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Barcelo Fes Medina
Ranked #52 of 101 Hotels in Fes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

We travelers, sometime we discuss about the difficulty always present to link meaningful personal experiences with the cultural environment and the history of the places we visit. It is a known challenge for turist, and travelers in general in this time of global experiences and global travel.
The Hotel Barcelò Fes Medina (I have been there twice and I strogly reccomend it to any intelligent and sensitive turist) has got that special feeling that can allow the visitor to live an exceptional experience in a beautif city. Fes, previously FEZ, is the pearl of the religious and urban history of Morocco. Her art, architecture and urban design are uniquely positioned to give to the visitor an unforgettable cultural and human experience. Thus the traditional way of life of Fes lives beyond hits walls and fortresses, expands through the surrounding modern city and enters this innovative Hotel !
Everything in this hotel seems to be conceived for helping the visitor to experience in the space of few hundred yards the time-distance of a number of centuries that separate the old from the modern city of Fes, the time-space dividing Fez from Fes finish here.
First the Hotel is positioned between the old and the new city, at walking distance you can overcame centuries ! Secondly the restaurant and amenities of the hotel are carefully organized to enhance the multi-cultural experience that the visitor is seeking...... tastes from the South of Spain are carefully twisted with original Maroccan products, delicious Maroccan food is served accompained by innovative presentations and arrangements. And if you prefer to « taste » the real Maroccan food, you could find at walking distance a number of places where this delicious food is served in a very living atmosfere, more autentic that what you would encounter in the Medina, where Maroccan food is unfortunately often denaturated from its more valuable assets, to become a « turist trap ». A trap that not few visitors like !
But if you believe in diversity and multi-cuntural respect through knowledge, you should try the one proposed by the Hotel Barcelo.
The only sad note is the sadly creamy sea-food spaghetti served in their restaurant ! Hopefully the management will do the necessary to improve and adecuate to the higest standards also this.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

My experience couldn't be further from the enthusiasts. Brand new but furnished in low-end IKEA-esque kitsch. Restaurant over-run by small aunts. Staff unhelpful in both English and French. I have no good memories of this hotel.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank Kowloonie
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Incredibly friendly staff. Restaurant is best food ive had in morocco, rooms were very spacious and pleasant, location is perfect. I really enjoyed staying here and will stay again many times when i return. The loaction is central in the new city, right next to the mcdonalds

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Fabulous hotel, very clean , room, bed , bathroom are very new, well maintained.
Nice staff moroccan and spanish.
rich and large choice on breakfast, better than the buffet on diner.
negative points: drinks are expensive, swimming pool very small

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This hotel was in a very nice location on one of the main streets in Fez. A nice park like median runs down the middle of the street. It was a nice lace to stroll. A good location for places to eat near the hotel.

The rooms were clean and spacious.

Definitely the place to stay while in Fez. I would stay there agin.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Felt like we landed on a piece of heaven! It was spotless clean and the service fantastic. The hamaam in the hotel is worth a visit and the breakfast had a good delicious variety. The location is good, opposite the macD's and a short drive away from the old medina.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank Mahlika
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

had a very wonderfull stay at Barcelo hotel recently which i never forget. i would like to thank all the staff of the hotel who were very profesional and helpfull,i really enjoyed evrything in the hotel and i will definitely come back to the Barcelo hotel and i will recommend it to all the peoples i know.

I must say that the Barcelo hotel is the most convenient hotel to stay

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank paul d
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Additional Information about Barcelo Fes Medina

Address: 53 Avenue Hassan II, Fes 30000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #52 of 101 Hotels in Fes
Price Range: $65 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Fes Medina 4*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Occidental Fès Medina hotel has been created as a haven of peace in the heart of the Medina. The hotel is situated within the Imperial City of Fez, Morocco's first imperial city, which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. A brand new hotel that combines comfort and functionality which can be seen in its modern rooms decorated in a contemporary style with designer furniture. Barceló Fès Medina hotel has a 300 m² business centre, a health and beauty centre, a spa with a fantastic Hammam (Turkish bath), a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi connection and the magnificent international restaurant Azahar, where you can also sample a typical Moroccan dinner. ... more   less 
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