About This Listing
Beatiful 1 bedroom apartment with large ensuite bathroom (with triangular bath), kitchenette and living area overlooking the vibrant streets of Fez Medina. A wonderful lookout on to this ancient city with access to the wonderful panoramic terrace.
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.
Interaction with Guests
We meet you on arrival and show you to the house, the area and local amenities. Come by for a mint tea with us in the hennah souk when you are tired of wandering the streets of the medina, we will tell you some of the ancient secrets which lie within it!
Beautiful place, in the heart of the medina. Lovely atmosphere, wonderful decoration. The hosts are very friendly, interesting and helpful. You can easily get in contact with them, unlike some hosts. Highly recommended place, the shared roof terrace is a great bonus. Would return.
Staying in the Fez Medina is an intense experience, like going back a century in time. Maia's apartment is deep in the Medina. If you have large bags, recommend you hire a porter at modest cost. The apartment is fully functional, a good place to see the sights and enjoy the experience. We had a good visit and would stay again.
Our hosts, Michela and Mohammed, are salt of the earth, really kind and generous people. They warmly welcomed us, gave advice and showed us around ... made our visit special. Maia is lucky to have them managing her property.
This is our second time at Maia's Fes apartments and just like the first time, we had an amazing stay. We sleep so soundly there and feel safe and insulated from the outside world, worry, and concern. It is a mini-oasis in a world of chaos! We will be back!
The flat was as described, the roof terrace was very nice. We were met by a friend of Maia's who showed us everything we needed to know. Having a washing machine was very useful. The only detractor here is that the flat is in a very noisy area and has no buffer so it feels as though the people on the street are in the flat. Other than that, it was perfect for us.
This apartment was perfect. It is very central and has an amazing view of Fes from the rooftop terrace where you can sit at a table and watch the sun set over the old town with the call to prayer as your soundtrack. Maia's friend Michela welcomed us and was a very warm and welcoming person. I'd highly recommend this place for anyone thinking of staying in Fes.
The host made us feel welcome.
The neighbourhood was quite . Although very central.
The apartment was lovely indeed. Relaxing with a roof terrace.
The riad was right in the heart of the Medina but was actually really easy to find, thank goodness! Maia's friend Michela greeted us on arrival and showed us everything we needed to know about the riad. The riad we stayed in was actually it's own apartment, with a fridge which was nice. Had a small problem with the toilet, but Michela came and fixed it. The only downside of being in the heart of the Medina was the noise. The riad is at a crossroads so it was very loud at all hours. Very cute apartment!
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