As a true testament of how wonderful this riad is, this was the second time that we stayed here. From arranging the stay, till the moment we left, we felt more like friends visiting apposed to guests staying – that is how welcome everyone will make you feel.
Walking the small streets of the medina to Riad Laayoun, I had no idea what to expect the first time and then the doors open and it is just like a piece of heaven opening in front of you and you cannot believe that something this beautiful can exist behind the mud coloured walls. The mosaics, wood work, balconies, rooms all are exquisite – but my favourite was definitely the terrace where we spend many many hours overlooking the medina, listening to the sounds of Fes and calls to prayer. Perfect place to be for sunset or just to see a full moon hanging over Fes.
The hospitality – excellent!!! When I say the rooms are gorgeous, I really do mean that. And everyone working there will help you with everything you need, whether that be directions, booking a guide for a trip, making reservations at restaurants or sorting out a wonderful glass of Moroccan wine from Meknes – can really recommend the latter.
Jean-Claude and Simo are the perfect hosts – you will never have a need for everything and they will make sure that you are well looked after. And if you choose to eat at the riad, the food is excellent too, thanks to the great cooking skills of Rachida.
I fell in love with Fes when I first went and now know that I will keep on returning and I will always stay at Riad Laayoun. Not only is it great value for money, but it is beautiful and you will without doubt always feel welcome there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A marvelous old house located in the heart of the medina close to the world's oldest university and the souks, built nearly 4 centuries ago. We offer to you 3 suites and 2 rooms with all the modern confort. Riad Laayoun is a marvelous place for your stay in the most beautiful medina of Africa. ... more less