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Riad Laaroussa Hotel and Spa
Ranked #2 of 98 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“From soap to nuts”
Reviewed 12 April 2008

Fred and the gang were wonderful. Someone was always paying attention to our needs. Even though the Riad was full it seemed to be our special place. They made our stay a relaxing one. We were all over 60 and had booked the 2 suites on the ground floor. Both suites were tasteful and wonderful with a fireplace we used each night as it was cold in the evenings in Fes in April. Tere were personal touches everywhere. The food was so good we had breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Riad. The one time we ate dinner outside, it was 4 times as much and half the goodness. The service made us feel we were in our own home. Nothing was too much for the help. Samira even gave me some ad hoc cooking lessons. Guests were warmly welcomed into the kitchen at all hours of the day to observe. All was done with a big smile. It was extremely clean also. One had the feeling of coming in from chaos to tranquil peace. Great music and good books were on hand to soothe the weary soul.

As they say location location location. We parked in a safe government parking place where Alexsa met us. We had only a short downhill walk to the Riad and the heart of the souk. Our luggage was taken by local carrier and was there before us. We went daily into the souk from the Riad for several hours, even our 85 year old was able to keep up. However oldies should make sure you get a ground floor room. The steps to the upper floors were murder. The souk itself was up and down hill so we would go down hill and take a taxi back up to the top and home. It wasn't too much for us. On the day we left, the Riad packed a light breakfast and got us off in our car exactly on time. Promptly at 6:45 AM our luggage man arrived and Alexsa, Fred's assistant, was there to say goodbye to us. Will definitely go again as we live in Portugal. Can't wait for the hammam to be finished I can only imagine how great that will feel!

Stayed April 2008
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Reviewed 26 February 2008

We were looking for a place in which we could do nothing but read, peacefully and comfortably, under what we were hoping would be some February sunshine. The great weather was just our good luck, but everything else was down to Fred and his team. They have created a haven in the middle of the medina. This was not 5* luxury in the sense that some travellers on a slightly higher budget may have come to expect - it was more than that: a home from home, and with the most friendly, charming and hospitable people available to take care of you. Finally, don't be fooled by the photos of the rooms on the website: this was not just the work of an excellent photographer - the rooms really are as amazing as they look...We'll definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 25 February 2008

Awesome, awesome riad. Located in the heart of the medina. Everyone at the riad was very warm, friendly and hospitable. My friend and I even got a room upgrade! The rooms, decor and riad are amazing - a palatial paradise hidden in the alleyways of Fes. Great food and the rooftop dining/lounge area affords great views of the town. Getting to the riad was an adventure too - so just be prepared for that. We had a cab lead us to a closeby parking lot where we met the proprietors & they then led us into the Riad. Sounds kind of funny but that was really the better way of getting directions.

Stayed February 2008
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Casablanca
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Reviewed 25 February 2008

Guest house is the right name for this Riad ! Beautiful place & friendly attention.

Stayed February 2008
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Dallas
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Reviewed 29 January 2008

An oasis where peaceful harmony prevails. Fred and staff make you feel like this is your home and they are there simply to make your stay fabulous. The food is sublime and the Moroccan almond cookies...yum. I want to return today.

Stayed July 2007
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Reviewed 25 January 2008

If you go to Fes or to any other imperial city in Morocco, staying inside the Medina is a must. Now staying at Riad Laaroussa, is one of the best experiences we had in this wonderful country. When we arrived at Laaroussa and found this incredible patio with a palace look, we could not keep our mouth shut. Simply stunning. We walked up the big stone stairs to our Red Room and felt that 3 nights was going to be to short to enjoy such a paradise. We recommend dining at the main patio close to the orange trees and enjoy their delicious breakfasts at the roof deck. Fred (the owner) is a super host and made us feel at home. Service is excellent. Just don´t miss the experience.

Stayed June 2007
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Property: Riad Laaroussa Hotel and Spa
Address: 3 Derb Bechara | Fes medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fes
#1 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#1 Spa Hotel in Fes
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#8 Business Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Laaroussa Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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