Fez is one of the most well-preserved ancient cities of the world, with its Old Medina, the 11th-century tanneries, the world’s first university and many more historic monuments. Although it is a well-known city among tourists, and the prices of hotels have sky-rocketed since the opening of the new terminal of Fez-Saïss Airport, there are still cheap and charming spots where you can enjoy your stay, so here are 10 of them.
Just a couple of miles away from Fez, this riad with 12 guest rooms is located near Medersa Bou Inania and Bab el Mansour. The riad has a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, free childcare, an airport shuttle, and many more amenities. In the rooms they provide cribs, a sofa bed and babysitting, all from $26 USD per person.
Ibis is perfect for budget traveling in Fez, since it’s comfortable and reliable, and it’s near the Fez Country Club, the Golf Center and the Royal Palace. The hotel offers breakfast, room service, a spacious terrace, free WiFi, free parking and much more. The rooms are very clean and well presented, with a cable TV service, a balcony and a private bathroom from only $22 per night.
In the middle of the Old Medina, Dar Rabha is a hostel for budget travellers with only eight guest rooms. In the morning, breakfast is available in the terrace, and they also offer an airport shuttle, daily housekeeping, a library, and air conditioning. It is located right next to the main attractions: Medersa Bou Inania, Dar Batha and Al-Quaraouiyine Mosque. Definitely a bargain from $11 a night!
This is another riad located right inside the Medina. It is an absolute jewel; aside from the great location it has an indoor pool, a restaurant, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi among many other services. They also provide a private bathroom in each room, a private spa tub, a large refrigerator, and cribs. Although it is a bit more on the pricey side, you definitely get what you pay for.
This secret house located in the countryside of Fez is a spacious hotel, with a big swimming pool in the garden. It only has seven guest rooms but also boasts a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, daily housekeeping, free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking among other services. You will feel right at home with all of this, as well as the multilingual staff and the owners of the villa. A double room starts at the price of $56.
This boutique hotel offers five guest rooms in the heart of the Old Medina, with a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, an airport shuttle, a luggage storage, free continental breakfast, free WiFi and a lot more services. Its location is the reason why it is popular among budget travellers, with Medersa Bou Inania and Al-Quaraouiyine Mosque within walking distance. The prices start from $34 for a double room.
This guesthouse only offers three rooms but they are extremely spacious, each with double beds and their own private bathroom and free toiletries. There is daily housekeeping, a rooftop terrace overlooking Fez el Bali, free breakfast, and free WiFi. If you like having your own personal space, this is the place to go for $71 a night.
This riad is in the Old Medina, however a little bit farther than the rest of the hotels. It provides six guest rooms with air conditioning, tennis courts, free childcare, a rooftop, a garden, a library, free full breakfast and free WiFi among many other amenities. It is right near Medersa Bou Inania and Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, from just $46 a night.
This riad, located within walking distance of Al-Quaraouiyine University and The Merenid Tombs, offers six guest rooms, a rooftop terrace, free continental breakfast, free WiFi and much more. In the rooms, there is a private bathroom with free toiletries and daily housekeeping, from $78 a night.