Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Beautiful Spanish-Moorish architecture
Only when you book with Chic
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
Decorated with Arabian art, beautiful Islamic carvings, striking antique doors and intricate mosaics, the Spanish-Moorish architecture makes for a rather atmospheric boutique hotel. Situated in the heart of Fes, with an outdoor pool, four individually-decorated patios, a first-rate hammam, quality restaurant, and a knock-out rooftop terrace bar boasting views over the Medina and all the way to the Atlas Mountains, Riad Fès’ has everything you want and need for a luxurious stay in Morocco. This, coupled with impeccable service, will have you dreaming of your stay at this chic retreat long after you return home. Oh, and the property also has the stamp of approval from Relais and Chateaux.
For lunch or dinner, head to contemporary l’Ambre where you'll find a menu of traditional Moroccan fare served with a modern twist. Feast on the likes of quail pastilla, sea bass with preserved lemon and herbs, couscous of the day, or mechoui of lamb.
For a sundowner, go to l’Alcazar, a stylish bar with a vast selection of cocktails situated by the pool in the Andalusian-style courtyard. Alternatively, head to the sky bar on the roof to watch the sun go down over the Medina.
A breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant, or if you'd prefer to eat in your room, a continental selection can be brought to you.
The 30 rooms at Riad Fès are beautifully-appointed with traditional Moroccan fabrics, elaborate furniture and antiques from around the world. Expect high ceilings, beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, and bathrooms decked in marble. Some of the bedrooms have their own terraces or balconies, with La Royale boasting a spectacular restored carved ceiling and detailed stucco work.
In the hotter months, you'll be grateful for the riad’s emerald-green swimming pool to cool off in, and if you’re looking for another relaxing option, there's an on-site spa complete with a hammam offering a wide range of massages and beauty treatments. Cooking classes are available too, where you can spend time in the kitchen and learn from a chef.
Drag yourself away from the peacefulness of the hotel if you're able to and enjoy what the city has to offer. Famous for its leather goods, visit Chouara Tannery and learn and about the natural, manual process, or browse the market's fine pottery and ceramics. With this in mind, head to Art d’Argile, a factory and workshop that's nurtured four generations of artists; hear about how mosaics, vases and tiles are made, try your hand at the pottery wheel, and watch the skilled artisans at work.
The hotel can also organise all manner of tours for you ranging from trips to Sefrou, the cave homes of Bahlil and Tazeka National Park, horse riding out to the Middle Atlas, and excursions to Moulay Yacoub thermal baths.
Fes Sais International is about a 30-minute drive (17 kilometres). The riad can help with transfers to/from the airport (extra charge applies).