Itinerary for Fez, Morocco

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Fez, Morocco: Hotels

There are several hotels and Airbnb options available for a group of 6-8 people in Fes (Fez), Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020. The least expensive option is a budget hotel that is priced at $230 for five nights before taxes. The most expensive option provided is Villa Agapanthe, a newly-built hotel on the outskirts of Fes that includes a swimming pool. This hotel is priced at $1,010 for five nights before taxes. Details on these and five other properties are below.

Ibis Budget Fes

  • Ibis Budget Fes is a budget hotel that has two rooms available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.
  • It is located near Palais El Mokri and Medina of Fez.
  • For eight guests, it will be necessary to rent two rooms, each of which has two single bunk beds (a total of four beds in each room).
  • A breakfast buffet is included in the price and is served in the hotel's common dining area.
  • Other amenities include free parking, WiFi, laundry service, and a 24-hour front desk.
  • The price of this property is $23 per night, per room for a total of $230 for five nights before taxes.

Luxury Apartment

  • The Luxury Apartment is a three-bedroom apartment that is available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 4.88 out of 5 stars on Airbnb.
  • It is located in a secure neighborhood in the center of the city.
  • The property consists of three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a Moroccan lounge, and a well-equipped kitchen.
  • The apartment accommodates up to eight guests in the following rooms:
  • Other amenities include an elevator, central heat, air conditioning, a television, WiFi, a washing machine, linens, free parking, cooking utensils, a microwave, a refrigerator, an oven, and a stove.
  • The price of this property for the dates requested is $52 per night. There is also a $34 service fee. The total cost for five nights would be $296.

Dar Lalla Bouchra, Fes

  • Dar Lalla Bouchra is a bed and breakfast that is available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars on Airbnb.
  • It is located in the heart of Medina, Fes.
  • The property consists of five bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is no kitchen, but there is a common dining area on the property.
  • Breakfast is included in the rental price, which is a rarity in this area. Guests must go to the common dining room for breakfast.
  • The house accommodates up to fifteen guests in the following rooms:
    • Room 1: One double bed, two sofa beds
    • Room 2: One double bed, two sofa beds
    • Room 3: One double bed, two sofa beds
    • Room 4: One double bed
    • Room 5: One double bed, two sofa beds
  • Other amenities include WiFi, free parking, central heating, air conditioning, a television, and linens.
  • The price of this property for the dates requested is $83 per night. There is also a $54 service fee. The total cost for five nights would be $470.

Riad Meski

  • Riad Meski is a hotel that has two rooms available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.
  • It is located about six kilometers from the city center and about 30 minutes from the airport.
  • For eight guests, it will be necessary to rent two rooms, each of which has three single beds and one queen bed.
  • Breakfast is included in the price and is served in the hotel's common dining area.
  • Other amenities include WiFi, a rooftop terrace, secured paid parking, a restaurant, laundry service, a coffee shop, a gift shop, and a 24-hour front desk.
  • The price of this property is $47 per night, per room for a total of $470 for five nights before taxes.

Riad à Fes

  • Riad à Fes is a whole house with four suites that is available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 4.88 out of 5 stars on Airbnb.
  • It is located "in the heart of the old Medina near Talaa Sghira, the Karaouiyine Mosque and the Potters district."
  • The property consists of four suites with bathrooms, two terraces, a kitchen, a patio, and "a typical Moroccan living room on the ground floor."
  • The house is at the "top of a small dead end street" and formerly belonged to a nobleman who owned the entire alley.
  • Breakfast is included in the rental price, which is a rarity in the area. Guests can request breakfast be served on the terrace or the patio.
  • The house accommodates up to eight guests in the following suites:
  • Other amenities include central air conditioning and heat, WiFi, a washing machine, linens, cooking utensils, and an oven.
  • The price of this property for the dates requested is $95 per night. There is also a $22 cleaning fee and a $64 service fee. The total cost for five nights would be $560.

Dar 7 Louyat

  • Dar 7 Louyat is a hotel that has two rooms available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 5 stars out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.
  • It is located in Medina, Fes, and is "close to the oldest university in the world, the Great Mosque Qaraouyine and to the center of artisanal life in Fez." It is also in proximity to Seffarine Square, where "coppersmiths can be seen hammering their wares into shape."
  • The property is a converted mansion with six rooms, each of which can accommodate up to four people.
  • While once inhabited by "scholars of the Quarayouine mosque," the Dar 7 Louyat has been carefully renovated and restored "according to the traditional rules of local architecture."
  • For eight guests, it will be necessary to rent two rooms. Each room has its own bathroom.
  • Breakfast is included in the price and is served in the hotel's common dining area.
  • The two rooms accommodate up to eight guests in the following rooms:
  • Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, WiFi, laundry service, shared lounge area with a television, and a 24-hour front desk.
  • The price of this property is $83 per night, per room for a total of $830 for five nights.

