The Best Riads in Fes, Morocco for Couples (Where to Stay in Fes)

Looking for the best riads in Fes to stay as a couple? I’ve got the most gorgeous and romantic riads in Fes for you!

If you’re coming to Fes and looking for a romantic place to stay as a couple, DANG you are in luck! The Imperial City of Fes is absolutely chock full of gorgeous tiles, mosaics, and gates, and the riads in Fes really reflect that aesthetic.

What makes it even better is that these riads are generally pretty inexpensive for the luxury they offer – really making it a dream destination for couples who want to experience the splendor of Morocco.

I won’t lie, I legit felt like a QUEEN staying in our riad in Fes. 

Below I’ll share the riad we stayed at in Fes, which was absolutely jaw-dropping and I’d recommend it to everyone and anyone.

The rest of the recommendations on this list are based on my own personal experience visiting Fes and experiencing the best areas to stay in the city, and my extensive research into the best riads in each area. When I go back to Fes again (because I will someday!) I won’t hesitate to stay at any of the riads or hotels on this list.

The best part? Almost all of these riads and hotels are fairly budget friendly. Read on for some of the best and most romantic riads in Fes for couples, in the neighborhoods you’ll most want to stay in!

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Fes El Badi Neighborhood

Fes El Badi is the “old town” part of the Fes. This is where the medina is, and you’ll find sites like the Blue Gate, the Madrasa Al-Attarine and Madrasa Bou Inania , the Chouara Tanneries, and lots of souks in Fes El Badi. This is where to stay in Fes to be close to everything and to stay in the oldest and most historic part of the city.

The riads in this part of Fes are all located in historic homes and manors and are gooooooorgeoous. Note that the medina area of Fes is almost exclusively a pedestrian zone, so you will probably need to walk a little bit from where you get dropped off to your riad.

Riad Sara – #1 Top Riad in Fes

Riad Sara is a palatial, jaw-droppingly gorgeous riad in Fes. Tiles, arches, fountains, intricate mosaics, carved cedarwood and stucco, and stained glass adorn literally every surface of this riad. The details are exquisite.

The service and staff are also absolutely top notch, and you’re located less than 10 minutes from the Blue Gate. This is where we stayed, and I loved every second.
Rating: 9.3 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Riad Damia

Riad Damia is another romantic riad offering beautiful tiles, cedarwood, and Moroccan decoration covering the entire room.

This riad offers both regular rooms and suites, but I would definitely recommend booking one of the suites – its not that much more expensive, and the suites are gorgeous, quite large, and very romantic.
Rating: 9 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Riad Arabesque and Spa

Riad Arabesque and Spa is a gorgeous, light and bright riad on the north end of the medina and offers deep cedarwood doors and accents, tiled floors, walls, and ceilings, and a plunge pool! This is a bit of a unique feature for riads in Fes and makes this one even more photogenic.

There’s a beautiful rooftop terrace, and on-site spa to maximize your time in Fes.

Rating: 8.4 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Riad Braya

Riad Braya is a beautiful riad that in addition to the arches, tiles, and carved stucco, also has many plants and trees, and a pool in the courtyard, creating a lovely garden atmosphere.

Rooms and bathrooms are really well-decorated and the views over Fes from the rooftop terrace are fantastic.
Rating: 9.3 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Riad Mayfez Suites & Spa – (Most Upscale)

Riad Mayfez Suites & Spa is a luxury boutique riad in Fes with expansive grounds. Enjoy a large garden and terrace area with an outdoor pool and lots of space for relaxing, plus a hamman and on-site restaurant.
The suites are very large and luxurious, with incredible attention to detail (and some suites have a private terraces).
Rating: 9.5 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Fel El Jdid Neighborhood

This part of Fes is newer than the medina and old Fes (aka Fes El-Badi). It’s still very old and historic, but you’ll find far fewer tourists in this part of town. Fel El Jdid is where to stay in Fes if you want to be close to the action, but maybe not riiiiiiight in the heart of the most touristy part of town.

You’ll find the Garden Jnan Sbil in this neighborhood, as well as the Royal Palace. There aren’t very many hotel or riad options in this neighborhood, but the following accommodations are the best options in this part of Fes:

Riad Bel Kayed

Riad Bel Kayed is a great option for couples wanting a romantic destination on a tight budget, as you get a lovely riad with many beautiful tiles, mosaics. I’d book the Deluxe Room with the 4-poster bed – it’s worth the extra couple of dollars to upgrade!

You’re only about a 15 minute walk to the Blue Gate from this riad, providing a nice stay in a quiet part of town, with easy access to the most historic parts of Fes.

Rating: 9 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Riad Reda

Riad Reda is a great property in Fes El Jdid, with a common area that is very traditional Moroccan style, and guest rooms that are more modernized (but still have lots of Moroccan touches).

There is an on-site restaurant, bar, and spa at Riad Reda, and it’s about a 15 minute walk to the Blue Gate.

Ville Nouvelle

This is the most modern part of Fes and where you can find the most nightlife. It’s pretty far to walk from this neighborhood to the medina, so I’d take a taxi there and back when heading into old town.

You’ll pay more for accommodations here, and your options include more large hotels than small, intimate riads. However, all of the options on this list still have a lot of Moroccan architecture and charm, and are really lovely places to stay in Fes.

The Ville Nouvelle is the best area to stay in Fes for people wanting more modern amenities and neighborhoods, and people who want to stay close to the nightlife.

Best Budget-Friendly: Palais Medina and Spa

At Palais Medina and Spa, you’ll enjoy a large, beautiful pool area with a pool bar and large, modern rooms. There is also an on-site luxury spa with a variety of services. It’s a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the medina from this hotel.

Rating: 8.4 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Best Mid-Range: Fes Marriott Hotel Jnan Palace

The Fes Marriott Jnan Palace is no run of the mill Marriott, and it combines modern comforts with gorgeous Moroccan design seamlessly. The hotel has a massive pool, gorgeous mosaics, and delicious restaurants.
It’s a 12 minute drive or 1 hour walk to the medina from the hotel.
Rating: 8.4 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

Most Luxurious: Hotel Sahrai

Hotel Sahrai is a gorgeous, upscale hotel on the edge of the city, with the countryside near Fes visible from the terraces and infinity pool of the hotel.
All the private and public spaces of the hotel feel indulgent and luxurious and there’s a boutique spa and fitness center on-site. This is one of the best riads in Fes for modern luxury.
Hotel Sahrai is about 35 minutes walk from the medina, or a 9 minute ride.
Rating: 8.5 of 10 ⭐ – Read reviews here

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Best and Most Romantic Riads in Fes for Couples – The Wrap Up

Any of the Fes riads or hotels on this list will be an incredible home base for your time in Fes (truly, you won’t want to leave!)

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