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Riad El Amine Fès

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed with the family and had the two main suites on the ground floor. They were perfect for us. The staff were great and food too. Best Moroccan Mint tea. The food was good and very traditional. Wifi was okay and you had to hunt for the best spot.

Deserves the price. Good service, well decorated and best location ever. The owner speaks different languages. I got my best stay in Morocco in this nice place. As a disadvantage, it doesn't have accesses for disabled or elder people.

We stayed with my kids in two rooms, which were in bad conditions, poorly taken care of, and not very clean. The rooms smelled like if they were closed for a long time ( like a wet animal); and the heating did not work. The bath room was terribly cold because it does not have heating and it has a window that opens to the street that does not close properly. The windows in the room open to an inner courtyard and they do not close fine, the locks do not work. The TV didn't work, they said they had no signal for two days. The WiFi was terrible; almost didn't work. The food was bad, no choice, only what the cook does for the day ( get used to tajin or pastilla, that's it) and in the evening, for dinner there is an old man that sings and plays the laud and he doesn't leave until you give him a "tip" every night. By the way, the dining rooms, are not heated. Think twice before coming to this place. I know now everybody rates this small hotel as a 5 star Riad but if you are looking for comfort don't come. The staff is really friendly but they don't speak English really well and don't understand French quite well.

The staff overall was very kind and helpful as the language could afford, only one person spoke english.The night of arrival we ordered a Chicken tangine which wasn't fresh as well as the breakfast.The hotel patio and terras were quiet,location easy to get to the busy areas but the rooms where a bit run down.

Bucket List ticked - during our holiday we stayed in four Riads and this was by far the best, we were fortunate to have an upgrade to the Ambassador suite, this was absolutely beautiful. The pool was lovely. We had dinner and breakfast here, both excellent. The staff were wonderful, very attentive.

I had a wonderful stay at this amazing riad. Fatima was wonderful and incredibly helpful, the breakfast was delicious and the rooms are intricate and unique. I felt very relaxed after hectic days in the Medina.

A beautiful and amazing Riad in the Medina. Every room has a special detail and beautiful decorated. You enjoy walking around as it looks as it were a small palace. All servers are very attentive. Beautiful and definitely recommended.

I would recommend this riad to anyone planning to stay in the Medina of Fès. Well located within the old city walls, to walking distance from the tannery and the market as well as the many restaurants. Make sure you book a guide in advance with the hotel to avoid the many false guides that will hassle you. Rooms are cosy and nice, the hotel is very quiet and you even have a swimming pool within the walls of the riad. The hotel boosts a full bar (even during Ramadan) and the staff is very accommodating and helpful. You have free wifi as well. Breakfast is delicious. We usually bring our guests to this hotel and everyone was pleased so far :)

I was looking forward to staying here after reading the good reviews, yet everything was a total nightmare from start to finish. The day porter left me waiting 45 minutes for check-in and tea (it took me 5 minutes to find him to ask for my key) and he did not order the taxi I requested and I was thus 45 minutes late to dinner. I was quite upset at such poor service after paying above my budget to have decent accommodations and guidance (as a female solo traveler, and a broke student at that) and had voiced my concern to the manager over the phone, saying I would like to check out early due to the poor service. She said she'd be in the next morning to sort it but she was not - she then told the staff she had "waited" for me although I informed her I had a tour in the late morning. By this time it was too much of a hassle to find a new riad, although it pained me to financially support this business. After finally seeing the manager in person on my last day and explaining my poor experience, she offered a lukewarm "sorry" and nothing else (no discount, no real concern, no nothing). The only redeeming things about this riad are that it really is nice and would have been great value for the cost had the service from the day porter and manager been halfway decent. Additionally, the two night porters were incredibly sweet and sympathetic and deserving of gratitude. Overall, I had the worst lodging experience of my life here and would highly advise against booking at this riad. Location is also not ideal and is dodgy at night.

Upon stepping foot in Riad el Amine Fes, I was transported from the Fes medina to a fairytale! My 1-night stay at this Riad (I wish it could have been much, much longer) was a highlight of my trip to Morocco. I used to live in Morocco and have seen many beautiful and well-decorated riads and guesthouses, and this one blew them all out of the water. It inspired me to want to decorate my future home with Moroccan antiques to look like this Riad...it was truly impeccable! I was the only person staying at the Riad, so the ambiance was so quiet and peaceful..all of my worries dissipated. The service was unbeatable: delicious tea upon arrival, given maps of the medina (especially important given my poor sense of direction and this Riad's location away from the immediate hustle bustle), advice for shopping. That night, I was served a dinner that was one of the best I had in Morocco...so fresh and delicious, and was tailored to my dietary needs. I was the only person eating and had a personal waiter and a grand dining room completely to myself, but they did not skimp at all..again, felt like a princess. I booked a regular room, but because I was the only person staying there (it's the slow season for tourism in Morocco), they upgraded me for free to a suite. It was SO regal, spacious, and comfortable! Again, felt like a princess with a HUGE bed all to myself. There was absolutely no noise coming from the kitchen, outside, or courtyard, and I slept like a baby. Room was decorated with beautiful, traditional antiques, but had modern amenities. Great shower and linens! The breakfast was as delicious and fresh as dinner the night before. I was headed to a cooking class at Cafe Clock (highly recommend this, as well!) to do a day of eating, so I should have had just a light breakfast at the Riad, but I couldn't resist the fresh breakfast pastries, jam, and coffee. I was truly sad to check out of this beauty. I will absolutely return and could not recommend this Riad highly enough. If you're looking for a beautifully-appointed Riad in Fes that will provide an escape from the craziness of other parts of the medina (and hopefully make you feel like a prince/princess too!), stay at Riad al Amine Fes!

94-96 Bouajjara bab Jdid Fes

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of Al-Karaouine and Medersa Bou-Inania
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Fes El Bali, Riad El Amine Fès is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as University of Al-Karaouine and Medersa Bou-Inania. This 11-room, 4-star riad has a full-service spa along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Fes riad are Tombs of the Merenides and Kairaouine Mosque.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast served from 6 AM to 11 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 11 individually decorated rooms feature kitchens. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Minibars, safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Riad El Amine Fès enjoy access to a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 40 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa riad include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Suite (Ambassador 1)

Twin 5 | Sleeps 5

Suite (Ambassador 2)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (1)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (2)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 136 reviews