessi family traditions.
A sumptuous palace rearranged professionally while preserving its authenticity to serve as a guest house. Tastefully decorated and finely furnished, easing out the finesse and richness of the old tradition present in every corner, while a blend of modern amenities afford modern comforts.
A traditional family home renovated to high standards by its personable French couple. The central patio, contrasting with the soft lights of the rooms, detailed zelliges, polished marble, delicious scents of cedar, red and gold of lacquered woods, all make for charming accommodation with no overbearing European formality.
A splendid complex of five traditional houses set among the trees surrounded by five riads from different eras and with different architecture. Patiently and passionately restored in an exquisite blend of modern comfort and the splendour of yesteryear.
A charming, traditional residence with stunning views over Fez el Bali. Sumptuous rooms and a central courtyard with the most most traditional of décors exuding an air of Arabo-Andalusian nostalgia. A top place that takes you back to nineteenth-century Morocco.
Nestled within the walls of the old medina, yet accessible by car, this is an exquisitely maintained riad decorated in full Moroccan tradition and equipped with a host of modern amenities.
A lovely, traditional guesthouse perfectly located on the edge of the Medina, a few minutes’ walk from Hotel Batha and Fes Sais. In Moroccan style, this Dar has been restored to near perfection with hand-carved plaster, intricate tile work, and carved cedar beams.
A 16th century palace, meticulously and faithfully renovated according to local traditions. Owned and managed by a Moroccan team, it is decked out in true Moroccan style: antique-style furniture, plush gold and burgundy lounges, zellij and stucco walls, carved-cedar wood doors and ceilings and lots of blue and pink.
The only thematic riad in Fez, and one of the most beautiful inns at the gates to the medina. This riad, renovated with sobriety and passion, is dedicated to voyages and arab-andalusian art. Works of art have been created on the walls themselves, in unexpected places, in order to surprise and reflect on an entire civilisation.
A truly stunning guesthouse regarded as one of the most sumptuous in Fez. A vast 17th century palace restored with loving care by skilled and devoted local craftsmen and decorated thoughtfully to offer one of the most charming accommodations in the Medina.
A historic home of the last century, recently converted into a charming guest house. Three prestigious suites and four charming rooms comprise accommodation space, while a lounge-bar, dining room, reception-lounge–library and two terraces afford leisure time.
A beautifully restored riad, designed in a style best described as Moroccan minimalism. Pared-down furnishings, soothing colours and complementary combinations all create an eye-catching, homely and stylish interior.
Traditional Fassi house built in 1389 and beautifully restored to high standards. Three elegant suites and three smaller rooms arranged around a lovely traditional patio with a fountain and orange trees. Roof-terrace converted into an elegant dining salon with a seating area.
A remarkable riad built at the beginning of the last century and impeccably converted and renovated to its former glory and splendour in close conformity with Moroccan history, culture and the art of Moorish architecture.
An oasis of luxury, calm and exquisite taste. Once the home of a wealthy merchant, it has been immaculately restored by skilled and devoted local craftsmen in line with local traditions and decorated in inimitable French design.
A petite, exquisitely restored and decorated late 18th century house at the heart of the Medina. The decoration of this richly embellished space makes it a true one-off: Asian, French and English antiques harmoniously cohabit, amplifying an ambiance of subdued luxury and charm.
A former 19th century Vizier residence renovated and refurbished by the best craftsmen of Fez to offer a true palace experience. Huge patio, luxuriously fitted public areas, top class catering and personalised service insure a comfortable and relaxed stay
This charming riad enjoys a privileged location in Fez and offers sweeping views overlooking the medina. The late 19th century patrician residence was totally renovated and refurbished with striking results. It now offers an authentic, if luxurious, slice of riad life in Fez.
This traditional Fassi Dar forms part of a trio of riads – along with Riad Tizwa Marrakech and Riad Tizwa Sidi Ifni – that are impressively eco-conscious, offering five-star comforts in traditional surroundings and staffed with English and French speakers for good service.
This luxurious riad fuses natural local design elements with contemporary influences of Arabic art and craft. The result is an eclectic yet demure elegance that permeates throughout the manor’s generous spaces, imparting harmonious ambiance and comfort.