Riad Laaroussa

Location: Northern Morocco | Morocco

Price guide: $$$$$ $100-$200 per person per night

Riad Laaroussa is a boutique hotel in the Moroccan city of Fes. The hotel is housed in a restored 17th-century palace in the heart of Fes’s Medina, the medieval old town and an impossibly atmospheric place full of winding alleys and bustling souks. There’s a luxurious spa, and the restaurant serves hearty Moroccan cuisine paired with acclaimed regional wines; you can learn to cook some of the dishes yourself during cookery classes with the hotel chef.
Perfect forPerfect for a historic escape in the old town of Fes
In the know
  • Stay within the city’s medieval Medina.
  • Housed in a restored 17th-century palace.
  • Learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine with cookery classes.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The hotel has been lovingly restored to its former palatial glory, while meeting modern standards of comfort and luxury. Period features abound, such as intricate mosaic work, rich wood panelling and Moorish arches.

Rooms at Riad Laaroussa

Riad Laaroussa’s rooms and suites are supremely luxurious while remaining steeped in the historic character of the property. Doors are carved from thick wood, and the floors are of tiled stone or beautiful mosaics. Each of the rooms is different and has its own character; many have beautiful stained glass windows or wooden ceiling beams, while the Grey Suite has its own redbrick fireplace.

Food & Drink

The hotel’s restaurant is all about showcasing the very best of Morocco’s rich culinary traditions, with a range of hearty, home-style dishes offered based on fresh seasonal ingredients. Food is accompanied by a wide range of Moroccan wine, mainly from the region of Meknes, which is achieving increasing recognition worldwide. Cookery classes are on offer with the hotel chef.


The hotel’s spa is a beautiful space, hewn from Carrara marble, where a range of therapies are on offer from massages to body wraps. The spa includes a traditional hammam area. Outside, in the hotel’s Mediterranean garden, there’s a pleasant pool, which is heated in the colder months.

Activities at Riad Laaroussa

The hotel’s prime location, right inside Fes’s UNESCO-listed Medina, makes it perfect for exploring the evocative medieval heart of the city. The Medina is the largest urban area in the world which is free of cars, and it’s suitably atmospheric, with traders, musicians and magicians on every corner and no end of mysterious alleyways to explore. The hotel can arrange tours of the Medina with reputable guides, as well as day trips to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the wine region of Meknes, and the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains.

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Hotel location

The hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Fes Airport.

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