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“Very good, with some minor deficiencies”
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Riad Maison Bleue
Ranked #40 of 98 Hotels in Fes
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Very good, with some minor deficiencies”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

We came to the Riad from an outstanding experience at a Riad in Marakesh, so we are comparing it to a very high standard. In general, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

One thing to be aware of is that RMB is a building built in early 20th century in a Moroccan style, rather than a centuries old Riad.

The good points were that the administration and billing were excellent, the facilities were clean and the location on the edge of the Medina, with road access, was excellent. Rooms were very well presented and spacious.

A few minor negatives: The drains in the bathrooms smelled a bit, the doors to the rooms were somewhat insecure, the bed in our room was uncomfortable due to a sunken mattress, and some staff were obviously demotivated and bored, with low occupancy when we were there. The food in the resturant was very good, especially breakfast, but be prepared for European prices. The price list for day excursions was at a premium level and the laundry charges were such that we could buy new clothes in the Souq for less than the cost of washing!

A good Riad with some minor areas for improvement.



  • Stayed January 2012
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RiadMaisonBleue, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Maison Bleue, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you so much for your feedback, I wonder if you could help us a little more by telling me which room you stayed in? The reason being, I would like to check the condition of the mattress you report having problems with. I am a little confused as all the mattresses are on the firm side (as is customary in Morocco) and we have installed a softening layer on every mattress to make them more comfortable for our foreign clientele. I wish you had brought this to our attention during your stay as we would have changed your room immediately.
I would like to clarify a few points for other Tripadvisor users - the Riad was built in the 19th century and is an exceptional architectural example of a traditional riad with many original features. Also, breakfast is included in the price of your room. As for the price of the excursions, they are standard throughout all hotels and guesthouses in the medina. Our restaurant and laundry prices are also on a par with all other 5-star establishments, and when taken in context with the price of the rooms, should not have been a surprise. This is a high-end hotel and our prices reflect that.
Unfortunately it seems that the attitude of some of the staff did not reflect that, and I am sorry. It can be hard to keep staff on the top of their game during the low season, but we will try hard to work on this issue.
I am glad however, that you enjoyed your stay overall and I thank you for your compliments. All feedback is welcome as we are always striving to improve.
Safe travels,
Vanessa Bonnin
Guest Relations
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Delhi
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

In the heart of the Medina, well located from the center and parking. It is a beautiful Riad i.e. 'old' Marrakech home for a very authentic local flavor. The Zellij work, the windows, the architecture is out of this world. Could not have asked for a better place to stay to get a real feel of the life of an educated and wealthier Moroccan.

The in-house restaurant is excellent, as is the bar-lounge, the service is amazing, the staff is really friendly and very competent. Breakfast on the terrace and a drink after sunset is just fantastic, with views of the Medina wall and thousand year old ruins.

Walking up and down narrow stairways that connect the 3 buildings that make the Riad was fun, and the architecture and the interiors was the best we saw in Morocco. The owners know what they are doing, and are really talented !

The price was great, we got a 30% discount as it was Nov and off season. It was supposed to rain at thsi time, but luckily it did not. Cool and sunny.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Never having stayed in a "Riad," which, I'm told, are old Moroccan villas restored to accommodate guests. I stayed in two - one in Fez and one in Marakesh - during my trip to Morocco. The Riad Maison Bleue was certainly memorable! Thankfully, they had valets to do the heavy humping - the stairs are windy and narrow. But it was a huge surprise when I entered my room! I felt like I had been transported back 60 years in a Moroccan film. Grace and elegance probably sums up this room best - a large poster bed, rose petals on the floor and linen. And the bathroom was huge (more rose petals)! My colleague, who was traveling with her family, had a larger room but not as elegant. The courtyard is elegant as well. There is a waiting room off a a small, tiled swimming pool with citrus trees growing in the courtyard - very picturesque!

There is a maze of stairs and I got lost finding my way to the breakfast room. And when I got there the breakfast and service were forgettable. But all in all, a Riad that deserves a look.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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RiadMaisonBleue, Guest Relations Manager at Riad Maison Bleue, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I would just like to say that we have listened to your comments regarding the breakfast and have since completely changed what is on offer.
As well as the fresh orange juice, selection of local breads and pastries (made in house), and homemade yoghurt, we now have homemade muesli/granola, platters of fresh meats and cheeses, fruit salad, pancakes, b'sarra (a local soup traditionally served a breakfast), and eggs or omelettes made to order.
I hope that should you return, you will now find the breakfast memorable.
Thank you for your feedback, it has helped us to improve and other guests have since benefited.
Kind regards,
Vanessa Bonnin
Guest Relations
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Shanghai
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Spent 4 nights here in Nov' 10, loved the food here. Nice bar tho understaffed, great terrace to have breakfast in. Nice suite, loved the bathroom. Location is good too.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We very recently stayed 3 nights at Riad Maison Bleue. It pretty much delivered as promised. A private, very comfortable and spacious room on the top floor, a nice terrace for dinner or breakfast and friendly staff. Being Morocco, the service isn't always super-slick but it is certainly very well-intentioned and delivered with a very nice smile. The riad is right on the edge of the Medina so is quite easy to get to from the "car-park" but is a fair walk from the main hub. Fes has a much more traditional feel than Marrakech, which we rather liked. RMB is not nearly as fancy as some of the larger Marrakech riads, but it is also a lot cheaper.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kent, England
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Throughly enjoyable apart from the first morning - our suite overlooked the breakfast area and I was kept awake by a mob of braying americans having a 6:30 breakfast. Thanks, guys.

I felt it was a little understaffed, e.g. in the bar area, as we were there so late in the season.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Casablanca, Morocco
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We spent a night my wife and I in this wonderful riad, close to the heart of Fes's medina...The room was excellent, the staff very professional and friendly. Try the spa, just a unique experience.... this riad is a true gem

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Maison Bleue
Address: 33 Derb El Mitter | Ain Azliten, 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 ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Fes
#25 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#28 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Riad Maison Bleue 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel consists of three interconnecting houses, which creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere. When exploring the routes connecting the houses guests feel as though they are negotiating the laneways of the ancient Medina of Fez. The 18 suites, comfortable restaurant, private spa and hammam, well-equipped gym and intimate bar exude an air of discreet luxury. Throughout, timeless Moroccan style is merged with more modern touches, resulting in elegant interiors and luxurious comfort.Discover the new launched Maison Cordon Bleue our cooking school. ... more   less 
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