Certificate of Excellence 2018 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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01/13/2016 Good value on a lovely, comfortable riad

I looked around a decent bit, and this is one of the better deals I found in Fez for a more luxurious riad with modern comforts.

It’s a beautiful old house with original details, great rooms and nice bathrooms. The staff is very attentive, and the breakfast is lavish. One of the best things was the location – while a bit hard to find, it’s a clever compromise between staying inside and outside the pedestrian medina: it’s ~50m to the busiest part of the main ‘street’, but abuts a car cul-de-sac that leads outside, so it’s both quiet and easy to park a rental car and drive out.

It doesn’t have as many amenities as some of the highest-end riads (restaurants, a garden) but is also significantly cheaper, so overall a great place to stay, especially once they finish building the hammam!

Matei - San Fransisco, United States
01/10/2016 One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in!

We absolutely loved this riad. The staff was so kind and helpful, the breakfast was delicious, and the suite was truly stunning. The riad is right in the medina, and the parking was very convenient. It was perfect for our visit to Fes.

Ruth - Connecticut, United States
01/08/2016 Superb hotel with friendly staff

The staff at Riad Layalina were polite, helpful, and extremely nice. They welcome you with delicious shakshuka and tea. The interior decoration of the hotel is superb, you really feel like you are staying at an ancient Moroccan palace. Our room had a very comfortable king sized bed, with good heating, plumbing etc. There is a nice terrace for you to enjoy the sun and get a view of the old city. Very convenient location for exploring the old medina as well. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

Sijia, London - UK
01/04/2016 Great stay

We stayed here for three nights in the Junior suite located on the upper level of the riad. its a lovely room, very elegantly set up and extremely spacious. The riad is situated very close to the medina area. just a few mins walking and one can enter the medina area. The staff are extremely helpful, accommodating and professional. They go to lengths to please the guests. The breakfast was absolutely amazing as was the coffee. The inside of the riad is so beautifully and artistically done up. We had a extremely comfortable stay there. Definitely recommend it !!!

Rashid - London, UK
12/28/2015 Attentive and Accommodating Staff

Our first night in Morocco was spent at Riad Layalina in Fes. We had reserved a pickup at the airport, and our driver was friendly and easy to find. When we arrived at the Riad we were welcomed with mint tea and cookies in the beautiful courtyard. As part of our cooking class, we were guided to the medina to gather the ingredients to make our dinner. We spent the majority of our time with somebody from the Riad, which made it feel like we had a guided tour of the old city. Everyone was very kind and attentive to us. The women in the kitchen were so kind and generous, and made us feel very welcome. We made so much food, we felt bad we couldn’t eat all of it! The rooms were very comfortable, and the bathroom spacious with plenty of hot water. A traditional Moroccan breakfast was also provided, which they also were kind to provide at a time requested by us. The service here made our trip more enjoyable.

Gregory - Las Vegas, USA
12/15/2015 Great Riad in Fez

The best Riad we stayed out during a weeklong trip to Morocco!

The location was good for exploring Fez. It was close enough to be on a main Medina street in less than 5 mins, but was far enough away from the hustle of the town to be able to relax as well. We had three rooms in the riad, and each room was clean and without any issues. Plenty of hot water in the showers as well! The rooftop patio has nice views of the Medina and the hills behind the town. The wifi was free and fast!

The rooms and property were nice and clean. The staff was extremely accommodating and were great hosts! They definitely went above and beyond our expectations!
We arrived in the evening after a long train ride and were quickly greeted with mint tea and chocolates.

They typically request that dinner orders be in before mid-day (which is understandable). However, they were gracious enough to make us a small meatball dish on short notice. We were not expecting this after they told us about the advanced
We ordered ahead for dinner on our second night and had a tasty beef and prune tagine. The breakfast spread was very good as well.

Would definitely recommend for a great stay in Fez. If arriving by taxi – have them take you to Ain Azliten parking lot. It is much simpler to get to the riad from here than from the Blue Gate.

Tyler - USA
10/09/2015 Very nice & clean Riad

Very nice & clean Riad, in a ‘quiet’ area 2 minutes away of the ‘busy’ main street of the old medina. The hosts were always very friendly & helpful. There’s wifi and small pool and every morning a good (and enough!) breakfast with fresh fruit, orange juice, bread, eggs, … but the biggest advantage is the big roof terrace. Wow, what a view over the city.

Filip - Belgium
10/04/2015 Stunning Riad with Incredible Views

Stunning Riad with Incredible Views

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the beautiful Riad Layalina. The location is brilliant as it is just on the outskirts of the medina so it is easy to get to and easy to access the centre of Fes.

The riad is just stunning with a beautiful pool and the views from the roof terrace are unbeatable. Service was great and the breakfasts were delicious and filling, setting us up for a day poking around Fes.

A real beauty of a riad!

Alice - London, UK
09/30/2015 Beautiful riad, great location

Beautiful riad, just a two minute walk from the medina but very quiet. Really lovely staff–they had helpful tips for where to go, and linked us up with a knowledgable tour guide. Wifi was spotty, but didn’t mind at all. I highly recommend, couldn’t imagine a better place to stay in Fez.

Christina - New-York, USA
09/30/2015 An extremely memorable stay - the best!

From the beginning, everyone was helpful and friendly. We booked through trip advisor, as the price seemed very reasonable. After arriving at 2.30am from Marrakesh on the train, we organised a driver to take us to the Riad (it cost 10€ and was about 15 minutes – but ok so early in the morning). We couldn’t see much of the Riad in the dark but it was such a pleasure to wake up in a magnificent place! We decided very quickly we wanted to stay another night, and checked on trip advisor, there was an even cheaper twin room available downstairs with en suite – we were so lucky. The room before had a bathroom opposite the bedroom over the landing – but that was very nice too. The two breakfasts we had were full of delicious things – eggs, pancakes, bread, creme caramel, melon, banana, fresh orange juice, tea, the lot.

Rawan spoke good English and was very helpful and friendly. We even managed to catch the owner, Jerome, who had arrived from Paris on our second night, and was extremely welcoming and charming.

The Riad is very central in the old town, it is easy to walk everywhere. We are in Cafe Clock, which wasn’t that cheap, but had a good atmosphere, delicious food, and the water clock (look up) was amazing to see. There is a grand mosque close to Bab Boujeloud which is open to tourists – not as beautiful as the school in Marrakesh. Upstairs isn’t open, but if you ask to see it, they let you up. The smaller tannery (gueliz) is worth seeing, the other one is a bit further away. The gardens, about 10 mins walk from the Riad is also worth visiting, and it’s free.

We organised a taxi to Chefchaouen as none of the buses had space – it was 700 dirham, so around £55 for a 3.5 hour trip. Apparently that was good value. The bus is way cheaper but you have to book a few days before.

This is a must stay! Wish we could go back!

Thank you Riad Layalina

Olivia and Diana - Suffolk, UK

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