Fodor's Expert Review Riad Laaroussa

3, Derb Bechara, Fez, Fez-Meknès, Morocco Fodor's Choice

Built around a lush courtyard garden—a tranquil oasis from the medina’s mayhem right on the doorstep—this 17th-century palace was in disrepair before being rescued and rebuilt by its French-American owners, utilizing the skills of the city’s finest craftspeople. Now archways, columns, intricate woodwork, and dazzling zellij tiles combine to create a stunning property, with palatial rooms and suites, a lovely swimming pool, and lots of lounging space. Dine alfresco on the expansive roof terrace; the friendly chefs will let you watch them prepare dishes in the large kitchen, and you can even accompany them to the market. There's a wonderfully authentic hammam on-site, too.

PROS

  • heated swimming pool and courtyard garden
  • large rooftop terrace
  • personalized service

CONS

  • intimate property, so may not appeal to all
  • steep stairs to upper floors
  • pedestrian-only access

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0674-18–76–39

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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