I had a great experience at this beautiful riad. Youssef (spelling?), the receptionist, is very friendly and helpful and works very hard, as does the woman who cleans/cooks. The two of them work tirelessly to keep the place running smoothly. The food is good, and you can get free Moroccan mint tea, which is a fantastic perk.
I was there during Halloween, so they threw a party on the terrace. There was free food and a shisha. They ran out of drinks kind of early on, but we all had a grand time chatting, eating, smoking, and banging on drums.
The location of the riad is decent, because it isn't too far a walk to a taxi or the souks. For those of us cursed with poor internal compasses, it can be hard to find, but if worst comes to worst you can always pay some kid the equivalent of a couple dollars to take you there.
It isn't too expensive, especially if you stay for more than 3 nights, because the fourth night is free during most of the year. I ended up paying about 21 USD per night total. I enjoyed the fact that although it's priced like a youth hostel, it hosts people of all ages, so you get to meet a wider variety of people than you would find at a youth hostel.
The walls are thin and noise travels through easily, but it didn't bother me because I sleep like a rock.
I would recommend this place to others, and I would not hesitate to stay here again on my next romp through Morocco (whenever that may be).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HAPPY STAY RIAD - Atmospheric restored palace in the heart of the Fes Medina. Beautiful ensuite and dorm rooms in traditional design and one of the best panoramic Medina views from the sun terrace. We cater both for the upper backpacking market, Semester at Sea groups, Foreign Groups and young couples who search for quality accommodation at low prices. No corners cut. So much fun to be had here! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Verus Hotel Fes