Riad au 20 Jasmins4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Au vingt Jasmins & Spa is a wonderful riad that just opened not far from the first riad Au ving Jasmins! Aycha, the owner, is a moroccan architect who entirely designed these 2 magic places respecting the local traditions: a great success! We were very well welcomed by her team all along our stay. The riad location is perfect to discover the medina without being disturbed by the noice during the night. We also had delicious moroccan food for dinner! A very nice way to discover Fes and its traditions: I highly recommend this place!
Au 20 Jasmins treats you with the authentic atmosphere of a riad coupled with warm and personable service. I stayed 4 nights and I felt at home. The owner is an architect who refurbished this early 20th century house. The manager and staff are impeccable. Conveniently located near an entrance to the medina, it is easy to access and a perfect base for excursions. The room and bathroom exceeded my expectations. Very quiet at night. Breakfast was different each day and seved in the garden where the jasmins are now well above 20! The perfect way to begin a day in Fès. Meals were delicious and home style. There is no restaurant as such, but the young cook does miracles in the house kitchen. Try dinner at home before exploring the improbable restaurants in the area!
There are 20 jasmines and roses and amazing scent in the garden of the Riad! Riad Au 20 Jasmins is a very nice place for staying in Fes - good location, splendid building and rooms and professional staff. We were welcomed with mint tea and cookies, that helped us to relax after the trip. Hicham was very helpful in arrangement of excursions and very professional in service. Breakfast prepared by Fatiya was perfect and we had it in the garden of jasmines! We made a mistake not ordering the dinner here...
We spent two December days at 20 Jasmins located in Fes Medina. The initial night was chilly but only because of a problem with the central heating system. Hisham (the Riad manager) had it fixed by the next day and we were warm and cozy. We ate our dinners in the Riad (highly recommended) and enjoyed interesting home-inspired cuisine with Moroccan wine. Hisham organized a taxi tour for the periphery of the Riad at sunset one day and a terrific guide (Amina Labbar) for a half day tour within the Medina the following morning. We also really enjoyed our conversations with Aycha (the owner) who was at the Riad each morning and evening. The interior of this Riad is splendid, the most beautiful Riad we stayed at in Morocco.
This review was long overdue since I stayed there mid November 2015 and only writing this a couple of months later. Sorry Hicham... I really like the interior of the Riad and the complimentary breakfast was generous. Really near to the Blue Gate, the old market and not far from main attractions in it. The attentive caretaker was also very helpful and accommodating. A place to stay if you are in doubt when searching, truly.
We stayed here for a couple of days at the beginning of April 2015 and I cannot say enough about it. It was probably one of the best places I have ever stayed. The manager's name is Isham and he was very good and accommodating. He and his staff saw to every need of my family and I. The place was clean and safe. The food was great. I can't find enough words to describe how nice this place was. If you have never stayed in a riad before, you are in for a surprise. The open courtyard and the garden are breathtaking. The decoration in the rooms is so nice. The entire presentation makes you feel like you are there in another time. There is no lack of modern accommodation, however. There is free wifi which works just fine. The place is very clean and the food was terrific. I plan on coming back to Fes and I will stay here again. If you have a problem climbing stairs, request a room on the bottom floor. The staff took care of us so well! We were greeted with mint tea whenever we arrived. They were so good to us. I love this place. It was perfect.
The wooden door of the Riad opens to reveal an absolute gem of a riad. It really feels like stepping back in time to how a Riad may have been when it was first built. It was like staying in one of the riads which have been converted into museums - all the detailing was so beautiful and felt very authentic. The location is good and the staff friendly.
Fes and its medina have all the culture and wonder of classic Morocco that you could ask for. That's why tourists go. But before you book, make sure you're getting the authentic experience. There are riads..and there are authentic riads. I struck gold with Riad au 20 Jasmins. It's the real deal. I knocked unannounced on the door and was welcomed in to this, the most incredibly and authentically renovated riad I have ever seen (the delightful owner knows her stuff - her family are from Fes and she's an architect). The welcome was warm, the rooms lovely, the beds comfortable. The food was consistently refined and tasty - some of the best I have ever tasted. I was given space when I wanted it, friendship, good advice when I asked for it and had a simply wonderful stay. There is no way to visit Fes without enjoying a memorable experience, but Riad au 20 Jasmins and its wonderful team made my stay something even better - Fes and this riad are places I will return to again and again. Stop reading and try it!
Accessibility No adjacent parking or vehicle access. Car parks close to hotel seem extremely busy, expect to have to park at least 500 yards away if driving. Parking on the outskirts of town and taking a taxi may save you the stress of driving through New Fes. Short flight of steps down to hotel reception. No ground floor rooms that I am aware of. No lift. Location Ideal for exploring Old Fes Food Hotel has no restaurant in the conventional sense but will cater on request and in elegant surroundings. They produced a superb dinner for us, including excellent vegetarian dishes despite our late arrival, and at no notice which I suspect is normally preferred. Staff Very friendly and welcoming. Rooms/The hotel Strongly reminiscent of Lord Leighton's astonishing house off Kensington High Street. The vast central sitting/dining area is a tiled fantasia, an experience in itself. This theme continues into the bedrooms. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are enormous and fantastically tiled/panelled throughout. Ceilings are very high so rooms could be cold in winter, perfectly comfortable in April.
We lucked into this hotel via an online search engine and were BLOWN away. It is truly a palace hidden within the myriad of streets that make up the medina area of Fes. We were greeted with wonderful tea and snacks by the manager and taken to a small room we had paid for. The hotel was empty so he gave us the option of a small increase in price and in return we had what could only be described as a presidential suite. The staff who made us breakfast each day were wonderfully welcoming despite the language barrier. The location is very central, but difficult to find! Be wary of offers to help you find it as they generally end in demand for an unreasonable payment (as we experienced).
- Walking distance to Medersa Bou-Inania and University of Al-Karaouine
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Fes El Bali, Riad au 20 Jasmins is adjacent to Medersa Bou-Inania and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like University of Al-Karaouine. This 4-star riad has 7 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Blue Gate and Bab Bou Jeloud.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Traditional Restaurant, the riad's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.
All 7 individually furnished rooms feature furnished patios, free bottled water, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, free toiletries, and slippers. In-room massages are available.
Guests of Riad au 20 Jasmins enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for MAD 200 per vehicle one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and express check-in.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 45 reviews