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Riad La Cle de Fes
Ranked #18 of 99 Hotels in Fes
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“riad is the real deal”
Reviewed 31 May 2011

after staying in many "riads" in morocco this was easily the most impressively decorated.

our room was a good size, and the pool was wonderful after a days exploration

aman (afternoon manager) was nice and helpful, and the sight of our transfer waiting for us at the bus station after our bus broke down and we were two hours late was very welcome

the location is good-, close to bab bou jloud but not too close or noisy

noise from staff chatting very loud in the afternoons and we were very overcharged for water (charged for more than we had and way overpriced- a shame) buy your own at the shop at the closest medina entrance 5 dirham for a large (1.5L) bottle

on 2 of our 4 night stay we had a bottom sheet that did not fit the bed and got all screwed up during the night. 1st and 4th night the sheet fitted better

bathroom sometimes smells seweragy i guess this is a problem anywhere in fes

Room Tip: pay a little more and get a decent sized room/bed
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 May 2011

Right in the medina, near the souk, on an nice walk from the ville nouveaux and with a really lovely staff. Great, warm and friendly people, who immediately give you the feeling of being home. The rooms are spacious, well decorated and furnitured, with nice bathrooms. The pool is small and cold, but nice for kids to cool down. There is a good roof terrace over seeing the roofs of Fes where they serve wine of a beer. Every day there is a lovely Moroccan diner that is being served. And in the morning there is a nice breakfast.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

We spent 5 days/4 nights at Riad La Clé de Fès and it was really nice!
When we arrived and we saw the outside of the building we were not sure what to expect, but we quickly learned that's traditional in Marrocco: the outside of the building is never impressive, but once you open the door...you feel like you died and went to heaven.

Riad La clé de Fès offers all the comfort you need but steel keeps the Marroccan traditions. The atmosphere in the hotel is nice and romantic, the food is excellent, the rooms are large and hygienic and staff is really good! They help you with wathever you need and more.

The Riad is located at the edge of the Medina, which allows you to still have some peace, but within one minute you can get lost in one of the 4200 streets of the medina. Also at about 100 meter you can find the taxi post, which is easy if you want to visit the new town (only 5 minuten away by car) or go to the Hamman, which we highly recommend!

We enjoyed every minute of our stay and would like to ga back some day, so that maybe than we can enjoy the rooftop terrace of the Riad, since the weather this time was not nice enough to do so :-)

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

Having arrived at approximately 11pm by train on our first night we were eventually greeted by Mohamad with a big smiling face after giving them the wrong information on where we were at the Medina. This was only made better as we had previously organised Dinner but it was now 11.30pm by the time we got there and were totally surprised to see that it was still arranged for us. It was the best we had had in Morocco, and compliments to Mariam the chef. Amal welcomed us like long lost family and considering we did not really know any French words let along Arabic this place surely could not of got better. But it did. Our stay of 3 nights has been memerable and can certainly say without hesitation anybody staying here will leave with a smile on their face.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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melbourne
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

We booked Riad La Cle de Fes while in Marrackesh and were impressed by the staff''s attentiveness at this early stage. They organised a taxi to collect us from the train station and although the train was 2 hours late arriving the taxi was there waiting for us. The Riad itself is gorgeous - read all the previous reviews- and the staff so helpful and friendly. Francoise (the owner), Beatrice, Amal, Miriam, Mohammed and the housekeeping girls all made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed eating at the Riad for two nights and it felt so warm and cozy when they lit the fire and we could relax in this little oasis after wandering through the souk's maze. Our bedroom was enormous, the bed comfy and one of the treats was the exquisite soap from Paris- rose scented and natural.
The Riad was also brilliantly located being only a 5 minute stroll (maximum) to the souk so it was easy to come and go if you needed some respite. We would thoroughly recommend this Riad to anyone travelling in Fes and don't be put off by it only having a 3 star status because it deserves much higher!!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2010

Fes has more than 100 Riads but we would definitively say that Riad la Cle de Fes is one of the top ones. Perfectly located between the Medina and near the Royal Palace, it's an airy place, with high ceilings, tastefully decorated, large and comfortable rooms and a very warm welcome from all the staff. You should also dine in and try the homemade couscous, divine! The roof terrace's views are stunning, certainly somewhere we would recommend to rest, relax, recuperate and re-energize - a peaceful haven before continuing our journey..."

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

This riad was the most gorgeous place we stayed in while in Morocco, and was a wonderful place to end our two week vacation. The decor is spectactular, w/ plaster and wood wall carvings, and beautiful mosaics throughout. The rooms are huge and very tastefully decorated. The outdoor breakfast area next to the small pool was a wonderful setting w/ many lovely plants and flowers. The rooftop area was also lovely, with an incredible view of Fes. Amal and Beatrice were warm, welcoming, and could not have been more gracious. Mohammed, though he spoke very little English, was charming w/ a very infectious smile, and was, in fact, waiting for us outside of the riad one night around 10 to let us in, so as not to wake other guests were we to ring the bell. Dinner was offered the first night we arrived, (there is a charge, of course) as their thought is that you are tired on your first day of arrival and do not have the orientation of the city to find a restaurant that night. It was actually a welcomed offer, as we had been driving all day from the desert near Merzouga. The food was good, though it could have been a little warmer. Breakfast was delicious and ample. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend this riad to anyone visiting Fes.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riad La Cle de Fes
Address: Medina, Fes 30030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Fes
#10 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#13 Family Hotel in Fes
#14 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad La Cle de Fes 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Riad next to the Batha square in Medina. This house maze leads us to the heart of the Moroccan civilization, refined and full of charm, like the 3 patios, one with a small pool .You discover 5 bedrooms, 2 with sitting area and fireplace .They are all bright, furnished and tastefully decorated. This is an intimate Riad and also outward with its panoramic terrace The cooker takes you into the discovery and explosion of flavors. This is a very different place from the other, looking to the future, respect for the old, and the freshness of his choice for modern decoration, is not it today is, the vision of Morocco ... more   less 
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