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Riad Verus Reviews

1 Derb Arset Bennis, Batha, Medina, Fez, Morocco

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70%

Rating
574 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 63%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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89%

The atmosphere here is very enjoyable and all the staffs I met were hospitable. The food we tried in the restaurant recommended by them was decent, but the price could have been slightly inflated. The guided tour around the medina is not highly recommended since the information provided by the guide was pretty limited.


63%

Although the Riad was in a unique location near the heart of the Medina, we had some issues that were poorly handled by staff. Not to mention that I coudn't take a single shower with hot water. And they should seriously consider changing the time frame for breakfast (9:30 - 11 AM), which makes impossible any attempt to leave at a decent time in the morning, in case you wanted to get the most out of the day.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Very friendly staff willing to let you relax a bit with tea after arriving. Site and office door state the hostel takes credit card when it's not true. If you work out a way to take credit; even if you charge the guest the service fee, I think a lot would be willing and prefer to use credit card. Hostel ratings will go up. Best breakfast I had at a Moroccan hostel (kudos for including cooked egg & yoghurt). Would like to see better care for the turtles; honestly sad. Cold shower water in morning


86%

Really good hostel! The staff is kind, but a little bit "lost". The tour with their guide Mohamed is awesome.


69%

weired rules about entrance and deposit and wired owner...It was a feeling shared with all the other guests. Anyway we did not have any problem.


40%

wouldn't mind the hostel otherwise, but we were taken to another hostel and charged the same amount even though we had already booked this one. very dishonest practices and inconvenient for us, music too loud, couldn't trust management. we knew there was room in the hostel but they told us there wasn't. wouldn't recommend, very bad experience. people have had similar experiences based on other reviews, and we overheard others were being moved as well as we sat in the lobby.


43%

When you stay at a hostel in Morocco you expect that it's going to be your safe haven from all the people on the street trying to rip you off, instead when we stayed there they were the ones who ripped us off the most. The tours they organised were all scamming us too The music they play until late, end up driving everyone to their rooms instead of helping them to socialise. Please don't stay here stay somewhere where they will look after you, where you won't be ripped off.


89%

Very nice hostel, but strange rules. Also, the night I stayed at that hostel all guests were told to leave the common area because the receptionist has to go to bed at midnight (on the couch in the common area), Also terrace was closed, so somehwat really weird. Apart from that, I can recommend this hostel.


69%

I ended up booking into this hostel because I arrived in Fes early and was sick. The first 2 nights were okay the last was horrible. Loud music till 7 am is not okay. If they offer to run out and get something for you just do it yourself it's cheaper because they charge you triple. Also I had booked here because it said they took credit cards but their machine was broken and they were very unaccommodating. Check out was a hassle as the staff in that morning spoke little English.


97%

Staying here was the best choice i could ever made, the staff is awesome and also the owner! i had a really good time. Also the beds are very confortable and its tea time always! i absolutely recomend it :)

  • 11th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I loved that the Hostel represents so much the culture of Morocco. The architecture, the rooms decoration, the furniture… Everything makes the own hostel a touristic point. it is beautiful to see. The bedroom was clean, and had everything I needed. The workers are adorable and receptive. The breakfast was delicious, and at night, the sounds at the lounge make the atmosphere really nice. Staying at the Riad Verus made my trip to Fez perfect.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

There are additional taxes not listed so prices are misleading. There are a few deals offered, be aware that need to pay tax


51%

Hostel manager was awful. There are a lot of confusion with booking: you book one type of room and on arrival you get the other one (cheaper, by the way), when you try to find out the situation hostel manager starts shouting on you. Plus on arrival you need to pay some mysterious taxes which were't pointed during the hostel booking. And awful music extremely loud playing almost the whole night and it is really hard to fall asleep.


86%

Riad Verus was a great experience by Moroccan standards. As a foreign visitor you need to understand that the tourist economy here means that everyone... everyone... is trying to get commissions by referring you to their favorite tours, restaurants, and Riad's. The staff at Riad Verus was very friendly, and after making their best effort to sell us a tour, politely dropped the issue. We got along great after that!

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Decoration was nicely designed and the room was light and spacious. Could have done with more hangers perhaps. We were fortunate enough to be there during the preparation of the Eid so Fes was nice and lively and the Riad had some fun other guests. Especially liked the roof terrace with the hanging beds of babylon!

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Clean bathrooms, I mean 4 star hotel standards, the towels can be replaced if you want and the breakfast was included in the price and the wifi, some of the rooms had bathtubs and all had AC. The sheets were clean and the beds made each day. They have the options to go on desert trips

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Riad Verus was good for a number of reasons..fast wifi, well balanced breakfast and a nice calming welcome after a long journey. They were kind enough to let us leave our luggage til midnight free of charge, after which the Riad closes up and everyone goes to bed. The tour of the Medina was informative without being pushy and they offer cash back at the Riad so we did not have to trek to the bank. Our room was shared with one other person who later we carried on our trip to Chefchaouen. Gr8.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel in the madina. Nice staff and great atmosphere.


74%

We stayed at hostel versus for 1 night, after checking out we asked the (what seemed like the manager) if we could store our luggage within hostel and stay in the common area until our over night train to fez was due which was 230am. The lady said yes of course and went to on say she wouldnt throw us on the street as it was unsafe and also explained that taxis where cheaper before 12am. We took that on board and carried on. When it came to 1230 she told us to leave because we hadnt paid. .


71%

Overall after our 4 night stay I can say the actual hostel is gorgeous, roof top terrace stunning.don't know where it gets the reputation as a party hostel considering we weren't allowed on the rooftop after 1100pm. The manager quite frankly was the most difficult I've dealt with in 10 months of traveling making it as if it were a real inconvenience when we arrived without a booking and just really unaproachable on a whole as people later agreed. Rest of the staff were fantastic. Highly priced


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