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“Cheap backpackers” 2 of 5 stars
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16 Sekayat Demnati | Zqaq Roumanne, Fes 30000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #18 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Fes
London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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“Cheap backpackers”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

We stayed at Pension Sekaya in the middle of September for 2 nights. You definitly get what you pay for and unfortunetly I wish we paid a little more.

The positives:
- Great location just off the main drag
- Cheap
- Air con in the room

The negatives
- Damp even in 30 degree heat
- Unfriendly and unhelpful staff, excluding the daughter who was lovely
- The bed smelt like urine
- Noisy and more of a backpackers hostel than other riads I have stayed in.

We ended up moving to another riad for the last night to get away from the constant dampness and smell. After a long day in the medina, all you really want is to come back to somewhere nice and homely.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

To get to the Pension for the first time, you’ll need someone to guide you because it’s located in the heart (read: labyrinth) of the Fez’ Medina. But it’s really worth the effort to get a feeling of staying in the real Fez. It’s a beautiful hotel with clean rooms and good breakfast. The staff is always there to help. You can go for a meal on the rooftop of the restaurant Sekaya nearby the pension from where you can enjoy a great meal and an even greater view of the old city.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milano
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

First thing you will love getting into Pension Sekaya: the beautiful building, the warm welcome of Mohamed and Fouad and then, depending on the time of arrival, a tasting breakfast on the terrace (if weather permits) or a delicious dinner in the beautiful patio (the chicken was really nice...but make sure you're not in a hurry...it needs "some" time to be cooked...well, you're in Morocco!!). At any other time of the day (or night) you'll be welcomed with a hot cup of mint the...that's Moroccan hospitality.
The pension is situated right in the centre of the Medina. We first got there with the pension pick up from the airport (that's worth..same money for a taxi, plus you'll be taken right in front of the door). Then you will need some sense of orientation to find yourself in the dedalus of little and narrow streets, but that's part of the game and we could always find our way back.
It is true it's pretty cold in winter..there's no heat (but i bet you...you won't find any other pension this beautiful and heated at the same cost in the Medina!)..warm blankets are provided anyway

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

this palce is alomost impossible to find on your own, but after once you get to it you surely be able to come back. The question is would you like to? This located in almos center of Medina Riad is a a very nice place on the very first look, but if you see it twice it's unfortunatelly quite untidy, with paint falling of the walls, and what's worst it's a little bit infested with some nasty biting bugs (so be carefull at night, as those bitse will iche you for next few days). The bathrooms are as tidy as rest of the place and althought there is hot water all the time the shower isn't the nicest event of the evening. there are a lot of rooms in this riad so there's a high proability of meeting a laud family with small children in that case do not assume you will get a lot of sleep. And the breakfast althougth eaten on a very nice terasse, was unfortunatelly a little bit feel later (stomachache).
those conditions are not met with the price (we payed 300DH) which is not so big assuming other palces in Fes but in my opinion was to high.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dusseldorf
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

We spend the first two nights of our holiday in Pension Sekaya. Now at the end of our stay i can say it was 'ok'. for 300dirham a night you get a beautiful Riad and a good breakfast. Don't stay in your room to long because they are really dark and damp. Even our paper were all wet because of the damp...

Overall pretty good except the last morning. They told us that it was absolutely no problem to have an early breakfast (8.00) because we had to catch a train. So at 8 o'clock there was nobody in the riad... And when we tried to leave without breakfast at 8.10 we found out that the door was locked on the inside, so we had to wake up the local guy that was supposed to make us breakfast to open the door for us. No apology from him and he even tried to make us pay more..
So don't expect much service here and they will charge you a lot for food.

But enjoy the nice building and the roof terrace.. only that is already worth it's money...

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Roma
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

I stayed with my girlfriend in Pension Sekaya on february.First impact was very impressive,the Patio was great and the building was nice decorated.Unfortunately the room was cold and very damp and that's ruined a little bit our holiday.Service was bad and the terrace on the top floor normal.
We payed 300 dirhams per night for a double room with a poor breakfast included.
At least I do not reccomended to stay in this pension on winter,too cold and too damp,maybe could be better in summer.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2009

We had arranged to get picked up from the train station however no-one showed up and no-one answered my calls. Upon arrival by cab to the general area (Fes is pedestrianised) we were hustled to the door by a local who apparently worked for them. Normally i would ignore as i did until he produced the business card of the hotel without me speaking to him. Upon arrival he demanded around 200 dirahms for escorting us to the place about 150 meters away. I refused and offered him a fair tip. He then pretended to be insulted and made the usual ridiculous threats, i laughed him off and i was appalled to hear that the owner paid his ransom at 60 dirahm and then put it on my bill. I refused to pay this as i was more than happy to call the tourist police and report the man.

Anyway besides the owner dealing with that particular situation in the wrong way the Pension was very pleasant with great breakfasts on the terrace. Rooms on the ground floor however did seem to have a bit of damp, may not be a problem in the hotter months. Overall this is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 Sekayat Demnati | Zqaq Roumanne, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Fes
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pension Sekaya: stay at 12 € / person, including breakfast.   At the heart of the medina, in a large traditional house completely restored house 11 rooms from 2 to 5 beds with private bathrooms. Large panoramic terrace for breakfast and lunch. Kitchen available. Quiet 5 minutes from the car park, historic sites and shops.   This guest house Riad or pension, is a little hotel in the beginning of the last century. Recently renovated, it is quietly situated in the historical part, the Medina of Fez. Haven offers the services of a guest house in the first class, and the owners reserve you their best reception Its structure and its proportions it exudes calm and serenity that will not leave you indifferent. Our riad in Fez is easily accessible, ideal for exploring the maze of the medina of Fez and its region. Our Moroccan restaurant, you will discover Fassi cuisine in all its facets. ... more   less 
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