We booked this Riad based on reviews and website information including the pretty photos of the Riad and information were hoping to stay in a more discerning choice of accommodation less so than a budget/backpacker style hostel.
When we checked into the Riad, we found it to be decorated beautifully and we were treated to Moroccan hospitality consisting of fresh mint tea and warm baked cookies. The staff were genuinely welcoming and informative.
We were only taken back by the fact that the Riad catered more towards budget and backpacker type travel and that the Riad felt at times if it were at full if not in excess of maximum capacity given that some travellers were given lounge beds to sleep on and some even took to sleeping in the the lounge and adjacent entertaining areas. I would suggest if taking a twin bed or triple room that you ensure there are no susbtituted lounge or sun beds.
Also, finding this place by taxi can be a hassle and we spent more than triple on the fare given the amount of time it took for the driver to find the address. The hotel is close to Bab Boujloud (a main gate of the Medina) and if you remember your way from the gate, it will be much easier to navigate by walking or alternatively by directing the driver.
Overall, an okay hotel in close proximity to the Medina but do not expect more than good standard budget accommodation.
(On a separate note, the dinner was the best we had tried in Morocco- the cous cous was the best I have tasted in the world and the breakfasts were amazing and substantial - more than what we were given at other Riads and Hotels)
- 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