Tag Archives: Fez

Palais Amani Hotel, Fez

We stayed at the Palais Amani for three nights. Here are a few photos and observations that we made during our stay, and at the bottom of this review is a video that’ll give you a further idea of the hotel. There are no signs pointing to the Palais Amani but when you see the Pension Dalila, take the small alleyway on the left of the building. It’s literally no more than 10 minutes walk from the very centre of the old city, or a taxi can drop you 2 minutes…

Riad Dar Bensouda, Fez

We stayed at Riad Dar Bensouda for seven nights. Here are a few photos and observations that we made during our stay, and at the bottom of this review is a video that’ll give you a further idea of the hotel. Location: We took 20 minutes to walk to the door from the bus station. We didn’t need a guide and if you want to go on your own, follow these directions. Walk straight down Talaa Seghira, one of the the main alleyways of the old city, and when you…

Riad Idrissy, Fez

We only stayed at the Riad Idrissy for one night so there’s no video review as there usually is with our hotel reviews, just this collection of images we snapped on the evening of arrival and morning of departure, and a few notes to help you get an impression of the place. Location – Most riads in the old city of Fez are impossible to find alone, you really do need somebody from the riad to come out and meet you at one of the many city gates, but we…

The Ruined Garden Restaurant, Fez

The Ruined Garden restaurant is part of the Riad Idrissy (the Idrissy isn’t sign posted from the main alleyway but the Ruined Garden is) set-up. We stayed in the Idrissy for one night and ate at the Ruined Garden as it was highly recommend online. Robert, the owner from England and Sue, an Australian who helps him out, greeted us and showed us to a leafy, private alcove. The place felt relaxed and individual; a little bit of laid back Europe in an otherwise frequently uptight city. This wasn’t a place trying to live…

Experiences in Morocco

This article is meant to be read in conjunction with our guides to Morocco. We hope it doesn’t seem unfairly critical of Morocco or the Moroccan people, it’s just an honest guide of what’s happened to us during our travels in the country. To put our experiences into some sort of context, we are both Muslims (Lamia’s brown skinned and I’m white), speak a little Egyptian Arabic, dress modestly, are polite and try to travel as slowly and sensitively as possible. We’re not 5 star rich or bargain basement poor and we…