Fes was our last stop in Morocco, and we stayed in hotels in Marrakech and Casablanca. I was concerned we would be roughing it at a Riad, but au contraire! The Riad Layali is not only modern and beautiful, but a memoriable Morocco experience .
The taxi driver called the Riad to get directions, and we were dropped off at parking area near a school. A young man met us and led us through a narrow medina street to a large wooden door. Once inside, we were astonished by the beautifully restored residence.
Our room was on the main floor in the Suite Al Bassatine. The room was HUGE, with all the modern conveniences including satelite TV with a couple of english-speaking news channels - France 24 and Al-Jezeera; a working refrigerator (the ones at the hotels didn't work); hair dryer, etc.
The continental breakfast was served in the courtyard and included beghrirs (honeycomb pancakes), breads, jams, cheese and fresh orange juice. The coffee and hot milk were delicious. The courtyard roof opens and closes, depending upon the temperature. We traveled in late November, and it was 70 degrees during the day and chilly at night, so the roof was usually opened in the late morning.
The staff is very gracious, friendly and helpful. All you need to do is ask, and they will try to accommocate your needs.
We paid 90 euros per night, and it was well worth it. We highly recommend the Riad Layali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Layali is a guest house located in the heart of the historic Medina of Fez. Riad Layali offers a true haven of peace thanks to its thoughtful hospitality and its magical setting. Decorated in the most authentic Moroccan tradition, the Riad offers you six generous suites and two comfortable rooms. An Authentic, warm and personalized welcome awaits you at Riad Layali, where you will experience a feeling of well-being and tranquillity. ... more less
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