Ryad Salama, Fes

Classical Fes Style and Moroccan hospitality from Iolanda and her staff.

Ryad Salama is located right in the heart of the medina of Fes, just a little off Talaa Kbira, the main artery of the old town. Unlike most riads in Fes with dark rooms, stacked on several stories, here all rooms give onto the garden and tiled pool in the patio. Sunshine pierces through each of the 7 rooms and suites and you may very well end up spending one day just reading a novel under the shade of the lemon trees. The central courtyard is a work of art; the pool and beautiful gardens give the interior such a sense of peace and tranquillity that it is all too easy to forget there is a world outside. A former noble house, it was purchased in 2000 by a French hotelier and completely refurbished over the next 5 years. Iolanda and her team are there to cater to your every whim. Dinners are abundant and served in the patio or by the fireplace in the salon, if the weather is chilly. The pool is a great addition in the warm season ( from April to October). Best visited all year round. Great selection of Moroccan and French wine available on site.