If you really want to get a peek into Moroccan culture and traditional life style you really have to go to Fes for that's where the soul of Morocco lives.
And to get an insight you have to stay at the Riad Maison Bleue.
We were driving from Tangiers and had no idea how long it would take us to get to Fes. As it happened it took far longer than what we had anticipated.
I had called in advance to let the hotel know of our late arrival and need for a long over due meal.
We reached at 11 PM and they had made arrangements for the kitchen and bar to be kept open.
It's a narrow lane good for pedestrian traffic only that leads up to an ornate Moroccan door which opens into the riad, inside the internal courtyard has a pool and around it run corridors that lead to rooms and terraces and patios.
There are a lot of plants and trees, rose and orange dominate.
Rooms are very well appointed and are at various levels spread through out, its all very picturesque and private.
Food is Moroccan and French.
The spa is recommended, after an entire day in the madina the couple of hours spent in the hamman and spa were very welcome. The hamman is unlike its Turkish cousin, which is very basic and somewhat harsh, this one is gentle and private and calming. The massage was very good.
We went for one day but stayed for 2 and that on a tight schedule is saying something.
I think we got a suite, four poster bed and seating area and desk and what not.
Their site is : http://www.maisonbleue.com/riad-maison-bleue/index.php?lg=1
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel consists of three interconnecting houses, which creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere. When exploring the routes connecting the houses guests feel as though they are negotiating the laneways of the ancient Medina of Fez. The 18 suites, comfortable restaurant, private spa and hammam, well-equipped gym and intimate bar exude an air of discreet luxury. Throughout, timeless Moroccan style is merged with more modern touches, resulting in elegant interiors and luxurious comfort.Discover the new launched Maison Cordon Bleue our cooking school. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Maison Bleue Hotel Fes
- Riad Maison Bleue Fes