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Karawan Riad

21 Derb Ourbia Behind El Amal cinema towards Rcif, Fes 30030 Morocco
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#16 of 156 hotels in Fes
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Beautiful 17th century building, located in the andalous quarter of the medina of Fez, Karawan Riad offers 7 suites decorated with attention to every detail. This will never stop amazing you during all your stay. Location is convenient: in a tranquil corner of the medina, yet very easy to reach. Each room is unique, with original antique furnitures, rugs and artwork pieces, wisely blended with modern facilities. The common lounges (library and tea room) offer a great place to rest after a day of walking in the medina. The young local Chef Outhmane Choumi restaurant offers an affordable Bistro menu for lunch and more clever twist meals for dinner. There is also an traditionnal hammam (moist heat and traditionnal ritual ) and massage sessions can be booked.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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Story At Every Corner wrote a review Mar 2024
San Jose, California211 contributions16 helpful votes
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We had a most amazing stay in Karawan Riad. The staff was truly wonderful and attentive. Karawan riad is a luxurious accommodation in the old town. Truly a wonder to build in the madina with its narrow alleys. Apparently it took 10 years of renovations to get this luxurious perfection. The riad has only 7 suites (no hotel style rooms) so the staff really gets to know individual preferences. We stayed in harmattan suite, with two sleeping and sitting areas, a balcony and a mini library. Really well done. The hamam and massage were world class. Absolutely must for any stay. The common areas, lounges and patios are must to stay and enjoy… especially with a hot tea and snacks.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Benny W wrote a review Mar 2024
Reddick, Florida7 contributions1 helpful vote
How did they renovate this Riad getting all the materials through the narrow passages leading from the square?! The plaster and wrought iron work; carved and painted wood; filigreed lanterns; glazed tile...such attention to detail with Western amenities and comfort. The courtyard garden and fountain were refreshing and beautiful. Breakfasts were delicious as was dinner. Lovely respite from the bustling medina; conveniently located.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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centurian100 wrote a review Mar 2024
Anchorage, Alaska14 contributions11 helpful votes
The place is crazy charming. So much better than photos. The interior decor is modern Moroccan and very classy. Amenities are 5 star. We stayed in unit with a patio which is the highlight. Rooftop views are lovely. Room is large. Highly recommend for couples or families.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Debbie S wrote a review Mar 2024
Atlanta, Georgia21 contributions1 helpful vote
As part of our 3 week tour of Morocco, we spent Valentine’s night at Karawan Riad in the Dzhari Suite. We couldn’t have been happier with the choice. Not only was the Riad unique and architecturally interesting, as are so many wonderful accommodations throughout the country, the service and hospitality were outstanding. The location was ideal, and staff were friendly, attentive and welcoming. The dinner and breakfast service were both very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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danahs2014 wrote a review Mar 2024
Kansas5 contributions1 helpful vote
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You want a cultural trip with a 5 star stay, then Karawan Riad it is. Right in the Medina. It’s a restored historical Riad with a small spa and restaurant. Try the foot treatment they offer. After a full day of walking around Fes, Lemiya made the pain go away. Then try their restaurant. For dinner, their chicken Tagine was the best I’ve had in Morocco. Breakfast is another experience you don’t want to miss. Mohammad made our breakfast special this morning. Everybody from the hotel manager to the bell boy are sweet and welcoming. Extremely Clean hotel with cute rooms and zen feeling bathrooms. We loved our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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NJain27 wrote a review Feb 2024
San Francisco, California130 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a beautiful riad! The location is very convenient, in the best part of the medina but also close enough to the car drop-off. The room was absolutely stunning, from the bed to the room furniture, layout and the bathroom, even the balcony. We had 2 dinners and breakfast here - each meal was very delicious and service was great. They also serve alcohol - so we tried a local beer and wine. We got a hammam here, which was also good - but since it was last minute, they had 1 person for the both of us - which was not ideal.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Departure625923 wrote a review Feb 2024
Arlington, Virginia5 contributions
I loved my time at Karawan. Both Imane and Otmane were very helpful and arranged for a guided tour of the Medina which was amazing. We stayed three nights in the Zephyr Suite and it looked better than the pictures. The breakfast was very good and changed every morning. Dinner was also very tasty and included a choice of dishes from the Moroccan and Mediterranean menus.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Nila B wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York85 contributions63 helpful votes
Riad Karawan is a beautifully renovated Riad, great location, in the heart of the Medina close to all the shops as well as close to one of the gates - as my first experience at a Riad, I was just so pleasantly surprised to enter this absolutely gorgeous property after passing through a relatively busy market and then taking a turn into a quiet street and knocking on a beautiful door and finding a gorgeous courtyard! We stayed at the Larawan Suite and our friends at the Suhali suite (I think we were supposed to stay at the Suhali and there was some confusion as we checked in earlier). They were both unique in their own ways and had a different style and layout. We shared a lovely outdoor little patio but unfortunately could not enjoy it as it was cold. The reason for the very good rating and not an excellent one was due to the quality of the food which we thought was average specially after visiting other riads and dar's during our travels in Morocco. The 31st eve dinner and entertainment was beautifully planned and executed but the food was average - the attempt to serve a fusion meal was not the best - in addition, menus were not shared with the guests so we had no idea of courses and no one asked us about any dietary restrictions which I highly recommend for a dinner that is required as part of the stay over New Year's Eve! Also, a suggestion to plan something special for the guests who want to stay up and celebrate at 12 midnight - in this case, some of us guests took it upon ourselves to go to the terrace and have champagne! Breakfast was a typical elaborate Moroccan spread along with eggs prepared as requested. I also felt that considering how beautiful the property is, the dining area could be a bit nicer; a suggestion would be to offer dining at the beautiful terrace. We also tried the Hamam at the Riad and that was just an incredible experience. Overall, it was a great experience for first timers in Riads and I would recommend this beautiful property without any reservation.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Danielle L wrote a review Jan 2024
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This review is for Nortin who is absolutely wonderful. As Americans, we were hassled and quoted outrageous costs for simple things (more than the standard tourist premium). Nortin generously offered to help us buy a simple tajine from his neighborhood and we paid him back for it. It was a fraction of the cost we were quoted and exactly what we wanted. This is just an example of Nortin’s kindness and thoughtfulness. He drove us around and simply offered some help after seeing our frustration. It was unexpected and meaningful - the type of kindness that we won’t forget and made our trip. Thank you, Nortin! As for the riad itself…it was ok. The pillows are flat, there is no shower (just a wand), and some kind of sewer smell on the roof.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Veronica G wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything was amazing! Great hotel, service and people! If you are in Fes i recommend staying at the hotel Really recommended, a different experience than others I have had. Hotel has really gold service
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Date of stay: December 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karawan Riad
Which popular attractions are close to Karawan Riad?
Nearby attractions include Farka Tours (0.3 miles), R’Cif Market (0.2 miles), and The Authentic Fes Shopping Experience (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Karawan Riad?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Karawan Riad?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Karawan Riad?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Karawan Riad?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Karawan Riad?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riad Rcif, Darori Resto, and Restaurant Ouliya.
Does Karawan Riad have airport transportation?
Yes, Karawan Riad offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Karawan Riad?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Karawan Riad?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Karawan Riad?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bab Boujloud (0.8 miles), Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin) (0.4 miles), and Chouara Tannery (0.4 miles).