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“We generally prefer hotels over riads, but this place was worth it.” 5 of 5 stars
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Riad Ahlam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   24 Derb El Miter | Ain Azliten, Fes, Morocco   |  
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“We generally prefer hotels over riads, but this place was worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We are a well-travelled Moroccan-American family which prefers hotel service over hit or miss sometimes overpriced experiences in riads, but this was really special. The room was nicely decorated, the breakfast was delicious and can be tailored to your tastes, and the location, despite the shabby parking lot and questionable characters in it, is PERFECT to visit Fes. We highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This Riad was a really fabulous stay, the food was great, the breakfast was the best we had in Morocco.
The room, roof terrace and cleanliness were all excellent. the only slight criticism was the shower, hard to get temperature right.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We started our 10 day tour of Morocco in Fez and staying at Riad Ahlam was the best start we could ever have... we were in heaven.
The manager and all the staff made the difference .They made us feel so at home and were simply wonderful with the children.
Food was delicious, the breakfast out of this world the best we had in Morocco (well done Fattia) .
Room was clean spacious and the decor beautiful and traditional .Location -optimal Didn't want to leave,Well done to the whole team.Will definitely return one day.
Johanna

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Wonderful hotel...great location, beautifully decorated in tasteful Moroccan style...very comfortable and clean...service is impeccable...breakfast is freshly made by Fathia every day and is delicious...consisting of traditional home baked breads, eggs, honey, jams, yogurt, fresh fruits and juice, etc.. .dinners are also made by Fathia and are great...the staff is wonderful and create a friendly and warm atmosphere...you feel like you are staying with family or friends...we will always remember Riad Ahlam...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This Riad is beautifully decorated and an excellent location. The staff is extremely helpful and goes out of their way to assist you with all of your needs.

The breakfast is excellent and dinners are wonderful after a day in the Medina.

This Riad is a good base for your excursion in Fes

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Given there are zillions of such guesthouses all over Morocco, sometimes making the right choice is dependent upon doing some research and reviews of other travellers. In case of Riad Ahlam I think all the postive reviews were absolutely spot on. Very convenient location just at the edge of the outer walls of the Medina next to a parking lot ( this is important when selecting a Riad anywhere in Morocco given these are pedestrianised zones). The hospitality and service was absolutely top notch. The rooms are well appointed and very traditionally decorated. The best breakfast we had in Morocco all thanks to Fatia the amazing cook. I found this very interesting in Morocco actually, the chef was always a woman. Only regret was, we didnt book in advance for dinner but happened to reach just as dinner was being readied for the other lucky guests, and the aromas from the kitchen almost made me jealous!.

  • Stayed May 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Ahlam is superbly located in the Medina, a beautiful house, lovingly restored and well run. The kitchen service run by Fatia is superlative - absolutely the best breakfast in the land, if not the world! Pretty good value for money compared to similar places elsewhere.

Stayed May 2013, 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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