Riad | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Riad Medina is uniquely positionied inside the ancient medina within easy walking distance of the tourist attractions, including the world famous tanneries.
The house has been restored to an exceptionally high standard and includes fetures such as a plunge pool, traditional Moroccan fountain and air conditioning in some of the bedrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rabat 170 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fes (Sais) airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Fes 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Master Suite - The suite is situated on the first floor and comprises a double bedroom, a large lounge with L shaped sofa and luxury bathroom with shower and twin basins. It has air-con for the summer.
Jacuzzi Room - This double room is cool as it is situated on the ground floor and has the added benefit of a sunken jacuzzi in the bathroom.
Garden Room – This double, en-suite room was newly completed in spring 2013; it is very private, you enter from its own stairway and it overlooks the garden; it is air conditioned. It is possible to have an extra bed in this room.
Double en-suite - This beautiful double en-suite room is situated on the first floor overlooking the plunge pool, it benefits from air conditioning in the summer months.
Double room - This double room is cozy and comfortable and has air conditioning. There is a bathroom two steps away and whilst this is not “technically” en-suite all other bedrooms in the riad have their own bathrooms so it tends to be used exclusively by people staying in the double room.
|Further details outdoors|
The Riad has has a garden full of mature trees offering shade throughout the day and a wonderful refreshing plunge pool.
There are stunning views from the terrace rooftops .....just the place to take breakfast as you watch the medina come to life, or to sip Moroccan mint tea and watch the sunset.
The rooms must be vacated by 12:00 (noon)
Rooms will be available from 14:00
If you would like to have the room earlier or stay in the room longer then this may be possible. You should discuss this locally with the House Manager however .....you are welcome to store your luggage in the salon and use the facilities before or after you have left the rooms.
The Fes region
Fes or Fez is the second largest city of Morocco, following Casablanca, with a population of approximately 1 million (2010). It is the capital of the Fès-Boulemane region.
The former capital, is one of the country's four "imperial cities," the others being Rabat, Marrakech and Meknes. It comprises three distinct parts, Fes el Bali (the old, walled city or medina), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, home of the Mellah) and the Ville Nouvelle (the French-created, newest section of Fes).
Fes el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina, the larger of the two medinas of Fes, is believed to be the world's largest contiguous car-free urban area. The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world. It has been called the "Mecca of the West" and the "Athens of Africa".
Traditional crafts are still widely practiced in the Medina. Goods are transported through its narrow streets on donkeys, mules and handcarts much as they were hundreds of years ago.
Riad Medina is situated within the walls of the ancient city which the world famous tannery is within 5 minutes walk and all other tourist attractions eg. Bab Boujloud (The Blue Gate) within a gentle stroll.
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4 Mar 2014
"Buen lugar para estancia en la Medina de Fez"
Viajamos el matrimonio con dos hijos. Estuvimos tres noches en marzo.Buscamos un Riad en la Medina, pequeño de 4-5 habitaciones, restaurado según eran antes, bien situado y en lugar tranquilo, regen… More
6 Jan 2014
"Lo salva Abdul"
Abbiamo soggiornato a Dicembre 2013 per due notti, Abdul il gestore si è dimostrato disponibile e attento nei nostri confronti, ma la struttura in inverno dovrebbe essere chiusa.Camera "Jacuzzi&… More
Thank you for your comments.
Regarding the heating .....our house is a traditional riad and as such is built to keep the heat our rather than in (as is the case with all traditional houses). There is no central heated however …..we do have portable electric heaters which keep the rooms at a comfortable temperature, these are available for guest to use. We would recommend that during the winter, guests take extra clothing to keep them warm when moving outside.
The Jacuzzi Room is one of our most popular rooms and is used by many guests throughout the year; humidity of the hot water in the sunken bath does cause the decoration to deteriorate more quickly than some of our other rooms. We recognise this and we have a "rolling" programme of renovation. This room is now closed to guests to allow us to completely redecorate. It will be re-opened at the end of February for our guests to enjoy during 2014.
9 Oct 2013
"A quiet but tired retreat from the Fez medina"
We loved Fatima the gorgeous housekeeper who made our stay as comfortable as possible but she could only do so much. The rooms were very dark and the bathrooms really really need a makeover and a g… More
Thank you for your kind comments about the staff, they really do try to make our guests feel welcome.
Riads are built with small windows to reduce the scorching summertime heat and therefore they do limited the natural light within the rooms; we try to compensate by having ample lamps to provide additional artificial light.
Regarding the bathrooms ..... I stayed in the Jacuzzi room myself two days after you departed and, I do concur with your comments. Due to the age of the Riad (over 400 years old) it is in need of constant tlc. We do have a "rolling programme" of refurbishments and .....I'm please to say that the bathroom has already been scheduled for redecoration during winter 2013.
9 Oct 2013
"Gentilezza e relax"
Siamo stati ospiti di questo Riad un fine settimana. Abbiamo incontrato persone gentilissime che hanno fatto di tutto per farci sentire a casa, accompagnandoci di persona tra i vicoli della Medina e p… More
27 Jul 2013
"Second House in Fez"
We booked the whole Riad for our family (6 adults and 2 teenagers) and we all enjoyed the experience of being part of the Medina. The service was excellent, the Riad was always clean and tidy.… More
21 May 2013
"Oasis of calm tranquillity"
This was my first visit to Morocco; the journey from the airport was frantic and dusty but the road eventually came to its end at a small quite car park. After a short walk, with our bags taking their… More
4 May 2013
"Home away from home"
As a family with two small children (age 2 and 4) we were in the Suite room for a total of 9 days. Booking with Julie was easy and we got a good deal. She gave us detailed instructions on how to find … More
23 Apr 2013
"A Helpful, clean and friendly environnment overlooking the whole city 5 STARS"
Our stay in the Riad was perfect, the staff were amazing always willing to help yet never invasive. Breakfast was complete and perfect to start the day from the hot fresh bread to the freshly squeezed… More
Thank you for your kind comments, Aylia (our housekeeper) buys oranges fresh from the market and squeezes them by hand, she also arranges the laundry; I will pass your comments on as she will be glad to hear that her efforts are recognised.
5 Apr 2013
"Quiet, nice and in a good location"
-The staff was so helpful and so friendly, we arrived and in a few minutes we were having a tea and chating with them.-The Riad is in the Medina but in a very quiet area, very close to a secure parkin… More
Thank you for your kind comments about the riad. My husband is so jealous with regard to you motor biking around Morocco, it is one of his dreams but he hasn't yet managed to organise anything. We know that the unexpected often happens when travelling in Morocco and we try to be as flexible as possible in accommodating last minute changes to plans.
Maybe we will see you next year!
3 Apr 2013
I spent nearly 2 weeks in Fes and in the Medina Riad. March is a little bit cool but I loved the place, more particulliary the cooking lessons that Alliah accepted very kindly to give me (Kafta, cousc… More
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