This riad is distinguished by the incredibly friendly staff and the beautiful interior. The staff went out of their way to prepare couscous for three hungry, late-arriving visitors. Didn’t realize what an imposition this was until later when I learned how involved it is to prepare the dish.
Apparently, three smaller riads were combined to make the current accommodation. Look for subtly different tile patterns as you pass through the antechambers. We poked our noses into a couple of the other rooms and they were all top-notch, as was our own.
Note that this riad is located inside the medina and is a 20 minute walk from Bab Boujloud. Hire a push-cart driver to handle the luggage and (hopefully) get you to the hotel. Look for small black signs once you get within 500 meters. The hotel is located up a short, climbing alley and is denoted by a pink sign. Good luck and welcome to Fes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the end of a quiet street, near the heart of the ancient labyrinth of the medina of Fez, the Algilà Fès offers a charming base for exploring the souks and monuments of the loveliest of Morocco’s imperial cities. The hotel is comprised of three inter-connected 18th century residences, each an architectural gem in its own right, offering modern comforts in a traditional setting. The hotel’s five suites and seven guest rooms are arrayed around three separate courtyards fitted with fountains, palm trees and sitting areas.This unique configuration lends itself to individual travelers and couples as well as to families and small groups, as parties requiring four or more rooms can reserve a section of the building for their private use. ... more less
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