The Most Beautiful Riads In Fez, Morocco

Arabo-Andalusian patio
Arabo-Andalusian patio | © Riad Mabrouka
Photo of Mandy Sinclair
9 February 2017

Stately homes with ornate ceilings and delicately carved stucco with original paint peering through. Rooftop terraces with views over the Merenid tombs and minarets dotting the old city skyline. Stepping inside the riads (traditional homes) in the medieval city of Fez could be compared to walking into a palace. While the medina houses hundreds of riads, here are eight of the most beautiful.

Dar Roumana

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Yasmina Suite at Dar Roumana
Yasmina Suite at Dar Roumana | © Dar Roumana
Dubbing itself as ‘luxurious suites and exclusive dining in a traditional Moroccan riad with panoramic views of the ancient medina of Fes,’ it’s easy to understand that guests may not want to step outside of Dar Roumana. With the on-site restaurant, one of the best in the city, dining here provides travelers with a fusion of Mediterranean and local flavors.

Riad Fes

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Riad Fes
Riad Fes | © Riad Fes
A true architectural gem, Riad Fes may be the finest riad in the region, and its accreditation with Relais & Châteaux is a testament to this fine boutique hotel’s quality. You will find soaring ceilings and beautiful Moroccan craftsmanship on display at every turn, including carved stucco, cedar work, and intricate zellig tile work. This hotel upholds the highest of standards when it comes to service and comfort, offering an overall amazing experience.

Karawan Riad

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Karawan patio
Karawan patio | © Karawan Riad
Don’t be surprised if the suites at Karawan Riad are larger than an apartment, especially for travelers from New York or London. Each suite features an interior and exterior balcony, modern design, and state-of-the-art technology, proving that the owners of this riad didn’t skip a bit in the planning and decorating process.

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  • Riad Mabrouka

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    Arabo-Andalusian patio
    Arabo-Andalusian patio | © Riad Mabrouka
    In typical Arabo-Andalusian style, the interior courtyard at Riad Mabrouka features carved stucco, cedar wooden doors, a small babbling fountain, and colorful traditional mosaics. From here, guests can access the fragrant garden featuring rose bushes and citrus trees as well as a small plunge pool.