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“A tasteful and comfortable oasis”
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Ryad Salama Fes
Ranked #11 of 216 Fes B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Ryad Salama, conveniently located between the two major 'streets' of the medina, was a great base for us, and a very quiet and peaceful retreat from the bustle of the medina. It's blue tiled courtyard garden and pool are meticulously kept, as are the restored rooms and common areas.
Our room, Cappucine, was a very generous size with a comfortable sofa, king sized bed, and large terrace which caught the morning sun. It was also extremely private. The large bathroom had a great shower, and it was very convenient having a toilet separate from the bathroom.
Michel was a great host- helpful, friendly, and unobtrusive. Staff were very pleasant and efficient, though not a lot of English was spoken.
The Continental breakfasts were fresh and tasty, with a different pastry (additional to the croissants and toast also served) to try every morning. Servings of fruit and juice could have been a bit more generous.
Although the Ryad only claims to offer wifi in common areas, we could in fact pick up a reasonable signal on our balcony and at most times, in our room.
We had a great stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I just spent 2 delightful days as the Ryad Salama in Fes. Honestly, all of the superlatives given in these reviews are more than accurate. Michel, the owner, has created a oasis of peace, using the best of the magic of Moroccan architecture. The garden with its typical blue and white tiles so famous in Fes is so tranquil, filled with the sound of a fountain and the scent of orange blossoms. We had a romantic and delicious gourmet dinner, cooked by Michel himself, which will remain in our minds as one of the most memorable meals and moments in our lives. Our room, the Elegantine, was just that! Beautiful arched columns divided the space into architectural splendor, the colored glass windows only adding more perfection. Michel and his team make this a remarkable place to visit!!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed at Ryad Salama end March 2013. The two strongest points: it's a marvellous riad (we stayed at the suite Grenadine on the ground floor and found the best bathtub ever:) and it's conveniently located between the two main alleys of the Fez medina. Like any other riad in Moroccan medinas, it's not easy to find (but we never had difficulties finding it back).
Michel, the French owner is reserved but helpful - he helped us with the airport transfer (at market price) as well as organising transport to Meknes (with driver) via Volubilis and Moulay Idriss. It is not cheap, but we found it value for money (just look at all the pictures!).
We dined at the riad the first evening. Good food, but at European prices (as is typically the case at the more upmarket riads). There are plenty of more colourful options close to the city gate, but for the first evening and after the journey from Europe, it was an easy way to have dinner (with the kids asleep just across the patio) - and it was nice to have a glass of wine:)
Definitely to be recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

To get to the Ryad you walk through a part of the charming and busy Medina - and along some very narrow streets - and suddenly you are in the middle of a peacefull and beautyfull garden with oranges, lemons etc. And you are warmly welcomed by the host Michel.

We were in Fes with som friends and occupied 4 out of 7 rooms in Ryad Salama. All rooms are individually and very tastefull decorated - and all rooms has either a terrace or balcony. The owner Michel gave us very good service and advise upon arrival - and the execellent service continued during our stay. The breakfast is freshly made - and is served until noon. We had dinner at the Ryad two evenings - the food is made from the ground and is very tastefull. And it is worth to notice that Michel offers some excellent wines at very reasonable prices.

I would definitely like to stay in Ryad Salama again.

Michel arranged a guide who took us around Fes - It is absolutely to recommend. But notice that the guide gets a provision from the places he shows (shops, restaurants etc.) you. We realised that things can be bought cheaper on your own hand - even if the guide tells you that it is fixed fabric prices.

Room Tip: All rooms a indivudually decorated. It seems that twin rooms are more spacius than double rooms. Bot...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have stayed at Ryad Salama several times and it continues to delight us with its gracious charm, delicious food and the friendly and professional attention of its proprietor, Michel Trezzy.
Oranges, pomegranates and lemons grace the delightful and peaceful garden overlooked by the comfortable and tastefully furnished rooms. A wonderful mixture of antiques and decoration by local craftsman complement what is one of the best ryads in Fez. Dinner is an absolute treat and there is an excellent list of well-chosen wines from Moroccan vineyards and elsewhere. There is much to visit and appreciate in and around Fez and Michel is always ready with advice. We recommend Ryad Salama without reservation.

Room Tip: All the rooms we have stayed in are excellent with their own individuality.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

When me and my friend Hani planned our journey to Morocco, we used Tripadvisor recommendation a lot... thus we decided to stay at Ryad Salama when we were in Fes last February 2013. Upon our arrival in Fes, we emailed Michel (the owner) to send us a pick up transfer from the train station (we came from Marrakech). We have no idea on the hotel whereabout and it caught us by surprised when the taxi driver dropped us in front of what is look like an alley.

A guy with a cart is waiting in this spot. He put our luggages into his cart and giving sign for us to follow him. We walked for like almost 10 minutes passing through tiny alley to bigger road with shops around before going into another maze-like alleys again. But all of these raised our curiosity that pays off at the end. By the time we really arrived at Ryad Salama, we were impressed with the elegant beauty of it. Beautiful courtyard view fills with orange and lemon trees surrounding a pool welcomes us. We went to its stunning lounge / dining room that has an eclectic decor combining Moroccan arts and Western world bric-a-brac, where we finally met Michel in person.

He is a very passionate hotelier who now runs his own Ryad. He brought us to our room on the second floor. The room has its cute petite balcony and sitting area. We love the ambiance as well as the room's whole facilities and amenities. We stayed for two nights here and had dinner at the ryad on both night. On our first night we had the traditional Moroccan set menu which was very delicious. However, the highlight was on the second night where we asked Michel to serve us his famous gastronomique set menu.

Michel is beyond usual hotelier as he is also a great chef! His gastronomique menu showcasing a great understanding of taste. We love his take on Norwegian salmon gravlaks as well as his crayfish bisque. He also recommended a great personal guide who took us to a journey over Fes' 9000 alleys.

Without a doubt, our trip in Fes is very memorable and we are longing to come back. Ryad Salama will surely be our choice if we ever come back again. The combination of its beautiful set, great and friendly service, as well as its fantastic food makes Ryad Salama to be the best Ryad in Fes

Try the gin tonic in the afternoon. They uses fresh lemon picked from the garden. Its really fresh!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

I'd stay in the Ryad Salama again in a heartbeat. It's extremely well located right in the old medina of Fes and yet quiet and restful. It's just a short walk to either of the two main pedestrian market streets in the medina, to the gates to the newer part of town, to... well, really anywhere you might want to go.

The ryad is flawlessly clean and just beautiful. The meals are as great as you would expect from a French owner who is a long-term resident of Fes--the best of both worlds.

We stayed in the Amandine room, which was lovely. The bed was very comfortable, and there was a sitting area and a private balcony just for us.

Room Tip: Amandine, on the first floor (second floor for you Americans) has a queen-size bed and a private bal...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ryad Salama Fes

Address: Derb Ahl Tadlaa No 4 - Talaa Sghira | Fes Medina, Fes 30110, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: $98 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ryad Salama Fes 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming ryad owned by Michel, located in the medina of Fez, within 4 minutes walk from a parking lot. 6 rooms, luxury furnished, all with balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Dinner served in the garden, Moroccan or French cuisine with reservation. ... more   less 
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