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Ryad Alya

8 Bis Derb El Guebbas Medina of Fez, Fes 30000 Morocco
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#14 of 156 hotels in Fes
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Looking for a place to stay in Fes? Then look no further than Ryad Alya, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Fes to your doorstep.

Rooms at Ryad Alya offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service, a rooftop terrace, and a concierge are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special.

Nearby landmarks such as Bab Boujloud (0.3 mi) and Moulay Abdellah Quarter (0.3 mi) make Ryad Alya a great place to stay when visiting Fes.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Fes shrimp restaurant such as L'Amandier Palais Faraj, which is a short distance from Ryad Alya.

Fes is also known for some great historic sites, including Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), Fez Mellah, and Sahrij Medersa, which are not too far from Ryad Alya.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ryad Alya as you experience everything Fes has to offer.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic
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Tudor J wrote a review May 2023
Iasi, Romania6 contributions5 helpful votes
Booking a Ryad in Maroc can be a tricky thing: fake reviews, no bills or receipts, no POS, unexpected extra charges.. I had this kind of bad experience too and I also met tourists with similar complaints. Riad Alya Fez is a different story, because they really behave professionally , and they behave professionally because this is a strategy they assumed like that. They really have procedures!! Like writing to you, offering you solutions, answering you very fast, and above all being earnest. The Ryad has a good position (at the entrance in the Medina) is clean (your room will be cleaned every day), quite, they cook you good food for reasonable prices. I simply felt safe and well received.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Richard E wrote a review Jan 2023
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We stayed at Ryad Alya for week. We were sad to leave. It was a comfortable and relaxing place. Beautiful building, good food roomy suites and beautiful rooftop terrace. WiFi is a bit spotty. They need to add more routers. Kind helpful staff. We loved Fes and Ryad Alya was a big part of that. Thank you to everyone there. Definitely recommend Ryad Alya.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IvoDias wrote a review Jul 2022
Porto, Portugal43 contributions18 helpful votes
PROS: This was an incredible accommodation indeed. Beautiful inside. Very close to the medina, with easy access for those arriving by car. Very fresh in an intensely hot town (>40º) and truly nice hosts. The room was very big and the bathroom was in a kind of a mezzanine level, with a huge area. The room was clean. The night host, Hassan, was very nice and friendly. He really took care of us and made us feel at home. The roff has an unbelievable view for the medina. The breakfast was above average, very varied and all products fresh and very tasty. The cook tried to made some variations of local food just for so we could taste them at breakfast. Incredible. CONS This riad was wonderful and these cons are just minor actually. The bathroom in a different level is somewhat tiresome during the night. The room was discreetly noisy since it was facing the alley.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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J T wrote a review May 2022
UK - London31 contributions23 helpful votes
My sister and I stayed at Riad Alya for two nights as part of our Tour of Morocco and from the moment we confirmed the booking the service and attention has truly been exceptional. We were contacted well in advance to confirm details, requirements, transfer requests, tips on local attractions etc and once we arrived, one of the employees - Hussein - was on hand to greet us with a big smile, mint tea and cakes and further suggestions on how to make the most of our time. The Riad is very conveniently located right next to a major pick up point for tours, taxis, buses etc whilst still being in close proximity to the Blue Gate. Rooms are rustic but very spacious and comfortable and the view from the roof terrace is truly spectacular. For us, Hussein is the star of the show - attentive, friendly and always looking to ensure we had a great time. On the first day we had to leave for a tour hours before breakfast started but he brought breakfast forward just for us. He then recommended the best way to traverse the Medina without getting lost. On the second day we had to check out early to catch a train and he sent us off with packaged breakfasts so we didn't have to go without. We later discovered that he woke up early (even though his shift didn't start until the evening) on both days just to do this for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and our conversations about Moroccan life with Hussein and would not hesitate to recommend Riad Alya to all our friends .
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jana A wrote a review Apr 2022
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I forgot my sneakers at the room and the riad staff made it to send them back to me. They made sure that I recovered them. So thankful for that! The staff is always welcoming and available for you, we arrived late to our Hammam session due to some problems on our way to Fez, they were very understanding, still offered us a tea and waited while we went for dinner. They gave us the best advices to move around Fez, they prepared a tea for us in the rooftop terrace at 00.30am. Hammam is a must if you stay in this riad, is an amazing ritual really worth it to experience, we wanted to do it in couple and they adapted to our requests. If you hire it in advance, bathrobes and slippers will be waiting for you in your room. I highly recommend to also get the 45min massage, you will leave the spa area completely refreshed and relaxed. The feeling going back to your room on your bathrobe after the whole treatment + massage was the the icing on the cake of our holidays. Afterwords, We enjoyed the jacuzzi in the room, the suite Casablanca was amazing! Breakfast is incredible, on another occasion I visited Fez, I had dinner at the riad restaurant and the food was also delicious!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Maya A wrote a review Oct 2021
