Where to stay in Fes (Fez): the best hotels inside and outside the medina

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The choice of where to stay in Fes it is of considerable importance for the visit of this holy city of Morocco. Fes is the oldest of the 4 imperial cities of Morocco, the others are Marrakech, Rabat and Meknès.

Where to sleep in Fes (Fez)

To sleep in Fes, there are two solutions regarding the choice of the neighborhood: opting for accommodation in the medina or out, in the new city. The medina offers the opportunity to stay in a riad or dar, or in traditional accommodation. In the new city, there are classic and more modern hotels.



For a first stay in the city, it is better to choose accommodation in the medina because most of the visit is concentrated in this area, especially in Fes el Bali, the oldest medina. Furthermore, staying here allows you to enjoy the charm of the riads.

However, it should be noted that the circulation of motor vehicles in the ancient city is not possible. Taxis take tourists to one of the access gates to the medina (bab in Arabic). Bab Boujloud is one of the best known gates.

If you have bagagli and your riad / dar is in the middle of the medina, you can ask for help from the riad managers, who offer transfer services.

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Recommended hotels inside the Medina

Dar Nejma it is one of the best budget accommodation to try in Fez, located in the heart of the medina, on the main road, this dar is very well kept, very clean and has breakfast included. Price: 30-40 euros per night for a double room.


Both very well located in the medina, Riad Adarissa (very close to Bab Boujloud) e Riad Idrissy they offer excellent value for money for an intermediate budget (40-90 euros per night for a double room).


For an exceptional stay, a great choice for sleeping is the Riad Fes. This riad is actually a group of 5 neighboring riads, which offer much more space. Each courtyard of the riad is organized differently and is a real architectural gem. There is also a swimming pool in one of the courtyards.


Recommended hotels outside the Medina

The hotel Ibis Fes, close to the train station, it is very convenient to catch an early morning train from Fes to Rabat or Marrakech. Also, there are always small taxis in front of the hotel to get to the medina. Rates are around 35/40 euros per night for a double room.


THEhotel Sahraiinstead, it offers an infinity pool with magnificent views of the medina, an excellent Moroccan restaurant, and perfectly decorated rooms with Moroccan inspiration.

Ancient door to access the medina of Fez, Morocco -
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