Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen, Northern Morocco
Located in Chefchaouen, the blue city of Morocco, Lina Ryad & Spa offers a peaceful retreat in the hustle and bustle of the medina. The terrace offers beautiful views across the city, while the spa has a range of treatments for the ultimate relaxation.
At a Glance
Located in Chefchaouen's medina, the blue streets of the town are right on the doorstep
Book the pool for your private use for the ultimate relaxation after exploring the town's blue streets
Unwind in the Hammam with a traditional Moroccan treatment
Enjoy dinner on the roof terrace and watch as the sun sets over Chefchaouen
A small and beautifully designed riad in the mystical blue town of Chefchaouen, Lina Ryad enjoys a privileged position at the top of the ancient Medina with a maze of winding blue streets tumbling down the gentle hillside below with the dramatic Rif Mountains framing the whole tableau.
On entry into the riad, large banquettes of deep blue velvet sofas bring the outside in and it's here that breakfast is served daily within the cool tadelakt walls. Venture further, and there's an inviting indoor pool that can be booked for your exclusive use, as well as traditional hamman and massage treatments.
The riad, being housed in an old building, does not have a lift but climbing the flights of stairs to any one of the suites, with their cool tile floors, large en-suite bathrooms and sitting areas, you'll be rewarded by access to terraces that offer panoramic views of Chefchaouen's blue buildings as well as the river and valley beyond.
Personalized service is a hallmark here, whether it's help ordering a bottle of wine from outside the riad to enjoy on the terraces or recommendations for dinner in the town below. Chefchaouen is so small, charming and manageable, you're never far from great food or another great photo opportunity offering pots of bright geraniums against the impossibly blue streets, buildings and sky.
Lina Ryad has sixteen rooms but no two are alike in this jewel-like boutique hotel. Cool white tile floors and white walls set off blue accents to match the town below. Some rooms have stained glass (in various shades of blue, of course).
All rooms have complimentary WiFi, modern en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a fridge, kettle and bottles of water provided, LCD televisions on which you can order a variety of films and documentaries, and several are larger "suite" size offering generous seating areas, a sofabed, and access to the terrace.
There are no adjoining rooms at Lina Ryad but children are welcome and will be enchanted by Chefchaouen. Some rooms do have sofabeds and the riad has one twin room.
A continental breakfast is served in the hotel lobby every morning, with yogurt, breads, Moroccan pancakes and various jams. Dinner can be arranged in advance.
For guests who wish to indulge, the pool can be booked exclusively, and is best enjoyed when accompanied by traditional hammam and massage treatments. Outside the hotel, Chefchaouen is easy to navigate and ripe for exploration. All roads converge on Plaza Uta el-Hammam and its restored kasbah that offers a lovely garden, small art gallery and ethnographic museum. Climb to the top for the second best views in town (after those from the Lina Ryad terrace!).
For the more active, the Rif Mountains also offer fantastic hiking opportunities. While Chefchaouen is easily explored in a day and alone, we do recommend a guide for hiking.
Location & Directions
Chefchaouen, Northern Morocco
Lina Ryad & Spa is located in Chefchaouen's medina, with the whole town right on its doorstep.
When to go
Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June can see dusty siroccos (desert winds). From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.