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“Stunning Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Norma
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Derb Sornas - Ziat | Medina, Fes, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Stunning Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Riad Norma is a fantastic hotel with three main strengths. One: It has a fantastic atmosphere and setting. The central courtyard lit by lamp light at night is magical. Two: Incredible food. The chef is fantastic serving freshly prepared Moroccan cuisine with a French twist. Breakfasts of hot Bedouin pancakes with local honey and French coffee is the perfect start to a day of site seeing. Finally the staff and owner are incredibly helpful, kind and speak perfect English. They could not have done more to make my stay more enjoyable and I hope to return soon when another escape and break is needed.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

An oasis inside Fez medina. Our safe and restoring refuge after a day tour in the medina.
Very near one of the entrance doors of the Medina.
Very nice big room(Lucia) on the first floor, according with requested room facilities and details, agreed by emails before booking. As it was still winter time, the room had efficient reversible AC /heating. Very well decorated, clean and bright wiht 3 big windows to the internal patio. Big and confortable bed. Riad personell was very friendly and perfect in all aspects.
Very cosy atmosphere in the common parts of the Riad.
We had dinner twice there. The staff was able to provide us delicious vegetarian meals served near the fireplace.
Madame Monique was always supervising every detail. Very friendly and paying attention to the minimum guests thoughts and wishes. Also the staff: Mustapha, Adjani and others were very efficient.
It is a place highly recommended and surely to return again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Great place. Beautiful building: elegant, cosy, romantic. Very well run by an attentive owner. Rooms are super and the garden is also pleasant, with a nice small pool to plung and refresh. Not in the town centre but very close to it (15 mins walk). We enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

This is a wonderful place to stay, within walking distance of most of the sights/sites of Fez. It is a beautifully restored riad with a shady garden where we could relax after exploring fascinating Fez. Monique and her staff were endlessly hospitable and charming. We had copious and delicious breakfasts and dinners served in the garden. Moroccan specialities ( and good local wines) and some French; a vegetarian was well catered for too. The bedrooms are large, traditionally decorated and furnished. The bathrooms also large and spotless.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StAlbans
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Absolutely superb, very friendly and welcoming. The restored building is beautiful and opens onto an attractive garden with outside pool. Room was large and comfortable and meals were excellent. Owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. Location is good: in the Medina but close to a gate so that a taxi can get near.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

an excellent riad which has been renovated with the upmost of care. it is like a palace. we got upgraded to the norma room which is the royal suit and we certainly felt like royalty.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Riad Norma has been beautifiully and lovingly restored resulting in a sumptious location for our stay in Fez. The inner couryard was exquisitely designed, as was the whole of the Riad. The outside pool (most unusual) and garden was an added delight. The food was delicious, though a little salt for our individual taste, and beautifully presented by the ever-attentive staff. Monique, our hostess was gracious and always helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 Derb Sornas - Ziat | Medina, Fes, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Fes
#31 Romantic Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Norma 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Norma is a large Royal suite 70m², with a corridor looking over the patio and the garden, a spacious bath room with dressing room, desk, safe, air-conditioning and heating.There is a possibility of adding an extra bed or even two for a family of four. ... more   less 
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