Fes, Fes and northern Morocco, Morocco
At a Glance
This is the chicest, smartest riad in Fes, perfect for those seeking style and comfort.
Fez is one of Morocco’s gems and one of Islam’s holiest cities, where people still live and work as they have done since medieval times. Riad Fes is perfectly located so as to see this first hand
Riad Fes as a Relais & Chateau hotel boasts one of few fine dining restaurants in the city
The riad's Royal Suite is truly fit for a king with a private terrace of 150 sqm overlooking the Médina and the Atlas mountains
Three uniquely styled patios act as stunning retreats for an evening drink - choose your favorite be it Baroque, Moorish or Alhambra influenced
Best time to Visit
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Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.
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Riad Fes is a stunning luxury property that has been lovingly restored and is hidden in one of the oldest medinas in the world. A stay here allows you to enjoy the splendour and majesty of the lifestyle of the Fassi nobility who once inhabited the region.
Built in the 1930s by a wealthy noble family in a Moroccan Andalucian style, Riad Fes is a grand and impressive place to stay. With impeccable service, refined fine dining and distinctive attention to detail, a stay at Riad Fes is perfect for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
Riad Fes has kept its traditional feel and its 30 rooms and suites have been thoughtfully and lavishly decorated. Traditional Moroccan features such as beautiful tadelakt walls have been artfully combined with luxurious creature comforts to produce some of Fes' finest accommodation. Some rooms have private terraces for the ultimate in peace and serenity.
Fantastic Moroccan food is served in a pretty courtyard or on any of the hotel's patios or terraces ensuring you can always find a quiet spot and there is also a roof terrace with incredible views of the ancient city and surrounding hills. The hotel's pool, hammam and massage facilities are a wonderful way to unwind after a hard day's bargaining in the medina.
Fes has a maze-like medina and days can be enjoyed wandering and enjoying the souks where there is a vast array of shopping and dining experiences on offer. Further afield, the cities of Meknes, Moulay Idriss and Volubilis are fascinating.
Riad Fes has 30 rooms and suites, each unique in shape and design, spacious and comfortable with warm interiors and Moroccan style bathrooms with tadelakt walls. A variety of styles are used throughout the riad, including Moroccan, Andalucian and Oriental, giving each room a distinctive character.
Deluxe Rooms have an Oriental influence to their design, incorporating warm colors and luxurious marble or tadelakt bathrooms. Deluxe Rooms measure 30 - 36 sqm and offer views of the Andalous Pavilion.
Measuring 35 - 40 sqm with an open-plan bedroom and living area, Junior Suites are spacious and showcase the architecture typical of Fes.
Measuring 50 sqm, the Ambassador Suites offer views of either the Andalucian or Baroque Pavilions. Beautiful handmade furniture can be found in these suites, and bathrooms provide separate showers and bathtubs.
The Royal Suite measures a spacious 90 sqm and boasts a large private terrace measuring 150 sqm, offering views across the medina. The suite is intricately decorated and the bathroom contains a separate shower and bathtub.
Children of any age are welcome at Riad Fes, and the hotel provides children's menus and can provide baby cots or rollaway beds in the majority of rooms. Babysitting can also be arranged on request.
Exceptional fresh Moroccan cuisine is served in one of the three dining rooms, in one of the outdoor areas, around the pool or on the roof terrace. There is also a bar, swimming pool and hammam.
Days can be spent lounging at the swimming pool or on one of the riad's roof terraces, while massages are also available to complete the relaxation process. However, Fes has so much to offer the visitor and is known for its rich culture and history as well as its fine dining, bustling souks and festivals. Golf is available 15km away, and visits to the towns of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes are other great day trips.
Rachael Mendizabal (Staff)
The Riad Fes courtyard is spectacular, and there is no mistaking where you are in the world. It is a true nod to the gifted artisans that Fes is world renowned for. I took my time to enjoy my welcome drink and pastries, as I needed to take in the details - traditional archiecture combined with a baroque style. My suite had a private terrace that overlooked the city of Fes, and my bathroom had the same glorious view. In warm weather, dinner is served outdoors around the water basin beside the bar, and a man played the oud while I dined, creating an exotic atmosphere.
James Ferguson (Staff)
Riad Fes started as a Riad but has grown over the years into a full service hotel, offering a range of services and activities, including a well appointed new spa and an outdoor pool. Well known as the place to see and be seen in this intriguing city, it's worth a visit for cocktails or dinner whether you're lucky enough to be staying here or not.
Kerry Willmer (Staff)
In the heart of Medina the hotel is a welcome retreat from the busy city, it also has a long history dating back to the 1900s.
The decor is a blend of modern and antique furnishings to give the hotel charm and character.
It has a great roof top restaurant and the food is excellent and I would recommend eating here.
Day trip to Chefchaouen
Visit one of the most picturesque towns in Morocco, Chefchaouen. With bright blue buildings, red-tiled roofs and beautiful architecture, you'll enjoy exploring the bustling old medina. Taste local delicacies and relax in this stunning mountain village.
Fes hidden medina tour
Discover the intricate medina of Fes, a winding maze of colorful streets hidden behind the city's ancient walls. As you explore you'll come across the iconic tanneries, impressive palaces and vibrant life that makes up Morocco's oldest imperial city.
Meet the Master Weavers
Morocco is known for producing beautiful rugs and tapestries and on this exclusive, interactive tour you'll have the rare opportunity to observe some expert weavers at work.
Tasting trails tour
Explore the souks of Fes with a local food expert to discover the city's delicacies. Your guide will lead you through the winding streets as you sample traditional Moroccan dishes and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
Volubilis and Moulay Idriss with Roman Picnic
Discover Morocco's most important ancient Roman site at Volubilis. After a Roman-style lunch you will head to Moulay Idriss, one of Morocco's most important religious sites, which until recently was closed to non-Muslims.
Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, Atlas Mountains
from $7300 pp 11 nights
- Get under the skin of the authentic Morocco in its traditional, historical cities
- Be transported through time as you explore the winding maze of Fes' medina
- Explore the picturesque streets of charming Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city
Location & directions
Fes, Fes and northern Morocco, Morocco
Located on Rue Zerbtana Douh, in the heart of the Medina of Fes and in close proximity to its historic monuments.
How to get there
Indirect flight to Fes with Royal Air Maroc with a stop in Casablanca. Alternatively there is now a Ryanair flight direct from Stansted. Riad Fes is about a 30-minute drive from Fès International Airport and 3 hours by car from Casablanca.