London, England, United Kingdom32 contributions15 helpful votes
Extremely happy with our stay at Riad Alya. We were two single female travellers who booked two nights in Sept 2021. The Riad is absolutely stunning, the room we stayed in - Marrakesh suite, was spacious with very beautiful decor. The Riad also looked new and located in a walkable distance from the medina but still in a quiet area. The staff were warm, and accommodating. Huge thank you to Hossein for making our stay enjoyable and to the manager who was also very kind and warm.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Xenia wrote a review Aug 2020
Haarlem, The Netherlands136 contributions59 helpful votes
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To start with, Ryad Alya is undoubtedly beautiful! Specially the little central square which is also used as breakfast area - it is in blue and white with splashes of red/brown color and it has many plants and orange trees with sparrows flying around. On te top of the Ryad there is a nice cosy terrase with a great view. We also liked our suite ("Meknes") with its comfy bed, the ceiling that looked like a piece of art, separate room for clothes and the huge bathtub! The Ryad is so marvelous, cool and gives such a feeling of safety that sometimes we even didn't feel like going out and exploring Fes! Special compliments to the staff! Very nice and friendly people, and the housekeeping lady was doing a great job! Also the breakfasts fresh and tasty, and they were served to us quickly. The only reason why I gave 4* instead of 5* was the fact that we would have to pay for coffee (1.5 euros per cup) in our suite if we wanted to drink it. As a person who first studied Hotel Management and then worked/staied in various hotels around the world, I felt quite embarrassed when I saw the pricetag on the coffee machine in the suite. However, I would still visit Ryad Alya again and I would happily give them 5* next time if they change their coffee-in-the-suite policy.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Gabriella B wrote a review Apr 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
My mom and I stayed at Ryad Alya in June, our first time in Morocco, and were so beyond impressed by the hospitality, kindness, sumptuousness, and beauty of Ryad Alya. The entire staff is to be commended for their attentiveness in making our five night stay perfect. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner on the roof, the table was covered in delicious, fresh, local foods and in the evenings an oud musician serenaded us. Truly magical. We stayed in the Rabat suite which, along with the rest of the Ryad, was stunningly ornate, from the carved wood ceiling and closet, the huge bed, the sitting area, and bathroom. The courtyard is incredible. But above all, the staff is the true highlight. Every question, concern, excursion was thoughtfully and helpfully answered and prepared, they eased my mom into trying the hammam, another highlight. The entire place, from the service to the building is impeccable, and I am ready to return. My best wishes go to the staff of Ryad Alya, I hope to see you all soon!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Karen B wrote a review Feb 2020
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What a fantastic trip. The location was really Nice, in the near neighbourhood of the Médina, but quiet. The staff was so helpfull, friendly, sweet and their english was very good. When we arrived we immediately feld home, because of the most friendly welcome with mint tea and fresh Made marrocan cookies. Excellent breakfast, all fresh, custom made and various. Very relaxing threatment in the hamam with relaxing massage! They arranged everything for our stay, excursions, transfers, everything was hosted perfectly. The only thing I can recommend the accomodation to do is upgrade their beautiful rooftop with a great view, for relaxation moments, now there are only sitting chears, but a relax bed would-be so Nice to start or end the day ( just a tip to make the experience even better!) But we had a wonderful stay and would be definately going back! thank you all for everything!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Igor1217 wrote a review Jan 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri61 contributions76 helpful votes
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We felt at home in this cozy and beautiful Riad. Beds were comfy, the breakfast well served and freshly prepared, the spa was also great. The staff is very friendly and helpful with orientations and for booking transfers and guides. We visited some touristic places around Fez, but we were always saying "our Riad is more beautiful than this". They really have a precious architecture here...
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ryad Alya
Which popular attractions are close to Ryad Alya?
Nearby attractions include Coin Berbere (0.3 miles), Bou Inania Medersa (0.2 miles), and Bab Boujloud (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ryad Alya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ryad Alya?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ryad Alya?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ryad Alya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Veggie Pause, Riad Rcif, and Culture Box cafe.
Does Ryad Alya have airport transportation?
Yes, Ryad Alya offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ryad Alya?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ryad Alya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Ryad Alya?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bab Boujloud (0.3 miles), Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin) (0.5 miles), and Chouara Tannery (0.6 miles).