Top 5 Luxury Hotels and Riads in Fes, Morocco

Fez or Fès in French is a medieval city in Morocco whose medinas are on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites. The city is also known for being the home of the oldest university, the Qarawiyyin University. In recent years, Fez transformed into a highly sought-after tourist destination offering its visitors an extraordinary experience. Unlike other Moroccan cities, Fez has preserved its authenticity and you can enjoy a variety of sounds, colorful sights, and rich odors. Fez can also provide exquisite and refined pleasures when money doesn’t matter. Among the finest hotels and riads in Fes, there are 5 luxurious getaways that will literally take your breath and make you feel like you’ve found your home.

Courtyard and Balcony at a Moroccan Riad
Courtyard and Balcony at a Moroccan Riad

Palais Faraj

Palais Faraj is a luxurious hotel located in Fes El Bali. The hotel’s location offers access to a variety of attractions- Der Batha Museum, Medersa Bou-Inania, the University of Al-Karaouine, the Tombs of the Merenides, and Blue Gate. You can choose from twenty-five exquisitely furnished and decorated with Moroccan Zellige tiles suites that are fully air-conditioned each with a deep soaking bathtub. Every detail is beautifully thought of and fresh flowers are put daily in the room. The rooftop restaurant and bar overlooks the medina while eating there is a whole new experience for your senses.

Riad courtyard
Riad courtyard

Palais Jamaï

Palais Jamaï is part of the Sofitel Hotel Group, has been built in 1879, and bears the traditional Moorish and Arabic architecture. This lavish oasis overlooks the Fez Medina and the riads. The rooms luxuriously decorated in oriental style feature 5-star amenities. The hotel is also equipped with a nicely decorated spa offering treatments inspired by the Orient. All guests can enjoy the international gastronomic pleasures in one of the three restaurants located in the hotel. Authentic Moroccan and lively atmosphere with belly dances and live band music can be experienced in the traditional restaurant.

Fes medina landscape
Fes medina landscape

Riad Dar Cordoba

Riad Dar Cordoba is the place to stay if you want to taste the local spirit and hospitality. Located in close proximity to the Batha Square, this cozy tastefully decorated riad in typical Moroccan architecture offers its guests an experience beyond expectations. This riad is a hidden gem with spacious rooms and a stunning roof deck ideal for relaxing. To get a superb taste of the local cuisine, ask the owners to surprise you and the effect will be one to remember. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Moroccan style living room and relax on the sofas after a long day of sightseeing while tasting the local pastries and sipping on the famous mint tea.

Riad Masbah

Riad Masbah is associated with elegance and class. It can easily be named the preferred place to stay by any frequent traveler looking to feel the specifics of the Moroccan culture and hospitality. This small palace is renowned for its design and decoration and is an example of high-quality craftsmanship with attention to detail. Here you will find everything you need for a memorable stay- comfortable and spacious rooms, a hidden private pool, a library, a dining, and a living hall as well as a massage parlor. If you are visiting for the first time, the owners will be delighted to share with you the best places around the town.

Moroccan door in riad
Moroccan door in riad

Riad Fes – Relai & Chateau

Riad Fes – Relai & Chateau has been renovated in 1999 and is an emblem of the splendor lifestyle of the Fassi nobility. Its central location gives immediate access to the Medina and a magnificent view over the Atlas Mountains. The rooms are decorated in the true Moroccan traditional way with zellige tiles, plastered walls, handmade fabrics, and Carrera marble bathrooms. Your stay in this splendid charming place will take you back in time while resting among lux, comfort, and harmony. The highly recommended Baroco-Andalous pavilion offers all the modern spoils- a smoking room and 2 dining restaurants.

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About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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