Villa Agapanthe

  • Villa Agapanthe is a hotel that has two rooms available in Fes, Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020.
  • It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.
  • It is located on the outskirts of Fes and offers "a pleasant and quiet atmosphere... after a day out visiting the médina or having wondered through the streets of the Impèrial CityVilla."
  • The hotel is newly built and offers a "unique type of accommodation in Fes."
  • For eight guests, it will be necessary to rent two rooms, each of which has two king beds.
  • Breakfast is included in the price and is served in the hotel's common dining area.
  • Other amenities include free parking, a pool, a golf course, WiFi, a bar/lounge, a restaurant, a shared lounge with a television, a coffee shop, and BBQ facilities. Pets are also welcome at this hotel.
  • The price of this property is $101 per night, per room for a total of $1,010 for five nights before taxes.

Research Strategy

To identify seven affordable, but good hotel and Airbnb options for a group of 6-8 people in Fes (Fez), Morocco between January 8 and January 13, 2020, we began by defining "affordable." As this is a subjective term based on one's own budget, we decided to include the cheapest properties we could find, along with some more moderately-priced options that would cost no more than $150 per person for the entire stay if the total price were to be divided by eight people. Then, we narrowed our choices to only those properties that had no lower than a 4.8 rating on Airbnb and no lower than a 4.0 rating on TripAdvisor (our standards were a bit lower on TripAdvisor due to the limited number of properties available for the requested dates in our price range). Finally, we provided properties that offer a variety of amenities and accommodations to present as many choices as possible.
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Fez, Morocco: Activities

Some popular activities happening in Fez, Morocco in January 2020 are the Meknes and Volubilis tour, a day tour to Chefchaouen, a private tour of Fez, Middle Atlas Mountains tour, and a visit to the Fez remparts.

Meknes and Volubilis Tour from Fez

  • This is a tour to the ancient Roman-Berber ruins at Volubilis, the pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss, and Meknes’ medina. It includes pickup and drop-off at any Fez hotel, it's for small groups and is limited to 15 people.
  • This tour costs $40 per person and is available for January 2020.

Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fez

  • This is a small-group tour to Chefchaouen that includes transportation. Stops include Kasbah Museum and Chefchaouen's Medina.
  • The tour costs $45 per person and is available for January 2020.

Private Tour of Fez

  • The tour includes a private guide to visit the Fez medina. The tour passes by important and popular attractions like the Kairaouine Mosque, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Museo Nejjarine, Fes el-Bali, and Bab Boujloud.
  • This tour costs $193.09 per group and is available for January 2020.

Middle Atlas Mountains, Cedar Forest and Azrou Day Trip from Fez

  • This tour comprises a visit to Morocco’s Middle Atlas Mountains. Stops include Ifrane, known as the ‘Switzerland of Morocco’ and Azrou.
  • The visit costs $40 per adult and is available for January 2020.

Day Guided Visit of the Fez Remparts

  • This tour comprises a visit to Fez's Jewish neighborhood, the remparts of Fez medina, the gardens of Jnan Sbil, the gate of the Royal Palace, the tombs of the Merinids, the neighborhood of the Chouara tanneries, the large workshop of pottery and mosaics, and the borj of Bab Ftouh.
  • The tour costs $28.40 per person and is available for January 2020.

Research strategy:

In order to make sure the provided activities are popular, we checked the rating of each one. For example, the Meknes and Volubilis tour has a 4 out of 5 rating, with 52 reviews, and the tour to Chefchaouen from Fez has a 4 out of 5 rating, with 113 reviews.
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Fez, Morocco: Restaurants

Five popular but affordable restaurants in Fez, Morocco include Cinema Café, Le Tarbouche Fes, Snack Malak, Le Peroke Café, and Le Coin des Artistes. All five restaurants have received an average rating of at least 4 stars on TripAdvisor. They serve Moroccan and international/fusion cuisines that cost less than US$10 (100 MAD).

