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Riad Tizwa Fes
Ranked #33 of 99 Hotels in Fes
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algeciras
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13 reviews
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“We loved this riad”
Reviewed 25 January 2010

We spent 10 days between December 2009 and January 2010, this riad is a very nice place to be, walking distance from the medina, the staff (day and night) is always there to help and to pamper you, really nice people. We had a wonderful bedroom duplex type with fireplace, when weather permitted we had breakfeast on the terrace. The place is top clean and everybody make you feel at home. I surely recommand this riad if you plan on visiting Fes.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 12 January 2010

Based on the website and the pictures, I was expecting this Riad to be the best hotel of my stay, but there were lots of little problems that added up to a not-so-great stay.

Pros: it's beautiful, eco-conscious, generous with its breakfast, conveniently located, has pleasant staff, and clearly aspires to be a higher-end boutique riad.

Cons: Not all rooms are created equal--the room we were given (only ones left due to the high season) was sized for children/midgets and claustrophobic. Ceilings of bedroom and bathroom were only 6 or 7ft high. We were warned but didn't expect it to be that bad. They shouldn't rent them out at all.

Felt like it was a poor value for what we ended up getting.

Arranged train station pickup did not show, had to call to get someone to fetch us which they did so promptly.

Cleanliness was not great. Hairs found on the bedsheets.

Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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El Escorial
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2009

My wife and I spent three nights at the Riad Tizwa in Fes. Our experience was very good. The staff could not have been more kind and friendly. We were in Room 1, which we thought was wonderful. The breakfasts were excellent. Since the weather was good, we took breakfast on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the city with a view of the mountains. We had a dinner there, which was also excellent. They arranged a guide for us for a half day, and he was excellent. I plan to return, and also try their other Moroccan riads.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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la, ca
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2009

Beautiful, affordable riad in a great location. Super quiet. Great breakfast on the rooftop every morning. Miriam and staff were very welcoming and spoke very good English. We stayed in Room #2, which was on the top floor. Really pretty fairly large room but small bathroom with a bit of an awkward shower with very little water pressure. We could have paid more to stay in a bigger room with a better bathroom. Room 4 is the best! Huge bathroom with tub and on the rooftop, so totally separate. Get that if you can.
The first night we arrived the staff sent us to an amazing restaurant around the corner but it was $$$$. Try to stick with recommendations of places to eat off trip advisor. More affordable. One that we loved was le kasbah and cafe clock, both nearby.
The riad staff also hooked us up with 2 great tours. One of the medina which was amazing and the other tour of the mid-atlas mountains. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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new orleans
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2009

Welcoming and inviting, Riad Tizwa's staff made every effort to make us feel at home. Dining on the rooftop was such a treat, and the food was quite delicious. Our rooms were spacious, clean and very comfortable. The location was perfect for exploring the city and the guide provided for us by the hotel was knowledgeable and charming. Overall, I would highly recommend staying here and at their sister riad in Marrakesh.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

A lovely little hotel just on the edge of Fes' incredible Medina. Luxurious, comfortable, and staffed by wonderful friendly people, the hotel was a treat. A half day visit to the Medina with the hotel's chosen guide is also strongly recommended - fluent in English and an authority on Fes history, he found the perfect balance between information and brevity to make the day fascinating. Another highlight was a visit to the local hammam, accompanied by one of the staff - if you fancy being scrubbed to within an inch of your life by a half naked octogenarian this it your chance!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 November 2009

Well, where to start? I returned from our big Morocco adventure about 3 weeks ago and am sadly back to serious, normal life!

My sister and I LOVED Morocco and staying at the Riad Tizwa in both Fes and Marrakech was one of the many trip highlights.

Firstly Fes – I followed the owner's recommendation about Room 4. Staying on the rooftop was quite magical and the huge star lampshade in the bathroom inspired me to buy one of my own. Amazingly it made the trip all the way back to Singapore undamaged! The Riad itself is gorgeous, and so beautifully restored.

The Riad manager, Merieme and her team looked after us wonderfully, so much so that we felt completely at home. In fact my sister made firm friends with Taha – enjoying his company for a cigarette or two on the rooftop in the evenings!

Merieme also organized for Hicham to give us a tour of the Fes Medina. He was great company, spoke good English and was extremely knowledgeable. I loved the fact that he took us behind the main streets to meet many of the artisans off the beaten track, including the man who makes the rattan mats for all the mosques in Fes.

I would also like to express my thanks to Merieme for her care and help. We had a small mishap on our last day in Fes, meaning we would have missed our train to Marrakech. Merieme personally came to the train station and organized our new tickets at no additional cost. She was a real life saver.

At the Riad Tizwa, Marrakech Sanaa and her team also looked after us wonderfully. Unfortunately we both caught a little dose of food poisoning but the roof terrace was the perfect place to chill out and recover.

Everything about both Riads was authentic and elegant ... each with its own unique style. I loved the fact that many of the furnishings and decoration were recycled, second-hand or antique, preserving the way I would imagine a Moroccan home might feel. Oh, and the natural products in the bathroom were so gorgeous I think we bathed more often than we really needed to!

We would like to thank the owners for making all the booking arrangements so easy, and to the teams at the Riad Tizwa in Fes and Marrakech, for looking after us so wonderfully. Both Robyn and I will definitely stay with you again when (not if) we return to Morocco and we will of course recommend the Riad Tizwa to our friends.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Property: Riad Tizwa Fes
Address: 15 Derb Guebbas | Douh Batha, Medina Fes, Fes 30030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Fes
#13 Spa Hotel in Fes
#26 Romantic Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Tizwa Fes 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stylish, calm sanctuary Riad Tizwa Fes is located in what is quite simply the best area of the medina - Batha. Situated only 50m from car access, the house is both easy to find and simple to get to, leaving you to discover the beautiful UNESCO world heritage walled old town. The wonder of the medieval souks awaits. There are 9 rooms in total in this painstakingly restored, stylish and spectacular traditional Faisian Dar. ... more   less 
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