The riad is ideally located in the medina of Fes, 50 metres from the main street, very close to Bab Boujloud the famous “blue gate”. Easy and direct access by car in front of the door, with secure parking at the foot of the riad. Our parking lot is free and under video monitoring
Completely renovated in 2011, the ryad has very high quality traditional decorations. Quiet and peaceful, the hotel benefits from its own private pool. You will be able to rest in the traditional Moroccan courtyard, by the swimming pool, or on the four-level, with it’s stunning 360° view over all Fes medina.
Layalina guest house is comprised of 4 bedrooms & 2 suites. All rooms are in tadelakt, have air conditioning, heating, satellite TV and free optical fibre Wi-Fi (high speed guaranteed in the entire riad).
Hearty breakfast is included.
When you are at the Riad, attentive staff will ensure your comfort and well-being. A restaurant and cook are at your disposal to simmer up for you the best local specialities or dishes of your choice.
The true art of living in Moroccan style, and this haven of peace in the heart of the Fez Medina, will ensure you have an unforgettable stay in our guest house Riad Fes Layalina.
Riad Layalina offers two accommodation options : B&B as a guest house or riad holiday rental as private, ideal for families, friends or group events.
Riad Layalina Fez
Ryad Layalina guest house is located in Fez medina, 50 metres from the main street and nearby Bab Boujloud.
Comprised of 10 rooms and 7 bedrooms, the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a traditional Moroccan courtyard and a four-level panoramic terrace with a 360° view over all Fez Medina. Bedrooms are equiped with heating, air conditioning & safe.
Equipped with optical fibre, free & high speed Wi-Fi is guaranteed in the all guest house.
Easy and privileged access by car & secure parking at the foot. B&B Layalina, is a peaceful place.
Your stay in Fez, 2 options
Ryad Layalina is comprised of 7 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 18 people.
2 options are available:
Guest house B&B stay:
From 80 to 130 € / night, breakfast included
Riad rental & private:
690 € / night, breakfast included
4 200 € / week, breakfast included
I enjoyed every minute that I spent in this Riad, the staff was so responsive, nice and very helpful. I recommend this Airbnb to anyone who wants a nice place near the medina.
Mohamed – Cary, USA
Best location, best staff in this charming Fez Riad. Riad Layalina was everything we’d hoped for. Jerome communicated in a timely manner, the Riad was charming and the staff was very accommodating – even preparing breakfast for us at 0645 before leaving. The location is excellent.
Mary – Seattle, USA
We had a lovely stay at Jerome’s place. The Riad is beautiful, and the location is very convenient for touring the Medina. The breakfast was lovely and the staff are wonderful.
Susan – Seattle, USA
We had wonderful time at Riad Layalina. The staff is very warm and welcoming with great hospitality. The Riad is beautiful architecturally, has a gorgeous courtyard and oversize room and nice view. The place is close to shops and restaurants in Medina. We loved the breakfast every morning – including Moroccan tea & onion Msemen. The Riad was key part of our Fes experience; we will highly recommend this Riad.
Ajay – Monroe Township, USA
We have book the riad for a family stay mid Dec 2022. Nothing we can say except, if you would like to experience a great Moroccan stay with a nice family go ahead and book. Excellent location, great communication and welcoming staff.
Rachid – Marrakesh, Morocco
Perfect for seeing all the sites of Fez. Communication was excellent with clear instructions for finding the Riad. The bed and bathrooms made us feel like royalty. The included breakfast was a great way to start our day. WiFi was also great for getting some work done as a digital nomad. As a bonus, they had secure parking for our two motorcycles. Overall, a wonderful experience and a great memory of Fez.
Travis – Coronado, USA
The location is superb. The atrium decor is the best I saw in all the riads I stayed on. The breakfast was the best I ate on my trip to Morocco. Excellent and warm hospitality from Asmaa and Radouane.
Kaio – London, UK
Perfect price-value-ratio! Easy access to the city and free parking on top. beautiful garden with pool.
The traditional riad had everything we needed.
Thank you for the great stay
Heimo – Graz, Austria
Amazing Riad, the staff was kind and attentive. We were a group of family and friends celebrating a big birthday and we’re treated extremely well.
The staff was dedicated and they even sorted a last minute lunch for 11 people that was ordered 45 minutes before our arrival! Amazing!!
Would definitely recommend and the location close to the walls allows you easy access with the car in and out + walking to the Medina.
