Where to stay in the Fez medina.

17 mai 2014 by admin No Comment


Where to stay in the Fez Medina.
The main types of accommodation in Fez Medina

Riads or Guest Houses.

Approximately 80 Riads , 1st and 2nd category are listed so far.

They all meet the criteria of excellence required by the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism . They are regularly inspected by the authorities both in the quality of services that the rules of hygiene and safety.

The minimum room to be classified is 5, there must be at least a Moroccan lounge . The decor and furnishings reflect the art and Moroccan tradition.

Everything is designed so that the quality of stay for clients is optimum: hot water, air conditioning , heating and personnel in sufficient numbers.

Quality food when it is offered .

All these institutions are compulsorily covered by a Professional Liability Insurance .

Formality sheets Police individual is respected.

Unclassified Guest Houses

These institutions have not obtained their ranking or by failure to specifications required or because of a quality of services offered below the minimum required. Classification shall be required , these institutions are likely to be closed by the authorities

Houses for rent

Notwithstanding he was created a so-called  » house ready to rent ‘category.

It is most often Dar not having minimum 5 bedrooms and / or not of an historical nature . Some of these houses are qualities but many of them do not have personal or qualified or in sufficient numbers do not provide the minimum level of comfort as a bath or shower and WC, frequent absence heating and cooling .

Typically the owners of these houses do not live on site and remotely manage leaving a guard instructed to welcome customers .

Illegal Riads and Guest Houses

It is difficult to identify these institutions are often distributed by well-known portals reservations or who have their own website.

So these houses are operating in an unregulated and may at any time a police raid with occupant evacuation.

Some clues should alert customers of these homes :

1 / contact information from Morocco ( phone … )

2 / prepaid stay on non- Moroccans accounts or through Paypal

3 / no police record to complete upon arrival

4 / not detailed billing stay

5 / no outer plate on behalf of the house.

6 / in case of dispute no recourse to those houses

Advice for any claim or damage do not hesitate to report this property with local authorities .

The Zyarates : Homestay

This hosting package is unique to Morocco . Program initiated by the National Initiative for Human Development (NIHD ) it keeps poor families in their habitat. These families received support to make some adjustments to their homes to receive tourists who wish to share their experience with authentic everyday life. Reception conditions are quite rustic but very family atmosphere and the desire to participate in this form of solidarity tourism outweigh the annoyances .

Hotels and Hostels :

It has very few hotels are located within the ramparts of the Medina.

-A  5 * luxury hotel
– Around twenty various rankings and fewer than a dozen small pensions are the cheap offers traditional hospitality .


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