Lina Ryad & Spa
Chefchaouen, Fes and northern Morocco, Morocco
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
Best time to Visit
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Lina Ryad & Spa
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.
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.
Personalised 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 yoghurt, 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.
Rachael Mendizabal (Staff)
Perched on the hill in the upper part of the blue city, Chefchaouen, Lina Ryad has a sense of tranquillity within its cool walls. Themed with traditional blue colours to match the city outside, the views from the rooftop terrace are charming. There is a central pool which can be booked for private use, alongside a small spa that provides a hammam experience. Breakfast is taken in the comfortable lobby, on blue couches and serves up Moroccan pancakes and breads, eggs, and fresh squeezed juices.
Day trip to Chefchaouen
Visit one of the most picturesque towns in Morocco, Chefchaouen. With bright blue buildings, red-tiled roofs and beautiful architecture, you'll enjoy exploring the bustling old medina. Taste local delicacies and relax in this stunning mountain village.
Fes hidden medina tour
Discover the intricate medina of Fes, a winding maze of colourful streets hidden behind the city's ancient walls. As you explore you'll come across the iconic tanneries, impressive palaces and vibrant life that makes up Morocco's oldest imperial city.
Guided tour of Chefchaouen
Nestled into the fold of the Rif Mountains, the ancient Moroccan town of Chefchaouen features bright blue buildings, red-tiled roofs and beautiful architecture, making the bustling medina a fascinating place to explore.
Guided tour of Fes
Enjoy a guided tour of Fes, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the New Medina, the 14th century Medersa with its elaborate tiles, the iconic monumental gateway of Bab Boujloud, the fountain at Place Nejjarine and the Mellah Jewish Quarter.
Guided visit of Tétouan
Explore the winding lanes of the souks of Tétouan, passing by white-washed buildings, influenced by Spanish architecture. This authentic city offers a true insight into the traditional lives of the Moroccan people and their flourishing textile industry.
Local cooking class in Fes
Immerse yourself in the world of traditional Moroccan cuisine as you join a local family and learn about their daily life. Visit the souk to pick up seasonal ingredients before returning to their riad to cook the most delicious meal.
Tasting trails tour
Explore the souks of Fes with a local food expert to discover the city's delicacies. Your guide will lead you through the winding streets as you sample traditional Moroccan dishes and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
Location & directions
Chefchaouen, Fes and northern Morocco, Morocco
Lina Ryad & Spa is located in Chefchaouen's medina, with the whole town right on its doorstep.
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