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Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux
Ranked #16 of 98 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Fes riad has a special place in the medina. The building is a striking example of Moorish art and craft -zelij tiles, plaster work, cedar woodwork. Imaginative extensions for the dining and pool areas. Spacious suites. Beautiful menus - wonderful lamb tagines. Good local wine list. Lovely roof terrace to enjoy a drink in the early evening.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 291mike
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a lovely Riad, our room was on two levels, bathroom downstairs and bedroom, sitting room upstairs. We loved the layout but some older people may not like the internal stairs. It has many beautiful features and the new additions work well. The restaurant meal we enjoyed very much and the bar staff in the courtyard were friendly and looked after us very well.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank theaussierocks
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Despite the fact that the Riad didn't have the two rooms available as we had reserved months in advance... they helped us find acceptable accomodations for half of our party in a riad close by. Initially we were very unhappy with this arrangement but the staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive. Our adult children were able to join us for breakfast, the use of the pool, spa and dinners. When a room was available they moved in as well.
In addition to a delightful staff, the place is beautifully decorated. It was a pleasure to return to this lovely 'oasis' after a day of sightseeing in the hectic Medina of Fes. The rooftop terrace is not to be missed!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Denise K
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Zürich
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89 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

This Riad is absolutely a great place to stay. We were there for 2 nights and we enjoyed every minute. The room was very nice and quiet big for a Riad. The pool-area was a very nice place to relax and have a drink or eat a little lunch. We had dinner twice in the Restaurant! It was just great food, tasty and a gool quality. The breakfast buffet was good with a good variety of local and international food. We can highly recommend this hotel! The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank swiss17
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Miami Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a gorgeous hotel located inside the Medina. Make sure you have breakfast in the hotel, it is delicious. Some of the rooms are spectacular, some are so-so. When you make your reservation make sure you request one of the larger rooms; it makes a big difference. Some of the people in our party stayed in the smaller rooms, and they were not happy at all. Dinner is good, and the terrace has the greatest view of the city; but be very patient. One night the waiter was taking so long, that he asked me if he could bring the check to me the next day!!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fritz69_13
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

What a visual delight the Riad Fes is, a calm and peaceful haven after bustle of the lanes of the Medina. The Riad is a stylish and elegant restoration and transformation of 3-4 large houses, providing large airy rooms decorated in traditional style with every modern comfort around charming courtyards. The roof terraces provide an excellent sunset view over the Medina and further to the hills of Fes. The staff were in general very friendly and helpful although some room maintenance had to be requested twice. Our stay was slightly marred by travellers belly from three of the party. Wifi access is available in the lobby only, reaching to the original rooms opening on to this area.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Verbier, Switzerland
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193 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Perhaps the strangest Relais entrance you ever will encounter, up a zig zag of alleys on the edge of the medina (the large old Islamic town) for the hotel is an amalgam of three large adjacent old houses, congealed and renovated grandly, so the hotel does not stand apart but is integral part of the medina, a labyrinth of alleys and narrow streets threading one mass of structures, dating back, improbably, over 1200 years to 9thC AD. This is best appreciated from the roof, la terrasse panoramique, and what a view, see the medina sprawl in a shallow basin, and the ville nouvelle (new town built by French after 1912) perched on plateau left. So inside the hotel we have big courtyards, two grandly decorated in traditional Islamic style, and rooms all about, accessed by a web of steps. Rooms are grand, wander and sprawl, and our ceiling (ground floor room) was high enough to host its own weather. The dining room fare is excellent, like the chef’s special lamb in smoked onion jam. Staff very amiable. Excellent swim pool. Gym is basic but works. But... the internet battles, slow, intermittent, but gets there, and watch your step, there are many unsuspecting steps about the premises, up and down, causing the unwary to tumble or stumble.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux

Property: Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux
Address: 5 Derb Ben Slimane | Zerbtana, Fes 30110, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Fes
#12 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#21 Family Hotel in Fes
#22 Romantic Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Fes - Relais & Châteaux is renowned for its luxury, impeccable service and fine restaurant. Restored to its original glory, Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux is located in the heart of the ancient city of Fez. It has succeeded in combining refinement with inspiration and invites you to relax and enjoy your stay in a serene atmosphere with decor reminiscent of Arabian Nights. Riad Fes provides guests with the opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy the splendour and authenticity of the lifestyle of Fassi nobility. The prestigious history and refined civilization of this Imperial city are reflected in the Spanish Moorish architecture and attention to detail seen in the decor. With spectacular views of the Medina and the Atlas Mountains, Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux is ideal for those travelling for business or pleasure.In the heart of a medieval city known for its diverse savory eateries, Riad Fès - Relais & Châteaux offers a fine dining restaurant that should not be missed when visiting Fez: l’Ambre. A haven of purity and tranquillity created by the designer Christophe Pillet, our Spa Riad Fès by Cinq Mondes invites you to enjoy a unique experience in luxurious and comfortable surroundings. With a selection of the best treatments, massages and traditional formulas marked by Quality, Authenticity and Ceremony designed and developed by Cinq Mondes, our Spa will take you on genuine Sensoriel Journeys.Riad Fes - Relais & Chateaux offers tailored golf holidays to golf enthusiasts. ... more   less 
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