Batha Hotel

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Place De l'Istiqlal, Fes, Morocco

3 Reviews

Hotel Batha
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Satisfaction Average
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 23% less than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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  • Families30
  • Couples56
  • Solo65
  • Business66
  • Stay Away! Rundown rooms and steal your money!


    Do not stay at the Hotel Batha under any circumstances! Not only are the rooms rundown but the whole place is corrupt.

    The first day that the maids made up our room, a large quantity of Euros and Dollars disappeared from inside a locked knapsack in our room. The thief took the time to figure out a way to get through the locked zippers and cleverly left all of the Moroccan money that was there, as well as a few Euros and Dollars – obviously hoping that we wouldn’t notice what was missing until we left Morocco (and this hotel). When we complained at the desk, they first accused us of lying and then, mysteriously, punished us by halting maid service to our room for the rest of our stay. They had us write down all the details of the theft and said they would take it up with the hotel manager. But we went to the police and, when they dragged the hotel manager in to meet with us two days later, he claimed that he’d never heard about it until then. It is clear that the staff was all trying to cover up and deny that one of their own took our money.

    You should also know that, while this hotel does provide hot water, they only do so for a few hours a day. It stops at 10 pm so, if you are planning on taking a shower before you go to bed, you will be hustling to make it home from dinner in time – especially since all the decent restaurants in Fez are some distance from this hotel. Imagine coming home at 9:30 to beat the deadline, discovering that you had no clean towels (because they mysteriously stopped maid service to your room because you complained about the theft from it) and having to hustle to get new towels in time to shower before the water gets cut off. You see, all the problems of this place just build upon each other!

    What’s more, the shower head in our shower wouldn’t stay attached to the wall in a position that sprayed straight once the water was turned on, even though the stream was just a trickle. The toilet was missing its handle and the door to the toilet wouldn’t actually close. The faucets on the sink felt like they were going to fall off every time we operated them. The air conditioning was noisy enough to keep us awake but way too weak to cool our room. The closet door couldn’t be opened without an epic struggle. The “breakfast” is just coffee, juice, and bread.

    They’ve done a lot to pretty up the common areas but it is just lipstick on a pig. The bottom line is that it’s a shabby, dingy little place there to relieve you of your money and nothing else. The only positive thing about this hotel is that it is situated close to the medina but that is a mixed blessing, too – it comes with being far from the decent restaurants so you will be taking a long taxi ride away from the hotel every night as it is (you don’t want to eat at the hotel’s restaurant).

    Unique Quality: Thieves, thieves, thieves!

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    Our friends stayed in this hotel while we were in Fez. They loved it. Perfect location! The rooms were decent. Nothing luxurious, but clean and very authentic. The rate also include breakfast.

    Location is key in Fez. Make sure you stay within walking distance of the Medina. There are two parts of the city: old city and new city. We enjoyed the Old City much more than the New City. The New City doesn't have any character and all of the sights are in the Old City.

    Unique Quality: Beautiful tiles everywhere. Outdoor courtyard in the center of the hotel with a wonderful fountain. Truely authentic accommodation.

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Hotel Batha

by szabolcs

Hotel Batha the hotel is steps away from the medina (see photo) and its inner courtyard is splendid with fountains and Moorish-style architecture


by JamalMorelli

In an effort to help those who are travelling - all the hotels will be moved to the Morocco page.

'Hotel Batha, sweet in every way'

'Hotel Agadir and the Edge of Fes'

'The Great Garden, Semi-Modernity, self catering...'

'When you are getting in those late train rides...'

'There's no place like home(in EuroAmerican luxury)'

'I'm Afraid So - Yes... GO SOFITEL'

'All about the view - Merinides'

Hotel Batha, sweet in every way

by JamalMorelli about Hotel Batha

I actually stayed a month while finding my home in Fes - I loved the people, the pool, the poolside bar, the layout of my place (opening on one side to a garden and the other to the pool)

I also enjoyed taking breakfast on the terrace above the pool - modest regal feeling.

Most of all, you are right in the medina, with access to taxis, a place to park your car with a 24 hour guardian... I felt like the staff was the outstanding characteristic of this hotel... it just felt like home to me. I still stop in and salaam these cats.

In Fes, we stayed at the Hotel...

by hajin

In Fes, we stayed at the Hotel Batha. A nice enough place in the new part of town, but right in front of the Blue Gate to the medina. The room was clean and the price and location were perfect!
The room cost us 299 Dirhams a night...that's $30US. The concierge at reception was very over-protective. Repeatedly telling us to watch out for that guy and this guy, etc...we were also advised to not talk to anyone on the streets...but they were fine and not too crazy about it. They were also able to arrange for an official guide who ended up being very informative and cool...more about him in the travelogue (whe I get to it that is)


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Forum Posts

Hotels in Fes?

by geewonder

My girlfriend and I are going to Fes in the beginning of August.
What's a good hotel for about 30 US$ for the both of us in a single room?
Is it necessary to book in advance?

RE: Hotels in Fes?

by JamalMorelli

Around 30 bucks and your best bet on Hotels in the old medina is Hotel Batha. I've used that place plenty of times. A little more expensive and reliable in the Hotel Nautilis in the Ville Nouvelle. MAKE RESERVATIONS! If you are stuck because you didn't make a reservation (it happens all the time) look me up - we'll get you safe.


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Address: Place De l'Istiqlal, Fes, Morocco