The best random search ever! Fantastic place and amazing interior in a great location. Pleasant atmosphere, big comfortable room and super professional service by Ahmad the owner who came up with all the necessaryinfo about fez. From the very first moment you feel at home. This place is highly recommended!
The riad is great and can definitely recommend staying here. The girl working there (Maryam) is very nice and helpful, you can ask her everything and she will do her best to help. The owner (Ahmed) was also very helpful, he arranged all of our airport transfers. We had a normal double room, it is not very big, but completely comfortable for 2 people. It was also very clean and the room had everything needed. Breakfast was fresh and quite rich - we had a variety of food every day. The only negative side of the riad is the location - it is at the end of the medina and finding your way to the Blue gate is definitely an adventure!
First the good news,Maryam ( The day to day running of the Riad )Yousaf ( The owners brother ) and Ahmed ( The owner ) were all spot on. Good comms and everything was dealt with in a professional manner. That's the end of the good news. Although I liked the owners and the staff my loyalties lie with the paying public and a good and fair review should be given. Now,I've never stayed in a Riad before so I've really haven't got anything to measure the Meski against. Maybe a lot of my negatives are just synonymous with Riads and I shouldn't be so negative about them. The Meski had 8 bedrooms,4 for guests and 4 for the family living there. From what I could tell there were 3 smallish bedrooms and 1 family room,which my friends had. The family room was huge,with a double bed and 2 single beds and A decent size bathroom. My room you couldn't swing a cat in,there was a double bed in it however,there wasn't even a wardrobe in it,you had to hang your clothes on a set of 4 clothes pegs. Come to think of it,my friends room didn't have a wardrobe in it either. The noise levels in the Meski were pretty loud,I don't know if that happens with all Riads because of the design,but this was ridiculous. You could hear the phone notifications pinging. I'm a very heavy sleeper,but my friends aren't,so be wary. Both bathrooms kept flooding when you took a shower and my friends sink even flooded when they brushed their teeth or shaved. We were told that the pipes were very thin and these things happen,not too happy,it was quite disgusting. The beds weren't made in the whole of the 4 days of our visit. Surely you shouldn't have to ask for clean towels or toilet rolls !!!. There wasn't a TV in any of our rooms,no safe either for our valuables,plus the room door security was pretty weak,a decent shove and your in. The doors were pretty rickety. We did mention the security element to Maryam and she assured us that nothing would happen,all her family lives there and it's completely safe. TBH it was reassuring,but it may put off some people. The Riad itself was in the Medina,I'm betting if you hid Bin Laden in there there's no way the CIA are getting him. We're quite tech savvy and we just kept getting lost. Until the last day when we clocked it. The local Street kids could see that you were lost and would eagerly take you home,whether you wanted them to or not. They could become very agitated if you didn't give them any money for taking you home. 20 Dirhams would be good enough,but it's just another awkward inconvenience that you can well do without. The smell outside the Meski was just terrible,like a dead animal or something,bags of domestic litter were just left on the road,although later cleared in the meantime the smell was awful. Even on the inside there was a terrible smell ftom the bathroom,not in mine fortunately,but in my friends room. In conclusion I feel that for the same money or just a bit more a better Riad can be attained. …
The riad is very authentic and the staff were very helpful and kind. The manager was very attentive and was always willing to help out with local advise. The overall experience was like being welcomed into a family home and looked after. We will definitely be back!
We landed in Fes 11pm local time and after sorting our car hire and follwing waze (google maps only shows preview) we arrived near the location. By the time we reached the place it was about 12am. You must park your car on the main road and then pay the parking attendant about 5 DH or less per car is reasonable. It is a 10 minute walk to the Riad. We were thirsty and as all the shops were shut we thought we will at least get water from the staff at the place but ... NO! there was not a single drop of safe clean drinking water available. there was 9 of us in 2 rooms but we were equally shocked to find there was no heater electric or gas in any of the bedrooms. We did receive 2 blankets each but the room was still far too cold and led to a difficult poor nights sleep. In the morning it was a change of scenery, a fully laid out breakfast table with coffee, tea, bread, pastry and yogurt. As we stayed for 2 nights we requested egg omelettes to be served the next day, they initially refused but after offering to pay for the service they then agreed with extra coffee/tea. The shower room was structurally fragmented. The toilet was not set in stone as to speak, it was swaying from side to side as you leant forward or side to side. the wall where the shower was situated had exposed wall where there was no tiling and was disgusting to look at. The only positive aspect of it was that there was a good flow of hot running water and sufficient towels were provided.…
Plus: the owner's mom is really a good cooker, and the food is very tasty and reasonably priced. You might want to mention early if you want to eat at the Riad. Minus, this is really a 1-2 star facility and very simple and basic. There is no heating and we had to cover ourselves with blankets. Shower and bath is kind of substandard. You can hear noise throughout the property. Cleanness: okay. I would put it in the last place out of 6 Riads we stayed in Morocco.
Stayed for 4 nights and what can I say, simply awesome customer service from the Riad Meski's team (Ahmad, Mahdi and Youseff). Breakfast was splendid, the spread was endless and ordering our meals was always a breeze. Great start to our journey in Morrocco~\! Riad is located conveniently in the medina and within walking distance to the local market and shopping area.
The Riad was quick to send me a message right after booking, offering pick-up service from the airport or gate. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Ahmad. The checking-in was casual and felt more like having a conversation. That was extraordinary and an excellent start to my Moroccan experience. His brothers, Yusof and Mahdi was helpful, friendly and efficient too.
(+) Immediately after booking I got an e-mail from Riad Meski with an offer to pick us up either from the airport, bus or train station. It is better to take a taxi from the train or bus station and come to Bab guissa (near to the Palais Jamei) and it should not cost more than 2 euro. Then contact the Riad and ask them to pick you up at the gate (Bab guissa), otherwise it is difficult to find the place. We found it by ourselves but it was not easy and we asked for help at the street. A couple of days before arrival to Fes I got a message from Riad Meski, where they informed and apologized about a problem with sewage pipe system. It was blocked and they could not accommodate us. However, they booked us a superior establishment at Dar El Ouedghiri, which was closer to the restaurant area and main tourist attractions. (-) It would be nice to have some signs at the streets how to find the Riad. I read the ecstatic reviews of the Riad regarding the food and wanted to try it there. Unfortunately, the owners did not inform us beforehand that we should reserve it in advance, so we have not tried the local food at Riad Meski.…
I went here early March and initially was a little unsure as we arrived at night and it was all very quiet. Also when shown my room I did find it was slightly dark for my liking. However, the next day we went out to explore and I realised we were located right in the Medina, which was so beautiful and magical with all the charm and history. Ahmed and his family were really great organising everything very efficiently for us and also were very welcoming. We had dinner here too - true Moroccan food and the food was absolutely amazing and quality. I would definitely advise eating here.
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