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“Basic Budget Hotel”
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Hotel Olympic
Ranked #37 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Fes
Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Basic Budget Hotel”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Its a basic budget hotel. We stayed here as part of an Intrepid Tour so not sure of the rate paid, but hopefully not too much !!!

Downstairs is a large seated area in the foyer where we congregated but little else. The rooms are a little small as are the bathrooms but they seemed clean.

Its in a good location with a number of places to get food nearby. We ate in the Medina on our first night in Fes, but on the second, I had a tagine at a sidewalk cafe just along the street from the hotel and it was pretty good and reasonably priced. There is also a kiosk across the street where you can stock up on water or other essentials for a decent price (The kiosk owner tries to speak English, is very friendly, and doesn't increase his prices for tourists like some do!).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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McAllen, Texas
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Loved it! My first trip to Morocco--budget conscious. I am a senior citizen. Whatever room complaint surfaced was very quickly attended to. Always someone on duty. All staff polite and helpful. Would stay there again. Would recommend to others. Breakfast on time.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2012

This is a pretty much a no-frills hotel. In a good central location in the new part of Fez. The rooms are of average size, a little dated, but clean. The bathroom was rather small (the door would bang against the toilet when open). Hot water was intermittent.

The staff didn't seem to be around much.

A room on the street side is quite noisy, however nothing that a good pair of earplugs can't fix.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

We stayed here as part of an Intrepid Travel Tour. The hotel looked clean downstairs and in the halls. The room, whilst clean, was cramped. The sliding door to the bathroom did not close, and the toilet was so close to the wall, you could not sit on it without your knees hitting the wall (you had to sit sideways!). The shower was hot, but very small. The pillows were hard and lumpy, and when we requested new ones, we were given the same again - they were filled with wool or duck down or something that clumped together. The bed was hard. The night was cool, but the hotel turned the air conditioning on at reception (there appears to be individual units per room, but no remotes were given when asked - it was centrally controlled). They did turn it off, but in the middle of the night, someone turned it back on. Several others on the tour complained about this too, and the blankets provided barely kept us from freezing. I recommend the cafe and market across the road for breakfast - our tour guide told us not to eat here. It was noisy here, even through our earplugs. I would not stay here again, at least until they replace all the bedding.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2011

We stayed here as part of an Intrepid Tour in April.

The room my husband and I had was on the 1st floor, at the front of the building. Oddly, two double beds in the room - which meant you couldn't open the bathroom door fully - nor the door to the balcony. We were constantly moving the heavy beds.

A cigarette tray was on the beside table, full of olive pips. Gross..! Front desk was nearly never occupied.

Bathroom flight flickered and buzzed constantly - probably the dirtiest hotel we stayed in the whole tour - toilet was falling off the wall and leaked into the bathroom...

At the time, road works and building works, were happening right next door and out the front. However, we didn't notice much of the traffic noise a night.

Well situated on a main road, with many small places for breakfast in the morning. Right across from the markets, good for fruit for lunch / breakfast.

Fine for a couple of nights on a tour, looked like it was luck of the draw, as our tour mates had rooms somewhat better set out than ours. Uncertain about public transport from this place as we had our mini bus.

Look for somewhere else if possible. Fes is huge and staying in the medina in a riad would be a better option if travelling without a tour group.

  • Stayed April 2011
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New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

This budget hotel is located on a busy city street, and it sounded like I was staying in a cheap motel on a highway -- lots of road noise. If you can't find anyplace else to stay, shut the windows, turn on the A/C, and put in the earplugs. As one-star hotels go, this place is otherwise fairly clean and OK (as long as your expectations are low). Tiny bathrooms - I was here with a group and many people complained about that. Only for the budget traveler.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Property: Hotel Olympic
Address: Rue Houman el Fatouaki, off bd. Mohammed V | Ville Nouvelle, Fes, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
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Ranked #37 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Fes
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Olympic 2*
Number of rooms: 40

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