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Riad El Amine Fès

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I brought 10 of my American students with me. They were all amazed about how beautiful the Riad is. The hospitality and the food were beyond amazing. Abdelkader the manager and his team were great hosts. They even brought us a professional henna tattoo artist as a treat for our students.

I had the most amazing time at this riad and remained a highlight of my tour of Morocco. I felt stressed prior to my flight but the hotel was able to organize fuss-free transfers and were excellent at communicating prior to my visit. The riad is also very close to the edge of the Médina and one of the entrances which is extremely handy and not something I thought too much about prior to visiting the maze that is the Fès Médina. The hotel itself is stunning and far exceeds any of the pictures. The shared areas are absolutely beautiful but we’re definitely better maintained than the rooms. I did get an upgrade as it was not too busy when I stayed but that was lovely and my suite opened up to the courtyard. The dinner was delicious and came to about €30 or thereabouts (as they don’t have menus and it is what has been cooked up in the restaurant for the day). I definitely had cheaper meals elsewhere but if you are feeling like a nice night in to enjoy the beautiful riad and a lovely meal then this is a good option. I enjoyed the service that I received as all people were lovely and very attentive. I travelled alone but I did see them be very good and playful with the children of families at the riad. Would highly recommend this riad and will definitely be back!

While the Riad itself is beautiful, rooms are large and bathrooms are nice, we left with a sour impression due to the multiple times the Riad tried to scam us. If you are visiting, DO NOT book any tours or spa treatments through the Riad. We booked a 1 day Medina tour which was triple the price of the online tours but we wanted to trust that the hotel's tour would be better. The price ended up being double of what the Riad quoted and the tour was awful. The guide took us to all of his friends' shops and tried to force us into buying overpriced goods. We had also booked an Atlas tour from the Riad (also 4 times the price on the street) but cancelled it after the medina experience. We had a much better experience with the external tour we took. We then booked a couples hammam experience. This was 4 times the price of the local hammam (£80 as opposed to £20) but we paid it anyway as the local hammam didn't allow couples to be together. The hammam experience was awful. The treatment was done by the hotel waiter/porter and the cleaner. Instead of using natural Moroccon products, they used the free hotel shampoo, conditioner and soap which left our skin dryer than it was before! After the hammam, it took 30mins before we were given any water or refreshments. The riad refused to refund any of our hammam money even though we paid £80 ($100) to get a bath in free hotel soap by our waiter and cleaner. Terrible. On top of this, they wanted to charge us to borrow the iron! An iron is a standard free product in any hotel!

an amazing hidden paradise within the old city! I loved it is ambiance. the service was great, there was always some one there to look after all our needs. We asked if the could recommend a tour guide and the arranged it for us within 30 mins. it is located at a key position with in the old city, medina! you can easily walk thru the souks.

We stayed in Riad El Amine in Fes for the first two nights of our trip in Morocco. It is very beautifully decorated and the people who work there are very polite and make you feel like home. The pool is definitely the greatest asset of the hotel, especially when travelling in August! I also really loved their breakfast with the freshly baked bread and the fresh orange juice.

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.

94-96 Bouajjara bab Jdid Fes

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of Al-Karaouine and Medersa Bou-Inania
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 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

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. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Riad El Amine Fès's 11 rooms are individually decorated and provide minibars, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Phones are also included.


Property features

Guests staying at Riad El Amine Fès enjoy access to a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 25 per vehicle one way. 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, a meeting room, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite (Ambassador Le Maalem)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Ambassador Khadija)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (Kenza)

King 3 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (Habiba)

King 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 146 reviews