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“Moroccan Hospitality and the Smell of Orange Blossoms”
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Riad Misbah
Ranked #66 of 211 Fes B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
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“Moroccan Hospitality and the Smell of Orange Blossoms”
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I spent 4 nights at Riad Misbah this April and had a fantastic experience. Marco and his wife have done an incredible job restoring the property, it is just stunning. There is no doubt from the second you enter the Riad and smell the orange blossoms that you will have a unique stay.

Marco cares deeply that his guests enjoy their time in Fes. He took me around town to get my bearings and shared some insight and facts about the city as well as showing me some other incredibly restored properties. He went out of his way to keep me away from the faux guides that prey on tourists while also respecting my desire to explore the city independently.

Riad Misbah is situated with a great location that makes exploring the Medina especially easy and convenient. It was cool while I was there but I easily imagine wanting to escape the hustle and heat of the Medina by returning the Riad for a pleasant afternoon swim.

Breakfast each morning consisted of a very substantial spread of Moroccan dishes, I especially enjoyed the honey and fruit compotes and needless to say, did not need to eat lunch following the great breakfast. The fact that I was staying alone and was served at the huge dining table made me feel like royalty.

I would gladly recommend Riad Misbah to anyone venturing to Morocco.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

A family group of five of us stayed at Riad Misbah for five nights over the 2012/13 New Year. We had a fantastic time. The Riad is indeed palatial – although in a way that is also very comfortable. Every room is unique and very comfortable. The swimming pool much appreciated and used. Breakfasts were a wonderful and tasty spread. In addition we had evening meals at the Riad the night we arrived and New Year’s Eve. Incredible meals. Marco and Feia were wonderful hosts – looked after us, pointed us in the right direction, gave sound advice and recommendations. Overall a wonderful stay. Recommend very strongly, without any doubts whatsoever.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I spent a pleasant few days in this Riad - a most gracious Riad indeed - well appointed and well located close to the Blue Gate. It has 5 rooms and the one I had was most comfortable. The owners took great care to introduce us to the area and suggested excellent eating places. I can highly recommend this tif you are looking for something more traditional.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

If staying in Fez you definitely must spend a couple of nights in the luxurious Riad Misbah. The surroundings are wonderfully plush, and palatial, and the indoor swimming pool is so private you'll feel as if you're actually swimming in your own private pool. Hosts Fiela and Marco are so welcoming that you really won't want to leave, and the food is incredible, with giant feasts of pancakes, and Moroccan delights for breakfast. Fiela says cooking for her is a joy and a way to make people happy. Awww... Can't wait to go back. Marco & Fiela, thank you!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Fes was the absolute highlight of our trip enhanced by the hospitality and warm welcome shown to us by the beautiful Fieta and the staff of Riad Misbah. The riad was absolutely beautiful- an oasis of tranquility in the medina. My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed the facilities, the food, the impromptu morroccan cooking lessons (which was totally unexpected!) and that everyone went above and beyond to make us feel like part of the family. I would highly recommend this riad to anyone staying in Fes- I assure you will fall in love with this second home, just as we did! Thank-you Fieta and staff- until we meet again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Strongly recommend to anyone who is Fez to spend time at Riad Misbah - do not think of it as a place to stay, but as a unique experience for which all travellers are so hungry. Key highlights:

- High quality air-conditioned rooms - very timely as we were in Fez in August and it was an oven outside
- Amazing food - great way to enjoy traditional cuisine in a comfortable environment 'protected' from noisy streets
- Outstanding pool - goes a long way to provide comfortable cooling during heat hours

We also found the the experience of having a conversation with owner to be as valuable as the accommodation itself - so the traveller gets two for the price of one

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

I would like to warn -for self interest in case we return- this place is more appropriate for those seeking Zen relaxation: the place is an oasis of peace with an excellent swimming pool, cosy common areas to read and rest and wonderful hosts. The place instills quietness and you feel being a family guest (rather than a tourist). Indeed, we received a warm welcome.
The breakfast is fantastic. Do request a dinner, its cost is well worth the great experience. The hosts prepare a phenomenal showcase of local (and other Maghreb) dishes. We absolutely loved it.
Location is excellent to explore Medina and yet very close to the gates into the modern city, should you want to get out.
The room we stayed in was a bit austere, but very clean. It wasn't uncomfortable, but came in contrast with the warmth of the common areas that we liked.
We would come back and for longer.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riad Misbah
Address: Derb Drissi 5 - Batha, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 211 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Misbah 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Misbah is a spacious, quiet house, full of light and elegantly appointed, located in the heart of Fes. A traditional riad, exceptionally decorated and technologically advanced. Easily accessible, on foot and by car, ideally situated for your visits of the medina.The patio is a haven of peace, with its fountains and orange-trees. A heated swimming-pool and a hammam are at your disposal for your relaxation once you are back from the bustling medina.Several other services are available, such as car transfers, guided tours, and a sophisticated cuisine. ... more   less 
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