Certificate of Excellence 2018 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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04/19/2014 A Lovely Riad Tucked Away From The Hustle And Bustle of The Medina in Fes

A Lovely Riad Tucked Away From The Hustle And Bustle of The Medina in Fes

My friends and I booked Riad Layalina because it has a suite that can accommodate 4 people (two bedrooms, one living room and one bathroom). We wanted to have a living room as a common area for hanging out when we need some privacy.
The riad arranged for a Grand Taxi to pick us up at a reasonable 70 Dirham rate, which saved us from being scammed by taxi drivers at Gare ONCF de Fes.
Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff and Jerome, the owner. Of course, mint tea and Moroccan cookies were served as a welcome gesture, but we were delighted to be offered a small meal: each of us got a delicious tajine with tomato and egg. It was a nice treat especially when our arrival time was past 1 PM.
The riad has a lovely courtyard and living room on the ground floor, but what I loved the most is that our suite was on the top floor and had ample ventilation and natural lighting. Windows could be opened to allow for sunlight and airflow, even in the bathroom.
Jerome was there to give us recommendations on where to eat and what to see. In order to give us the initial orientation, one of the staff walked us to the medina, which is less than 5 minutes away. Rue Talaa Kebira (one of the main roads in the medina) can easily be reached just by walking from the riad.
We loved the location of the riad in particular because it is accessible by taxi/car, whereas other riads right in the medina will require you to get off the taxi/car; then, haul your luggage throw the narrow alleys.
Riad Layalina was definitely a nice introduction to Morocco!

Suvimon S - Bangkok, Thaïlande
04/15/2014 Ideal

Nice little Riad with perfect location to access the center of Fez. The staff was more than welcoming and made great effort to make sure our stay was enjoyable. It is easy to recommend when treatment is this good.

Cuitlahuac - Santander, Espagne
04/15/2014 Beautiful Riad, great access to old medina

My colleague and I both greatly enjoyed our stay at the Riad Layalina. Though we had a hectic journey to Fez, the staff greeted us very warmly and provided a warm meal/snack upon arrival, which was delicious and very much unexpected. (I loved the tomato/egg tajine – that was a treat!) Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were also very nicely furnished and were beautiful, and the breakfast was great, too. The staff also helped to set us up with a tour guide, which was nice, since we had afternoon meetings in Ifrane and had only 2 hours to explore Fez.The Riad itself was beautiful, conveniently located, and had a great view from the terrace! If only we could have stayed longer.

Thank you, Jerome and staff, for your hospitality. I would highly recommend the Riad Layalina to friends in the future.

John - Washington, USA
04/14/2014 A little treat in Fes!

Great choice whether you are just stopping by for one night or thinking about staying few days in Fes.

Jérôme, the owner, is a great host and surrounded by a great team. He divides his life between is actual job in France and the passionate management of his riad in Fes. We’ve been lucky to meet him and share some good talks about Morocco in front of a fresh orange juice. He also suggested us where to go eating and drinking in Fes.
The cook at the riad is Moroccan and will prepare you great and abundant breakfast with crepes, jam, bread, cakes, orange juice, coffee, tea etc. And also fabulous dinner freshly cooked everyday.
We stayed in the twin room at the ground floor. Very clean and nice decorated. The bathroom also very clean and the shower a dream..huge and hot water 24 hours.

To point out that we arrived from Merzouga with the night bus which was supposed to get to Fes at 6am. We initially booked for one night and the plan was to go for a breakfast in the Medina and drop our backpacks at the riad afterwards. For some reasons we arrived at Fes at 3am and the only place we knew at that time was the riad. We werent expecting them to host us without notice but when we called at 3.30am they happily provided us with a room for the night and a nice breakfast in the morning..this is what I call a good service!

Last thing..the riad is located in a perfect position just few meters from the Medina and a bunch of mins from the gate Boujloud!!

Alessio B - London, United Kingdom
03/26/2014 Beautiful!

Walking into the riad was breathtaking. I arrived early and was promptly greeted with mint tea and pastries. The rooms are more than comfortable, the food was delicious and the location was perfect because it’s on the edge of the medina. Jerome and his staff took care of all of our needs and recommended a guide who met our needs perfectly. I highly recommend this experience.

Frances - Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie - USA
03/26/2014 Beautiful

Beautifuly restored riad. Very helpful and nice owner. Professional and kind staff. Very clean and well located – worth to recommend! It has convenient parking which is not usual for accommodation in medina.

Maja - Varsovie, Pologne
03/24/2014 Excellent!

We spent one night here in March. It was wonderful. Greeted with a traditional meal on arrival. Property was a calm break from Fez and was picturesque and peaceful. Everyone was extremely attentive and pleasant.

Matt - New York, USA
03/18/2014 Great destination in Fes

I am Moroccan and I had the difficult task of recommending a Riad to a friend of mine from the USA. I came a cross Riad Layalina by coincidence, and what a great experience it was. The owner was extremely helpful and professional. My friend had a fabulous time and was mesmerized by her stay at Riad Layalina. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to go to in Fes.

Richard - New York, USA
03/17/2014 Excellent Riad in Fes

The Riad is conveniently located – close to a road for taxis and close to the medina in Fes. It’s pretty easy to find (the name is in stone above the door). It was beautiful and clam inside. The service was very friendly and of high quality, and the rooms were well furnished and very comfortable. If you’re looking for a nice base to explore Fes – then this is a very good choice.

Thomas - Doncaster, UK
03/10/2014 No complaints

We stayed at riad layalina for 4 nights in late feb on a two week trip around Morocco. It was the the most luxurious place we stayed at, peaceful (a real oasis of calm in hectic, chaotic fes!) beautifully decorated, our room was very cosy and clean, the adjoining bathroom was also clean (and huge!), we had a tv in the room with hundreds of channels (not that i usually watch tv on holiday, but after 10 days on the road and thanks to some rainy weather, it was nice to finally have that option at least), and a hearty hot breakfast every day (with the most delicious honey – i could have drunk a gallon of it). the staff are friendly and welcoming, going out of their way to help us (even with some rather random requests!). the location is excellent, very close to the main street and major sights in the medina, and at the same time only a five minute walk to the bus station. extra points for the unexpected and tasty lunch upon arrival.

we didnt stay anywhere else in fes, so i cant compare it to other riads there, but it was the best riad experience we had while in the country and objectively even, very good value for money.

Michael, London

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