Riad Fes is a luxury hotel with 30 rooms, hidden away in the dark alleys of the Medina (medieval district) in Fes, Morocco. It is situated in an ideal location, close to the bus station and the Bab Boujoud entrance of the Medina. A dark alley will lead you to a wooden door which leads to an old Moroccan palace that houses this magnificent luxury hotel today.
Inside Riad Fes
The beautiful lobby is furnished with traditional style Moroccan mosaics, Moorish art, Islamic cravings, antique doors, a large piano as well as a grandiose gold chandelier. The place made me feel like I was in an old Moroccan palace.
Every guest is greeted with a welcome tea in this beautifully decorated colorful lobby. The hotel is part of the Relais Chateaux group which is a hotel chain that prides itself with offering gourmet meals prepared by famous chefs all over the World. Also, these hotels want to make their visitors feel at home, by providing a cozy, familial atmosphere to its visitors.
The hotel has an Andalusian Patio, where marble arches and columns surround an emerald green pool. The bar of the hotel is right by the pool and it is beautifully lit up at night.
The bar also has a beautiful wine bar with a large selection of French and Moroccan wines.
The Baroque Patio was my favorite, this part was furnished with elegant black furniture and combined with large mirrors and crystal ceiling lights.
The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool, a spa and a gym for wellness aficionados. The spa offers a wide variety of services that includes Arabic hammam, 2-3 day long spa rituals, massage, manicure, pedicure and couple treatments.
Our suite was in the traditional part of the hotel, where rooms are furnished in Moroccan style. The room was overlooking an inner patio. The suite had the highest ceiling one can imagine. The furnishing and the wallpaper were red and gold. A large chandelier and the heavy wall to wall curtains made us feel like we were in a palace.
The bathroom was large and beautiful. There was a large bathtub in the middle of the bathroom and two marble sinks on each sides. Authentic Moroccan natural cosmetics were provided for the guests, such as black soap and clay.
Breakfast was served in the bright restaurant in the Andalusian part of the hotel.
A wide variety of breakfast options were served including omlettes in a tagine, strawberry and orange juices, fruit salad, a large selection of pastries, croissants, madeleines as well as moroccan sweets, pancakes and waffles.
The rooftop terrace on the third floor provides an incredible view overlooking the Medina and the entire city. It is a wonderful place to relax with a glass of champagne after a long day of sightseeing.
Riad Fes is recommended to anyone, who is looking for a luxurious and authentic Moroccan resort in a hidden, old palace in the heart of a beautiful, historical city.
After visiting Fes, we set out to explore the Sahara Desert. Visiting the desert was an unforgettable experience. Read about Emily Luxton’s Morocco Desert Trip to learn about a trip to the Sahara.
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