My husband and I spent 2 nights at this riad just as the Fes Music Festival was beginning. Overall, we had a pleasant experience at this riad, but only 1 person there speaks any English, so that made it a bit difficult at times. People speaking French will fare much better. We arrived in a rental car. There is parking right next to the riad, but we could not get any precise directions ahead of time as to exactly how to arrive at either the riad or the parking area. As a result, our GPS led us to an incorrect location and we were quickly set upon by faux guides wanting to lead us (for a fee, of course!) to the riad. That made for a rather scary experience (and I don't scare easily!).
The riad is in a good location for exploring the medina area. Our room was very pretty, and the breakfast which is not served until 8:30 was fine. The central courtyard is filled with chirping birds. I love birds, but there were perhaps too many here. Plan to be awakened early by all the chirping. There are also 2 pet turtles living in the courtyard. They are amusing to watch, but I felt sorry that they didn't have a more natural environment to explore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guesthouse "Jardin Chrifa" opens its doors in one of the oldest districts of the Medina in Fez, just minutes walk from the famous "bab boujloud" and some steps from the Batha Museum. You will arrive to our riad accessible by car, the guesthouse restored and designed with the relevance and expertise of our craftsmen to offer you a journey in a thousand and one nights place. ... more less
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