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“Les Merinides”
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Les Merinides
Ranked #65 of 99 Hotels in Fes
Margate, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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“Les Merinides”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is a very nice hotel and we'll maintained, has great view over Fes and you can sit outside of a night time with a drink and take in the view, for food eat in the morocco restaurant of a night and they move the roof off so you look at the stars it's brill. It can look a bit tatty out side the gates but the young lads playing football are good well worth a watch.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My girlfriend and myself went to Les Merinindes to see the view over the oldest medina in Morocco. The view was indeed magnificent. We ordered a bottle of rosé and waited to watch the sun set. There was duet playing and singing popular songs and it was very enjoyable. However, at the end of the evening the waiter that served us was very rude and was muttering to himself and gesturing annoyance at us.

We did not leave a tip.

However, the view was worth putting up with the rude waiter.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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portage wi
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75 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This is a very attractive and well maintained hotel/restaurant overlooking the city of Fes. I didn't stay at the hotel but met a local here for lunch and respite in their air conditioned space. The menu is pretty Westernized - club sandwich - but the environment was relaxing, the service was prompt and it gave us a chance to see the city. Was perfect for our needs to just be comfortable - next time, I think I might check it out for lodging.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Stayed here two nights as part of a group. The hotel is beautifully located, high on the side of a hill, with a great view out over the Medina. The hotel is at a guess 30-40 years old. The open lobby areas are spacious and attractive. Check in was speedy and efficient. The rooms were fairly standard but clean, with tired poor quality bedroom furniture in need of a refurb. Similarly the bathrooms were underwhelming, 1990's marble, and you should take your own amenities. That said, the shower pressure was great and the beds nice and firm.
Breakfast was an unremarkable buffet, with coffee service at the table, and an omelette station.
The concierge was very helpful, a real resource.
All in all average - there are better choices in Fes.

Room Tip: Make sure to get a room overlooking the Medina.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Likely the best view of the city there is, the terrace lounge was the place the be after touring the medina, buying carpets and seeing how the leather is dyed. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Many of the rooms faced the road but I did walk through a suite facing the city and it was lovely (not sure of the price difference - would have been much nicer - so check it out if you go). The breakfast was good but the dinner buffet not. I would have rather gone out or eaten elsewhere in the hotel such as the large Moroccan restaurant in the hotel. But no-one was in there. The menu on the terrace was international and limited but okay. The lobby was grand and impressive and the service very good. I would stay again but would look to eat elsewhere.

Room Tip: Check the price for a suite facing the city over the regular rooms - would be much nicer and quieter...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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england
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We went to Fez for our 4th visit and decided to try a different hotel, following a road sign we came across this hotel, as we were only staying overnight we wanted something special and we certainly found it. On entering the reception area it was clean, cool and very comfortable, lots of comfy sofa's , a pleasant and traditional feel. We walked outside on the terrace and all said wow !! the view was amazing, high up over the old medina, enticing us to go and explore.The bedrooms were comfortable, clean and very nice, well appointed bathroom, no balcony though. The restaurant served an excellent breakfast , eat as much as you like service, the staff were very friendly and just what you would expect from a 4/5 star hotel. We will definatley be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancashire
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We visited this hotel for one night on a recent trip to Morocco.
The situation is fantastic, the reception, terrace and pool areas were impressive and as you walk out onto the terrace the view over the Medina is spectacular. The hotel is well situated for visiting the Medina (it would be possible to walk but is a steep climb back), we had a car and it was only a 5 minute drive to Bab Guissa where there is plenty of free parking space.
The hotel room was large (as was the bed!) with plenty of room to spread out. The room had an entrance lobby containing plenty of wardrobe space, off which was a good sized well appointed bathroom.
Breakfast was plentiful with a good selection of pastries and omelettes made fresh to order.
If there are criticisms it would be that the bedroom decor is a little tired in places, there are no coffee/tea making facilities in the rooms and the restaurant does not open until 19.30.,
these however do not detract from a fantastic stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel and would certainly stay there on any future visit to Fes.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Les Merinides
Address: Borj Nord, Fes 30030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Les Merinides 5*
Number of rooms: 79
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