We had arranged to get picked up from the train station however no-one showed up and no-one answered my calls. Upon arrival by cab to the general area (Fes is pedestrianised) we were hustled to the door by a local who apparently worked for them. Normally i would ignore as i did until he produced the business card of the hotel without me speaking to him. Upon arrival he demanded around 200 dirahms for escorting us to the place about 150 meters away. I refused and offered him a fair tip. He then pretended to be insulted and made the usual ridiculous threats, i laughed him off and i was appalled to hear that the owner paid his ransom at 60 dirahm and then put it on my bill. I refused to pay this as i was more than happy to call the tourist police and report the man.
Anyway besides the owner dealing with that particular situation in the wrong way the Pension was very pleasant with great breakfasts on the terrace. Rooms on the ground floor however did seem to have a bit of damp, may not be a problem in the hotter months. Overall this is a good place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pension Sekaya: stay at 12 € / person, including breakfast. At the heart of the medina, in a large traditional house completely restored house 11 rooms from 2 to 5 beds with private bathrooms. Large panoramic terrace for breakfast and lunch. Kitchen available. Quiet 5 minutes from the car park, historic sites and shops. This guest house Riad or pension, is a little hotel in the beginning of the last century. Recently renovated, it is quietly situated in the historical part, the Medina of Fez. Haven offers the services of a guest house in the first class, and the owners reserve you their best reception Its structure and its proportions it exudes calm and serenity that will not leave you indifferent. Our riad in Fez is easily accessible, ideal for exploring the maze of the medina of Fez and its region. Our Moroccan restaurant, you will discover Fassi cuisine in all its facets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pension Sekaya Hotel Fes