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Riad Idrissy
13 Derb Idrissy | Siaj, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui, Fes 30110, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #5 of 176 Fes B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Extraordinary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

As hardened, seasoned and cynical travellers we were looking for something different. Morocco seemed to have escaped us, but as everyone goes to Marrakech we settled on Fes. We were so glad we did, what a fascinating and complex place. Lose yourselves in the ancient Medina which appears not to have changed in centuries and soak up the atmosphere of the souk, where so many wonderful family run stalls pedal their wares. But always return from the madness of the streets to the glorious oasis of calm, beauty and sophistication of the Riad Idrissy.

On arrival we stepped off the bustling street through a heavy oak door in the wall into the most amazingly serene and stunning room that stretches up through the centre of the Riad. That 'wow' factor it has in spades. Clearly built to convey the wealth of its creator and to impress it's guests, it certainly did that for us. We were greeted by the Riad's delightful and extremely knowledgable maitre d', Robert, who did everything possible to make our stay the truly memorable holiday it was. Sun downers on the roof terrace, a must. That stunning view, no better way to absorb the essence of Fes. Bedrooms and bathrooms have every modern convenience and the meals provided were delicious.

If you like chain hotels that are the same the world over, then this may no be your scene, but if you are looking for a unique experience, then we highly recommend both Fes and Riad Idrissy.

Make sure you visit cafe Clock in the Medina and if you have time take a trip out to the Roman ruins in Volubilis near Moulay Idriss, well worth the hair raising taxi ride.

Room Tip: All the rooms are unique. We stayed in a wonderful room on the first floor overlooking both the stre...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

The Riad Idrissy provides a perfect base for all visitors to this amazing city. It is In he most perfect location, quiet and peaceful yet only a few paces from the bustling and colourful Medina. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

What a wonderful weekend in a stunning Riad. Perfect in every way. Everything from fabulous views to delicious food, and all provided by a 'host with the most'. (Thank you Robert.)

The bedrooms and public areas are beautifully decorated and combine ancient and modern Fes with taste and eclat.

Can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

I just loved everything about this amazing Riad. The huge central atrium, the DELICIOUS breakfast, the incredible views from the roof terrace and the incredible four poster bed with crisp white linen - just perfect. The furnishings are eclectic and stylish, with no trace of pastiche or 'Moroccan lite'. And the private ruined garden next door which we had exclusive access to in the mornings was just so unexpected in a walled medina! Sitting quietly there in the morning sun surrounded by beautifully-potted plants, flowers and herbs, with nothing but sky above was just the start to the day we needed. The manager Rob (and also the person responsible for the furnishings and garden) is so lovely and very helpful, speaking English, French and Dirija (the local language). I'd highly recommend Riad Idrissy for your stay in Fez.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 13 Derb Idrissy | Siaj, Sidi Ahmed Chaoui, Fes 30110, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Idrissy is a restored 400 year old mansion in the heart of Fez medina, it is perfectly located for days wandering the medieval streets as well as bespoke excursions into the surrounding countryside. There is a large garden at the riad where both traditional and 'Modern Moroccan' dishes are served. The garden is a rather grand ruined house filled with fruit trees, roses, jasmin & a spice garden. Whole house rental is also available. ... more   less 
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