From the moment you pass through this discreet entrance, you come upon what could only be described as a medieval Moroccan sanctuary.
Immediately there's a central courtyard with the most charming little garden shaded by orange trees. You then can walk around this gallery - accented by impressively tall columns - which leads to all the rooms and various zones; including the rooftop terrace which has a fantastic view of Fez. Up here you can enjoy breakfast or just lounge about in these chic iron chairs or that beautiful big day bed – and enjoy a mint tea with those marvelous home made cookies.
For our stay we chose one of the more superior rooms upstairs which was very spacious and decorated with just the right balance between contemporary and old world Moroccan. The floors in our room were gorgeous and we loved having the fireplace lit every night. Because this Riad is centuries old, you can expect a very authentic experience – but due to the impressive renovation – it still has the modern comforts.
We also found the staff at Rihad Laaroussa very kind and polite... as were the French owners who were so generous with information and all recommendations we needed. You definitely felt like you were staying with friends – there’s a very warm energy in this place.
Another thing that’s great about staying here is that its so centrally located to the medina… you just walk out of the door and straight into the action. And then after wandering through the labyrinth of markets and sights, you can easily return and discreetly retire back into the haven of this Riad.
We would definitely recommend this place if you’re visiting Fez.
- 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, pool and garden, 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