Riad Al Pacha Hotel

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

7 Derb El Miter, Talaa El Kbira, Fes, Morocco
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Satisfaction Terrible
Excellent
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Very Good
26%
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10

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 40% lower than similarly priced 3.5 star hotels

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  • Families33
  • Couples27
  • Solo50
  • Business0

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Good value accomodation in Fes

by eric_canuck

Hi,

My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Morocco at the end of August. We have plenty of experience backpacking through Europe and never had issues finding good value accommodation upon arrival or a few days early online. However, we get the impression it might be an issue in Morocco in general and especially Fes. Should we be worried? Can you get a better deal negotiating for accommodation in person or will we find ourselves in sleeping in the street and getting mugged?

We would consider the Fez Hi-Hostel but curfew in 10pm. We're not intending to be out all night but we do want to feel the nightlife, which I am sure goes way past 10pm, especially during Ramadan.

any advice? is our best option a Riad in the 500dh range?

any advice on accommodation for Fes and/or the rest of Morocco would be extremely useful.

Thank you.
Eric

Re: Good value accomodation in Fes

by windcity

When you arrive in Fes or any tourist city in Morocco you will be met by touts who will be able to take you to hotels or riads. Don't mention you have a 500dh budget, tell them you are looking for 300dh per night, Check out the beds for comfort and the bathrooms for cleanliness, If it doesn't look appealing ask the tout to find you something else. They wont give up until they find you what you are looking for. A small tip will be appreciated.

Re: Good value accomodation in Fes

by eric_canuck

Thanks windcity, 300dh is more of in line with our budget than 500dh. We're just worried that everything will be booked this time of year, seeing it will still be Ramadan at that time.

anyone else have any thoughts to share?

Re: Good value accomodation in Fes

by windcity

It should be less busy because Moroccan tourists will be at home and some tourists will be put off by travelling during Ramadan. There are probably more hotels than you imagine.

Re: Good value accomodation in Fes

by angiebabe

Also for hotels elsewhere around where you might be heading off to after Fez check us VTers' travelpages with our tips and pics - the info is not just here in the forums - click on Travel guide and that will take you to location and in right bottom corner is list of top 5 pages and under them the total of vter made pages for that destination - or any vters page and there will be a box on the righthand side that takes you to their travelpages -

theres a rating system to create that ranking system for top 5 and assisting with finding good pages and tips so any rates for any of us are always appreciated.

I have quite a few recommended accommodations amongst my tips - a particularly good one while you are in the Fez vicinity is El Kasaba at Moulay Idriss - an excellent guest house run by locals who need more customers since the town was given permission to allow foreigners to stay in the town overnight a number of families have made the effort to scrape money together to turn their places into being good enough for paying guests.
Its a nice town to visit and the very recommmended roman ruins of the city of Volubilis is just 4 km down the road.

I think if you truly get into strife accom wise in Fez then make friends with vters on vt and contact some. I know Travolta159 likes to meet interested travellers! but I agree with windcity - the touts will find you.

Also though if youre travelling around Morocco then I reckon dont be there without also a good guidebook - i would normally recommend the Lonely Planet and the DK eyewitness(this one is particularly good for pics and maps and historical info) guide books but the latest edition of Footprints has proved very excellent. and its nice and 'small' compared to the norm, but stacks of all the needed info.

all the best

Re: Good value accomodation in Fes

by eric_canuck

Thank you all! This confirms my initial thoughts on travelling around Morocco but I was doubting myself.

I'll be checking the rest of the site for ideas.

Eric

Travel Tips for Fes

Weather in Fès

by Redang

As everybody says, very hot in summer.

Internet:
- www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/MOXX0003
- weather.yahoo.com/forecast/MOXX0003.html

How to transform from Fahrenheit to Celsius? Deduct 32, divide by 9 and multiply by 5.

Example: 85 Fahrenheit, minus 32 = 53, divided by 9 = 5,89 by 5 = 29,4 Celsius.

Shoemakers crammed into Tiny Spaces

by JamalMorelli

Even though it is a hotter topic to talk about women, poor men's lives (to me) look ten times worse. You will see it during your wandering in the medina. The chinese have started competing heavy in the Fes shoe market, so, if you want to help the local economy - buy Fassi shoes (even if they have Italian designer label on them)

Car

by JamalMorelli

Also copied from http://wikitravel.org/en/Fes

By car
Fez is about 4 hours' drive by car from Casablanca. The stretch of toll highway from Rabat to Fez is in superb condition and is relatively little used- the toll in spring 2005 was about 5 dirhams (approx 0.5 euros).
Travelling by grand taxi (inter-city taxi), though more expensive than trains, is viable for tourists- a ride from Fez to Casablanca in spring 2005 cost 1200 dirhams (approx 120 euros), not bad if you are sharing the cost among 3 or 4 passengers. Note that grand taxi fares are regulated and it is worth checking the official rates with the tourist board, as some drivers or hotels will quote inflated prices.
Within Fez, ride in the petits taxis (local taxis) rarely cost more that 15-20 dirhams (spring 2005). However, the medina of Fes el-Bali is only accessible from a few points by car. Place R'cif is a taxi and bus dropoff in the heart of the medina; there are a couple of parking areas such as Ain Zleten on the edges of the medina.

The Finale

by keeweechic

The finale of the dinner show was another audience participation. A few guests were led away while everything else was going on and reappeared to take part in a traditional Moroccan Wedding. There was a bride in traditional costumes plus a groom and I am not sure what the other lade was supposed to be – obviously not dressed as elaborately as a bride who was later carried high on a decorated basket.

The Suuks

by travolta159

Also known as the markets, a wonderful area with all kinds of wares and crafts on display, each in its own allocated area or street which probably has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Everything you need for a magical Aladin theme, from slippers and spices to carpets and genie lamps to be found here. The whole area is saturated with history and interesting stalls, nooks and crannies. Right in the centre of the Souks is the kissaria, where luxury items and export specialities of the area such as colourful, rich brocades and silks or intricate jewellery are sold. Take a taxi to Fez el-Bali near the Ech Cherabliyine Mosque and explored the area on foot.

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Address: 7 Derb El Miter, Talaa El Kbira, Fes, Morocco