- Refined service
- Large family suites
- Quirky styling
Since it’s opening in 2006 Riad Laaroussa has fast established a reputation for being one of the best places to stay in Fes. The owners (Fred, Thierry and Cathy) have skilfully succeeded in blending luxury and high end service with quirky, characterful rooms whilst keeping that all-important feel of authenticity and intimacy.
Set in the heart of the old Medina the riad has 8 rooms, 4 of which are large family suites. The family suites are vast and set up with messanine levels for the children. All rooms very spacious, are individually themed on a colour, have air conditioning and large en-suite bathrooms.
Nice touches include the welcome drinks on arrival (for those who have had too much of the ubiquitous mint tea a glass of wine or gin and tonic is offered!),
Moroccan babouches (slippers) which you can take home with you and a constant supply of bottled water in the rooms (the ice cubes served in your drinks are also made with bottled water).
The beautiful rooms, warm welcome and concierge level of service from the staff makes for a wonderfully easy, if slightly pricy experience. For relaxing and dining there is plenty of space and the Riad feels large and roomy.
On the ground floor you have the central courtyard, a leafy garden area with tables and chairs, a lounge and dining room.
On the first and second floors there two other lounges and throughout there are many cosy nooks to hide away with a book.
On the roof terrace there are plenty of sun loungers (a rainfall shower has been installed to help you cool off during the heat of the summer), an enclosed dining area with fireplace and an open breakfast area and bar. Sadly the Riad does not have a plunge pool.
Riad Laaroussa has a spa where you can have treatments ranging from the traditional hammam to a couples massage or white algea facial.
There’s also a small shop on site selling artisan products and a selection of Moroccan clothing.
Wifi is available throughout the property.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
Wow, we had a brilliant time!! Not sure where to start…
Transport was great, very reassuring to have all that taken care of and all drivers were polite and helpful. Good to know in advance to have some dirham ready for tips.
Treking: Our guide Hassan, muleteer Centim and chef were great. We’d never been guided before and were a little worried about how it would all work out but Hassan went at a pace that worked for us, always made sure we knew where we were going and happy to answer questions but also to give us some space. Food was such a treat! Beautiful locations and we were thoroughly looked after.
Accommodation. Mountain lodge were brilliant. Very cold at night in Imlil so glad to have layers. Staff helpful, food plentiful and delicious. Ouirgane Eco Lodge was a real treat after the mountains. And the riad. Oh my goodness. We loved it! Breakfast on our own terrace, a pool to cool off in. So much space and so beautifully decorated. We couldn’t believe it was ours for the period of time and a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
The balance of the trek and city was great for us, kids saw all kinds of things in both places that really opened their eyes. Weather was very kind to us so it was an extra treat to have the sunshine.
It definitely felt like a real adventure and something that we’ll always remember as a family.
We had plenty of info from Tourdust and plenty of prompt replies as my queries popped up.
Kate A reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 26 April 2019
The whole holiday start to finish was just fabulous, the accommodation was perfect and to a certain extent stunning at the Dar Hosnia in Marrakech.
The transport, guides and staff at both locations were wonderful with a special mention to the Douar Samra team in Imlill. They were more than a bit special.
The food at both locations was excellent and the ambience and fun we enjoyed in Douar Samra was beyond all expectations.
We made many new friends whom I am sure we will keep in touch with way beyond this holiday.
You put together a perfect package it was much more than just a great holiday it was a richly rewarding experience.
Just finally to say a big thank you to you for organising one of the best trips we have had.
stuart w reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2019