Everything we learned about Riad Numero 9, from the photos online, the YouTube video and Stephen's helpful emails told us that this would be a very special part of our visit to Morocco. But the experience far exceeded our expectation. Stephen and Bruno are gracious and generous hosts who take a genuine interest in their guests. The Riad itself has been restored with attention to every exquisite detail and the outcome is just stunning. There is nothing about it that says "hotel"; this is like staying in a private home. Atika and Kitoum. who manage the day-to-day care, are delightful ambassadors for Morocco and great cooks too. In a couple of months, when Bruno opens his elegant new restaurant next door, this will become a destination for discerning travelers who seek to get to the heart of Morocco's ancient culture and artistic traditions.
- 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