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Dating back to the 8th century, the imperial city of Fez was capital of Morocco for over 400 years and an intriguing centre of political and religious power. At its heart, the famous walled medina of Old Fez, Fès el-Bali, has changed little over the centuries and stands in stark contrast to the French-inspired “Ville Nouvelle” built pre-independence in the 1950’s. For visitors, Old Fez is the place to start, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a heady introduction to an ancient Arab world. Here as you pass though the Bab Boujeloud gate, you enter a labyrinthine clutter of medieval mosques, palaces and riads set amidst an intoxicating atmosphere of markets, souqs, workshops and tanneries. Narrow alley-ways reveal charming squares and fountains while all around the bustle of daily life is interwoven with exotic ingredients, heady scents and colourful bazaars.  

Fez Hotels

$$$$ Riad Fes Fez

Character Boutique, Directors favourites

Tucked away amongst the clutter of Fez’ medieval Medina, The Riad Fes is a beautiful boutique hotel fit for the Fassis nobility for which it was originally designed. Its blank exterior gives little...

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$$$ Riad Maison Bleue Fez

Character Boutique

Located just off Azliten square, a short stroll to the Medersa Bouanany, the Riad Maison Bleue is a charming family-run guesthouse set within the city’s medieval medina. Once a former residence of...

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$$ Riad Mabrouka Fez

Character Boutique

The Riad Mabrouka is a small, charming guesthouse close to the heart of the city’s ancient medina. Managed by owner Michel Trezy, the riad has been sensitively refurbished in a traditional arabo-...

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