Traveler's Choice 2021 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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05/31/2019 Strongly recommend

Beautiful and peaceful oasis with wonderful service
Fantastic location just a few minutes of walking distance from the Blue Gate.
Extremely welcoming and helpful staff. Very relaxing experience overall.
We booked a room for a very cheap price too.

Camilla - Bristol, UK
05/30/2019 Highly recommend!

Perfect place and very nice host!

Fan - Bangkok, Thailand
05/29/2019 Excellent location and a wonderfull Riad

Riad Layalina is in a fantastic location on the edge of the medina but very close to the main street that winds its way down past spice shops, restaurants and shops selling all sorts of things, some for tourists but most for locals.
The Riad is very traditional with amazing architecture and decoration. it also has a pool to cool off in. they serve a very nice breakfast we also had dinner one evening which was fantastic. the people in the Riad are very knowledgeable about Fez and the surroundings, they will arrange anything you need from local guides to a driver and a car for the day. The roof terrace offers amazing views across the medina and surrounding hills.
night time is a little bit noisy but this should be expected. The sound of the Mosques floating through the Medina is very enchanting and adds to the atmosphere.
Riad Layalina is a very peaceful escape from the Medina and also very cool.
The service provided was excellent, very attentive but not imposing. our lift was waiting for us at the airport and we were soon greeted at the Riad by Bilal and his colleague who carried our bags up the steep staircase to our room. we were then shown around the Riad and given a map of the medina which Bilal kindly explained to us and marked off some sights to see and places to eat.
Fez is an amazing city so worth seeing also the surrounding towns and villages are excellent trips out by car.

Scott - London, UK
05/29/2019 Only Place To Stay In Fes

This is the second time I have stayed at Riad Layalina and if there is availability, it will be the only place I will stay whenever I am there. The property is well maintained and Mohammed (spelling?) and the rest of the staff are extremely gracious, professional, caring, and accommodating. The property is right outside of the Medina. It is extremely clean. The communication before I stepped foot on the property was excellent. EVERY moment of my stay here (both times) has made this the only place I will call home when I go back to magical Fes.

Ernest - Los Angeles, USA
05/23/2019 Warm Hospitality in Beautiful Riad

We spent 6 relaxing nights in this this beautifully restored Riad at the edge of the Fes Medina. Our three room suite had views of the distant medieval city walls and ruined fortress on one side and the medina rooftops and the Riad’s lovely interior tiled courtyard with small pool on the other side. The bathroom was large and modern, the lounge was spacious and had large full-length doors looking down 2 stories into the inner courtyard, and the bedroom was comfortable and well-airconditioned. The restoration has not over-modernized the authentic charm of the building, which we prefer. The 2 flights of stairs were well worth the view, but if you prefer there are smaller rooms on the first and second floors. The generous and delicious breakfasts were served in the courtyard. We opted to eat dinner in the courtyard each night. You could make your request of a chicken, beef, lamb, or vegetable tagine which was preceded by a different variety of scrumptiously prepared Moroccan vegetables and salad. Desserts and fruit were offered if you could make room. Very reasonably priced.
However wonderful the above sounds, it was the the staff’s kindness, warmth, and eagerness to individually accommodate the needs of the guests that truly made this hotel unique. We have stayed at small boutique hotels all over the world and would place Mohammed and his colleague Billal at the top of the list. They helped us arrange tours of the medina and city walls(if Mr. Ahmed is available you will gain insight into the history, culture, and current complexity of modern Morocco). We highly recommend taking Mohammed’s Moroccan cooking class. Although we had already spent many hours taking in the marketplace, it was a treat to watch Mohammed interacting with his friends/merchants as we shopped for the ingredients for the tagines we learned to cook. Sharing the experience of meal preparation with the two lovely hotel chefs (with Mohammed translating)was educational and fun.
We opted for really getting to know Fes and using it as our base for excursions to Volubilis and Meknes. Being able to return to the Layalina each night made for a relaxed, low stress vacation experience.

Susan - Los Angeles, USA
05/17/2019 Recommend it highly

This is a beautiful riad right on the edge of the Médina, and it’s a great location for setting off on foot to explore. The staff is very helpful and thoughtful, the breakfasts are huge and tasty, and the view from the rooftop terrace is spectacular. They even have a private lot if you need to park a car, very handy feature. The space is cozy and beautiful and romantic, and we loved staying there. Recommend it highly!

John - Kansas City, USA
05/10/2019 This is a top notch riad

I booked with Jerome for 2 nights on a family trip of 4 couples. Jerome always answers messages very quickly. Unfortunately I couldn’t make it at the last minute but the staff at the riad were wonderful and looked after them impeccably. They felt very well taken care of in a warm and welcoming atmosphere with lovely people. The riad was beautiful, hugely spacious, traditional in decor and has amazing views from the roof. It was an even shorter walk from the centre than anticipated and I am told the breakfasts were best that were had on the trip and hugely generous. The only thing that might be improved on is that the lighting in some of the rooms was just a little dark. Otherwise this is a top notch riad.

Sara - London, UK
05/05/2019 A very good stay

This is a really good place to stay if you are in Fes. The location is very convenient to explore the medina and also reachable by car so that you don’t have to drag your luggage through hectic medina. The riad itself is very beautiful and the staff are all helpful to accommodate all your request. Really recommended!

Pete - Bangkok, Thailand
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

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