The downstairs patio

The downstairs patio

Welcome, bienvenue, bienvenido, benvenuto, willkommen and ma'haba!

Welcome to Riad Lahboul's blog. We are a guest house in Meknes, Morocco in the mid-atlas region, near to Fez( This blog is not just to welcome you to our guest house but also to inform you about our courses, events, promotions and what's happening in Meknes. Being musicians, our aim is to share our passion for Moroccan music and Moroccan culture in general and to promote this fascinating country and its wonderful people. We look forward to you joining us on this blog and maybe one day in Morocco!

Guests' comments about Riad Lahboul

We have received some very positive feedback about the riad and would like to thank the guests who kindly posted them for us.

" The owners, Simon and Mouna have found the perfect compliment to a friendly and welcoming city, by being friendly and welcoming. The riad is beautifully designed and decorated, which you could look at for hours, with a luxurious feel to it. It has a great tiered terrace with a lovely view of the pretty public gardens acroos the road. Simon and Mouna organised a great guide to take me to Moulay Idriss and Volubilis, who was informative and easy-going along with being multi-lingual (I counted 5!). Having originally only intended to stay one night, the chance to eat another delicious breakfast (I defy anyone to finish it!)and explore this laid-back town once more was too much to resist. A perfect finish to my Moroccan experience".
Claire C. Spain

Friday, 26 February 2010

Flights to Fez

Great News!

Ryanair is starting direct flights from London Stanstead to Fez from May 1st this year.

Flights are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. At present flights will leave Stansted at 07.50 arriving Fez 10.10. The return leaves Fez at 10.35 arriving at Stansted 14.55.

Why not try 'Valet Parking' at Stansted. We have found it cheaper than Long or Midterm Parking! Try

Monday, 22 February 2010

The collapse of the minaret

You will have read or seen the news of the tragic collapse of the minaret of the mosque in Meknes during prayers last Friday. Many were killed and injured and we extend our sympathy to the people of Meknes at this time.

Trains to Meknes from Fez

Train journeys between Fez and Meknes


Trains are a great adventure and a wonderful way to travel in Morocco. It is simple, organised, sometimes late but you see so much of Moroccan life.

If you fly in and/or out of Fez one of the ways to Meknes (Meknes Al Amir station) is by train.

ONCF, the Moroccan train organisation has lovely old fashioned 1st Class carriages on their trains. There is a trolley service with tea, coffee, drinks and snacks.

The journey is about 35-40 minutes and costs 30MAD; about £2.50 each way. you can find train times at

A taxi from Fez airport to the station or the return is 150MAD-confirm with the driver before you leave.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010