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.
Dar Roumana, 30 Derb el Amer, Zkak Roumane, Fez, Morocco, +212 5357 41637
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.
Riad Fes, 5 Derb Ben Slimane, Zerbtana, Fez, Morocco, +212 6216 07952
Tucked inside a 17th-century palace, the rooms and suites at Riad Laaroussa encircle the courtyards filled with orange trees, making it a true riad (in the local dialect, a riad indicates a home with an interior garden).
Riad Laaroussa, 3 Derb Bechara, Fez, Morocco, +212 674 187639
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.
Karawan Riad, 21 Derb Ourbia, Fez, Morocco, +212 5356 37878
American designer Stephen DiRenza’s Riad 9 is one of the trendiest spots for a family or group of friends looking for a place on an exclusive hire basis. The stylish home reflects the designer’s refined tastes and sense of style.
Riad 9, 9 Derb Lamsside, Fez, Morocco, +212 5356 34045
Step inside the unassuming doorway of Dar Seffarine, where the glowing courtyard and high walls await you in all of their splendor. The riad is truly an architectural gem, renovated to its original beauty.
Dar Seffarine, 14 Derb Sbaa Louyate, Seffarine, Fez, Morocco, +212 671 113528
La Maison Bleue
Built in 1915 by Sidi Mohammed El Abbadi, a famous judge and astrologer, in traditional Fassi design, La Maison Bleue is today owned and operated by the late judge’s grandchildren. This riad provides travelers with a glimpse into the refined architecture of Fez.
La Maison Bleue, 2 Place Batha, Fez, Morocco, +212 5356 36052
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.
Riad Mabrouka, 25 Derb el Miter Rue Talaa Kebira, Fez, Morocco, +212 5356 36345