This is simply an incredible place to stay. It is right in the Medina, and is walking distance to the Blue Gate, and many of the souks. It made for a wonderful stay for our 6 days in Fes.
Service is just impeccable all around. Fatah serves the meals, explains everything he brings out and is clearly proud of his heritage and culture. His warmth to our whole group of 5 was genuine and very much appreciated. My mother in law's birthday was right in the middle of our stay and Khalid, the owner, brought in some musicians and a cake for dinner that night. It was a memorable birthday indeed! Amin and Halima were equally as helpful with setting up a guide our first day, some day trips, and general tips for our stay in Fes. Everyone truly made us feel at home.
The Ryad itself is beautiful. Wonderful decor, and beautiful architecture. The central courtyard and a dining room for larger groups has tables and comfy seating. We stayed in Suite Rabat which is similarly well appointed, with a sitting area to relax in before hitting the firm, but comfortable bed. The Ryad's wifi can get to the room, though only close to the windows to the central courtyard. Khalid did say he would be upgrading soon to give complete access from anywhere in the Ryad. Wifi speed was pretty decent. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean as well. The other half of our group stayed in Suite Casablanca, which has an enormous bathroom, though do note that a window opens to the suite's hallway that connects the bedroom to the suite's sitting area. The Ryad has a massage and a hammam room in its basement. My wife and I had the hammam, and we definitely recommend it. The rooftop terrace has a great view of Fes, and is a great place to watch the sun rise over the mountains. Its a fairly large terrace too, with decent number of seating and lounge chairs. Breakfast was plentiful, and great fuel for each day. We ate dinner multiple nights in the Ryad, and we're never disappointed.
All in all, this was one of the better stays we've had in any hotel. Great hospitality from the owner and staff, great location, beautiful property. Highly recommended!
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