Ever since I developed a passion for traveling, the stunning city of Fes in Morocco has been high on my list and I especially wanted to check out the incredible riads in Fes.
With its intricate old medina and historic ruins, it’s truly one of the most mesmerizing cities in Morocco.
With busy streets, lively squares, exotic scents, and wonderful local food, the city is a mosaic of cultural heritage.
I spent my days wandering through its labyrinth of streets, exploring local markets, and most importantly, discovering some amazing riads in Fes. Girl, you have no idea what’s waiting for you.
You might think you know from seeing them on the ‘gram, but trust me, it’s surreal in person.
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A riad is a traditional Moroccan dwelling with an interior garden or central courtyard. They were originally built by wealthy merchants in the heart of the city as their private residences but have now been converted into luxurious hotels and I’m so thankful!
The riad concept is designed to provide an escape from the chaos of the streets since Moroccan streets can be hectic.
Once I stepped inside, my breath was taken away by the mesmerizing design! The intricate carvings and tiling on the interior walls, inviting pools, and delicate furniture all captivated me. It felt like a palace!
I don’t think any amount of convincing would make me leave this enchanting paradise.
So let’s jump into it with my list of the most epic riads in Fes.
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The 9 Most Epic Riads in Fes
1. Dar Mehdi
One of the most popular and budget-friendly riads in Fes is the Dar Mehdi. To be honest, it’s everything you would imagine a traditional Riad to be.
In small cozy rooms, with Arabic writing on the walls, you’ll feel like you stepped into a Moroccan grandma’s house.
Throughout the property are beautiful tile work, plush seating areas in the courtyard, and a stunning rooftop terrace offering jaw-dropping views over Fes.
You can find nooks and crannies to explore, and the hotel staff is incredibly friendly. Every morning breakfast is served, and you’ll find yourself drooling when you see the delicious spread.
One word—wow! The Riad La Maison Verte is where eclectic design dreams come true.
As soon as you walk in, you’ll notice the stunning doorways and walls, with intricate Moroccan-style carvings. The handcrafted furniture will make you feel like royalty and the greenery on the terrace gives it a calming atmosphere.
This riad is perfect for travelers looking to experience Fes’ culture in comfort and style. You can enjoy traditional Moroccan breakfasts in your room or on the terrace. This riad is all about what you want—just how I like it!
Make use of the on-site hammam and get your relaxation on!
The Riad Dar Skalli is a luxurious and modern take on a traditional Moroccan style. The rooms are bright and airy, the furniture comfortable and stylish, and the interiors artistically designed—all of which make it one of the most sought-after places to stay in Fes.
The terrace, which is one of the biggest in all of Fes, gives you breathtaking views of the skyline perfect for sipping some mint tea as the sun goes down taking you from day to night.
The hotel staff is super friendly and the on-site spa provides a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of Fes.
Top it all off with delicious breakfasts in their sunny courtyard—it’s a dream here!
Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for has come—a pool!
The Riad El Amine Fes is for all you luxury seekers out there. With its private pool, beautiful mosaics, and carvings, this riad is the definition of chic. It lives up to the hype of the reviews.
The rooms are huge and each has a unique style that oozes luxury. From traditional Moroccan-style rooms to modern suites with balconies and terraces for you to relax on, this is undoubtedly an excellent place to stay.
With so many pops of color everywhere you look, it’s impossible not to feel energized and ready for your Fes adventure.
The rooftop terrace offers views of the city skyline. You can enjoy drinks in the bar area or take in the Moroccan sun in the seating areas.
Finally, check out the on-site spa where you can spend the day being pampered with a massage or facial.
5. Dar Bensouda
Just magnificent. Everything about this place is absolute perfection.
The Dar Bensouda is a luxurious riad set in the old city of Fes. It’s decorated with bright colors and rich fabrics, giving it an elegant yet traditional feel.
The courtyard offers you a beautiful plunge pool with an open roof that allows you to enjoy the sun or stars as you please. The property also features a hammam, library, rooftop terrace, and a restaurant where you can sample delicious Moroccan cuisine—yum!
The rooms are large and well-furnished, equipped with all the amenities you’d expect from a five-star riad in Fes. The staff are super friendly and will ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
At Bensouda Riad, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the medina from its rooftop terrace. Experience the luxury and relaxation of a traditional Moroccan tent while taking in spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains from an upper terrace.
Located near the Royal Palace Dar El Makhzen, Riad Rcif Alif Suite & SPA offers a luxurious stay in the heart of Fes.
This beautiful riad is decorated with classic Moroccan decor and intricate mosaics. All of the blues, greens, and yellows make for a truly stunning space.
The suites are all spacious and feature modern amenities with Arab touches, such as rugs and intricate carvings on the walls.
There are suites available with private terraces overlooking the city, as well as executive rooms for those looking for extra space.
The Riad Rcif Alif Suite & SPA features a spacious swimming pool which is especially perfect for relaxing after a long day out exploring Fes. The spa offers a range of treatments to help you relax and revive. Trust me, you’ll be begging to put your feet up after a few days walking the medina.
If I could give this place six stars, I would!
Riad Fes Maya is a luxurious oasis in the heart of old Fes. This boutique riad offers a traditional Moroccan experience with modern comforts and amenities.
All of their rooms have been decorated with exquisite attention to detail, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Beautiful stained glass windows fill the rooms with natural light and each one features a balcony with views of the Medina.
Another bonus is that each room has air conditioning, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi for those days you just want to chill and escape the heat.
The rooftop terrace is a dream for any photographer, offering spectacular views of the city and sunsets that will take your breath away. Your Instagram game is about to be turned up a notch!
The staff at Riad Fes Maya are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet in your travels. They really are what make this stay next level. Also, breakfast is to die for!
8. Riad Fes
This chic, modern riad offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city of Fes. The decor is stylish and contemporary, with Moroccan accents throughout the property making it feel instantly familiar.
With an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a hammam, you can easily spend the day unwinding at Riad Fes.
The suites are luxurious and comfortable with guest rooms, plush furnishings, and private terraces offering spectacular views of the city.
As I basked in the beauty of a Fes sunset with more than one glass of wine on my terrace, I was reminded how lucky I am. I truly need to be pinched!
Don’t forget about booking a romantic dinner at their on-site restaurant in the beautiful courtyard. You’ll be surrounded by orange trees lit up with lanterns—the perfect ending to a day exploring Fes.
For all my fellow bougee travelers, Riad Fes is my top rec! We absolutely loved it here.
Riad Fes Nass Zmane is a contemporary riad that has all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. The decor, with bright colors and modern touches, will certainly make any Instagrammer happy!
Each room is uniquely decorated with Moroccan accents, offering comfort and privacy. There’s also a ton of cozy lounge area, perfect for catching up with your friends over a cup of tea.
Imagine, high-draped curtains, Moroccan tiles, intricate woodwork, and a stunning terrace with views of the Fes skyline. Any picture you take from this place is going to be an absolute hit!
The owner goes above and beyond to ensure all of his guests have a great experience. Make sure to take advantage of their free breakfast. It’s especially delicious!
Fes has some incredible riads to check out! You’ll find everything from contemporary riads with luxurious amenities to riads that are cozy and honor Fes’ rich history and tradition.
No matter what type of riad you prefer, you’ll love finding an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.