My sister and I traveled around Morocco and the hospitality experienced at this Riad from Mostafa and his staff stood out as one of our favorite memories. To begin, our bus was delayed by a couple of hours arriving in Fez so Mostafa contacted the bus driver to find out what the delay was and had a taxi waiting when we arrived. This was such a surprise since we ended up arriving at night. When the taxi arrived outside the entrance to the medina, Mostafa was waiting for us on the street and walked us back to the Riad. After the day we'd had leading up to this moment, I almost hugged him. Mostafa's hospitality continued from there over the next couple of days making our stay here most enjoyable. He offered up useful tidbits of advice for traveling around Fez and the rest of Morocco with genuine concern.
The Riad itself is both beautiful and peaceful. It is in a very convenient location with easy access to the center of the medina and to the main street to get taxis to new city. As indicated by some of the other reviewers, we too received a free upgrade to a larger room. The room was spacious, there was hot water (which isn't always common around Morocco), and the breakfast was excellent! We utilized Mostafa to arrange a walking tour of the Medina. Although the Riad is not far from the center of the medina, I would highly recommend hiring a guide to navigate the streets and to learn about much of the city's history.
I am sure there are many suitable places to stay in Fez but the hospitality at Riad Bouston makes it one of a kind. Over the following two weeks of travel around the country, my sister and I constantly compared our experiences to this Riad - nothing came close!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Riad has a large courtyard garden with fountain surrounded by spacious rooms; elaborately decorated with mosaic tiles (zellij), delicately carved plasterwork, handpainted cedarwood and stained glass. There are seven suites and rooms, all with bathrooms, air conditioning and heating. Guests are served a delicious Moroccan breakfast and refreshments throughout the day. Lunch, packed lunches and dinner are all available. Large groups may rent the whole house, sleeping 19. ... more less
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