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Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda
Ranked #9 of 99 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Top Spot with excellent service”
Reviewed 21 October 2011

We stayed at this lovely restored riad in the medina for 3 nights. It was an excellent choice and the staff were available to offer friendly advice and good service throughout. The meals (breakfast and dinner) were most enjoyable. We were met at the railway station and escorted to the riad which is essential since after 3 days we still had difficulty in finding our way through the maze! We will definitely recommend Dar Bensouda to anyone interested in visiting Fes.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Great, friendly service. In the middle of the Medina, which can be hard to find, but fortunately the hotel staff is always able to guide you. The location is beautiful and really creates a place of rest in the midst of the Medina. Nice breakfast as well. Would defenitely recommend!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

I have Only just left after a 6 night stay. Originally we booked for 4 nights but it was such a lovely riad we stayed for 2 more nights (which was sorted out with no problems at all. Our stay was perfect, the staff were incredibly attentive and the room we had was spectacular. The breakfast was delicious, every day there was a new little surprise, like a boiled egg with dipping spices or something which was like eggy bread! We ate there on a couple of evenings and the food was also top notch. It may sound like I am being over the top but I am writing this review in a Riad in Marrakech and I honestly wish I was back there now, as the service and accommodation doesn't compare!! It is based in the middle if the medina and we had an occasion when we got lost but the manager sent someone to guide us back. The location is definitely in the heart if tge medina action- the more adventurous traveller will have fun working out how to get back through various tunnels. They are also more than happy to arrange for their staff to guide around anyone who is less brave, to save you getting stressed and lost, so please don't let that put you off!! We also had a one day excursion to the Mid
Atlas, which was breathtaking and well worth 800 dirhams. At the end of our stay we were presented with our final bill which was slightly less than we expected, due to exchange rates and certainly was value for money. I will be going back there in the future without a shadow if a doubt and would gladly recommend this place without hesitation-and would also be pleased to verify my testimonial to anyone considering a stay here so they know it is 100% genuine!!

  • Stayed September 2011
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london
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Riad Dar bensouda is an extraordinairy place in the heart of the medina.Its position allows you to discover the city's oldest and authetic streets and buildings.the staff are ready to be at your service at any time day/night for any question you may ask,comfortable room and bed cleaned everyday.the breakfast and diner were excellent.
from now on it is my preferable destination.I recommend this address.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2011

This review is long overdue. My sister and I spent three weeks in Morocco last summer (I entered Oct. 2010, because there was no option for July 2010) and stayed at Dar Bensouda for three nights. The dar was stunning and our room was wonderful. The staff were incredibly kind and accommodating. A very special place!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Fanny2001
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

An oasis in the medina. Great service, huge breakfast, and excellent restaurant. Decorated with great taste! An historic imam's home renovated back to its historic splendor. Great, huge rooftop area to watch the sun go down over the medina as the call to worship drifts out. Stayed in one of the cheaper rooms, it was lovely, with lots of ambiance. Spotless, quiet, lots of room to wander and find a spot to read. Splurge for this Riad it will be a highlight. Staff, fed us breakfast at 5:00 am before our flight! French, English spoken. If lost in the medina they will come and bring you home, very usefull!
This Riad is deep in the medina, make arrangements for them to meet you at a gate or pick you up at the airport, you will never find it on your own. Only draw back, you are not advised to wander this deep in the medina at night, so going out for dinner gets a bit tricky. They will arrange for escort if you really want to leave this oasis! Luckily they have a great restaurant so enjoying your evening in this place if perfect after a long day.
Be sure to check out their picture book that shows the renovation before and after. This place is a treasue to behold, a salute to the owners who spent 4 years returning this property to its glory and rescued a piece of the medina's history. Opened 18 months ago.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

This authentically renovated riad is delightful in its simplicity. The bedroom and bathroom were comfortable and charming without being overdone. The hospitality was excellent and the food shopping trip amonst the maze of streets was fascinating. We ate our evening meals there a couple of times and the food was amazing. Again simple and not overpowering. We recomment this riad highly.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda
Address: 14, Zkak El Bgha | Elquettanine, Fes 30202, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Fes
#6 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel & Spa Riad Dar Bensouda 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Bensouda is an authentic old palace in Fez, transformed into a charming guesthouse. Here you'll find exquisite traditional architecture harmoniously combined with all the comforts of modern accommodation. Dar Bensouda has two beautiful courtyards: the fountain courtyard around which eleven luxurious rooms and suites are arranged and the swimming pool patio with a leafy garden. Each room is individually decorated, air-conditioned, and has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The suites have a bathtub and a relaxing sitting room. ... more   less 
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