My family and I knew we were in for a special treat at Riad El Yacout, as I developed a wonderful email relationship with Kriselda, the manager, prior to arriving in Morocco. She was helpful in offering ideas for our stay in Fez, to make the most of our time. She reserved a driver for our journey from Marrakesh to Fez, as well as Fez to Chefcheouan. Kriselda was willing to make any arrangements needed throughout the country, as well as offer her personal expert recommendations!
She arranged our two days in Fez with the utmost care. We toured the fascinating medina with our excellent guide, "Banana" (his popular nickname). I highly recommend his services. In addition to the medina, we visited the beautiful ceramic and mosaic factory, Art Najil. We also visited the mellah. The following day, Kriselda set us up with a driver to visit Volubilis and Meknes. We could not have been happier with all the plans!
Our stay at Riad El Yacout was akin to living in a palace. Sumptuous fabrics, gorgeous mosaics and exquisite furniture abound in the main area. Breakfast was lovely and filling. Eggs are available on request. I highly recommend a dinner at the riad and ordering the "salad" course. It was a feast. We were brought 13 different little plates... all delicious!
Our room was on the second floor, and luxuriously decorated. We had a separate room with twin beds in addition to our 4 poster canopy queen bed, sofas and a dressing area. And a very large bathroom.
Kriselda is quite special and she will add special to your stay at El Yacout!
Khadijah was also just lovely, and both women are more than ready to help you with anything!
The entire staff was very warm and helpful.
My family and I enjoyed every minute of our stay at El Yacout and felt very much at home!