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Riad Dar Chrifa
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Ziat | 20, Arsat El Hammoumi, Fes 30110, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #82 of 176 Fes B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My wife and I spent two magnificent nights in the riad chrifa.
The place is as incredible as the staff and we had an overall 5 star experience.

We highly recommend it

  • Stayed October 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Our group of 10 motorcyclists stayed here for one night. The 10 bikes were parked nearby in a supervised basement car park - no problem.

There is nothing to see on the outside of the Riad and even the nameplate is small and easily missed.

However, once inside the place is amazing, you now know you are in a different culture - a centre courtyard with comfortable seating, a high sliding roof and three floors of very ornate inward facing balconies. Lovely view from the rooftop. Every room was unique. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was good too.

The staff arranged a guide for us for a 3 hour morning trip. Getting a guide is definitely recommended. Fes is a really fascinating place (sights, sounds and especially smells) and with a guide you see the best places (much more interesting than Marrakech) in a short time and without getting pestered in the street.

Tannery has to be the worst job in the world and you will be lucky to leave Fes without a leather belt or a carpet.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bremgarten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

I got a very warm welcome in the Hotel. And during my stay of 4 nights I got all the information I needed and very hearty discussions. The Patio in the hotel is great. And the rooms are in the style of 1001 nights. Every room is different. The hotel itself is very calm and the view over the old town Fes from the roof is fantastic.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Italia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

very warm welcome, very nice staff (hichem very good guy!!) we stayed in beautiful room, we had rich breakfast nice hammam very good location just 10 minutes to bab boujeloud. we had really good time. thanks to all staff not to our second family.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Donegal Town, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

We had booked this hotel for 2 nights. Upon arrival at the hotel we were shown to our room. We could smell dampness as soon as we walked in. This was confirmed by the walls of the bathroom. We asked to be moved to a better room. After explaining to us that this was supposedly a 'feature' of the hotel, we were shown to a room which was better, but still nowhere near what we had expected based on the website. The floor tiles and furniture were quite old and worn and the bathroom also had signs of dampness. Worse was yet to come however. The next morning we were told that we had to pay additional taxes for accommodation that was sub-standard to begin with. This was despite the fact that our booking through hotels.com had explicitly stated that all taxes and fees were included.

This led to our first meeting with the receptionist. I have to say she was very unpleasant to deal with, asking if either of us had any experience of travelling and petulantly turning the computer screen away from us at one point. She eventually admitted having sent an email to hotels.com to sort this out, but still insisted we pay up. We asked to speak to the owner, who consequently didn't bother to turn up. We had a similar confrontation the following day and in addition we were charged several times the cost price for a bottle of water which we had been told was free. We have travelled many places in the world but we will never forget this hotel or the way we were treated. We feel we have been maltreated and quite deceived. Do not be fooled by the website or the slick photography and please do not make the same mistake we did by booking this unfriendly, overpriced, sub-standard excuse for a hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

This Riad is absolutely lovely and the service is great. If you require anything: a guide, a car, dinner, tea, etc. The owner or the staff will help you find what you need. The breakfast is simple, fresh and there is something new each morning. Do be nice to the lady who will make your bed as she is also your cook! I will go back if in Fes or to the sister Riad Jardin Chrifa.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Attard, Malta
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

The place is clean with big rooms, hot water and water pressure excellent. They have a good in house hammam. The owner greeted us and speaks good English. She in fact asked us if we wanted a tour guide to go through the Medina. We took him and the best thing was that when we were with him nobody botherede us (Shop owners, restaurants, children). It is a bit far away and you might feel a bit uncomfortable walking back in the dark but an option would be to take a taxi as besides taxis being very cheap it is 1 min away from Bab Ziat. The only problem is that we booked and paid Hotels.com but on check out we were asked to pay an extra 276 DH for 3 nights for 4 persons, which was not mentioned anywhere. It is not much but is is not expected.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Address: Ziat | 20, Arsat El Hammoumi, Fes 30110, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dar Chrifa 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the medina, in the district Ziat, with the possibility of access by car, this charming riad offers comfort and a great environment to see the spiritual city of Fez. Recently renovated with great taste and love, Riad Dar Chrifa is designed in the traditional Moroccan decor which creates the authentic atmosphere. You will find in this house, three bedrooms and four luxury suites (all with bathrooms and air conditioning), situated around a central patio and a lounge that invites you to both rest and relaxation. You can also enjoy the tadelakted hammam after a long day of walking in the Medina, and a pleasant terrace with a beautiful panoramic view of downtown. You can have an evening dinner in the sitting room, the patio or the terrace and enjoy tagines, couscous, grilled meats, pastilla and all the flavors of Moroccan cuisine. We will welcome your arrival with tea and Moroccan pastries. ... more   less 
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