The treasures of the old town medina are typically hidden behind high walls, yet once you pass the threshold of a riad, you step into a magical world that immerses you in the artisan beauty of Morocco. Riad Tizwa is one such urban oasis, where the scent of jasmin, the intense colours of bougainvillea, and intricate artisanship of the interior design intoxicate your senses. Riads are focused on the interior courtyard patio, an open space that rises through the entire building – here you will be greeted by the friendly team who immediately make you feel at home in this vibrant, sprawling city.
This delightful property has a two-level roof terrace, laden with potted palms, as well as flowering climbers that scent the air – a magical place to enjoy the hotel’s generous Moroccan breakfast or a leisurely sundowner later in the day. There are sunbeds too, and traditional sun hats for guests that want to enjoy the terrace during the day.
This noble medina house is a charming and welcoming sanctuary in the city, with 7 spacious guest suites and rooms set around a decorative internal courtyard patio. Room 1 is a duplex suite with four-poster bed and fireplace.
Wes stayed in room 4, on the roof terrace, a suite offering genuine privacy.
Each space has evocative details, like a cosy fireplace, or stain glass windows, or elaborate window screens. This is where tradiation beauty meets the comforts of understated modern luxury.
Bathrooms have thoughtful details like thick bathrobes with colourful tassels, and authentic Moroccan amenities like ghassoul mineral clay for the skin, rich black soap, and natural alum stone crystals.
The beauty of this Riad is its sense of authenticity – you don’t feel like you’re staying in a themed hotel, but as a guest in a genuine riad.
The team speak French and English, and house manager, Merieme is very knowledgeable about Fes and will share the best places to go both in the medina and the lively new town with its wealth of restaurants and coffee shops.
Riad Tizwa Fes also has a sister property, Riad Tizwa Marrakech