Sometimes it's hard to believe what other people write about a place. We stayed in the Riad in September, so it wasn't damp. At all.
Yes, the place is hard to find, but it is in the medina of Fes, almost everything there is hard to find. Kind of its charm. And once one of the female staff members showed us the way, we had no problems finding back there.
The staff was great, they would answer all our questions. And we had a lot of questions. From prices to where to buy Arabic books. Two of them spoke English very well. They also arranged a visit in a hammam for us. Of course it was more expensive than what a local pays, but it was cheaper than one of the tourist hammams and we were the only tourists in the two (separate) places.
The breakfast was very good, with bread, jam, cheese and olives, eggs, coffee and mint tea. And those sort of pancakes.
We stayed in two different rooms, one on first floor, which was small and rather dark, but who is going to spend time in the room if you have a beautiful terrace and an inner couryard to choose from? It also had windows only into the courtyard, but that's how they build in Arabic medinas. And it means, that it is really quiet and perfectly dark at night. The second room was on the ground floor, with the beautiful double-doors you can see on the photos already online. The room was really high and a lot cooler than the first one. Both rooms had their own bathrooms (hot water) and air con.
If you expect a Europan-style hotel (or hostel) with tiled bathrooms, bedside lamps and windows to the outside of the house, don't stay there. But then don't stay in the medina at all. If you want an affordable and friendly place, inside the medina (means no trouble with taxi drivers), with helpful staff, good breakfast and clean rooms, this has all of it.
Maybe there was a change of staff recently? Otherwise I can't understand some of the ratings...
- Also Known As:
- Pension Sekaya Hotel Fes
- Pension Sekaya Hotel