Le Jardin des Biehn
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
With a stay at Le Jardin des Biehn in Fes (Fes El Bali), you’ll be minutes from Der Batha Museum and Medersa Bou-Inania. This 4-star riad is within close proximity of Blue Gate and University of Al-Karaouine.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and body treatments. This Beaux Arts riad also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and shopping on site. If you’re planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the riad’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a garden view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
How to Get There
We were here to spend a relaxing day in Fes, after reading the more than positive report on the Lonely Planet guide and excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, but after an expensive lunch at the Fez Cafe restaurant we were robbed in the private locker room of the hammam. During the treatment they took a large sum of money from mine and my partner's wallets that would have served us for the desert tour we were due to undertake the next day. As soon as we noticed the theft we went to the director of the riad to ask for an explanation, but everything was resolved with mockery and it was a waste of time complaining to the police. We didn't receive either an apology or a gesture of regret from the director of the riad. He did not even deign to reimburse us the lunch or the cost of the hammam, probably the most expensive in Fes, more than 60 € for two which for Morocco is a lot of money. Probably the reviews on TripAdvisor are not true and tourists have to be aware about what can happen at this riad.
We LOVED this charming Riad. Close to all of the places we wanted to explore, the tranquil garden landscape was a much needed break after exploring the craziness of the Médina. Taha checked us in, was absolutely delightful our entire stay, and helped immensely with guides and restaurant choices.
It is a cliché to describe a place as an oasis, but is appropriate for Le Jardin des Biehn. From the moment you step out of the medina lane and through the big doors of the hotel, you are in a soothing dream world, with just the sounds of burbling water and songbirds, and the fragrances of oranges and flowers. A gorgeous place to come back to and recharge after a day in the bustling medinas of Fes. Or you might be tempted as we were one day just to stay inside the hotel walls, as it is a very special place unto itself, including the good hotel restaurant Café Fez.
Mr. Biehn is an antique dealer, but he also has a flair for fantasy decor, as each room is a play-set with a different theme. We chose L'Africain, a very spacious and beautiful group of rooms with 2 terraces. The sun streamed through the blue stain glass windows in such a lovely way.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the kindness and helpfulness of the manager, Mr. Alami Houcine and Taha (hope I got that right) who both helped us with some outside problems and arrangements.
The only negative of this hotel is deciding which room to book, as all are different, and we found several quite appealing!
We had dinner in this beautifully restored Rhyad and it was perfect. The place is gorgeously designed: from table cloths to lanterns, you step into a fairy tale!
The food was carefully thought for simple moroccan taste, no frills, but incredibly tasty!
Don’t even try and find it yourself though: when you reserve tell them to send you someone to walk you there from your hotel...the restaursnt is tucked away into the Medina and you can seriously get lost!
Over several visits to Fes, i found this to be the most specious Riad in the medina. Beautiful lush gardens, lots of sitting area around in public spaces. My room itself is a bit small and dark but overall i found the place quite charming. I am here during music festival so busy time for town. Would have wished to stay in one of the suites, which i am told is magical. Perhaps next time.