Riad Fes – 5 Gorgeous Traditional Places For Your Stay In The Medina of Fes
Riad Fes Medina – I’m sure you have heard of the magnificent riads of Marrakech but did you know that the city of Fes also offers absolutely magnificent riads to its visitors? Here’s our selection of five of the best riads in the region.
Given their popularity, keep in mind that these traditional houses sell out pretty fast so be sure to book your rooms early enough! Let’s get right into this top 5, starting with Riad Karawan.
Riad Fes Medina – Riad Karawan
The Karawan is a real beauty we are sure you will absolutely love. It has recently been renovated but has kept its unique charm. One of the reasons the Karawan made it into this list is its superb hammam which is accessible to all residents of the riad. After long days of sightseeing, a steaming hot bath will definitely be your road to blissful relaxation.
The Karawan also has a terrace with a breathtaking view of the whole old city of Fes.
Riad Fes Medina – Palais Bahia
As the name suggests, this riad is a real palace. As in most riads, it has a beautiful fountain with really nice tiling in the central patio. The staff of the Palais Bahia are particularly attentive to the comfort of their guests and treat them like royalty! By the way, a shuttle will pick you up directly from the airport to get you to the riad.
You will also have access to the small pool that you see below to rest and relax. The riad also has great rooms with comfortable beds, lots of space and beautiful interior decoration. The price per night at Palais Bahia remains affordable considering the excellent quality of its services.
Booking: Palais Bahia
Our Favorite! – Dar Bensouda
The riad Dar Bensouda was built and decorated in the ‘pure’ and traditional Moroccan way, with a mixture of blue and earthy colours creating a very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere. By the way, many riads use the term dar to name their establishments and it simply means “home” in Arabic.
Dar Bensouda also has a nice swimming pool as well as spacious and comfortable rooms.
Booking: Dar Bensouda
Riad Fes Medina – Dar Borj
Dar Borj has also been recently renovated while retaining its traditional aspect to stay true to the original concept of the riad. Dar Borj offers rich breakfasts including many local specialties prepared the homemade way. You will get to enjoy your meals at Dar Borj on a charming terrace decorated with wrought iron and overlooking the medina.
Booking: Dar Borj
Budget Option – Al Pacha
Last but not least on this list of the most beautiful riads of the city of Fes is Al Pacha. In addition to providing excellent service, this riad is one of the cheapest on this list, making it suitable for smaller budgets. It is nonetheless a great riad with a beautiful open patio, a hammam, and beautifully decorated rooms.
Booking: Al Pacha
I hope these 5 sublime traditional houses made you want to visit the beautiful city of Fes. Pick your accommodation as soon as possible because these houses sell out pretty quickly, especially during high season.
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