- Stylish rooms
- Central Medina location
- Beautiful views of the city
- Fabulous reviews
A boutique Riad in the heart of the Fes Medina, Riad Anata is one of our favourites if you’re looking for a stylish base from which to explore the old city.
With just 5 rooms (all en-suite, with air con and luxury bedding) the Riad is small and intimate, a tranquil haven after a day spent wandering through the souks. The communal areas include a roof terrace with spectacular views, a stylish dining area in the central courtyard (complete with water fountain) and a small, cosy lounge.
The interior design is modern Moroccan, think smooth plaster walls in earthy tones complimented by pops of colour and stylish, thoughtfully paced artworks. The riad is incredibly well maintained and the overall effect is fresh and funky - although you do get the feeling that you could be walking through the pages of a travel magazine.
Whilst this atmosphere may appeal to couples and older families parents with younger children might not feel so comfortable mixing in with the couples who invariably book up the rooms. That said younger children are very welcome although there are no dedicated family rooms. For older families (who are happy to split up and take two rooms) we recommend taking the Green and Red rooms, located opposite each other on the first floor. For triples the Blue and White rooms can take an extra bed if necessary.
Whist staying at Riad Anata you will be looked after by owner Valerie and her small team – they are incredibly welcoming and you’ll be very well looked after, from shopping tips to teaching you how to cook the perfect chicken tagine they’ll be happy to share their expert advice.
A selection of wine and beer is served at Riad Anata and Wifi is available throughout the property.
The trek was fab, really enjoyed it! Was definitely a challenge but one worth doing. Our Guide Mohammed was excellent, took care of our needs, patient and went at a suitable pace for us. Ali, the muleteer and cook made us the most remarkable dishes and such large quantities, we felt bad for leaving so much food.....was enough for six people or more.
The refuges provided us a great place to stay....the first one was very quiet only another couple staying there, whilst the next was much busier and was a fab way to meet new people.
We were really pleased we made it to the summit, it felt like a great achievement.
I don’t think I would change any part of it.
Thank you, to you and your partners in Morrcco, will recommend you to anyone who wishes to follow in my footsteps.
Louise Davis reviewing Climb Mount Toubkal on 29 August 2018
The walking in the mountains was a fantastic experience, helped by our perfect guide Ibrahim. He was intelligent, kind, cheerful and looked after us very well. He could answer all our questions on flora, fauna, geology, history and local culture. He walked at a steady phase that suited all and made sure everyone was happy. We could not have asked for more.
Our favourite place to stay was the Azzaden trekking lodge where we were welcomed warmly with slippers, dates, milk and a hand wash. The food was excellent and the breakfast was very impressive. The hospitality of Mohamed was second to none. The view from the balcony was amazing and when it got dark the stars came out in their millions. ( we did however not manage to find out in which bed Daniel Craig had slept).
When we reached Kasbah Toubkal the weather had turned cold and wet so we could not enjoy the roof terrace and the outdoor area.
Riad Tzara was excellent and Naima, Khadija, Abdul and Mohamed looked after our every need. We had dinner one night on the roof of Dar Hanane where the view over the city was great. We also liked the cozy roof terrace in Riad Tzara where the perfect temperature was in the afternoon after escaping from the noises and fumes of the Medina.
Inga Olafsdottir reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Trek on 27 February 2018
The highlights for us were the accommodation choices - we loved each place we stayed and for quite different reasons.
We found the food really delicious at all the places. We were really impressed. We ended up eating dinner every night at Dar Housnia, which was really tasty but a bit expensive but we loved the convenience of it and loved everything else about the place.
My 9yr’s favourite place was Douar Samra - he liked the rooms and all the meals. We all like the communal meals there. It was good to get to know other travellers. But my husband and I really loved the Douria Suite at Dar Housnia as it was great to the have space and down time by ourselves there. We spent some hours just lazing on the terrace after walking around Marrakech for hours.
We also thought Kasbah Ellouze was really lovely too. They were super helpful accommodating the kids. They made sure we could celebrate NYE dinner with the kids as they go to bed early. It was really kind of them.
We had a Hussain as our guide for trekking and he went with us on the road trip. We really liked him: friendly & kind, and not too loud & talkative (our family is on the quiet side!). Hussain was great with our two boys. He made them feel comfortable, kept them safe on the treks (ie speed walking ahead with them when they wanted (our 4yr old loved this!) and holding them securely on mules over the rough terrain) and he played football with them too!
We had two different drivers who were both good - helped out when our 9yr old vomited from car sickness and were happy to drive slowly as needed.
Also we thought your organisation of everything and choice of accommodation & guides was excellent. We had no complaints. We had a splendid, relaxed and easy holiday - we didn’t have to think of anything & it was all great.
Helen Newman reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 30 January 2018