Fodor's Expert Review Riad Anata

Derb El-Hamia, Fez, Fez-Meknès, Morocco

The Belgian owner has given this traditional house a lighter, more contemporary feel while staying true to its Moroccan roots, decorating the five rooms—named after colors—in pale tones, with smooth tadlak (waterproof plaster) walls and splashes of vibrant color from throws, rugs, and local artwork. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, where you can lounge on banquettes or cool off in the wading pool. Postsightseeing, relax with a glass of mint tea and a sweet treat in the patio lounge and library. A Moroccan home-cooked dinner is available upon request, and hands-on cooking workshops are offered with the riad's chefs. Pick up the helpful guide to Fez that the owner put together.

PROS

  • personal service
  • close to taxis and parking
  • rooftop terrace with wading pool

CONS

  • lacks ornate Moroccan decor
  • small property
  • steep stairs

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0535-74–15–37

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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