Our party, a couple and a mother/2-year-old, had a wonderful stay at this excellent riad. It's really not all that difficult to find, being just inside the Bab Ziat gate to the Fes el Bali medina. It's a walk to the central touristy area of the medina (the blue gate), but a nice one and not more than 10 minutes away. One thing I've noted in other reviews is that, when possible, management upgrades your rooms at no cost. This happened to us as there were no other occupants of the riad over the 4 days of our stay there. So we were given very large rooms which were nicely decorated in a kitsch sort of way. I'd have to say that this riad begs for a little bit of upkeep and a bit more taste in furnishings and it would be an absolute stunner. Our bathroom was large and beautiful but you couldn't attach the shower fixture to the wall, the lighting was very poor, and hot water was never available, only a lukewarmth which just barely allowed use of the huge tub.
The owner greeted our party on arrival and beamed as he announced we'd been upgraded. The manager, Fahrid, was exceptionally accommodating and nice, and was quite prepared to run little errands for you. We had some dry cleaning we needed to have done overnight before our departure and Fahrid ran the garments to the cleaners, got them to have the work done by the next morning, and retrieved them. The two-year-old accompanying us was often a bit rambunctious and somewhat misbehaved, but Fahrid was loving and caring to her as he watched out for her. We had one dinner in, and when informed we were not partial to sweets, we were given a very nice melon for dessert. All in all, this was a lovely stay and we will be sure to return when we come back to Fes, which I'm sure we shall for it is a fascinating city.
Incidentally, no roaches or untoward insects were noted.
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- Nestled within the walls of the Old Medina, yet accessible by car, Riad Damia is a exquisitely maintained masters residence blending the beauty of Andalouse tradition with modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Damia Fes
- Riad Damia Hotel Fes