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Riad Lahboul is a traditional Moroccan guest house located at the edge of Meknes’s Medina in northern Morocco. It has 3 panoramic rooftop terraces offering views of the Atlas Mountains and the Medina. The building has been restored in an Andalusian style, using hand-made mosaics and sculpted plaster. Each guest room is uniquely decorated, has air conditioning and includes free Wi-Fi access. Some rooms have a private terrace. Riad Lahboul provides a daily breakfast and the Riad’s family restaurant serves traditional Moroccan dishes accompanied by mint tea. During dinner, local musicians and singers can provide entertainment. The riad offers an airport shuttle service and can arrange car hire or tours of the local area.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Meknès, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

Private parking available


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
and
1 king bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.7
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
9.1
Location
9.3
Free Wifi
8.4
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  • Rjb_fl
    United States of America United States of America
    The caretaker Hassam was extremely friendly and provided us with great information. We were treated like guests with a very considerate host who upgraded our room, took care of our bags while we went out, etc.
  • Joan
    United States of America United States of America
    Hassan is a gem. He greeted us with most welcome tea and cookies and answered our questions in perfect English. Hassan gave us a map with an outline of a route to take to the sites we wanted to visit. The next day he arranged for our travel to...
  • Janet
    United States of America United States of America
    This was more beautiful than the pictures! Easy to find and easy to get to by taxi. I had a choice of rooms since it wasn't full and I had a hard time because they were all beautiful! Great A/C, super quiet, great breakfast.

Hosted by Simon and Mouna outside the riad.

9.7
9.7
Host Review Score
Host Review Score
Simon and Mouna outside the riad.
Simon is English and Mouna is French Moroccan. We have been living in Morocco and running the guest house for 10 years. We have 2 children and are a family orientated and family run guest house. We all speak English, French and Arabic. As you can see from the photo we are also musicians and this is a photo of Mouna singing at our New Year's party. We regularly have evenings at the riad with food and music. We aim to give a friendly and personal service and to make sure our guests have the best stay possible in Meknès. We appreciate the complexities of travel and so in general do not ask for pre-payment. However, for certain periods we do ask for it but will let you know at the time of your booking and check whether you are alright with it.
Moroccan cooking is becoming increasingly well known and popular. At Riad Lahboul, Mouna's cookery courses are very popular and her dishes are now being prepared all over the world! We have a professional standard kitchen and which is ideal for cooking workshops. Come and learn the techniques and ingredients for salads, main courses, desserts, patisseries and the many different types of bread. Mouna will show you how to prepare and then help you prepare some of the dishes under her expert eye. There is a pause for mint team and a trip to the local wood-fired ovens. A tour of the souks and medina is an optional extra. In the evening you will be able to sample your creations. The courses: by the half-day that we can fit into your schedule by the day with a focus on a specific part of Moroccan cooking or by the week as a complete course We can offer package deals with accommodation and board around all the activities we propose. A popular package deal is one where you can try a combination of activities; for example, cooking, dance, trips out and musical evenings etc.
Lahboul used to be the Hispanic quarter during the the French protectorate and still has an Hispanic feel to its architecture. It is a residential area so is relatively calm and quiet and has a great community spirit to it. If you can't find the riad just ask anyone and they will either explain how to get here or show you!
Languages spoken: Arabic,English,Spanish,French

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      French • Indian • Mediterranean • Moroccan
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Riad Lahboul
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Spa
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • City view
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional charge
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs € 2 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Public Bath
    Additional charge
  • Spa
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Property practice

This property told us they've implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, or nature.

House rules
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Check-in
From 13:00 to 21:00
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Check-out
From 8:00 to 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Free!Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Cash only
This property only accepts cash payments.
Smoking
Smoking is not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that the riad is built into the old wall of the medina and can be accessed through the second small archway in the wall.

Please inform Riad Lahboul of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

License number: 50000MH1689

FAQs about Riad Lahboul

  • Check-in at Riad Lahboul is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Riad Lahboul has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Room options at Riad Lahboul include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family

  • Yes, Riad Lahboul is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Riad Lahboul offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/Performance
    • Walking tours
    • Public Bath
    • Cooking class
    • Horseback riding

  • The prices at Riad Lahboul may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Riad Lahboul is 0.7 miles from the center of Meknès. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.