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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ryad Mabrouka

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Ryad Mabrouka
Ranked #23 of 99 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“Excellent place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

- Very nice hosts
- excellent food
- wonderful view from the terrace.
- Good maroccan and french wines available
- perfectly situated at the entrance of the medina, close to shops and restaurants
- parking close to hotel
- very tasteful decor and furniture

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Ryad Mabrouka. The owners gave us good advice to visit Fez and its surroundings. The riad is slendide. Furniture and French paintings are beautiful. We enjoyed the view over the medina, the garden and pool. The staff is very nice. We return with pleasure in this riad is very different from what we knew before it was discovered.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fes, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Located on the edge of the medina, this property is just far enough to be quiet and just close enough to be accessible to the Medina. French is not a must but it helps as Pierre speaks impeccable English and the staff is attentive to a travelers every need. Dinners should be enjoyed on the rooftop, overlooking the Medina lights and poolside in the garden is a lush haven where one can enjoy a cup of chai. The nearby access to parking means this location is perfect for a small group of independent friends looking to enjoy a unique experience in a mysterious location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Nimes, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We had a lovely stay in Mabrouka: very nice Ryad bording the medina, easy access, wonderful hosts. The building is worth seeing, great and genuine atmosphere. But you'd better try to live in! You will enjoy the local way of life, the design and decoration of the Ryad, the efficient but easy service. Your hosts really know Fes and the country: do not hesitate to ask them for tips, they are helpfull.
Pleasant garden, pool, nice food

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2011

Great property and welcoming hosts (even though we didn't speak French). Loved the rooftop for a beer or some mint tea in the evenings. Perfect location for exploring the Fez medina.

Our bathroom was huge. The furniture in our room was beautiful as was the whole property. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Redditch, Worcestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

It was our first time in Morocco and the Ryad was all that we had expected. It is hidden away down a winding alley in the Medina and from the outside looks nothing special - but this is the charm of the Ryads - they conceal their beauty until you get inside the front door. Our room was on the ground floor and was big with a comfy bed and, just as importantly as it was very hot, equiped with an efficient air con unit.

We ate dinner at the Ryad on 3 out of the 4 nights we spent there and the food was good with the starters being especially tasty however, the main course became a bit predictable after a couple of nights with the only excitement being - would it be a lamb, chicken or beef tagine - in short - good food if a little monotonous. And much to our surprise we didn't get couscous once - I thought this would have been served with the tagine - but that's obviously not the authentic Moroccan way.

We had a guide which had been arranged by the Travel company and he was very good - the streets of the Medina in Fez are a maze and I have no idea how we would have found our way around without him.

We visited the tanneries - not as smelly as I had been expecting - maybe we were just lucky! We also visited the Carpet Co-operative where we experienced the best salesman we have seen in a long time - if I had been even vaguely interested in buying a rug I probably would have succumbed. We also visited a pottery/ceramics manufacturer where I did buy a couple of items. I think you just need to be aware that when you get the offer to go and see where/how things are made - such as carpets, pottery, scarfs etc, you will get a small amount of information but the real reason you are there is as a potential customer and you will be subjected to the full sales treatment. There is no undue pressure to buy but that is obviously the main aim of the visit.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

The Ryad Mabrouka was everything that we had hoped it would be. It was historic and beautiful, our room was lovely, and the two dinners that we had there were absolutely delicious. The owners are French and the staff is Moroccan--which was a perfect combination. When my husband and I were there last spring, we really enjoyed the time we spent with one of the French owners. She explained the history of the building as well as the massive restoration process which her family supervised. She also gave us a tour of the entire facility. We would love to return someday. We highly recommend this clean and well run ryad.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ryad Mabrouka

Property: Ryad Mabrouka
Address: No 25 Derb el Miter | AÏn Azliten, Fes 30110, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#16 Family Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ryad Mabrouka 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ryad Mabrouka, is a traditional riad with a arabo-andalusian garden and a pool, it is located inside the walls of the olf town, 5 mn walking from the main pedestrian street of the medina.The riad offers an exceptional view from the terrace and from the dining room. It is located only 150 m from an easily accessible car park. ... more   less 
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