Ed – London, UK
Riad Layalina is a lovely place to stay perfectly situated within the Medina. We were made to feel very welcome and well looked after. The breakfast was very pleasing with local delicacies. The staff and Jerome couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome and help us. The bed and room were very comfortable. We would highly recommend this Riad and will definitely be back again.
Karen – Lorient, France
Yes, Riad Layalina Fes offers airport pick-up. Day fare is 20 € and night fare is 30 € up to 4 people.
From the railway station or the bus station, fare is 10 €, day rate and 15 €, night rate, up to 4 people.
Our driver will wait for you with a sign showing Riad Layalina and your first name.
For groups, we provide transfers by bus.
The staff of Riad Layalina Fes speaks mainly Arabic, French and English but also Spanish
The Guests of the Hotel Layalina Fes unanimously approve the Moroccan breakfast served, often described as gargantuan. The breakfast is offered and thus included in the price of the room.
Yes, the Riad Layalina Fes offers a swimming pool reserved for its guests, and particularly appreciated after a day discovering the medina!
The Layalina Fes Hotel is ideally located and is 50 meters from the main street of the medina of Fes, in the immediate vicinity of all cultural sites, shops and curiosities.
Bab Boujloud, the famous blue door 450 m
This famous gate of the medina, a historical treasure made by talented craftsmen 800 years ago, is considered one of the most beautiful gates of the medina. Bab Boujloud is a monumental gate, also known as the blue gate because of its distinctive colour, decorated with geometric mosaic patterns. The gate connects the old city of Fez El Bali, which is listed as a World Heritage Site, with the old city of Fez. It is located in the heart of the city, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site, in the modern part of the city. Bab Boujloud is a popular tourist attraction due to its impressive architecture and strategic location in the heart of Fez.
Medersa Bouanania 350 m
A Koranic school founded in the 14th century by Sultan Abu Inan Faris and considered one of the finest examples of Merinid architecture. The Medersa Bouanania is also known for its impressive library, which contains many rare manuscripts and books. Students who studied here followed a rigorous programme of Islamic studies, including jurisprudence, theology, grammar and rhetoric. Today, the Medersa Bouanania is a popular tourist attraction in Fez, drawing visitors from all over the world for its outstanding architecture and rich cultural heritage.
Bouinaniyya Clock 350 m
Solar clock located opposite the Medersa Bouanania. It was built in the 14th century by the Andalusian mathematician Abu Abdellah Mohammed Al-Issoufi Al-Bouinani. The clock is known for its accuracy in measuring time, especially for the Muslim prayer. It is also famous for its beauty and its blue and green ceramic decoration. The Bouinaniyya clock is considered one of the architectural treasures of the city of Fez and is an impressive example of the technology and craftsmanship of the medieval period. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and is still used as a tool for measuring time.
Batha Square and Museum 600m
The Batha Museum is located in the Batha Palace, which was built in the 19th century for Sultan Moulay Hassan. The palace was converted into a museum in 1915.
The museum houses a collection of traditional Moroccan textiles, including carpets, caftans, embroidery and jewellery. It also displays ceramics, weapons, musical instruments and ancient manuscripts.
The Merinids' Tomb 300 m
The Merinid Tomb was built in the 14th century to honour the rulers of the Merinid dynasty.
The tomb is located on a hill overlooking the city of Fez and offers a breathtaking view of the medina. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Marinid architecture in Morocco.
Karaouiyne Mosque 750 m
From the 10th to the 12th century, it became one of the first universities in the world and is considered the oldest university in the world still in activity.
The Karaouiyne Mosque is one of the oldest and largest mosques in the city of Fez, Morocco. It was founded in the 12th century by the Almohad Sultan Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur and has been expanded and renovated over the centuries. The Karaouiyne Mosque is a symbol of Islamic architecture in Morocco, with its carved plaster walls, finely crafted wooden doors and intricate geometric patterns. It also has a large library that houses many ancient manuscripts.
Chaouara Leather Tannery 900 m
The Chaouara leather tannery in Fez is the oldest tannery in the city. It was founded over 700 years ago and continues to produce high quality leather to this day.
The Chaouara leather tannery is a must-see and one of the popular attractions for tourists visiting Fez wishing to discover the tanning process according to ancestral methods.
