Only three words to describe it: oh my god!!
We met the architect who was been part of the restoration of the Riad. He told us the family that owns it wanted it to be a museum to demonstrate Arabian art and craft after 6 years' restoration, but at the last moment they decided to open a guest house to share the astonishing work the local artisans have done, and let their guests to be able to simply stay and enjoy it. I thank them for that! Everything is hand-paint and handcrafted, it is an art museum and a palace.
We stayed in the Royal Aida room and we did feel like royal inside it. No more word can tell exactly how beautiful the Riad is, you have to come and see yourself.
Also, we booked the hamman and gommage with A'isha (I hope I spell it right), and it was excellent and absolutely relaxing. Definitely recommend it.
The riad is in the center of the Medina, but you must find a guide to lead the way at least the first day, there's no better way. Fès is an amazing city, frozen in time, magical mixture of chaos and pure beauty. Much less harassment compare to Marrakesh and you do feel that the people takes their time to live.
We spend our last hour in Fès at the terrace of the Riad, breathtaking view of the Medina, like looking back at the history...
We'll be back! P.S. Bisous from Paris to A'isha ^^
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guest house Riad Rcif is located in the nicest district of the old Medina of Fez, in Morocco, at a very short distance from Bab Boujloud, the famous blue gate of the Medina. The riad benefits from its easy access with a free parking just on place, at the riad's door. This charming riad in the heart of Fes has been completely renovated in 2012. Rcif offers 8 bedrooms with air conditioning and heating, with luxury features : A panoramic terrace with a stunning view over Fez and its entire Medina.-The guest house offers free Wi-Fi in the all riad and satellite TV.-An attentive staff will ensure your well-being & comfort. A cook is at your disposal to prepare the best local specialities.-A true art of living in Moroccan style, a land of peace in the heart of Fes Medina, will ensure you an unforgettable stay in Riad Rcif. ... more less
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