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Where to Stay in Fes, Morocco: Riad Zamane & Spa

Fes – the city whose Medina is the biggest in Morocco and probably the craziest I’ve ever seen. As a foreigner, it’s impossible to NOT get lost in this maze of narrow streets.

We heard great things about the country’s cultural capital and thus had to include it in our Morocco itinerary.

Of course, we also wanted to stay in one of the typical Riads as we did in Marrakech. After doing a lot of research and comparing prices we found the perfect one.

To save some time and help you decide where to stay in Fes, I decided to write about our amazing time at Riad Zamane & Spa and why it’s the perfect place to choose!

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Staying at Riad Zamane & Spa

A fairytale-like inner courtyard with a fountain, a lovely rooftop terrace overlooking the city of Fes and princess’ rooms. All these things await you at the 4-star hotel Riad Zamane & Spa.

But one after another.

Let’s start with one of the most important things to know: The location.

Riad Zamane & Spa in Fes, Morocco

Location of Riad Zamane & Spa

In my opinion, the location of the hotel couldn’t have been any better.

It was situated right in the heart of the Medina and only a short walk from the main gate called Bab Boujeloud – one of the best things to see in Fes.

Don’t worry, it’s not located in the middle of all the narrow streets I was talking about at the beginning of this post.

You can actually access it by car and there are quite a few parking spots available in the area around the hotel.

Here’s the exact location of Riad Zamane & Spa + the parking spot where we parked our car. I can remember that we had to walk around 10 minutes to the hotel, so it wasn’t that far away at all.

Rooms at Riad Zamane & Spa

Trust me, I didn’t exaggerate when I described the rooms as princess rooms. I was completely blown away when we entered our room – or let’s say our suite.

Riad Zamane & Spa has no more than six beautifully-decorated rooms and suites. Each of them has its own unique, elegant design and some can fit up to four people.

We stayed in the Royal Suite Tarbe, a luxurious suite with a huge four-poster bed and a high ceiling.

Whether the bed, the couch, the pillows, or the curtains – every element in the room was in a different tone of red. There was also a complimentary bottle of water, air conditioning, and – of course – free Wi-Fi.

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The bathroom had marble flooring and came with a relaxing bathtub. Both, the bathtub and the washbasin were decorated with gorgeous tiles.

Riad Zamane & Spa Fes

From the room, we could also enjoy a fantastic view of the patio.

Facilities

I already told you that the hotel has a wonderful rooftop terrace, but there’s so much more it has to offer.

If you’re tired after a long day exploring the Medina, you can enjoy a relaxing massage or use the sauna.

There’s also a really fancy Moroccan lounge with a TV and you can even request to have some evening entertainment or themed dinners.

The staff also helps you book different activities such as biking tours, horseback riding, or golf courses.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t make use of all these great services as our time in Fes was really limited.

It was already 4:00 pm when we arrived at the hotel and after checking in, we headed straight to the Medina and spent the rest of the day exploring it.

There we also had dinner at the probably coolest restaurant in Fes!

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I’m actually really sad we stayed only one night and not longer. We even had to get up quite early the next morning but of course, we couldn’t leave Riad Zamane & Spa without having breakfast!

Breakfast

Breakfast is usually served on the patio or in the room upon request. However, my friend and I wanted to have it in neither of these two places.

Since the weather was perfect the day we left, we kindly asked the staff if it was possible to have breakfast on the rooftop terrace. Initially, they hesitated a bit but then agreed to bring the food upstairs.

Moroccan breakfast is normally very sweet and consists of bread, pastries, pancakes, butter, cheese, eggs, yogurt, fruits, local specialties, and jam.

However, since we both are vegan, we told the staff to leave out all animal products. Surprisingly, they completely understood what we meant!

Because believe it or not, that wasn’t often the case in Morocco.

After we went to the rooftop terrace, it didn’t take long until we got a tray with bread, jam, fruits, Moroccan mint tea, and orange juice.

Breakfast at Riad Zamane & Spa

It was honestly more than we could’ve asked for and I truly enjoyed the early morning sun rays on my face while slurping mint tea.

Afterward, it was time to pack our bags and return the key to the reception.

I even got a sentimental feeling because it kind of felt like home for me. Despite the short stay of only one night.

Service & Review

I honestly don’t have anything negative to say about Riad Zamane & Spa in Fes. The staff made us feel heartily welcomed and did their best to guarantee us an amazing time.

The location was perfect, the room was better than I could’ve imagined and breakfast was delicious.

So if you don’t know where to stay in Fes, I can highly recommend Riad Zamane & Spa. I swear you won’t want to leave this place anymore.

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35 Comments

  1. Riad Zamane looks absolutely beautiful! I missed Fes when I was in Morocco last year, so I’m definitely going to keep this riad in mind for when I eventually make it to the north of the country. 🙂

  2. Oh this is tooo beautiful! Did you venture Morocco on your own? I’ve been wanting to do that but am not sure how safe that is!

  3. Riads are such good places to stay aren’t they!? We stayed in one in Marrakesh and it was the highlight of our trip. Like you we were served breakfast on the roof and there was a kitten who’d come and join us up there. <3

    Riad Zamane looks beeeeautiful. I love all those intricate tiles and the "princess bed!"

  4. I so want to stay in such a beautiful riad!! I only visited the very north of Morocco, but as soon as I can go back, Fes will be on my list for sure and this place with it 🙂

  5. Awesome guide! I have saved it for when finally I get to go back to Morocco again – I was supposed to go back in 2020 but probably will need to wait until next year. I absolutely love the Riad Zamane & Spa, just gorgeous!

  6. What a wonderful riad to stay in! The terrace looks gorgeous, and I love all the decorations in the rooms and the inner courtyard. Thanks for this recommendation! 🙂

  7. I love riads of Morocco still have not been to Fez yet. So it seems to be the excellent choice if you travel to that destination. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing and gorgeous pictures.

  8. This Riad looks absolutely stunning. I would for sure not mind staying here when in Fes! Also, now I want to go back so badly haha.

  9. Great Post ! I have read your post which are really informative for any traveler before arriving on Morocco. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful informative information on the blog. Articles that have meaningful and insightful comments are more enjoyable.

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