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“LIKE A QUEEN in this house!!!!”
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Riad Lalla Fatima
Ranked #54 of 226 Fes B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

VERY welcoming hosts.I felt like a queen.Extraordinary!!!!Very attentive , I felt really good. I stayed 10 days.An oasis of peace.A piece of heaven,They are careful and want to feel good in their home,Note 10 Mrs. Fatima.if you want an unforgettable experience is the perfect place . The large bathroom spacious rooms , common space spectacular . What is most important is how you behave hosts . Next time you get into Fes still there I'll go ! Thank you for this beautiful memory. Signed Seherezada ...... ......

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The thing that attracted me the most about Riad Lalla Fatima was the open courtyard with its trees and plants. I had seen several other riads in Fes but almost all of them had closed courtyards, which are lovely but I personally like to see the sun! Riad Lalla Fatima has two courtyards, an open one in their summer house and a closed one in the winter house. The houses were absolutely stunning and much larger than I imagined (I even got lost in the beginning). The room I stayed in was perfect in size and the bathroom was also big enough and well illuminated (unlike other bathooms I experienced elsewhere). Lalla Fatima is a wonderful host as well and made the best breakfast I ever had during my 10 days in Morocco! She also prepared tea and biscuits, both on arrival and during the afternoon while I was working on the patio with my laptop. The wifi was also the fastest and most reliable connection I had during my trip which (it works much better in the summer house since that's where the router is located).

I loved the calm and silence it offered and the spectacular decor, and I felt very much at home. It's also located very close to a medina door (Bab Ziat) which is very practical if you need to get out and grab a taxi somewhere). I'd definitely come back here for my next trip to Fes.

Room Tip: Rooms in the summer house have a view on an outdoor patio
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

We had a magical stay with Lalla Fatima in her Riad. The home is a rambling, beautiful secret kept hidden behind the walls of the medina of Fes. The home features two gorgeous courtyards, both with colorful tile and delicately carved stonework. The orange and lemons trees and the fluttering of birds brings the outside into the interior space. Each room is a gem, with antique furniture and intricately carved woodwork. Lalla Fatima, her two daughters, and her staff are very kind and tranquil people. If you stay in for dinner, the food is quite delicious. Overall, this riad is a fantastic place to relax and surround yourself with beauty.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

I tell you, we felt dubious. He said "my friend" a lot. He "wanted to help" us. He said his "friend had lost her husband, and now rented out rooms to pay the bills". He said "you want to eat real Moroccan food in Morocco, not McDonalds".

And so we arrived at Riad Lalla Fatima, were welcomed like family, and couldn't spend long enough. Cheeky drinks at night, kitchen curious missus helped prepare home made traditional meals, felt safe in the middle of the chaos of the medina.

And then that "friend" returned, took us to his leather factory/workshop and mate's rug joint, and wouldn't take no for an answer.

Lucky for me, when in Morocco the missus is compared to a Berber wife - beautiful, and driving of a hard bargain. This is respected, although makes for a long, tiresome day.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

I've stayed at this wonderful home (yes, home) 5 times in the past 12 months. There are no doubt many fancy hotels, spas, palais etc, that offer various amounts of stars of service, and expensive luxury facilities, but I would not hesitate to choose Riad Lalla Fatima over those options again, even if the prices were there same (to be honest, often they are not all that different anyway!).

The staff here, the owners and management included, would challenge any establishment I encounter in the UK on hospitality by miles. The friendly face of the maid, recognizing me on my second visit with a sweet 'Welcome home', as well as the compassion and affection shown by all staff throughout is absolutely outstanding. On my most recent visit, even when my evening flight is delayed a few hours, resulting in an arrival at the Riad after midnight, I had the comfort on my flight of knowing the Riad would be waiting for me, and their arranged taxi also, and this was proven correct when my transport was patiently waiting upon our late arrival, and likewise, at the Riad, a very late ring of the doorbell brought a prompt response of one of the family who had not yet slept and was ready to show me to my room.

The obvious selling points of the Riad - it's situation within the beautiful, ancient and quite incredible medina of Fes, its array of en suite rooms and suites, the excellent breakfast offering (accommodating for my vegan diet), WiFi throughout and various room specific features such as aircon, fans, plenty of power sockets, and from my favourite room (Kamar) a beautiful window giving a view to the Moroccan sky... these are as given, but there is much more to staying at Lalla Fatima's beautiful home than just these bullet point items.

You will feel cared for, attended to as you would in your home or a friend's dwelling, but also the freedom and professional attitude of staff you would expect in your own home or a chain hotel. Should you need help (for instance, my flight had changed due to daylight saving time changes, and I needed help printing a new boarding pass) the family and staff WILL do all they can to help. I needed to print some things and since the facility wasn't available there and then at the Riad, I was given advice of a nearby business that could print this for me. And of course, attentive as ever, when I returned the staff made sure I had managed to get what I needed.

I could write for hours about my wonderful experiences at this Riad, punctuated by my equally wonderful experiences in Morocco and the immediate city of Fes. That when I was unexpectedly returning in the early hours from the other side of Morocco (Essouira), the riad were able to offer me, with a few hours notice, an available suit at an agreeable price, rather than leave me stranded in the city. But I hope that through this lengthy review it is clear that this is a wonderful place to stay, and one you can trust to meet expectations, excel expectations, and certainly to accommodate and help you should anything unexpected come up.

To Lalla Fatima and her beautiful and quite enchanting family, I send all my love and thanks and hope to enjoy another stay with you very soon.

Adam

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Riad Lalla Fatima

Address: 19 Arset el hammoumi | Ziat, Fes, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 226 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: RM 192 - RM 540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Lalla Fatima 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location This riad is located in Fes (Fes El Bali), close to Der Batha Museum, Medersa Bou-Inania, and University of Al-Karaouine. Also nearby are Tombs of the Merenides and Blue Gate. Property Features In addition to a restaurant, Riad Lalla Fatima features a coffee shop/cafe. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and a rooftop terrace. Room Amenities All guestrooms feature beds with Select Comfort mattresses, complimentary wireless Internet access, and day beds. Other amenities include hair dryers and private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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