I had quite high expectations from this hotel, considering the fantastic reviews that it has recieved in its short life of being an operational hotel. I agree the interior decor reflected the traditional feel of moroccon life, alongside being palatable for western tastes. The authenticity of the hotel is hence somewhat marred by this clean-cut style. The staff were helpful and friendly and the location is perfect for accessing the busy medina and other historical attractions. However, having told the owner two weeks in advance that there were five of us staying, we were surprised to find the third bed in one of the rooms being haphazardly prepared upon our arrival and more suited to an eight year old child, rather than a twenty-five year old. Three of us stayed in this renovated 'bedoom' on the ground floor which felt like more of an afterthought, as the bathroom was cramped and dark with poor design layout and we were repeatedly woken up during the night by other guests who were arriving right outside our door. We mentioned this to the owner the morning after, and although we could see many vacant rooms, she couldnt offer us any alternative. My parents slept in the room upstairs, which i was told was free of any external noise. Overall i would rate this hotel as acceptable, but having stayed in a much more authentic hotel in marrakesh for a fraction of the price, i would be tempted to seek another place of residence to reflect the friendly and beautiful city of Fes. I would recommend it for a first-timer, however make sure your room isnt on the ground floor, otherwise you'll wake up grumpy and underslept. Not a good start!
- 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