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Riad Arabesque

Luxury riad with 2 restaurants, near Blue Gate

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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20 Derb El Miter, Fes, 30200, Morocco
  • Incredible design but some areas need to be updated. Staff were very helpful. Stayed in…

    Dec 16, 2018

  • The Riad Arabesque is an old institution in Fez. Celebrities such as Usher, Brad Pitt and…

    Jan 2, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 17 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Fes El Bali
  • Blue Gate - 5 min walk
  • Medersa Bou-Inania - 4 min walk
  • Der Batha Museum - 7 min walk
  • Place Bou Jeloud - 8 min walk
  • Nejjarin Fondouk - 10 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Junior Suite
  • Suite (Ambassador)
  • Standard Room
  • Royal Suite

What’s around


  • In Fes El Bali
  • Blue Gate - 5 min walk
  • Medersa Bou-Inania - 4 min walk
  • Der Batha Museum - 7 min walk
  • Place Bou Jeloud - 8 min walk
  • Nejjarin Fondouk - 10 min walk
  • Al Attarine Madrasa - 10 min walk
  • Kairaouine Mosque - 10 min walk
  • University of Al Quaraouiyine - 10 min walk
  • Parc Jnane Sbile - 11 min walk
  • Tombs of the Merenides - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Fes (FEZ-Saiss) - 19 min drive
  • Fes Station - 5 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
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20 Derb El Miter, Fes, 30200, Morocco

At a glance


  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 1870
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Al Manzah - This restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Le Jnan - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Arabesque Fes
  • Riad Arabesque Riad
  • Riad Arabesque Riad Fes
  • Riad Arabesque
  • Riad Arabesque Fes
  • Riad Arabesque Hotel Fes
  • Riad Arabesque Hotel Fes
  • Riad Arabesque Fes

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MAD 350 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MAD 240.00 per room


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Riad Arabesque does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 1:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring Moroccan cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include le 44 (4-min walk), Cafe Clock (4-min walk), and maison moi anan (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is MAD 240.00 per room.
  • Riad Arabesque has an indoor pool, a steam room, and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Place is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. Taxi ride to all the more popular area is just about 10-20 MAD.

    2 night romance trip, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Dangerous people, beware.

    Be very careful with this place. The owner works in conjunction with unofficial “guides” who take you to the medina and make hefty commissions on overpriced artisan items. The Riad itself, while aesthetically pleasing on first glance, is severely run down. It smells of mold, is full of huge roaches and has a lot of cosmetic damage and disrepair. Their website advertises a 60 euro massage and hamman as well as childcare. Upon my appointment I learned that there is no childcare and was charged 70 euro (mind you my children were in the room throughout treatment, not exactly the relaxing hour I had planned). The “massage therapist” is not trained and lacks understanding of human anatomy or basic massage technique. The icing on the cake happened after checkout. I prepaid for my 3 night stay over $319. I paid my overcharged 70 euro roach infested spa experience, I requested and paid my final bill after breakfast of over $75 (and conveniently their credit card machine was not working, welcome to Fes). I used her driver to depart. She had the driver pull over on the side of the road with 2 other men and hold my children and I hostage for 40 minutes until she arrived demanding money she claimed I owed her. They would not let us go until I paid her a lousy $30. Her driver then demanded our U.S. passports at which point things took a bigger turn for the worse. I have a case filed against all the people involved including the Riad owner who orchestrated the event. Dangerous people.

    kristina, 3 night family trip, Jun 17, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Terrible Experience

    We booked 3 rooms with a very high price tag and this was by far the worst hotel experience in Morocco, This is not even a 2 stars rather than 5 stars. Ac was broken, the toilets dirty and leaking, towels with rips, and to top it off the management is very aggressive and don't care to even listen. we are frequented travelers and we will NOT be able to recommend this place even to our enemies and tight how bad this is.

    Khan, 2 night trip, Oct 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    So grateful to Mr George, his son Jaafar, Mrs Amina, Mrs. Fatima, Mr Saeed and the rest of the staff. They were amazing and so helpful in everyway. We could not have been more THANKFUL to have had our first experience arriving in Morocco, especially FEZ to be in this Riad and feel safe and comfortable. They were very accomediating in every way and collaborative. Highly recommend it.

    HoniB, 2 night trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Stay in Fes!

    Amazing hospitality from Ben and his staff.

    Bobby, 3 night family trip, Sep 1, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good food and service

    Riad Arabesque was overall a nice Riad. We really enjoyed the food and service during our stay. We had dinner there our first night which was delicious and huge portions, as well as the complimentary breakfast each day which was superb. The cleanliness left a little to be desired, I think a combination of laundry by hand and age of the hotel make it seem less clean than it really is. We also had a cockroach in our tub, but the house is more than a 100 years old and you’re in the middle of the Medina, so that could probably happen anywhere. We booked a double room, not realizing that it didn’t mean just a double size bed, but two rooms. Only the room with the two twin beds had an ac where as the room with a king did not and we were very hot. They were kind and brought us a second fan which definitely helped. The service and owners were lovely.

    2 night trip with friends, Aug 28, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good


    英語が不自由なことを英語で悪口を言われた。 Wi-fiの繋がりが悪い。 部屋のテレビも使えない。 ただ、部屋やホテルの立地は良い。 朝食も美味しい。 ホテルからの眺めが良い フェズ観光での疲れをホテルで癒すことができる。

    2 night trip with friends, Mar 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Zhen, 1 night trip, Dec 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    SUPERBE Riad. L'architecture est splendide. Le personnel est professionnel et courtois et la nourriture est excellente. J'aurais aimé pouvoir y rester plus longtemps.

    Susan, 2 night romance trip, Oct 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gorgeous Riad. Beauty everywhere. Very Ig friendly :). They upgraded us which was nice. Friendly staff. The rooms where small but to be expected in a riad. I would definitely recommend it.

    Yasmine, 1 night romance trip, Jul 2, 2019

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