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Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda

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#10 of 156 hotels in Fes
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As soon as you cross the threshold of this incredible property, you will access a magnificent architectural gem. Thanks to the patience of Abdellatif Ait Ben Abdallah, a personality known for the numerous Moroccan heritage saving actions in the Media of Marrakech, this luxurious 16th century Fez dwelling has finally found its original soul and revived. Every detail, simple or complex, the proportions harmony, the magic of the colors, and the extraordinary combination of the ancient zellij, the stucco, and the carved woods shows the incredible elegance and the highly refined taste of its previous owner, the Bensouda Saint. Now accessible to all, Dar Bensouda is the ideal place for a memorable experience. The 18 rooms and suites with majestic doors, carved and painted wood ceilings, and zellij floors, all have private bathrooms for your convenience. To enjoy and gather with your family or friends, Dar Bensouda has several common areas as well. The large living room with a fireplace, the vaste rooftop terrace with astonishing panoramic views of the entire Medina, the restaurant where we serve a traditional and refined Moroccan cuisine, and last but not least, the beautiful seperate pool patio to refresh yourselves at all times. A private Hammam and Spa are also available for your convenience. What's nearby Karaouiyne 0.4 km Medersa Bouanania 0.6 km Batha Square 0.7 km Bab Bou Jeloud Fes 0.7 km Royal Palace Fes 1.9 km
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Solarium
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Safe
Stovetop
Extra long beds
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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T lemocani C wrote a review 1 Apr
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It was an amazing stay at this traditional riad which you can find the moroccan artisanal and the most delicious dishes a Special thanks to Mr. Yassine to make our stay memorable and his hospitality. I will visit again on my next vacation see you soon.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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Ism5687S wrote a review 1 Apr
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
I have come with my family of 5 at this beautiful riad , right away we were welcomed with Moroccan tea and homemade cookies and we felt a good energy, the manager Yasim explained the history of the place and gave us a tour, the beauty of tiles is breathtaking, we did a cooking class with the cook and the food was delicious, and we ve learnt a lot Thank you for the kindness of all the team
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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Nutcity wrote a review Mar 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark38 contributions4 helpful votes
The Riad is very beautiful, with a large rooftop terracce, which has an outstandig view of the city.. lots of sunbeds. The room we had was on the top, direct access to a terrace with sun beds and chairs. be prepared for a lot of stairs. The food in the restaurant was excellent. Staff is very friendly and helpful Be prepared of a 10 minutes walk from the car to the Riad, but someone will help with the luggage We can only recommend this place
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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DUST1989 wrote a review Feb 2024
30 contributions7 helpful votes
a beautiful riad in the heart of the medina, with the most amazing rooftop terrace with views across Fes and a wonderful restaurant and very gentle and lovely staff. try the harira soup and mixed starters and lemon chicken terrine for a real treat.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: get a pick up from hotel staff from the train station or airport as it is very hard to find the...
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Responded 13 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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Jorn K wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing stay at this beautiful riad in Fez. The room was amazing and the view at the rooftop was stunning. The manager provided us with a guided tour and we did the cooking class which was absolutely fantastisc. We would definately recommend this place! They picked us up and guided us to the hotel which was very helpfull because the streets in the city center are a maze.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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jlnb2001 wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Stunning slice of history perfectly located in the medina. Beautiful architectural details dating back to the 1600's combined with lovely updates managed to make the property authentic without feeling dated. Charming rooms and suites and lovely public areas for relaxing. Yasinne made our family of five feel extremely welcome and perfectly accommodated, from arranging for transportation from the airport and a late dinner upon our arrival, to matching us with a fantastic guide and driver to navigate the medina and nearby attractions, to scheduling appointments in the on-property hammam. We haven't stopped recommending Dar Bensouda since our visit!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Ask for a porter to meet your taxi/transportation at the medina entrance. Tricky to navigate upon...
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Responded 30 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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Teodor B wrote a review Jan 2024
Sofia, Bulgaria11 contributions7 helpful votes
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Beautiful palace in the middle of the old town. Getting around Fes was really easy from here, and the area feels safe. The service was incredible— a member of the staff helps you with your luggage to and from the taxi, because the palace is located in the pedestrian part of the old town. The breakfast buffet and the dinner are delicious. The pool area is gorgeous and the road has the best rooftop view in Fes, but in January it can be a little chilly (although I still took a short dip). The hotel offers complimentary tea and flower petals upon request. Altogether Riad Dar Bensouda was one of the best hotels I’ve stayed at. Definitely returning in a warmer season!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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Subin Mohan wrote a review Nov 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates158 contributions57 helpful votes
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A 17th century home of Moroccan King’s close assistant is now converted into a tourist home. Located within the Medina of Fes, it is a 10’minute walk from the town centre. There is porter assistance to get your luggage through the narrow streets and to your room. The house still holds the same mosaic and wood from the old days and they pride in keeping them. So if you see the floors chipped off and wooden doors not closing, it is to keep their history. The breakfast is just ok, to keep you from starvation. The rooms are spacious and not expect to be in level of a boutique or star hotel. Swimming pool (not temperature controlled) is there and a nice terrace with the view of the medina. For readers, there is nice reading room and lots of places to relax. You can also book the moroccan bath and massage from the place itself. All historic locations are close by in walking distance.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Expect to walk 10-15 minutes to reach and leave the place. You will see huge gap in your bedroom...
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Responded 5 Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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FilippoP wrote a review Nov 2023
12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Thanks for your warm welcoming, consideration, and care. The reserved and kind attitude made us feel safe and protected... A very comfortable feeling that helped us much in the frenetic and poorly ordered medina of Fes. The room, Restaurant and all other common spaces are very clean. The restaurant serves good breakfasts and nice local dinner dishes
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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stacey327 wrote a review Oct 2023
huntington, ny465 contributions106 helpful votes
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I loved this Riad!!! I led a tour of 9 people and everyone was thrilled! It’s so beautiful and calming, yet inside the medina. The decor is stunning. We had 2 breakfasts, a lunch and dinner there and all was fabulous. The staff and hospitality are unparalleled. I dealt mainly with Yassine and he could not have been kinder and more accommodating! He gave great recommendations and got us guides last minute for everything we wanted. I was a little concerned we would be in the riad a lot since the medina is hard to navigate-but that was not our case. We had people to walk us anywhere we wanted to go at any moment. But, we did enjoy the riad so much that we were also very happy to stay there. We used the spa. The Hammam and massage was fabulous. I definitely recommend this riad!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are really glad you had a pleasant experience and we’re sure that our entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your Stay with us, we hope to see you again at Dar Bensouda very soon. Best Regards
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Nearby attractions include Al-Attarine Madrasa (0.2 miles), Museo Nejjarine (0.2 miles), and Moulay Abdellah Quarter (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a dining area, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riad Rcif, Darori Resto, and Restaurant Ouliya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bab Boujloud (0.5 miles), Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin) (0.2 miles), and Chouara Tannery (0.3 miles).