Traveler's Choice 2021 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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05/02/2019 Fantastic stay in beautiful Riad

Had a fabulous 2 night stay at Riad Layalina. Very close to the Medina and other main tourist sights. Room itself was lovely, very traditional and the view from the rooftop terrace is beautiful. The service was great, and nothing was too much trouble, highly recommend.

Karien - Brisbane, Australia
04/29/2019 I can without hesitation recommend this Riad palace and its staff!

From the moment we arrived, Mohamed made us so welcome at Jerome’s place. Lovely mint tea and fresh fruit bowls, after which he took us to the terrace and orientated us with landmarks and recommended highlights! The Riad is truly beautiful, with a lovely courtyard and plunge pool. The Suite was perfect. One of the best things about the Riad is the location – close to the Blue gate and the Medina and with views over the city. And then there was breakfast – the best we have had in Morocco.

Juliette - Le Cap, South Africa
04/29/2019 We would happily stay here again

Very easy to get to, extremely close to the Médina, fantastic parking. Very good breakfast.

Hannah - Melbourne, Australia
04/28/2019 Perfect stay

Welcome tea and fruit salad which is made my day, very helpful and informative Manager. I just said that only one night is not enough ! closed to the Sour and cafe everywhere. spectacular view at the roof top, dont miss it.

Devitt - Hong Kong, China
04/24/2019 Authentic hospitality right in the medina

We stayed four nights in this wonderfully authentic riad. We booked directly with the riad which was easy to do; Jerome and his team were very helpful in arranging a transfer from the airport, and subsequently a car to take us to the border at Beni Ansar. From the moment we arrived, we felt welcomed and very well looked after by the team.
Our room was large and had a mezzanine floor which was perfect for our twelve year old daughter. There is a beautiful courtyard where breakfast is served, and a roof terrace with terrific views for sunbathing or reading. The riad is conveniently situated about a one minute walk from the souq, and it is easy to find your way there and back. The wifi was good and my husband was able to catch up with some essential work whilst staying here.
The breakfasts were amazing! Each day a slightly different and generous spread of fruit, breads, omelette, pancakes and so on. We also dined at the riad one evening and had the most delicious cous cous, far superior to what we are used to at home; it was a feast!
I would return here without hesitation.

Jane - Tynemouth, UK
04/24/2019 A gem in the medina

After reviewing a lot of positive comments on this Riad on Tripadvisor, we decided to book 3 nights at Riad Layalina Fez. The Riad itself exceeded our expectation. Beautiful decorative works and a lovely courtyard with a small pool. We were assigned a junior suite on the top floor. The room is huge with iron wrought stairway leading to a small mezzanine. Lighting is a little bit dim but that is perhaps the charm of a historic building. One drawback is the bathroom, small shower area and slow drainage, which may be the limitation of a historic building.

We were also pleased that they provided a safe private car park, which is rare in accommodation near the medina. This is a great plus if you are driving a rental car.

For breakfast, we had a sumptuous meal with traditional pastries and dips in the lovely courtyard. The dips were held in tiny colourful tagines (see picture). We found the tagines so cute that we decided to buy a dozen of small ones in the souk as souvenirs.

Of course, there are things that can improve, such as sound proof. The birds could get noisy in early morning, a disturbance to a good sleep. One way to get around is to go to bed early 🙂

All in all, we are very satisfied with the Riad and will definitely choose it again if we visit Fes again.

Yat - Hong Kong, China
04/23/2019 Beautiful riad with lovely hosts

We had a wonderful few days staying at Riad Layalina in Fez. The large 2-bedroom suite was perfect for our family of four. The riad is beautiful and very well cared for by its lovely and attentive hosts. We really enjoyed the copious breakfasts in the shaded courtyard and afternoons on the sunny roof terrace. The riad is also conveniently located just steps from the Talaa Kebira, making it a great base from which to discover the Fez medina.

Julie - London, UK
04/21/2019 Lovely & welcoming!

We had a most lovely stay at Riad Layalina. Meal, room, terraces and staff were wonderful. We ordered an evening meal when checking in and were happily surprised by the vegetable tagine. There we easily arranged an early taxi to airport. We could not have asked for more.

Christine - Portland, USA
04/16/2019 Stunningly beautiful Riad

This was one of our favourite places we stayed in our entire trip. A stunningly beautiful Riad, amazing hospitality (we got a free welcome “snack” – basically a meal! when we arrived with mint tea), the breakfast (included) and supper meal you can purchase were delicious, and perfectly located if you are driving a car – right off the main road, with a secure private parking area, steps from the Medina – would stay here again in a heartbeat if we ever come back (we hope we do!!)

Katriena - Halifax, Canada
04/15/2019 Beautiful riad in a perfect location

Beautiful riad in a perfect location for hiking up the hill for an amazing city view and diving into the medina’s shopping. Breakfast spread was lovely and the dinner was one of the best of my trip. Also the staff was incredible helpful with parking (in the middle of a rain and hail storm!) and setting up airport transfers.

Laura - Chicago, USA

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