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Located in Fès Old Medina, Riad Rcif features traditional Moroccan décor, a hammam and a patio with a fountain. It is just an 8-minute walk from the ancient school, Bou Inania Madrasa. All rooms offer views of the patio or medina, a seating area and TV. The private bathrooms feature colorful zellij and tadellakt tiles and a separate bath. Moroccan cuisine is served in the restaurant upon reservation. Cooking lessons are also available at the riad and several seating areas are provided, where guests can access the free Wi-Fi. Guided tours and excursions can be organized at the hotel and the open air tanneries are located just 0.9 mi away. The riad is ideally located 2.2 mi from Fès Train Station and 11 mi from Fès Airport. An airport shuttle service can be requested at an extra cost.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Riad Rcif & Spa Originale has been welcoming guests since Jun 15, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Fez, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Halal, American

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Room Type
1 twin bed
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Fez
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  • Yoko
    Facility was beautiful and staffs were all very friendly.
  • Nicola
    It is a beautiful oasis in the Heart of the bustling Medina. We were welcomed and treated like family , especially as this was our second time staying. Aesthetically this Riad is stunning, having been meticulously restored. The staff are all...
  • Michelle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This hotel is phenomenal. If you're thinking about booking it, do it. The staff went above and beyond to make your stay the best it could be. The spa services and restaurant were both amazing. The rooms are even better in person. It's right in the...
  • Cheryl
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful riad. It is jaw droppingly gorgeous, meticulously restored to its original 14th century splendor over several years by 130+ local artists and artisans. The pictures...
  • Aspinwall
    Amazing, beautiful place, lovingly restored by dozens of artisans. Excellent meals, the breakfasts were huge and with much variety.
  • Marcusmaz
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The best hotel we stayed at in Morocco - the hotel is exquisitely refurbished in a perfect location close to the edge of the Medina. Breakfast is phenomenal as are the dinner options. Staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful during our stay....
  • Katherine
    Couldn’t imagine it more beautiful. Gorgeous design, built with skilled craftsmen and attention to detail. Delicious and healthy breakfast.
  • Natalia
    We loved absolutely everything, from the riad itself to the staff. Everyone was always so happy and ready to help! We felt at home. Salim, the manager, was very sympathetic and was always present and concerned about our well-being. The staff was...
  • Carlos
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    February 2023 We stayed at Riad Rcif for two days. We were a group of 5 friends. Our stay was excellent, from our arrival to Fes to our departure. The owner took care of us since we were on the road on our way to Fes. The service was first class;...
  • Kara
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    from the moment we knocked on the door we were blown away with the beauty of the building and the hospitality of the staff and owner. top notch riad in the heart of fez

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, Do you accept unmarried couple , i’m moroccan my partner from Thailand

    Hi, sorry , for moroccan citizen, we need a certificate of marriage
    Answered on 30 September 2022
  • Hello, Can you provide transfer from airport? How much is dinner? Can we smoke inside the riad?

    Hi,yes we provide airport pick up with an extra charge, and we serve dinner, the smoking is allowed on the terrace
    Answered on 19 May 2023
  • Hi! The hotel is inside of the Medina or there some entrace close from the hotel? Thanks

    Hi, the riad is inside the medina of Fez, about 350m from the famous Square R'cif
    Answered on 14 December 2022
  • How do you want to accommodate 3 in a room? I see in your list of all rooms that cannot add an extra bed. We have our daughter with us.

    Hi, can you please communicate us the age of your daughter please?
    Answered on 20 January 2023
  • What time is breakfast served?

    The breakfast is served from 8am
    Answered on 25 February 2023

Host Info

Host Review Score

Riad Rcif & Spa Riad Rcif & Spa , guest house in Fez is one of the most famous old house in Fez Medina (Former Pasha’s Palace), located 3 minutes walk from the R’cif gate, accessible easily through the main door BAB JDID in the old medina. Riad Rcif in Fez was built in 1372 and was completely renovated by noble family in 2012, who is passionate about preserving the historical site of the city as world heritage classified by UNESCO. The Riad offer 8 rooms & suites that were restored & built according to the pure Andalousian-Moorish & Islamic architecture containing : Cedar ceilings, doors, hand-carved, columns and intricate plaster zellig ( mosaic hand-carved) brass lamps,exquisite embroidery and luxurious fabrics… etc The panoramic terrace of 360° high offer the break taking view over the medina (old city)by the southern fortress, where you can enjoy a good mint-tea with cookies or have your outstanding dinner woke by real home food & professional ladies. Riad Rcif is located so close to a secured parking called BAB JDID and 10min from all major sites of the medina like Qaraouine Mosque, Tanneries,Souks, Museum & Medersa…
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,French,Italian

Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant Riad Rcif
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegan

Amenities of Riad Rcif & Spa Originale
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Steam room
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
    Additional charge
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

Riad Rcif & Spa Originale takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 1 are welcome.

Children 4 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

1 - 3 years
Crib upon request
€ 20 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 1 and up are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Riad Rcif & Spa Originale accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that Riad Rcif offers a baby cot of 1 child under the age of 2 years old.
There is no capacity to add an extra bed in the rooms.

Please inform Riad Rcif & Spa Originale of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number: 30000MH1760

FAQs about Riad Rcif & Spa Originale

  • Check-in at Riad Rcif & Spa Originale is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Riad Rcif & Spa Originale is 2.5 miles from the center of Fez. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Riad Rcif & Spa Originale may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Riad Rcif & Spa Originale has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant Riad Rcif

  • Riad Rcif & Spa Originale offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at Riad Rcif & Spa Originale can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Halal
    • American

  • Room options at Riad Rcif & Spa Originale include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Suite