Certificate of Excellence 2018 - Tripadvisor - Riad Layalina
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06/08/2019 Unbelievable and Incredible!

I stayed in the Junior suite and it was absolutely exquisite. From the moment I arrived, I was treated wonderfully. I was greeted with mint tea, fruit, and snacks. I was given great advice on sites to check out, directions to meet my friends, and the host Jérôme even so kindly asked one of my guides if he could return a little later as I was exhausted from traveling the previous day. Jérôme, his wife, and Bilal were wonderful. The property is spotlessly clean, the WiFi works well, and the accommodations were beautiful and luxurious. The location is premium in the Old Medina, close to everything! On my next return to Fes, I will absolutely stay here again, and would recommend anyone else to do so as well.

Anita - Las Vegas, USA
06/05/2019 An oasis just minutes from the craziness of the medina

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful ryad mere minutes from the hustle and bustle of the medina. Breakfast was incredible, Jerome was also amazing in arranging transport to the airport at 3am and sending us off with a packed breakfast too. Hospitality really was second to none. The roof terrace has great views and the whole feel of the place is calming, an oasis just minutes from the craziness of the medina. The pool is an added bonus, though a little chilly still in May!!

James - London, UK
06/03/2019 A gorgeous riad

A gorgeous riad on a quiet street one block from the craziness of the Médina (and a 15 minute walk to the view point overlooking the Médina). The owner did a fantastic job of restoring this old residence, including adding a swimming pool. Very attentive staff, great breakfast, a beautiful rooftop terrace, free parking. Highly recommended.

Gordon - Toronto, Canada
06/02/2019 Your Peaceful Alcazar (Palace) Next to the Bustling Medina

Moroccan-American Writer Paul Boules wrote about the energy and bustle of Morocco’s streets and zouks. But the Moroccan home, he said, is the peaceful antidote – it is like you are in your own alcazar (palace). Riad Layalina is a perfect demonstration of this. Just steps from the Medina, you will walk into this peaceful palace in which the staff welcomes you, takes care of you, and provides you with a breakfast full of both healthy and decadent foods. Take your pick, there is plenty. The care with which this building has been restored is stunning – look at the doors to the rooms, the furniture, the terrace. All of the staff was amazing but we got to know Bilal the best and he was tremendously helpful. Wonderful place.

Luis - Tempe, USA
05/31/2019 Very nice riad

We had a great time at the riad in Fes.
We especially loved the welcome mint tea and fruits.
The rooms are really pretty and comfortable.
If you wanna have a great time in Fes you should stay at Layalina.

Theresa - Köln, Germany
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

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