Fez, Morocco’s second largest city, is often referred to as Morocco’s cultural capital that is over a thousand years old. There is much to do and see in the city. It is especially known for its ancient walled city, Fez el Bali, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a significant car-free urban area that covers an area of about 220 ha (540 acres) and consists of over 9,000 streets. The primary means of transportation in this city is donkeys and hand-pulled carts. When in Fez, please consider staying in a riad. What is a riad? They are traditional Moroccan homes that have an interior garden or courtyard. Many of them have been restored and now function as hotels. Please scroll down and check our list of the best riads in Fez, Morocco, that you should consider when you visit this historic city.
Located in the Medina, the old walled city of Fez, Riad Letchina provides modern amenities while giving you an ancient feel. Amenities include free WiFi access, air condition, and private bathrooms with free toiletries and towels. There are also safety deposit boxes and flat-screen TVs in the rooms as well. In the riad, Moroccan breakfast is served every morning. You can also have other meals throughout the rest of the day upon request. The Riad Letchina has a garden and a terrace. There is also a common lounge and a tour desk. This riad’s location is ideal for seeing many parts of the city. Karaouiyne and Bab Boujloud are only a 10-minute walk away. Saiss Airport is also only around 15 km (9.3 miles) away as well.
This riad has a terrace that provides a very nice view of the medina. It also features traditional wood carved and plastic arches, Zellige tiles, and a central patio. It is only a 12-minute walk from the center of Fez’s Old Medina. Each room has air-conditioning and tiled floors in a Moroccan mosaic style. Traditional carpets also decorate the rooms. You can also have breakfast on the furnished patio or on the terrace. There is also luggage storage and 24-hour reception. What makes Dar Mehdi ideal, is the accessibility to many different places. It is only a 20-minute walk from the Karaouiyne Mosque, a 10-minute drive from the Fes Train station, and about 20 km (12 miles) from the airport. Madrasa Bou Inania is only a 10-minute walk from the riad.
Dar El Ouedghiri is located in the Medina. You can relax in the terrace’s lounge, which gives you a great view of the rest of the Medina. You can also enjoy a meal on the riad’s on-site restaurant. Each room has Moroccan architecture and is decorated with Moroccan tiles. They each have air-conditioning and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served every day, and you can also try traditional Moroccan cuisine in the restaurant. Dar El Ouedghiri is only a 5-minute walk from the Cour d'appel and Lalla Bus Stops, and only a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Located in Fez’ El Bali district, it is only 2 km (1.2 miles) away from Royal Palace Fez. Riad Amor also has a barbecue and spa center, which means you will be well fed and relaxed at this riad. There is also a sun terrace and a hammam as well. Each room has a flat-screen TV. However, only a few rooms have a seating area for you to relax in after a long day. Some rooms have nice views of the mountains or garden. Nonetheless, each room has bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries. Free WIFi is also available. A 24-hour desk reception is available. There is also a hairdresser at the riad, who will allow you to look great before you head out to the rest of the city. Car hire is available as well.
Ryad Alya can provide an authentic atmospheric experience that can make you feel as if you are living in medieval times. Each suite has Moroccan decoration, yet with modern amenities such as free WiFi. The suites have maximum comfort as well. Ryad Alya also has a restaurant and spa area that features traditional hammam and body treatments. You can also relax on the spacious terrace that provides a great view of the Medina and the mountains.
The Riad Batchisarai has air-conditioned rooms that allow you to stay cool while dealing with the heat. You can enjoy the on-site restaurant as well. Some rooms have seating areas where you can relax. A few rooms have balconies or patios as well. However, each room has a private bathroom that contains a shower. You will also be provided with bathrobes and a hairdryer. Amenities include free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. There is even a babysitting service, which can allow your little ones to be taken care of. Car hire is also available. Riad Batchisarai is only 15 km (9.3 miles) away from the airport.
This riad has been dated back to the 17th century, and it is located in the heart of the Medina. There are a traditional hammam and spa that includes massage treatments. The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with free WiFi. Each room is set next to a large patio. Breakfast is served daily and the on-site restaurant serves traditional Moroccan and Fassi cuisine. There is also a hotel bar, where you can enjoy a drink. The Riad Laaroussa also has a 24-hour front desk reception and airport transportation service.
Dar Dalila features a terrace that has desk chairs and a nice panoramic-style view of the Medina. Each room has tiled floorings with Fes zellige, free WiFi, and a private bathroom that comes with free toiletries. The suites also have a lounge and a sofa. Continent breakfast is served daily, and you can also order traditional Moroccan cuisine in the dining room. This riad also offers staff-organized excursions and a guided tour. The Karaouiyne Mosque is only a 20-minute drive, while Moulay Yacoub Spa Resort is only a 40-minute drive away. The airport is a 30-minute drive away.
Located in Fes El Bali district, it is only a few steps from the Quran school. Dar Borj also has an on-site restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. There is also a 24-hour desk reception as well. Car hire is also available, and horse riding is very popular. The Army Museum is only a short walk away from the property as well. This riad is an ideal location for those who want to see the street markets. It is only 15 km (9.3 miles) away from the airport.
Located in the Medina, Riad Andalib has Andalusian-inspired architecture. It has a panoramic restaurant and a large sun terrace. There is also free WiFi, which is provided in the air-conditioned guest rooms. Each room also has a flat-screen TV and is located around the central patio. Each room also has a seating area, and there are private bathrooms that include bathrobes and slippers. There are two on-site restaurants. El Panorama serves gastronomic cuisines, while El Andalib serves traditional Moroccan cuisines. You can also have a drink at the on-site bar. The airport is only 12 km (7.5 miles) away, while the train station is only 2 km (1.2 miles) away.
An unforgettable stay in Morocco
When in Fez, please consider some of these riads. They each provide modern amenities while making you feel as if you were in medieval era Morocco. Riads have unique architecture that includes traditional Moroccan tiles. Many of these places are also very close to historical sites and markets, which will allow you to make short walks or drives.
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