The Medersa Attarine is a historical monument located in the city of Fez, Morocco. It was built in the 14th century and is considered one of the finest examples of Merinid architecture. The medersa was founded by Sultan Abu Said Othman in 1323. It is located in the medina of Fez and is characterised by a finely carved white marble façade, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the city. The Attarine Medersa is also known for its earthenware tiles decorated with intricate geometric patterns.
The Nejjarine Fountain
A magnificent historical fountain located in the city of Fez in Morocco. It is considered one of the finest examples of traditional Moroccan architecture and has become a popular tourist attraction.
Moulay Idriss Mausoleum
This is the tomb of Moulay Idriss, founder of the city of Fez, and is considered one of the holiest places in the country.
The mausoleum is adorned with beautiful mosaics and intricate Islamic designs, and is an impressive example of traditional Moroccan architecture. Visitors can enter the courtyard of the mausoleum, but only Muslims are allowed to enter the sanctuary where the tomb is located.
Djane Sbil Gardens
Discover this peaceful botanical park near the immediate medina. Enjoy a quiet place to wander and enjoy nature. Although mainly frequented by locals, this park offers a unique relaxing experience for all visitors.
Piazza di Firenze (new town) 3.1 km
Located in the new town, Florence Square is a lively place with many shops, restaurants and cafes. It is surrounded by modern buildings, such as hotels and government buildings, as well as large tree-lined streets.
The check-in time at Hotel Riad Layalina Fes is from 3:00 pm and check-out time is possible until 11:00 am. Outside of these times, the hotel is happy to keep your suitcases and personal belongings safe. Late arrivals or early departures are possible.
No, the Riad Layalina Fes does not offer this type of service; however, a currency exchange office is located in the immediate vicinity of the riad, about 100 meters away.
Yes, Hotel Layalina Fes benefits from an easy access, directly by the road to the door of the establishment. The hotel offers a private car park at its foot, free of charge and under video monitoring. Guests can park their car or motorbike in complete safety.
Yes, Riad Layalina Fes offers a free WiFi with very high speed guaranteed. Indeed, the hotel is equipped with optical fiber, ensuring a high and constant flow.
The Hotel Riad Layalina Fes offers the following activities and services:
- Evening entertainment (for groups)
- Cooking classes
- Swimming pool
Yes, Riad Layalina Fes can ensure the reservation of an official guide, speaking the language of your choice.
Fez is one of the oldest imperial cities in Morocco, known for its medieval medina. The medina of Fes is one of the largest pedestrian areas in the world, home to many historical and religious buildings.
Your guided tour will start at the Bab Boujloud Gate, the main entrance to the medina of Fez. It is a magnificent gate made of blue and green tiles dating back to the Merinid era. From there, you can access the Talaa Kebira street, which is one of the main shopping streets of the medina.
As you walk down Talaa Kebira Street, you will admire the various shops, restaurants, bakeries and stalls selling local products, such as spices, fabrics, jewellery and pottery. You can also visit the tanners' market, which is one of the most popular sites in Fez. Here you can see the process of dyeing skins and buy quality leather goods.
The medina of Fez is also famous for its madrasas, which are religious schools. You can visit the Madrasa Bouanania, which is one of the most beautiful madrasas in Morocco. It was built in the 14th century and has beautiful mosaics and woodwork.
Continuing your visit, you can also visit the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in the world and one of the most important cultural centres in Morocco. It was founded in the 9th century and houses a library with ancient manuscripts and books.
Finally, a visit to Seffarine Square, which is famous for its copper and brass craftsmen. Here you can see the craftsmen making copper items with traditional techniques.
Riad Layalina Fes offers many private tours, starting from the hotel. The most popular are:
The Middle Atlas: Ifrane, Azrou, the cedar forest and the monkeys
Ifrane and Azrou are two towns located in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The region is known for its beautiful cedar forest where you will feed a population of Barbary apes, also known as macaques. You can walk through the forest and observe the wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Macaques are quite sociable and do not hesitate to approach humans.
Ifrane is a university town known for its European architecture, clean streets and cool climate. In winter, the surrounding mountains are covered in snow, making Ifrane a popular destination for winter sports.
Azrou is a small Berber town known for its craftsmanship, particularly the production of traditional Berber carpets. Visitors can stroll through the local market to admire the carpets and other handicrafts.
In summary, the region of Ifrane and Azrou offers a beautiful combination of nature, culture and history, with the cedar forest and the Barbary monkeys, the European architecture of Ifrane, and the traditional crafts of Azrou.
Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes
These three important historical sites are located in the Fes region.
Volubilis is a Roman archaeological site located near the present-day city of Meknes. Founded in the 3rd century BC, Volubilis was occupied by the Romans in the 1st century AD and became an important and prosperous city with many public and private structures, including baths, temples, trading houses and a basilica. Today, it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Morocco and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Moulay Idriss is a holy city located about 4 km from Volubilis. It was founded in the 8th century by the Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Moulay Idriss, and is considered an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims. The city is situated on a hill and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
Meknes is a 17th century imperial city located near Volubilis and Moulay Idriss. It was founded by Sultan Moulay Ismaïl and became an important cultural and commercial centre. The city is known for its vast palaces, lush gardens, fortified walls and monumental gates. It was also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
The Fes Walls Tour
The tour of the ramparts of Fes is one of the popular excursions in Fes. The ramparts surround the old city, also known as Fes el-Bali, and offer a panoramic view of the busy streets and ancient buildings. The ramparts' walkway is accessible through several of the city's gates, including the Bab Boujloud Gate and the Bab el-Ftouh Gate. Visitors can walk along the ramparts, admiring the fortified gates and watchtowers, and enjoying the views over the rooftops of the old city.
A tour of the ramparts of Fez is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history and culture of this fascinating city, and to enjoy the spectacular views of the world's largest medina.
Bhalil and Sefrou
Bhalil and Sefrou are two towns in the Fez-Meknes region of Morocco. Bhalil is known for its troglodyte houses dug into the rock and for its traditional medina. Sefrou is famous for its annual cherry festival and for its ancient medina, which is one of the best preserved in Morocco. Both cities offer rich and unique cultural experiences, as well as beautiful natural landscapes, including the surrounding Atlas Mountains.
Chefchaouen, the blue city
Chaouen in Arabic is a city located in the northwest of Morocco. It is known for its distinctive blue and white architecture, as well as its narrow, picturesque streets. The town is surrounded by mountains and offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. You can explore the traditional souks, sample the local cuisine, visit historic mosques and stroll through the quiet streets. Chefchaouen is also a place of pilgrimage for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts, with picturesque hiking trails and waterfalls nearby.
In short, Chefchaouen is a unique and fascinating tourist destination worth visiting.
Riad Layalina Fes also organises tailor-made tours of one or more nights to the south, allowing you to experience the unforgettable sunset and sunrise in the desert and to discover breathtaking landscapes. On the programme: Ifrane, Middelt, Erachidia, Erfoud, Merzouga. A second day will allow you to discover Rissani, Tinghir, Ouarzazate and Aït Benhadou. A third day will take you to Marrakech.
Yes, Hotel Layalina Fes has a restaurant only on reservation, at the latest at noon for the evening as the Chef of the Riad only cooks with the fresh food from the daily market. You will be able to taste the best specialities of the Moroccan cuisine. The cuisine of the Riad is particularly appreciated by the guests. The Chef of the establishment has worked in famous places.
No, Hotel Layalina Fes does not accept credit cards; you can pay in cash or by transfer.
The rates of the rooms of Riad Layalina Fes vary according to the room, its surface and the services but can also vary according to your dates of stay (in particular high or low season). You can consult the rates of the hotel by clicking on the button "Book your stay".
Rates range from €80 to €200 per night, including breakfast.
Yes, the staff of Riad Layalina Fes will be happy to print your boarding pass. The computer can also be lent to you if needed.
Riad Layalina Fes offers 7 rooms & suites and can accommodate up to 18 people. The establishment also offers privatization of the Riad for groups or families.
- Double room, 2 persons
- Superior double room, up to 3 persons
- Single room, 2 persons
- Junior suite, up to 4 persons
- Suite 2 / 3 persons
- Family suite 4 / 6 persons
All the sheets of the beds of Riad Layalina Fes are guaranteed 100% cotton percale of high quality.
Yes, the Hotel Layalina Fes offers an excellent soap and shampoo with orange blossom
Yes, you will find a hairdryer in each bathroom of the Riad Layalina Fes, and of course towels.
Yes, the rooms and suites of Hotel Layalina Fes are equipped with a safe.
Yes, the rooms and suites of Hotel Layalina Fes are equipped with a TV receiving cable channels.
Yes, the staff of the Riad Layalina Fes can take care of your laundry (extra charge).