Cinema Café

  • Cinema Café has received an average rating of 4.5 stars from 481 reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • The address of the restaurant is 8 Sidi El Khiyat Batha, Fes 30110, Morocco.
  • Cinema Café offers Moroccan and international cuisines.
  • Its menu includes salads, Moroccan tagines, pizzas, pasta, pastilla, soups, tacos, burgers, and drinks.
  • It is assumed that Cinema Café is popular for its pizzas (54 positive mentions) and tagines (46) as both categories have appeared the most often in TripAdvisor reviews.
  • The price range for Cinema Café’s food menu is between US$3.65 (35 MAD, cruditee salad) to US$7.29 (70 MAD, chicken pastilla and camel burger).

Le Tarbouche Fes

  • Le Tarbouche Fes has received an average rating of 4.5 stars from 367 reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • The address of the restaurant is No. 43 Talaa kebira, rue haddadine., Fes 30110, Morocco.
  • Le Tarbouche Fes offers Moroccan and fusion cuisines.
  • Its menu includes starters (nachos, Moroccan tabbouleh, and others), main courses (pastilla, tagines, and others), fast food (pizzas, chimichanga, and burgers), dessert (Moroccan pastries, cheesecakes, and others), and drinks.
  • It is assumed that Le Tarbouche Fes is popular for its original and vegetable pastilla (22 positive mentions) as they have appeared the most often in TripAdvisor reviews.
  • The price range for Le Tarbouche Fes’ food menu is between US$2.60 (25 MAD, Cajun homemade potato wedges and Shlada fresh Moroccan salad) and US$6.77 (65 MAD, pastilla and crispy beef).

Snack Malak

  • Snack Malak has received an average rating of 4.5 stars from 184 reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • The address of the restaurant is ancien medina en face cinéma al amal prés gare de bus 54, Fes 30000, Morocco.
  • Snack Malak offers Moroccan cuisine only.
  • Its menu includes salads, tajines, soups, omelets, pastilla, brochettes, paninis, hamburgers, chicken, main dishes, and drinks.
  • It is assumed that Snack Malak is popular for its soups (24 positive mentions) as they have appeared the most often in TripAdvisor reviews.
  • The price range for Snack Malak’s food menu is between US$1.04 (10 MAD, soupe Marcaine/Moroccan soup) and US$8.33 (80 MAD, tajine couscous royal Marcaine/Moroccan and vegetarien/vegetarian).

Le Peroke Café

  • Le Peroke Café has received an average rating of 4.5 stars from 178 reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • The address of the restaurant is 6 Derb Aguouale Sefli, Fes 81400, Morocco.
  • Le Peroke Café offers Moroccan, Italian, and international cuisines.
  • Its menu includes starters (garlic bread, peroke bruschetta, and Moroccan dips), salads, light meals (harira, sandwich, and others), Moroccan (tajines, pastilla, and others), pizzas, desserts, and drinks.
  • It is assumed that Le Peroke Café is popular for its pizzas (14 positive mentions) as they have appeared the most often in TripAdvisor reviews.
  • The price range for Le Peroke Café’s food menu is between US$1.04 (10 MAD, garlic bread) and US$8.33 (80 MAD, Caesar salad, camel tajine, pastilla seafood, pizza fassiya, and pizza four seasons).

Le Coin des Artistes

  • Le Coin des Artistes has received an average rating of 4 stars from 255 reviews on TripAdvisor.
  • The address of the restaurant is 32 Rue Isisco, Boujloud, Fes 30110, Morocco.
  • Le Coin des Artistes offers Moroccan, Middles Eastern, and international cuisines.
  • Its menu includes breakfast (fried eggs, pancakes, and others), salads, tajines, pastilla, sandwiches, paninis, desserts, and drinks.
  • It is assumed that Le Coin des Artistes is popular for its pizzas (30 positive mentions) and tagines (20) as both categories have appeared the most often in TripAdvisor reviews.
  • The price range for Le Coin des Artistes’ food menu is between US$1.04 (10 MAD, breakfast) and US$7.29 (70 MAD, tajine with kebab and vegetables).

Research Strategy

To identify popular but affordable restaurants in Fez, Morocco, we first examined the list of top-rated restaurants listed on the TripAdvisor website. The review site has provided a list of 63 restaurants after selecting “restaurants” and “cheap eats” as establishment type and price respectively. Popular restaurants have been defined as restaurants with an average rating of 4 stars and above from at least 100 reviews. Every restaurant provided above is considered affordable as the dishes on their menu cost less than US$10 (100 MAD).
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