I am sure there are better places to stay in Fes, but I strongly doubt they come for these fares.
The riad is in a great location (GPS: 34.063837, -4.981026). It is in a side street near Talaa Seghira, a Medina main street. Bab Boujloud – the main gate surrounded by a crowd of cheap restaurants – is less than five minutes away. Batha Square – a busy and useful taxi stop – is just as far.
The riad has an handful of rooms, placed around a glass-covered courtyard – as the “riad” word implies – where they serve breakfast. Our room (Messria suite) was perfect: spacious, providing a large four-poster bed, a useful safe and a powerful, fully manageable air conditioner. We did not see any other room, but I assume they are all similar. The en suite bathroom is windowless but roomy and the hot water supply is large.
The free WiFi was not available in our first floor room, but only in the courtyard. Moreover, it is not fast enough for VoIP calls.
The included breakfast is decent, but lacks originality. The staff serves it at any time you request it (even at noon) without complaining. It is worth mentioning they offered one for free when we arrived the first day (around 10 am).
The staff is nice and helpful. If a need arises (a brief sickness, in our case) they were very attentive and prompt to help us. However I strongly suggest not to rely on them for guides, restaurants, suggestions; they are very insistent in recommending places and people they have an agreement with. We accepted an advice once – about a restaurant – and had a poor experience. I repeat: they are great running their riad, but do not ask for more. Follow the Internet instead, the WiFi is free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A traditional patio in riad in fez al akhawaine is surrounded by a fountain, a Moroccan lounge and a host table where you can savor a mint tea with its Moroccan pastry.You can enjoy the beauty of the patio as much as you desire, since it is covered and heated on winter, and air-conditioned on summer.During you stay at Riad Al Akhwaine in Fez, you will discover the oriental lifestyle that you always dreamed about. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Al Akhawaine Hotel Fes