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Riad Ahlam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   24 Derb El Miter | Ain Azliten, Fes, Morocco   |  
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“A happy stay in Riad Ahlam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We enjoyed two wonderful nights in Riad Ahlam, Fes in late November. A warm welcome by Kacem, and kindness of the attentive staff was much appreciated on arrival. Fatia's cooking and happy disposition added to the whole experience.... oh those scrummy breakfasts and dinners!
Our room was spacious and comfortable, and Riad Ahlam is ideally situated only a short walk from the car park.
Our stay in Fez all added to our great "Rough Tours" itinerary and we left with happy memories.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This RIad is tops for customer service, location and cleanliness. Hassan is a wonderful owner and welcomed us brilliantly during our 2 night stay at the riad Ahlam. I could not have asked for a better or more pleasant experience. The staff here will go above and beyond to ensure you have a good visit in Fes. Rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and well equipped. The breakfasts were best in class and dinner was one of the best meals I had in Morocco. Needless to say, I would return back in a heartbeat and will certainly encourage those who visit Fes to do so as well. Thanks for an amazing stay!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This riad is amazing. It is, I've been to some riads, and this riad is the best of all! I went here with my parents and we got lost trying to search for the riad, and the staff gladly came and walk to help and find us!

As we arrived, we were stunned by the beauty of the riad, and the hospitality was great. The manager, Kassim was very nice, and very hospitable. Felt at home instantly! We were upgraded to a bigger room for the same price, which was great! Plus, the location which is very near to the medina makes it easy to go shopping and put it back in our room, in case it our load is too much to bear, haha.

Another plus is the breakfast. it was the delicious, one of the best breakfasts I ever had! The food choices are amazing, and Fatiha was so friendly and funny. Really great hospitality. My father loved the 'benin', and every else we went, he won't stop talking about the breakfast there!

One of the best riads we've ever been to, and despite the fact that wifi was cannot be fully accessible in our room, and there wasn't a heater, it didn't bring us down as we still loved the place. You cannot be let down. I'm sorry if this review isn't helping much, I'm only 13 but I felt the need to write a review :)

-Sara Sofea

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Situated on the edge of the medina, this riad is in a great location for exploring the souks. Walking only a few minutes, you'll find yourself in the middle of everything. Although we had a ilttle difficulty finding it initially (in the dark, after our GPS failed), we found that it was relatively easy to navigate in and out of town by car from that point as well.

Riad Ahlam is lovely- tastefully decorated and very welcoming. The room was very clean and comfortable. The rooftop terrace had a spectacular view-- it was a quiet, wonderful place to relax. The meals were also excellent-- the abundant breakfast was extremely satisfying (perfect to energize you for a long day of exploring) and the vegetarian tagine we had for dinner was the best we had in Morocco.

This riad provided the single most hospitable staff we encountered on our 24 day trip. Everyone went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was the best it could be. We were treated like family not only by everyone who worked there, but also by the guides recommended to us by the riad. We couldn't be more impressed with the service here and highly recommend Riad Ahlam.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed here in view of the very high TA ratings and were very happy. The Riad has an excellent location right on the edge of the medina so you can walk out and straight into the medina, It's About 5 mins to the blue gate. It is a beautiful building, and our room was lovely with 4 poster bed. Kacem and his team are very friendly. The breakfast was just OK and huge amounts of food served which I then felt guilty for not eating and I thought we could have had more help organizing our excursions which is why I haven't given a 5 but I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RiadAhlam, Propriétaire at Riad Ahlam, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Dear Tim,

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you spent a happy time at Riad Ahlam, and that you appreciated the Riad's team and liked its proximity to the old medina of Fes. Just for your kind attention, I'd like to let you know that we serve a very large and varied breakfast at Riad Ahlam. Many of our customers mention that in the guests' reviews and are happy with it. Therefore, no worries in case you did not finish your breakfast ,for here at Riad Ahlam all the remaining food is distributed to persons in need. I regret that you had the impression we hadn't assisted in organizing your excursions. we had not been notified in time to schedule things for you.Riad Ahlam prides itself to discharge its duties as best as it can, and we take pride to organize excursions, transfer from /to the airport,but on prior demand.

Hope this has straightened it all and thank you for your review and we will be looking forward to your next visit to see to it that you get a 100% satisfaction

Yours sincerely.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This riad was arranged by our tour guide (Rough tours) and we were totally impressed by it! The location is fantastic! Just right on the edge of the medina, merely a 5 minute walk to the medina and restaurants. Rooms were well decorated, clean and hygienic with all the modern amenities. The view from the rooftop is spectacular! Service wise, we have no complaint at all! Hassan, Omar & Fatia make us feel so at home! Fatia (the chef) cooked up a lavish breakfast that never fail to impress us! Free wifi is available at the courtyard area (which is really beautiful!). If we are to visit Fes again, we will definitely stay at this charming riad! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I would thoroughly recommend this riad. One of the biggest and best breakfasts and evening meals we had during our 16 day stay in Morocco. Excellent location and easy to find...we arrived by car at night in the middle of a major rain storm with minimal problems. The location is minutes from the souk and has a convenient parking area just around the corner. As is the norm in Morocco the outside of the building masks the beauty inside and this riad is truly beautiful and the most spacious of all the riads we visited during our trip. However it is the people that make this riad special and it starts at the top with the manager Hassan. They are all sincere in wishing that this be a most pleasant stay for the visitor (a sentiment that we experienced often in Morocco but this riad took it to a new level). We were booked in a ground floor room but were immediately upgraded on arrival to an upper level superior room for no other reason that it was available. Over our mint tea, we enquired as to whether there would be a price difference but were politely told not to worry about it. The rooms were just what you'd want if you are looking for something different and special, spacious, clean and wonderfully decorated. At checkout Hassan accepted our credit card (although he prefers cash) but as always the customer came first and he met our needs! We did not find the medina over powering however would recommend that if you do not wish to visit the leather/carpet shops, etc then make it clear to your guide at the beginning.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 24 Derb El Miter | Ain Azliten, Fes, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Fes
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Ahlam 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Former traditional Moroccan palace built around a beautiful shaded patio, refurbished and turned into a lovely guest house accommodation in Fez, Riad Ahlam boasts two terraces offering breathtaking panoramic views over the medina. Ideal place for an unforgettable stay in the historic city of Fez, Riad Ahlam offers 10 charming rooms and suites, equipped with all the modern comfort, as well as a dining venues where guests are invited to discover the fine flavours of Moroccan cuisine.Located in the heart of Fez Medina, Morocco, the traditional guest house Riad Ahlam is a welcoming place to stay when planning a sightseeing tour of the Old Town Fez, within walking distance from its colorful souks and Bab Boujloud door ... more   less 
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