Traveler's Choice 2020 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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11/01/2019 Our stay was pure magic!!!!

We Need More Stars!!!

There are not enough stars to even come close to how wonderful our stay was with Riad Layalina. We booked the entire property for a yoga and cultural retreat and from the moment we walked through the front door, we were at HOME. As a tour leader, I have never witnessed such patience and loving generosity from a staff before. Everything was tended to and all we needed to do was ask, and all other wishes were granted.

The owner Jerome helped us book:
– our own cook staff for the week
– guides for 2 city tours
– a cooking class in the riad with spice market tour
– a driver and transportation for 17 people for airport pick up and drop off
– a driver for 17 for Volubilis & Meknes tour
– guitar players (which were out of this world!)
– a belly dancer and musician

Jerome was beyond helpful. His riad is safe and well cared for. The terrace is perfect for meals. The courtyard is beautiful and serene. The rooftop, one of the highest in the area overlooking the entirety of Fes, was perfect for sunrise yoga and meditation. We only hold love in our hearts for Riad Layalina.

About the staff… We are a group of world travelers and we all agreed that Muhamed, Bilal and the kitchen crew were the BEST we have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. I personally burst into tears as I hugged Muhamed, our new brother, as our group left. They shared life with us that week and we learned from them. Inshallah, we will return to Riad Layalina and to our new home and friends.

Just a word for anyone hesitating….As Americans, some in the group were a little timid due to the climate of our media these days. Fes is safe. The people that work there still live there. They take pride in their city and its history. As a group of mostly women, we had zero worries about fanning out into the markets in small groups. Sure, like any city, be smart, but Fes is a gem on this planet and its people are wonderful. Everywhere you go you here, “Salam”…peace. And they mean it. Salam.

Caroline - Crownsville, USA
10/31/2019 Excellent stay

We had a very pleasant stay as the Riad Layalina. We were travelling with our own Landrover and the Riad offers a very safe gated private parking. Jèrôme’s service was excellent. On arrival we were welcomed with tea and fruit salad and received a tour of the premise and a map of the town. We had a beautiful room with en-suite bathroom. Very roomy and comfortable. Excellent breakfast served in the impressive courtyard.

We can only recommend this lovely Riad for your next stay in Fes.
I am sorry to say that we did not have dinner at the Riad which in hindsight we should have done, as alternatives in the Medina are not impressive. Next time, for sure.

Christoph - Regensburg, Germany
10/28/2019 Excellent oasis from the hustle and bustle of Fes

Just off the main shopping street in Fes, but very quiet, and oh so relaxing. From the start, treated as long awaited guests. All rooms overlook the central court, which is very lovely, and an excellent place to enjoy an hour of reading, quiet contemplation, and sipping mint tea.

Nicholas - Seattle, USA
10/27/2019 Recommended

We stayed at this riad in Fes for a couple of nights and were immediately welcomed by very kind staff who made sure our stay was impeccable. We were immediately offered a tasty “snack”, so generous it felt like a full meal, So good! The riad itself is quite beautiful and at walking distance from the Medina, and the rooms are nice and cozy. Private car parking was also useful, as we were driving around Morocco in a rental car. Highly recommended.

Riccardo - Vancouver, Canada
10/26/2019 Pleasant stay at Layalina

Our traveling group of four enjoyed our visit to Riad Layalina. We were especially happy with the food. Our welcoming meal was very nice, and the breakfasts were wonderful. The staff was attentive and helpful. The location is perfect for visiting the Medina.

John - Cumberland, USA
10/21/2019 Incredible!

What a treat this was! From the moment we arrived until we left we were treated as family! The Riad is absolutely stunning and the staff was so helpful! The location is perfect – right across from the Medina and the views were beautiful! The food that was prepared was cooked with love and fresh ingredients! We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you so much for making our stay a dream come true!

Jessica - Hurley, USA
10/20/2019 Riad Layalina Fez was a dream come true

From the moment we stepped through the front door, we knew we had found somewhere incredibly special. Riad Layalina feels like a palace beautiful enough for royalty yet comfortable enough to feel like a home away from home. With the entrance to the Medina right across the street, the sweeping views of the city, the rooftop morning yoga, this trip was a dream come true because of this Riad.
Mohammed, Bilal, Amina and team welcomed us like family and made this experience more magical than I could have imagined.

Thank you for everything my dear sweet extended family!! You mean the world to us and I can’t wait to see you again.

Emilia - Reston, USA
10/17/2019 Would recommend

They arranged smooth transportation to and from the airport and train station as well as for side trips. Breakfasts were very nice and we chose to eat on the outside patio which was lovely. One in our group fell ill and the staff was very caring and went to the pharmacy for us. Do be aware there are steep stairs. Would recommend.

Rosemary - Seattle, USA
10/12/2019 Beautiful riad

The riad is in a great location close to the Blue Gate. It is a lovely example of the traditional architecture, with a pool (although the pool wasn’t full when we visited). The staff are exemplary and the breakfast was overwhelmingly generous. On a day trip to Chefchaouen (highly recommended) a small takeaway breakfast is provided. Jerome was very helpful. We always felt safe walking to and from the riad, even at night.

Katandra - Brisbane, Astralia
10/10/2019 Great location

Great location close to Médina and other points of interest. Jerome and his team handle all the details from booking tours, airport transfer, and the food is authentic and delicious.

Grant - Portland, USA

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