We decided to book accommodation inside the medina, and travelling with two youngsters on early teens, this Riad sounded a good choice.
Getting there worked perfectly, we were driving, so after parking we phoned the Riad, and in less than 5 minutes someone appeared to take our luggage downhill, through the small streets. Takes less than 5 minutes to get there.
From the outside, nothing hints of what we find inside: a garden with orange trees and a small fountain. The room was, well, roomy; lots of space and a fireplace in the room, with two extra beds in a mezzanine. We could fit the four of us without feeling crowded.
The view from the terrace over the medina is great, either at late afternoon or early morning. We had dinner one of the nights at the Riad, and the food was great, very tasty. A quite nice introduction to Moroccan cuisine. Breakfast on the terrace is also a plus, and one of the better memories is the strawberry jam, really delicious.
We spent only two nights there, late February. It can become cold at night, but the fireplace in the room is a small luxury we did put to use. It was so good that "modern heating" was not necessary. The quality of bed and pillows was outstanding. You really feel like sleeping at home.
The best way to visit the medina is to hire a guide, which we recommend for a first acquaintance with the surrounding area. The medina is really a maze.
If one day we decide to go back to Fez, going back to Riad Laaroussa will certainly be part of the journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Medina of Fez, Riad Laaroussa opens its doors to you for an exceptional place in a relaxed atmosphere. An immense 17th-century palace, 8 suites and rooms surround a beautiful courtyard with orange trees so that you can relive the splendor of Fez. A huge terrace, a variety of spacious living areas, comfortable and warmly decorated and a very caring staff are at your disposal to make your stay memorable. At Riad Laaroussa, you can also enjoy our spa with a private, authentic hammam and relaxing massages as well as enjoy quality Moroccan cuisine on one of the terraces with breathtaking views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Laaroussa Fes
- Riad Laaroussa Hotel Fes