Apartment1 at heart of Fez Medina

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Derb Ziat, Fes, Fes-Boulemane, Morocco

The Space

Experience life at the very heart of this vibrant city, the ancient medina (city) of Fez. Over 300 years old, the house was renovated in 2009, and now offers two special one bedroom apartments, each with private bathroom, kitchen, living area and double bedroom. It provides the perfect space to experience medina life, while providing a relaxing retreat to escape to after a day exploring the maze of streets. The incredible roof terrace offers 360 degree views over the medina, the ideal place to relax at sunset and listen to the call to prayer.

This apartment is on the first floor and has a unique calm atmosphere. With its high ceilings, tiled floors and many windows its provides a cool environment in the heat of summer but can be warm and cosy in winter. There is one bedroom (with double bed and desk), living room area with a small kitchen, complete with fridge, and small hob, ideal for preparing light meals. An additional feature is the large bathroom and tadelackt and tile bathtub.

Up a few flights of stairs up is the panoramic roof terrace, which is shared with the top flat, but you will often find you have it all to yourslef. There is a washing machine in the basement of the house.

Due to the many and narrow staircases in the house, it is not suitable for people with mobility impairments. Please note that as the apartment is on the second floor and has many windows, some street noise filters up. With no cars, this is sound of passing donkeys, children on their way to school, friends catching up outside. It will give you a secluded glimpse and opportunity to look down on and observe medina life. It usually quietens down early evening, although in the hot summer months when people make more of their life outside, it may go on a liitle longer.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $11 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $341 /week
Monthly Price: $683 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great flat! We loved it. Cant wait to go back.

    April 2014
  • Great apartment, great location, great people !

    Basically, one more comment to the long list of good reviews :)

    Maia explanations to get to the place are cristal clear. Everything went smoothly.

    Michela and Mohamed were really welcoming and helpful !

    We loved our stay.

    January 2014
  • Maia's apartment is probably the most beautiful and cozy place to stay when you're in Fez! Me and my friend really loved it; it's so comfortable, has everything you need and, is clean and has a great location.
    I totally agree with al the other references, they're all positive, because there's nothing negative to say about it. And of course Michela made everything even better by helping out finding everything and being very sweet and friendly. Heel erg bedankt! :)

    January 2014
  • We had a lovely stay in Fes! The apartment was beautiful and roomy with a shared roof terrace we enjoyed greatly. Maia's friends Michaela and Mohammed who took care of the place for the week were indeed very friendly and generous. We hope to come soon and recommend staying here to anyone going to Fes.

    January 2014
  • We loved staying at Maia's place in Fez! We actually never met Maia, but she was very quick in replying to our mail prior our staying and answering all our questions. She also provided very detailed information about the apartment and its location. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Maia's friend Michela, who was incredibly nice and helpful. She showed us around the place and gave us a lot of information about the city. The apartment itself is fantastic! It's very cozy, tastefully renovated and very well taken care of. It is small but it was big enough for the four of us (two adults and two young children). Beds were comfortable and kitchen had everything you need to prepare breakfasts/light meals. Bathroom was very clean, hot water worked well and the kids really enjoyed the huge bathtub. We particularly appreciated the chance to use the washing machine in the basement. There is also a terrace upstairs, which has a stunning view over Fez. The location of the apartment is perfect, very central and easy to find and yet off the main medina streets. We checked out very early in the morning and Michela and her husband not only came to check on us but were even so nice to walk with us to the taxi parking lot to help us with our bags! There wasn't one negative thing about our staying!
    I warmly reccomand this place to anyone travelling to Fez and it's perfect for a family!

    January 2014
  • Maia's apartment is a very nice place to stay at, we highly recommend it for a good stay in Fez. Good location, nicely furnished, absolutely stunning rooftop terrace with views over the medina and great hospitality from Michaela and her husband who where our contact persons in Fez. If we come back to Fez we will come back to Maia's place. Thank you! Highly recommended!

    January 2014
  • This is an AMAZING flat right in the middle of the old town of Fez. It's been well taken care of, and it's a lovely environment to be in. Maia's friends Michela and Mohammed met us and they were incredible hosts - so kind and generous, and they gave us lots of information about the city. It's a wonderful place to visit and you couldn't be in a better place than this! I can't recommend it enough.

    December 2013
  • We didn't meet Maia in person but she communicated really well with us by email and Michela and Mohammed took amazing care of us when we arrived, while we were in town and when we left. (Mohammed even walked us through the souk to the taxi at 4am the day we left.) They were the best part of our experience in Fez. We really enjoyed the apartment. It is incredibly well-situated for exploring the city on foot. There are so many great things to eat and see just outside your door. You cannot beat the location for really experiencing like in the city. This is a very different experience from staying at a riad where you are closed off from the street outside and have a peaceful little courtyard where it is usually pretty quiet. At this apartment, your windows open to the street and you are part of the neighborhood and the neighborhood is full of children, donkey carts and the occasional motorbike, so its really only quiet at night. However, the rooftop terrace can be nice for getting a little peace and quiet if needed.

    December 2013
  • We had the most amazing time staying at Maia's apartment in Fes! Maia & Michela (her friend/associate in Fes, who, along with her husband, are such warm and genuine people!) were great communicators leading up to our stay, and was wonderful having Michela meet us at Bab Boujloud to guide is to the apartment. We also hugely appreciated Michela taking us around our area of the medina to help us get our bearings. She pointed out the local hammam, which I visited myself during our stay. What an experience!! Loved it.

    The apartment was perfect for us. Right in the heart of the medina, comfortable with plenty of space, and we were able to cook ourselves a couple of simple tagines with local produce and squeeze plenty of our own orange juice :-) The terrace is great - lovely place to enjoy our meals, and just chill out.

    December 2013
  • Absolutely phenomenal! Everything about our experience in Fez and in Maia's apartment was perfect. Maia was very communicative before we arrived, sending very clear directions and information about the apartment in advance. Her friend Michela was our go-to person in Fez because Maia was away. Michela was fabulous, very sweet, incredibly informative, and the perfect friend to meet in Fez. We took a taxi from the Fez airport to the edge of the medina, and met Michela at a popular cafe nearby.

    The apartment is just as beautiful as the pictures: very spacious, very clean, very comfortable, we loved everything about it. The rooftop terrace is stunning and the views are even more spectacular than they look here! We pretty much began every day and ended every day with a visit to the roof.

    The location of the apartment is perfect, down a quiet street but one minute away from one of the main streets in the medina, and enough landmarks and signs to allow you to get back without too much trouble (the medina is a labyrinth). As for Fez, we absolutely loved the city and the medina. We spent every day getting lost and stumbling into new areas, soaking in a culture that was totally new and exciting to us American tourists, and getting to know some lovely people along the way. We can't wait to go back someday, and this is the apartment we'll be looking for again. Thank you for the incredible experience, Maia and Michela! This trip was a dream we will never forget.

    November 2013
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