21 Derb Ourbia Makhfiya، Fes 30000, Morocco
Photo courtesy of Karawan Riad
Karawan RiadOnce a grand harem, this luxury riad in the medina’s Andalous Quarter is as charismatic as its past. Interiors are peppered with trinkets, artifacts, and furnishings from around the world—though all are grounded in traditional Moroccan style and are accompanied by details like handwoven rugs, ornate lanterns, and zellige tilework. There are plenty of charming corners to settle into with a mint tea, be it in the library, a serene inner courtyard, or a rooftop with views over surrounding rooftops. The seven chic suites are lavishly large and equally full of character and touches like divine bed linens, high-end organic toiletries, and sunken stone tubs or walk-in rain showers, plus many have enchanting terraces wreathed in rosebushes and lush plants. No less atmospheric is the hammam, complete with vaulted ceilings and graceful columns. Afternoon tea pairs homemade Moroccan pastries with Mariage Frères teas, and the hotel’s restaurant offers gourmet Moroccan and Mediterranean fare.