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Riad Damia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 rue Sornas Ziat, Fes 30000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #41 of 86 hotels in Fes
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Riad with wonderful hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a lovely welcome when we arrived from the owner and his steward who looked after us extremely well during our stay - very helpful, courteous and attentive. He arranged all the transport and day tours that we wanted - and these were all excellent. The Riad itself is stunningly beautiful and the rooms are exquisitely decorated and furnished. Fez is an astonishing city to visit and we can only give the Riad Damia our highest possible recommendation for a happy and memorable stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb (we got a tour to see them all!) Our preference is a top floor room looking...
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We are four friends who had wonderful three nights in Riad Damia, which is a real treasure in Fes. The riad is a traditional fine home, tastefully redecorated by the owner who greeted us on arrival. The rooms are huge, with adjoining bathrooms. Evenings spent in the atrium were relaxing affairs, with the caretaker waiting on us under pleasing guitar music on the stereo.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I arrived at Riad Damia totally sick (this often happens in Morocco I believe) and was sick half of the days while I stayed here, but I can never forget this lovely place. The inside of the house if incredible with mosaic tiled walls, carved wooden ceilings, lovely courtyard. The room we stayed (with full bath) was also incredible. Not only the place is lovely, but the staff is incredibly...staff probably being one man (Adjin) who took care of us while we were there. First night when I was sick and unable to eat anything, he didn't bark at getting me some bananas and hot water even when it was fairly late.
If I have to go back to one place in Morocco, I'd definitely go here again!

Room Tip: The room with full bath (I believe a suite) might be little more expensive, but well worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

A wonderfull traditional riad in a quiet part of the old town, very helpful owner and accomodating live in caretaker. Fantastic service and a real haven after a trek around the medina, how it should be, not for those who love insipid boutique dwellings rather a proper Fes experience, not to be missed! Watching the sun set from the roof terrace is unforgettable, a real gem of a place.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

My two friends and I had a great couple of nights here. The riad is beautiful, the showers are warm, breakfast is delicious, we could use the internet whenever we needed to, and the manager is very nice. He made sure we had enough heaters and blankets at night and helped make sure we got a taxi when we were leaving. The location is also good; it was quite quiet at night. We're college students so this was on the more luxurious end of our budget. Finding the medina by walking was a little tricky, but we managed. Definitely would go back!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our party, a couple and a mother/2-year-old, had a wonderful stay at this excellent riad. It's really not all that difficult to find, being just inside the Bab Ziat gate to the Fes el Bali medina. It's a walk to the central touristy area of the medina (the blue gate), but a nice one and not more than 10 minutes away. One thing I've noted in other reviews is that, when possible, management upgrades your rooms at no cost. This happened to us as there were no other occupants of the riad over the 4 days of our stay there. So we were given very large rooms which were nicely decorated in a kitsch sort of way. I'd have to say that this riad begs for a little bit of upkeep and a bit more taste in furnishings and it would be an absolute stunner. Our bathroom was large and beautiful but you couldn't attach the shower fixture to the wall, the lighting was very poor, and hot water was never available, only a lukewarmth which just barely allowed use of the huge tub.

The owner greeted our party on arrival and beamed as he announced we'd been upgraded. The manager, Fahrid, was exceptionally accommodating and nice, and was quite prepared to run little errands for you. We had some dry cleaning we needed to have done overnight before our departure and Fahrid ran the garments to the cleaners, got them to have the work done by the next morning, and retrieved them. The two-year-old accompanying us was often a bit rambunctious and somewhat misbehaved, but Fahrid was loving and caring to her as he watched out for her. We had one dinner in, and when informed we were not partial to sweets, we were given a very nice melon for dessert. All in all, this was a lovely stay and we will be sure to return when we come back to Fes, which I'm sure we shall for it is a fascinating city.

Incidentally, no roaches or untoward insects were noted.

Room Tip: If you want an upgrade, if there are no other visitors I'm sure you'll be offered one.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Enjoyed our stay at Riad Damia. Mint tea and a hospitable welcome upon arrival! Also, as we were alone during our stay, our room was upgraded to the master suite - thanks! Breakfast was quite good but the constant waiting on our table (by the manager) was quite disconcerting. Would be a good idea to give guests a key to the Riad so they can come and go as they please rather than having to buzz every time. Generally, a pleasant stay - but at times, it honestly felt like we were somewhat under surveillance, making it difficult to fully relax...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 rue Sornas Ziat, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Damia 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within the walls of the Old Medina, yet accessible by car, Riad Damia is a exquisitely maintained masters residence blending the beauty of Andalouse tradition with modern amenities. ... more   less 
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