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Riad Layla
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue 18, Medina Arsat Mabrouka, Douh, Fes 10000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #21 of 85 hotels in Fes
Vienna, Austria
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Impressively elegantly decorated Riad at a perfectly central and yet quiet location in the Medina of Fez. Super friendly and accommodating staff, particularly Mohamed has been amazing to make us feel comfortable! The interior ambiente and view from the roof-top terrace are stunning, the service is superb and the food delicious (one minus to mention would be one heavily over-prized dinner out of two evening meals at the hotel). There is only a handful of rooms, so service is very personal. Definitely a must-see and must-have-stayed-there place in Fez we would choose again.

Room Tip: Not the one that has no bathroom door, not even a curtain on the first floor.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at Riad Layla last august and it was great. The place is fantastic, very beautiful and its architectural details were incredible. Since the moment to enter you feel a pleasant smell of wood and you are welcomed by friendly staff. We stayed in the room of the first floor (down stairs next to the lobby-SALMA) and it was BEAUTIFUL. The room is huge and with great decoration. Moreover because of its proximity with the lobby it gets internet, while other rooms upstairs don´t. We had dinner there one night and the food was fantastic. I recommend you book dinner with them. The staff was very helpful and always gave us the advices we need. You can book taxi to go to and from the airport with them. If I go back to Fez, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 August 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time chatting with the people in the Riad. Chayma the receptionist who is really funny,helpful and fun to chat with.
Fatima the lovely polite lady in the kitchen who is a fabulous chef...!
Yolanda the manager who is no nonsense lady but vey friendly and reliable.
There were days we didn't want to go out just hang with them.
We had dinner twice in there was the best and the most reasonable in he whole of fez. Also they have a roof Terrance that's so romantic at night and in the morning.
They may not be the most fancy Riad but really wat you want is reliable friendly people that will give you a great experience which is wat we found of Riad Layla. You will find that they do not take any commission from the official guides they can arrange. We do reccommend you get them to arrange for you. We got one on our own and regretted. Discuss with them and they can make you holiday one to remember!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed in Riad Layla for 2 nights in July '13. We booked a mezzanine room which was very nice decorated, very good beds. The breakfast and dinner are very tasty. The staff very friendly. On our next visit to Fez we surely book again at Riad Layla!

  • Stayed July 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Great location just by the blue gates. Our room was amazing, spotlessly clean with great décor and attention to detail. The staff were lovely and we were even given a packed breakfast for our early departure. Fabulous place. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

my family and I visited fes for 3 nights and we stayed at riad layla. the location is perfect as it is only about a 5-10 min walk from the medina and blue gate. But what i enjoyed the most was the hospitality of all the people who work there. When we first arrived, they treated us to some delicious moroccan tea, and then they took us up to the roof top terrace where the receptionist showed us all the places to visit in fes and gave us a detailed map of the city. the breakfast was excellent in the morning as it is made fresh by the cook. The riad felt like a family to us as we enjoyed talking to each and everyone of the employees there. they took very good care of us during our stay

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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in Fez, witch has a very interesting Medina. Riad Layla is located just a few minutes from the blue gate, in a quiet area. The staff is very nice and friendly. We can only recommend to stay there if your in Fez.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Layla

Address: Rue 18, Medina Arsat Mabrouka, Douh, Fes 10000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 85 hotels in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Layla 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riad Layla enthrals you with a decor and ambiance reminiscent of the Arabian Nights. Riad Layla enchants you! The traditional building is constructed in Moorish style and was renovated in 3 years with much effort and love for the smallest details, just so that you could rent a riad that epitomises elegance. The building offers the comfort and service of a luxury hotel combined with the dreamy ambiance of a riad. The design combines traditional Moroccan architecture and craftsmanship with modern comfort. At the centre of the riad is a patio with a fountain and its pool. Cedar wood, mosaic (zellig) and stucco are witnesses of the elegance of this former residence. The salon, the patio and the beautiful roof terraces with a breathtaking view of the entire Fez medina offer a place to read, sun-bathe and relax. Breakfast and dinner are served on the roof terrace during summer. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of Riad Layla for your Morocco holidays ... more   less 
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