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“Luxury and service in Fez” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Maison Bleue
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   33 Derb El Mitten | Ain Azliten, Fes 30110, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #24 of 87 Hotels in Fes
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Luxury and service in Fez”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We arrived after a four day trip to the High Atlas and Sahara and were greeted by charming, helpful staff. The riad is very well appointed, our suite was luxurious and a joy after the travelling - large bed, hot shower and air conditioning. We had dinner on the rooftop restaurant with views of Fez, the ramparts and, in early evening, a sky full of birds! The food is delicious, breakfast offers varied local and international dishes. There are lots of stairs to climb to the various parts of the building. The hammam was an experience worth taking. All in all highly recommended.

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at riad maison blue for 3 nights in September 2013 and were lodged in a beautiful suite overlooking the old fort. Our suite was absolutely beautiful with rose petals on the bed and in the bath and a basket of fruits to welcome us. just divine. All the employees were helpful and staying at riad maison bleue was the highlight of our stay in Fes. Loved it and would recommend it to anyone staying in Fes. The location was perfect as the entrance to the medina was only a couple of minutes walk away and at night it was all well lit so we felt very safe walking to and from the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Riad Maison Bleue was a very welcome oasis after a 9 hour train journey from Marrakech. We were welcomed with milk and dates beside the lovely pool before being shown to our suite, named after the philosopher Lahbabi, which was quite luxurious. It consisted of a large sleeping area with king-sized bed, a comfortable sitting area, a dining area complete with dining table and candelabra, a dressing area and a large bathroom. At night we looked out at the ruins of the old medinah walls which were floodlit, very atmospheric (slightly more atmospheric than the dogs barking and the donkeys braying during the night - but they didn't keep us awake).
We ate breakfast on the lower roof terrace which was delightful. Fresh orange juice, fruit salad, yogurt, cheese, ham, various breads and pastries with preserves and tea/mint tea or coffee. We did not sample the cooked option as we didn't feel that we needed it.
There were 2 other roof terraces on which to relax and admire the views over Fez. One has sunloungers or sofas in the shade, and the topmost terrace has sofas, tables and even better views. An evening drink up there was wonderful after a hard day sightseeing.
The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, from ordering a drink on the terrace to organising a day trip to Volubilis, Meknes and Moulay Idris, complete with guide and driver.
The riad is only a short walk through the souk from the Blue Gate where there is a selection of restaurants serving typical local food. Several of the restaurants have roof terraces which are a good place to watch the thousands of swallows hunting for insects as the sun goes down.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the historic sites of Fez including the tannery and the pottery. Definitely a place to visit, and where better to stay than Riad Maison Bleue.

Room Tip: The Philosophers Suite was beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It has very beautiful pool, romantic and cute rooms.
Although we arrived the riad midnight about 2 a.m. because our ship from Spain was late, the hotel manager ( or a staff) was so nice and kind that he gave us hot wet towels, some local dried fruit and tea.
Also, the room was very beautiful with rose petals everywhere such as on the bed, the bathtub and had lots of 'welcome fruit' .
The furnitures looked antique and luxurious.
We loved this riad very much.
There was one point to be improved, though: small ants in the bath room. It is probably because of the hot humid climate and may be difficult to get rid of them completely on the ground floor.

Overall, we really enjoyed the stay in this riad. We would like to visit it again.

Thank you for your service.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you really want to get a peek into Moroccan culture and traditional life style you really have to go to Fes for that's where the soul of Morocco lives.
And to get an insight you have to stay at the Riad Maison Bleue.
We were driving from Tangiers and had no idea how long it would take us to get to Fes. As it happened it took far longer than what we had anticipated.
I had called in advance to let the hotel know of our late arrival and need for a long over due meal.
We reached at 11 PM and they had made arrangements for the kitchen and bar to be kept open.
It's a narrow lane good for pedestrian traffic only that leads up to an ornate Moroccan door which opens into the riad, inside the internal courtyard has a pool and around it run corridors that lead to rooms and terraces and patios.
There are a lot of plants and trees, rose and orange dominate.

