Fodor's Expert Review Karawan Riad

21, Derb Ourbia, Fez, Fès-Boulemane, Morocco Fodor's Choice

The nomadic French owners of this contemporary caravansary spent ten years reinventing this palatial 17th-century riad. Now seven sumptuous suites sit around a vast courtyard of soaring columns. Named after winds, individually decorated rooms–-Chergui has a secret mezzanine lounge, Dzahri a seductive black-marble bathroom–-are filled with antiques and one-of-a-kind finds; there's carved cedar wood here and vibrant zellij tiles there, but it's all about light and space. There are showstopping views from the roof terrace and when the city sizzles, you can dip your toes in the courtyard’s criss-crossed water channels, or head to the hammam to be soaped, scrubbed, and massaged. The fine-dining restaurant serves a modern spin on Moroccan traditional dishes.

PROS

  • spacious, beautifully decorated rooms
  • roof terrace
  • good restaurant

CONS

  • pedestrian-only access
  • steep stairs to upper floors
  • can be hard to find

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0535-63–78–78

HOTEL DETAILS

7 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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