Les Merinides

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Borj Nord, (formerly Hotel Le Meridien Merinides), Fes, Morocco

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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 40% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Couples60
  • Solo87
  • Business50
  • MichaelFalk1969's Profile Photo

    Come for the view from the terrace cafe !


    I did not stay in the Hotel itself but instead visited the Cafe Terrace from which you have a wonderful view over Fes. (The cocktails are not bad, either). A good place, too, if you want to view Fes at night in a probably safer environment than the Merinid Tombs. It is possible to walk up there beginning at the Bab el Mahrouk, or you can take a Petit Taxi.

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo

    The Views and That's Kinda It...


    Drop me in a pool and let me make love while looking at Fes, the city of my morphogenetic past. This will make me belong to the first person I see when I snap out of the Gnawa style orgasmic trance. This is a lovely place to take in all of Fes - albeit in minature.

    Find more detailed info and the pictures on the main Moroccan page under hotels.

  • JamalMorelli's Profile Photo

    All about the view - Merinides


    Quite nice. The real draw is the views, in which you can draw in the breadth of Fes with your eyes - which I take advantage of even though I live in Fes. Otherwise, the staff is fine, the rooms are spacious and cozy. The rooms are bland but somehow it works after a day in the medina.
    Of course, with my soft spot for the pool I'd recommend a Texaco that had one, but this one is lovely.

    I'd say you may feel a bit stupid shelling out nearly 200 bucks for this one - but if you got it, baby, flaunt it.

    It is luxurious, romantic travel...

    Unique Quality: The pool and mountain combo is orgasmic anyway - but it really works here...

  • Plush surroundings, amazing views


    Spent just one night here (cost €127 for two people) but it was great. Really what we needed after a 5.5 hour train journey to get to Fes. Rooms are good standard western four/five star hotel. Ours overlooked the back of the hotel (which is best), the pool, and the medina...amazing.
    The best part of the hotel is the bar which is set on an open-air balcony at the back of the hotel...overlooking the medina, none of the commercial centre in view. Staff were very friendly and helpful - organised english speaking tour guide etc, and the lady in the gift shop shared a taxi with us to the train station!

    Unique Quality: Amazing views...the best of the city and lovely big outdoor pool.

More about Les Merinides

Rue des Merinides

by keeweechic

The Rue des Merinides travels through the Jewish Quarter or the Mellah from the Place des Alaouites to Bad Smarine. Houses with wrought iron and wooden balconies are a feature lining this road.

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Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

by MichaelFalk1969

two questions on short notice as I will soon be in Fes for a few days:
Besides the viewpoints near the Merinid Tombs, can you recommend any panoramic viewpoints in Fes ?
Which parts of the Souk are the most interesting in your opinion ?

Re: Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

by xuessium

HI! Michael:

The tanneries are always interesting....as long as you can bear the stench! Plus the fact that you would be on the roof of most of these tannery shops, you gonna get some nice views of the northern parts of the Medina.

I thought the Andalus Quarter was quite interesting too....as its slightly off track location meant fewer tourists, meaning you to see more of the local living amidst less jostling.

Re: Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

by swstan

1) I recommend the Borj Sud (South Tower) for a very panoramic view. Bring binoculars; you can see more than you can from the Merinides, but you are a little farther away.

Directions to Borj Sud: You can take a taxi or, if you are driving, go around the south side of the medina down a long hill from the roundabout at McDonalds, pass the turnoffs to Batha and to Bab Rcif, climb a long hill, and just as you get to the top of the slope and about even with the fortress above you, turn sharply right onto a very steep side street.

2) Another interesting viewpoint is any high rooftop near the center of the medina, since it is roughly bowl-shaped. I recommend the cafe on the roof of the Nejjarine (Woodworkers') Museum near Moulay Idriss.

Interesting parts of the medina? Wow! Where do you start? Everything between the Henna Souk and Place Seffarine is very interesting, and so is the slightly out-of-the-way tannery. Since you will be in Fes for a few days, if you want to do a lot of walking in the medina, consider buying "Fes: From Bab to Bab", which is a book with an excellent map of the medina and lots of self guided tours between various pairs of gates. You might even find it in English at the bookstore beside the central market.

If you don't want to walk a lot, maybe you could get someone to guide you from Bab Rcif to the Qissariya and the Place Nejjarine; that route is much shorter but much twistier than the Talaa Kbira that dives straight downhill from Bab Boujloud for about an hour.

Re: Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

by MichaelFalk1969

Thank you both, I`ll definetely check those places out.

Re: Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

by MichaelFalk1969

Thanks, Fes was great. Tried out Merinid Tombs, Bourj Nord and several rooftops in the Medina.

Re: Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

by travolta159

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Address: Borj Nord, (formerly Hotel Le Meridien Merinides), Fes, Morocco