16 Dec 2015
Les + : The architecture: the location: the staff: the small scale. We particularly liked watching birds from the roof terrace, as they circled above the city. Les - : I can't really think of anything. We hope very much to return. Emplacement: Watching the neighbourhood bakers in the surrounding alleys and seeing vendors offering dyed chicks for sale on Place R'cif can be fun...The Riad Ghita is just where you would wish to be in Fes: away from the more touristy western end of the medina, but not in the thick of the market itself. It is inside the medieval walls (with superb views from its roof terrace of the city, the surrounding mountains and especially the nearby Borj Sud on the majestic skyline) but a couple of blocks south of the car-free inner medina, so that one can reach the riad easily by taxi. A short and easy walk north takes one straight to Bab R'cif and the very heart of Fes around the Kairuoine mosque. The Ghita is a stunning and stylish 16thc palazzo, built as all riads around a courtyard with a fountain. Its staff are immensely capable and welcoming, and can provide whatever you might want in the way of expert local advice and contacts. The food is so good that we dined in for each of the four nights we were there, which normally we would never do -- superb quality and range, and the breakfasts are exquisite and lightly and intelligently varied each day. We took advantage of our hostess's recommendation of a guide for our first exploratory day in the medina, and were very glad that we did: Moustafa was tactful, informative and expert, so much so that we also arranged through the riad to be taken to the nearby Roman city of Volubilis. Stunning. 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.”
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!
15 Oct 2015
Gogaille sainte-foy –lès-lyon. Un havre de paix.
Après les "balak, balak" et autre "andèk" de la medina, après les superbes visites de cette ville merveilleuse, dans la touffeur du jour, après les errances sous la poussière des routes ou trottoirs, errances récompensées par d'étonnantes découvertes, quel bonheur de sonner à la porte de ryad Ghita et de découvrir le visage souriant de celui ou celle qui l'ouvre. Quel bonheur de monter nos 41 marches jusqu'à notre chambre "Panorama" ouverte sur la terrasse, après avoir été accueillis par la gentillesse de Sanae ! Quel bonheur de se doucher dans les carreaux blancs et bleus, même si parfois l'eau subit quelques caprices de débit... ! Quel bonheur ensuite de s'allonger fenêtres ouvertes sur le patio et de lire ou rêver, bercés par les pépiements des oiseaux et le gazouillement de la fontaine. Quel bonheur de dîner en terrasse, à l'heure de l'appel en écho des muezzins ! Quel bonheur de voir arriver les plats délicieux servis avec grande classe par Zacharia ou /et Mohamed ! Quel bonheur de discuter avec Sanae, Mohamed, Zacharia de toutes sortes de sujets ! Oh ! les fous-rires... Grand remerciement à toute l'équipe de ryad Ghita, de la cuisinière à la blanchisseuse, à la femme de ménage, à toutes ces personnes dont le travail est de rendre heureux les touristes chanceux que nous sommes de voyager en un si beau pays . Room Tip: La chambre "Panorama" est un havre de paix. Elle donne sur la terrasse et est isolée.
21 Jun 2015
Wonderful location right on edge of medina or old city, great staff receptionist Sanae spoke wonderful English &'was very caring & helpful warned us about scams both by taxi drivers & merchants. Would certainly stay there again, safe to walk around during the day as long as you take note of cautions, would not do so at night though. We had a guide Mr Mustafa we found in an online review who Cenna can organise very clever knowledgable man, who also cautioned us against being ripped of
18 Mai 2015
This little Riad is on the edge of the Medina near Bab Rcif. It's clearly signposted and accessible from the road leading around to the Bab which is a godsend. I have no idea how we'd have found our way through the maze of the medina if it was inside any deeper. Speaking of which, the Riad organised a guide Hassan (not the king) for us on the following morning after we arrived which was just 300 dirhams payable to the guide directly at the end of the tour. He spoke fantastic English and had a great sense of humour. His city knowledge is impeccable and I'd highly recommend him. The Riad itself is absolutely gorgeous. We had one of the ground floor rooms which feel massive and have a great shower and AC. Breakfast was amazing each morning and extremely filling. Word of warning, if you order dinner when you arrive for two, make sure you're really hungry. We finished what we thought was the meal and were satisfied with it for the price being absolutely stuffed full... and they brought out a huge Tagine for the main course! Oops! Lesson learned. I'd definitely recommend staying at Riah Ghita, there was absolutely nothing I can envision being done better :)