16 Mach 2016
Bonjour, Nous étions au Riad Ghita en février. Ici son nom évoque peut-être le nom d'une flûte traditionnelle dont les charmeurs de serpent usent de ses envoûtante mélodie? Toute son équipe nous rappelle d'excellents moments entre politesse, discrétion, Propreté, calme et plaisir d'échanger. Bien sûr les lieux invitent au rêve dans une décoration Arabo-andalouse toute soignée et un confort bien profité: La chambre donnant sur le patio était d'une prestation toute en finesse, bien équipée, spacieuse et décorée de fenêtres à prisme de couleur, d'un lit à baldaquin, ces murs en stucs ciselés, montés de "zéliges" ou mosaïques carrelées comme pour la salle de bain. Sa situation géographique est très intéressante car a un pas de Bâb J'did, porte au sud de la médina et surtout à l'écart de la forte fréquentation touristique! Ainsi proche du quartier R'Ciff animé et foisonnante avec son souk prolongeant une artère principale, à 15 mn à pied du centre névralgique de Fez El Bali. Nous le disons aux prochains hôtes : Ce Riad promet d’enivrer vos sens d'autant plus que la cuisine est généreuse et savoureuse. D'en haut depuis la terrasse, lieu de lecture prenant voire pour un repas, la vue est étonnante et panoramique. Dans le patio les oiseaux chantent le matin. Idéal pour découvrir l'ancienne "Jérusalem de l'Ouest" entre la rive Andalouse et le quartier des palais. Vous y êtes! Bises chaleureuses à vous tous qui savez que recevoir est un art de vivre! Nous reviendrons.
18 Fev 2016
Posted by Admin General Everyone was so helpful and nice. The location was great, and the manager even spoke to our taxi driver to make sure he knew exactly where to drop us off (taking away some stress from us). The whole place was very beautiful, clean, and well kept. It was easy to get around, and staff were full of helpful tips to make our stay, and our adventure in the medina worthwhile.”
16 Jan 2016
We arrived late at night since we traveled by train from Casablanca. The manager / owner was really welcoming and friendly, we felt at home in an instant. The rest of the staff members are all very professional, too. Tired from traveling, we were offered the traditional Moroccan mint tea as a sign of hospitality. Since we arrived in the evening, we thought we'd order food from the riad. We've been in Morocco for a mere 2 days, quite unfamiliar with food serving and quantity. We finished the starter head on, bread and all that, so imagine our surprise when the staff brought out the heaping tagine! Their food is amazing; breakfast even superb. I think of all of our stay in Morocco, I had the grandest breakfast experience in Riad Ghita. They serve the best mint tea! Our room is the Jahwara Suite by the groundfloor overlooking the courtyard. It is surprisingly quiet with the door and windows closed even if it is next to the common area. Everything about our room is great - the fixtures may be old but I like how they add charm to the overall feel. The manager / owner was kind enough to help us plan out our days in Fes. Through her, we booked a day tour in the medina. Hassan, our tour guide is fantastic I couldn't thank him enough. He speaks good English and is well-versed - history of the old medina and the present development of Fes. Riad Ghita is accessible from Gare de Fes by petite taxi for less than 20MAD. You should not pay more than that. We got ripped off by a guy who said he drives a grand taxi but our guess is he's just probably a random guy with an old Mercedes who wants to earn some quick cash. Don't make the same mistake like we did even when you're tired from traveling. :) Overall, it has been a wonderful experience in Fes because we found a sweet spot in Riad Ghita. Will definitely recommend this place!
16 Dec 2015
A charming palace, charmingly run
We felt very fortunate to have chosen this riad. It is conveniently located -- inside the medieval walls of the old city, but just outside the inner medina, so that it can easily be reached by taxi. It is an easy short walk north through the Bab R'cif into the very heart of the old city -- moreover, one arrives in the inner, Kairouine area of the medina instead of at the more touristy western end closer to the Bab Boujloud.
The riad is built around an elegant 16thc courtyard and has a roof terrace with stunning views across the city: sit and sip mint tea in the late afternoon and watch the egrets flying home to roost, the sunset catching their wings. The staff at the Riad Ghita are uniformly charming and helpful: Senna in particular, our chief hostess, is good-humoured, resourceful and welcoming. (When I mentioned that we had come in part to spend Valentine's Day in Fes and asked where I might find flowers, she obtained an arrangement of red roses herself at no charge). The breakfast and dinner served in the courtyard are so good that we spared ourselves the trouble of eating out in the evenings throughout the four days we were there -- this is something we would never normally do, and a serious tribute to the quality and range of the riad's cooking.
The Fes medina -- all 9,000 barely-mapped alleyways of it -- makes the one at Marrakech look like Milton Keynes, and though normally we wouldn't dream of hiring a guide we decided to do so for our first day's reconnaissance. Senna booked Moustafa for us, a tactful, informative and extremely well-informed guide without whom we would have been so pestered by less trustworthy volunteers that we would have seen little for fending them off. In the company of one of the faithful one can also look much more closely at the great Islamic shrines, mosques and medersas. Like most guides he took us to his favourite shops among the monuments, but they were good shops, fairly priced, and the pressure to buy was not overwhelming: and the tiny family-run restaurant where we had lunch was excellent. We would have missed a great deal without him: he is exceptionally good at his job. Impressed, we asked Senna to arrange for us to visit the Roman city and Volubilis and the nearby city of Meknes too, and she provided an equally good driver at an equally fair price. This is a beautiful riad, where you can be as independent or as thoroughly well looked-after as you choose. If we are able to return to Fes we will certainly stay there again.
23 Nov 2015
Lovely rustic renovation with a 'homely' touch and attentive service. Breakfast was a lovely treat with plenty of mint tea and coffee.. We chose to stay in the Panorama room as it gives direct access to the roof terrace, so we got to watch a lovely sunrise in the quiet of the morning. It does get chilly in the evenings in the winter season and the shower room doesn't have a heat source- so as long as you don't mind that or don't mind a late morning shower when the day has warmed up- then you'll be fine. Sana/Idriss were very helpful dealing with the airlines we used when our luggage was delayed from the connecting flight at Casablanca. We felt well looked after, more like guests than paying hotel users. Was lovely to meet Mohammed who conveyed the story of his family's history in this lovely building and met the real 'Zeinab' who has a delightful room named after her. Hats off to the chefs in the kitchen and Abdul the guardman too!