We have just returned from a fantastic trip to Fez, Morocco where we stayed at the wonderful Riad Numero 9 owned by Stephen and Bruno. After being picked up by one of Stephen's team at the airport, we were taken straight to the Riad. When we arrived, we were completely blown away by Stephen and Bruno's exquisite taste and attention to detail of their incredible Riad. We were fascinated with the contrast between the traditional Riad where we slept and the restaurant joint on (Restaurant 7) run by the adorable Bruno. He provided the most exquisite meals - healthy, traditional and delicious! Each meal was full of delicious flavours, everything was locally sourced. We had wonderful salads made with an incredible mix of flavours and preserved lemons. Breakfast was served with freshly squeezed juices and home made conserves on freshly cooked pancakes. Slightly less healthy was his his incredible desserts, including home made lemon meringue tart, fresh fruit salad dressed with rose water and rhubarb tart where the rhubarb had arrived from no further than Paris (Rhubarb is not available locally)!!! We were staying at Riad 9 for 3 nights and they could not have been more accommodating. From providing delicious meals, advising us with our photo shoot and connecting us with the most amazing experiences! Stephen was so accomodating that he even arranged a white horse for our photo shoot and also suggested and allowed us to photograph the horse inside the Riad!!! We could not recommend Riad 9 or Restaurant 7 enough, apart from the sheer luxury, incredible design and unbelievable food, above all was Stephen and Bruno's ability as hosts - they were generous with their time, so friendly and Stephen, Bruno and their staff made us feel as comfortable as if we were in our own home and we could not have done it without them!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad n°9 is an 18th century bourgeois residence that has been reincarnated as a boutigue bed and breakfast. The decisive factor in purchasing the property was the roof terrace which has sweeping views over the medina. Riad n°9 was originally purchased as a vacation home in 1999 and underwent a 3-year restoration process. We uncovered all the original 18th century mosaics, carved wood and plaster and hand-painted wood. In 2007, we opened to the public and changed nothing believing guests would appreciate the "personal" touches throughout. Our philosophy is to offer guests the possibility of appropriating the space for themselves and experiencing what an authentic medina home feels like. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riad Numero 9 Fes
- Riad Numero 9 Hotel Fes