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Riad Ahlam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   24 Derb El Miter | Ain Azliten, Fes, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #5 of 87 Hotels in Fes
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“Great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This riad is just beautiful, lovely furnishings and decor, and the service is outstanding. Nothing is too much trouble. The management and staff are just wonderful.The breakfast each morning was also excellent, great selection and vert tasty. I also ate dinner at the riad twice and it was the traditional tajine which was always delicious and the servings always large.
The riad has 6 suites and 4 standard rooms,I had a standard room. The reason I have only given this riad a very good instead of an excellent is that I found my room to be comfortable but quite basic.If you have the ability splurge on one of the suites.
The riad is in walking distance to one of the entrances to the old city, it is not one of the major entrances, but convenient to explore the medina.
The staff at the riad can assist happily with anything that is needed in Fez. This is a lovely place to stay and I would highly recommend it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great service, lovely rooms, and the food....mmmmm...was out of the world! The riad is in a superb location and the manager Kassem and his team are such lovely people. So helpful and always eager to assist. A home away from home...Riad Ahlam would be my only accomodation choice if I visited Fes again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

beautiful place, helpful staff and amazing food, breakfast was best we had anywhere, even her fruit salad tasted better than anyone else's!!! only downside was that we were pretty cold even with heat on.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We stayed in this pretty riad for two nights and it was superb. The hotel manager is very nice and helped us arranged guide and a restaurant. Both are great. We also dined at the hotel and it was excellent as well. the location is central and big parking outside, so it is good for ppl come with rental cars. We strongly recommend this riad.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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 February 18, 2013

Fabulous Riad. Service rivaled the best hotels, delicious food, comfortable accommodations. I cannot say enough great. Things about the staff. Very clean, quiet, and good location right on the edge of the Medina. I highly reccommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A friend and I stayed in Riad Ahlam for 2 nights, in the beginning of Feb2013, and it was a great experience! The riad is super well located,"5 sec" away from the medina like another reviewer said. The room was the biggest we get in Morocco, considering we stayed at similar riads in another cities we visited, and also was very clean and warm. There is a terrace with a very beautiful view of Fes,
Most important to mention: the staff! Kacem (manager) was very helpful arranging a very nice guide in our first day, and also always helped us to take the taxis (since we are two girls travelling, this was really helpful).
My friend had a headache and we could not go out for dinner as we have planned, but Kacem could arrange a last minute dinner for us and even had apologizde for not offering the whole menu of the day!! It was very kind of him, since the riad asks to reserve the dinner during the morning so they can buy fresh food during the day,


Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Riad Ahlam in December. We found the riad to be the perfect base from which to explore the enchanting city of Fes. Situated just a few steps away from the medina, Riad Ahlam captures the authenticity of the Moroccan riad better than most of the others we encountered during our trip.

From start to end, the owner and manager, Kacem, went out of his way to make us feel at home. It often seemed like he was in five places at once – on the phone arranging a medina tour, helping serve meals, making sure all the rooms are spic and span, walking us up to what surely must be the best rooftop in all of Fes. Kacem clearly takes great pride in managing the riad at a high standard, which we appreciated all the more from a Moroccan (as many of the riads are owned and operated by foreigners).

We stayed at the Rihane Suite, which spans one whole side of the building – more than enough space for three adults. The décor is at once chic and traditional, with deep wooden furniture and beautiful Moroccan textiles and extra touches. We didn’t hear any noise coming from outside the riad or the other guests, which wasn’t the case at the other riads we stayed at.

We would definitely recommend this comfortable, charming, value-for-money riad. And yes, you should definitely sign up for at least one dinner – it won’t be the only tanjine you’ll have in Morocco, but it will be the best!

  • Stayed December 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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Address: 24 Derb El Miter | Ain Azliten, Fes, Morocco
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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Ahlam 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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