Rooms are very well appointed and are at various levels spread through out, its all very picturesque and private.
Food is Moroccan and French.
The spa is recommended, after an entire day in the madina the couple of hours spent in the hamman and spa were very welcome. The hamman is unlike its Turkish cousin, which is very basic and somewhat harsh, this one is gentle and private and calming. The massage was very good.
We went for one day but stayed for 2 and that on a tight schedule is saying something.
I think we got a suite, four poster bed and seating area and desk and what not.
Their site is : http://www.maisonbleue.com/riad-maison-bleue/index.php?lg=1

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We drove from Tangiers to Fez and we stayed in Riad Maison Bleue, which is a wonderful hotel down a tiny backstreet just next to the Medina. They have their own car park which although resembles a vacant lot of scrub land, had 24 hour security with a day and night guard, a heap of young lads with shopping trolleys to carry your luggage to the hotel door and another young lad who offered to wash our car for 50MAD. Brilliant!
Our room was spacious and met all our needs. We had a superb view out of our window towards the fort. Air con was welcoming. Swimming pool is set in the middle of a courtyard and is beautifully cool and refreshing. Staff were very kind and helpful and made us a packed lunch on our last day, (including buying us a thermos flask for our mint tea!), so we could stop en-route for our journey back to Tangiers - as we went during Ramadan ALL cafes, bars, restaurants (yes.... even McDonald's) are closed until 7.30pm.
Mustafa on front reception was as amiable as Mohammed in the restaurant. Kind, considerate and attentive.
The Medina is amazing and you seriously have to have a guide.... I suggest you ask the hotel to organise SAMMY for you. He is brilliant and speaks Italian, English, Spanish, German and Arabic perfectly. He has a wealth of knowledge which he is willing to share but not overwhelming with dates and facts... Just enough to keep it funny and interesting.
Meknes (west of Fez) is well worth a stop on the way to Moulay Idriss and Volubilis (north of Meknes). All three places are a great day trip out of Fez, or if you are driving, as we were, a good pit stop on the way to your next destination. Volubilis is quite a remarkable place and for the 10MAD entrance fee, well worth a visit to the 3AD archeological site

Room Tip: Lots of stairs in this hotel, but if you don´t mind that, then the Junior Suite is superb
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The lovely Riad Maison Bleue is exactly as described on the Splendia website where we found it. I drove down from Marbella with my sister and had an amazing journey arriving in Fes at sundown on a Ramadan day, which meant that everyone was in the streets about to eat after a lobg day of fasting, and it was pretty chaotic on the roads but a lovely guy on a scooter told us to follow him and he took us right to the entrance of the hotel and would not accept a penny.

Gorgeous ice cold room with a lovely four poster modern bed and boy was it good! Lovely staff and very attentive. Only thing to watch out for is if you have bad knees, there are about 70 stairs to go up from the pool and reception to the rooms! It is 3 old houses joined together, so higgledy piggledly and really eclectic and a bit eccentric - we loved it!

The absolute highlight for us, was Abdul, our guide, who everyone calls Sammy as he the image of Sammy Davis Junior, although better looking! He was funny, charming, extremely knowledgeable, and without him we would not have enjoyed the sights before us. We met several guides before, but there was no comparison. He speaks 5 languages perfectly and is very educated and cost us 400 Dh a full day ( about €40) and worth double that.
When he knew we were driving all day back to Spain, he even called us en route to see how we were doing.. If you ever travel to Fes, call the Maison Bleue and ask them to book Sammy for you.

Room Tip: we had the junior suite and it was beautiful, with 2 sofas, tv, ipod dock, separate dressing room, l...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Maison Bleue

Address: 33 Derb El Mitten | Ain Azliten, Fes 30110, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#19 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#21 Family Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Maison Bleue 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel consists of three interconnecting houses, which creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere. When exploring the routes connecting the houses guests feel as though they are negotiating the laneways of the ancient Medina of Fez. The 18 suites, comfortable restaurant, private spa and hammam, well-equipped gym and intimate bar exude an air of discreet luxury. Throughout, timeless Moroccan style is merged with more modern touches, resulting in elegant interiors and luxurious comfort.Discover the new launched Maison Cordon Bleue our cooking school. ... more   less 
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