Ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful rooms, convenient parking

Posted Jan 11, 2017 on Hotels
Beaitiful riad within the Medina. Fatima checked us in and she was very kind. Parking lot available within 1 block and easy access by car. Worked out well for us for the stop in Fes before continuing over to the Sahara desert. Recommend this place.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Convenient, art, good location

Posted Jan 5, 2017 on Hotels
Very nice staff, delicious breakfast
5 out of 5
by Thomas from USA

Beautiful Views from Terrace

Posted Feb 26, 2016 on Hotels
Staff was very friendly and helpful--Just inside the Medina--Close to all the Shopping and good restaurants--Good Breakfasts--Owner greeted us every day and was helpful--Clean Rooms and Hot Showers. Very Nice Riad--Taxi can drop you off at the front door--Wish I could have stayed longer...
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 18, 2016 by Riad dar chrifa, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Thoms, thank you so much for taking the time to post your rewiew on hotels.com following your recent stay with us at Riad Dar Chrifa,hope we will have the chance to host you again. Best regards
4 out of 5
by Farah from Phoenix

Posted Jan 11, 2016 on Hotels
It was home away from home! Kareem was the most gracious host.Fes streets are very confusing,he walked with us the first day.Arranged a guide to go sightseeing and got us a taxi late at night to go to the train station. He made our stay memorable.Fatima was very friendly.She enlightened us on many sites to visit in Morocco. Room amenities were comfortable. Delicious breakfast and mint tea.Would definitely recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 18, 2016 by Riad dar chrifa, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Farah, thank you so much for taking the time to post your rewiew on Hotels.com,hope we will have the chance to host you again and your familly, Best regards.
4 out of 5
by Nancy from Australia

Overall a very nice place to stay

Posted Jan 7, 2015 on Hotels
This is a lovely riad with big spacious rooms and large comfortable beds. Unfortunately, the shower wasn't as great as I had to stand right at the edge of the bathtub to be able to stand under the shower. The owner's persistent touting of his tour guides was rather annoying but on the other hand, the front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. The riad is located a short walk to the main gate but the streets around the riad are very quiet and can feel a little unsafe to be wandering around in after dark if one is alone.
4 out of 5
by Richard M from NJ, USA

A very welcoming riad

Posted Jan 6, 2014 on Hotels
The folks here could not be more welcoming and are very helpful. Their meals are delicious and the rooms are very comfortable and clean. We were traveling with our two adult children and had 2 suites on the top floor that worked perfectly. Its a very traditional riad in the medina that gives you true Moroccan flavor. They were very helpful arranging for a guide and drivers. Their English is limited but we did fine communicating in French.
4 out of 5
by vashti from australia

very nice riad with great staff

Posted Oct 24, 2013 on Hotels
this is a great choice for a relaxing stay in tes, the riad is beautiful, clean, comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. they provided us with a map and we were able to find our way to and from the medina without any difficulty. they recommended a guide for our first day in the medina and also helped us with finding a dentist. the laundry service was very expensive and we didnt realisedthe the bed tax is not included in the price of the hotel. we would highly recommend this hotel
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Beautiful Riad, Helpful Staff

Posted Mar 8, 2011
This Riad is located at the south end of the medina. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. All employees spoke french and 2 spoke some english. The rooms were clean and beautifully appointed. Our room had a separate sitting room and a large bathroom. Breakfast was included and entailed various breads, jams, and coffee. Omelettes could be added for an additional fee. Breakfast could be eaten in the lovely garden or on the rooftop. The hotel has a very nice view of the medina. The staff can prepare a traditional morrocan dinner in the garden courtyard upon request (this was expensive and without alcohol). The location was in the medina (tell cabs Ziat gait) or take a 25 minute brisk walk from new town to get there. A 15 minute walk will get you to Jewish quarter and Blue gate (where most of the sights are). This walk was fine during the day, but uncomfortable at night. There are no sights or restaurants right next to the Riad so expect several long walks or negotiate cabs (should be 15 dirham to/from the train station in new town, but the cabs will quote you 40 and you'll have to negotiate - if you have luggage it's tough to negotiate). We requested a guide for the medina. Our guide was well-informed, reasonably priced, and spoke perfect english. The other nice part about Riad Dar Chrifa is that the price quoted is your actual price. There were no extra fees for phone calls, holding luggage, taxes, etc.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Donegal, Ireland

I have never been made feel more unwelcome.

Posted Nov 20, 2010 on Hotels
We had booked this hotel for 2 nights. Upon arrival at the hotel we were shown to our room. We could smell dampness as soon as we walked in. This was confirmed by the walls of the bathroom. We asked to be moved to a better room. After explaining to us that this was supposedly a 'feature' of the hotel, we were shown to a room which was better, but still nowhere near what we had expected based on the website. The floor tiles and furniture were quite old and worn and the bathroom also had signs of dampness. Worse was yet to come however. The next morning we were told that we had to pay additional taxes for accommodation that was sub-standard to begin with. This was despite the fact that our booking through hotels.com had explicitly stated that all taxes and fees were included. This led to our first meeting with the receptionist. I have to say she was very unpleasant to deal with, asking if either of us had any experience of travelling and petulantly turning the computer screen away from us at one point. She eventually admitted having sent an email to hotels.com to sort this out, but still insisted we pay up. We asked to speak to the owner, who consequently didn't bother to turn up. We had a similar confrontation the following day and in addition we were charged several times the cost price for a bottle of water which we had been told was free. We have travelled many places in the world but we will never forget this hotel or the way we were treated. We feel we have been maltreated and quite deceived. Do not be fooled by the website or the slick photography and please do not make the same mistake we did by booking this unfriendly, overpriced, sub-standard excuse for a hotel.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Minneapolis, MN

Riad dar Schrifa - nice place, good price

Posted Sep 14, 2010 on Hotels
The owner was very nice and helpful. The room was in good condition. The location was great -- two minutes to Bab Ziat (access to petite taxis) and less than 10 minutes walk to Batha. The wireless internet signal was so weak it did not work. Otherwise this was a great place to stay and excellent value.