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“Amazing stay in Fes”
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Ryad Alya
Ranked #8 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is simply an incredible place to stay. It is right in the Medina, and is walking distance to the Blue Gate, and many of the souks. It made for a wonderful stay for our 6 days in Fes.

Service is just impeccable all around. Fatah serves the meals, explains everything he brings out and is clearly proud of his heritage and culture. His warmth to our whole group of 5 was genuine and very much appreciated. My mother in law's birthday was right in the middle of our stay and Khalid, the owner, brought in some musicians and a cake for dinner that night. It was a memorable birthday indeed! Amin and Halima were equally as helpful with setting up a guide our first day, some day trips, and general tips for our stay in Fes. Everyone truly made us feel at home.

The Ryad itself is beautiful. Wonderful decor, and beautiful architecture. The central courtyard and a dining room for larger groups has tables and comfy seating. We stayed in Suite Rabat which is similarly well appointed, with a sitting area to relax in before hitting the firm, but comfortable bed. The Ryad's wifi can get to the room, though only close to the windows to the central courtyard. Khalid did say he would be upgrading soon to give complete access from anywhere in the Ryad. Wifi speed was pretty decent. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean as well. The other half of our group stayed in Suite Casablanca, which has an enormous bathroom, though do note that a window opens to the suite's hallway that connects the bedroom to the suite's sitting area. The Ryad has a massage and a hammam room in its basement. My wife and I had the hammam, and we definitely recommend it. The rooftop terrace has a great view of Fes, and is a great place to watch the sun rise over the mountains. Its a fairly large terrace too, with decent number of seating and lounge chairs. Breakfast was plentiful, and great fuel for each day. We ate dinner multiple nights in the Ryad, and we're never disappointed.

All in all, this was one of the better stays we've had in any hotel. Great hospitality from the owner and staff, great location, beautiful property. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Ryad and would highly recommend. Service was excellent , particularly from Fatah who served our meals. We ate dinner at the Ryad which was of excellent quality and well priced - the servings are large. Breakfast was also excellent. The hammam was also very relaxing. Note the beds are very firm, but still comfortable.

Room Tip: We had the Casablanca suite - definitely the right choice for a romantic holiday.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The Ryad Aliya is one of the utterly gorgeous places that you usually see grace the pages of designer travel magazines. We stayed in the Fes suite and were treated to three days of comfort, relaxation and terrific food. The Ryad is an easy walk to the Blue Gate and a perfect base for exploring the old city of Fes.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Fes suite that had two bedrooms and a sitting room (plus bathrooms) -perfect for a...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

The Ryad Alya is a great place for staying in Fes: beautiful design, perfect location, clean and very comfort rooms. The stuff is a very friendly, professional, educated. They give you best presentation of history and traditions of Fes. You feel like in a family. The Chef Fattah is a real master of cooking - in four days no one repeat of this delicious meal. The owner personaly communicates with guests for better understanding our needs and mood. You realy stay there like Royal family. We strongly recomend this Ryad for them who like to stay in amasing place in full comfort and wonderful ambiente. Ekaterina and Mikhail

Room Tip: All rooms are very comfortable, our room - "Tiznit" has beautiful berber design
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

It is really difficult to describe this hotel. It is so amazing. If you want to enjoy a wonderful food with an excellent service just stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed December 31, 2011

My wife & I stayed in July 2011. Beautifully restored Ryad. Fantastic reviews from rooftop where breakfast and dinner is served. Fatah couldn't have been more helpful to make our stay a memorable one. Breakfast and dinner was absolutely divine. Fresh, homemade breads, jams and traditional meals. 200 metres from the main square and entrance to the souks. Stay in a suite if you can. Beautiful courtyard greets you when you open the door. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Very good value for money.

Room Tip: Stay in a suite if possible. The small rooms are too close to the alley and very noisy.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

I went to Fes in October and I´ve stayed in Riad Alya just after one desert trip. It was the perfect timing to relax: amazing place with a very good smell, the most friendly staff I´ve ever met, delicious breakfast and unforgettable dinner! Everybody in the hotel was very worried about my staying and I really want to come back. In fact, I will soon and Riad Alya will be my main stop!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Ryad Alya

Address: 8 Bis Derb El Guebbas, Medina | Medina of Fez, Fes 30030, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Price Range: $67 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ryad Alya 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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