Certificate of Excellence 2018 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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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
04/14/2019 Hospitality is unmatched

We absolutely loved our stay with Jerome. The riad is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, and the hospitality is unmatched. Jerome and the riad staff gave great recommendations about what to see in Fes, and they were helpful with every little request. They even went out and bought our train tickets to Marrakech for us, which saved a lot of anxiety for our day of travel. The dinner was also very tasty! The location of this riad is also perfect: still in the heart of old town and just minutes away from the medina, while having access to the road and a little more peace and quiet. We would absolutely recommend a stay here for anyone coming to Fes!

Elle - Rochester, USA
04/09/2019 The riad was all that we had hoped it would be

The location was very convenient to the busy part of the Medina without all of the associated noise and hassle. The riad itself was beautiful and comfortable. Our host was more than friendly and helpful, as was all of the staff. We would love to return for a longer visit.

Frank - Miami, USA
04/09/2019 Morrocan Luxury in Fes

From the moment we arrived Bilal looked after all our needs. The Riad is gorgeous and the accommodation very comfortable. Breakfast is lovely and the wifi excellent. It’s close to the Medina and all you want to achieve while in Fes. Jerome is a thoughtful host who has created an oasis where you can relax away from the busy Medina. Thank you Bilal for your recommendations and your assistance. Highly recommend.

Sheree - Pelican Waters, Australia
04/05/2019 I’ll be back

I loved everything about this quiet retreat from the buzz of the Medina. The location is the best, only 200 meters from a midpoint access yet, and this is very important, vehicles can drive right up to a second entrance to the riad. It would have been a nightmare to arrive at midnight and attempt the maze of the Medina even with a porter. Jerome also arranged my private airport pickup. Jerome and his staff were tremendously accommodating, including a lovely hot meal ready for me when I arrived past midnight. They called taxis, made reservations at restaurants ( although the breakfasts at the riad are delicious and plentiful) and gave tips on the best Hammam for your money. Oh and my little room was just perfect for one person with windows that fling open to big views out over the city and ramparts.

Mary Jane - Rojas de Cuauhtémoc, Mexico

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