As others here write, we were offered the opportunity to book the entire place, all four of us, although the riad could easily have held many more people (not sure how many). As a result, we had our own staff, something that took some getting used to. Don’t recall the names, but we were met by one of these folks at our drop off point and our luggage was carted deep into the medina where this facility is located. Very colorful inside, it was great to spread out and enjoy oneself. We had breakfast each of our three days (including a very early morning when we had to depart for the far south of Morocco) and it was good. We also enjoyed a dinner. One day, we were out kind of late and the staff simply waited for us to return, concerned for our safety as it can be a bit treacherous-seeming in Fez after dark. Very nice people.
Our room was quite large, as was our bathroom, as was the entire riad. One problem note for the disabled, or even the slightly disabled: there is an issue with the bathroom. First, one cannot get up the stairs easily to a second floor room. Then, the ground floor room has its toilet in one direction (outside of one’s room) and the sink and bath in another direction. It is not an easy bath in which to climb and I had to help my wife. Also, it is not a shower, but rather has a spraying wand. This is not a complaint, as many folks do not have problems with such things (I don’t), but an important notation for those who do.
Except for the caveat for even the mildly disabled, our entire party enjoyed our stay here and would recommend that others take advantage of renting an entire riad all for your own party. While this is not one of the more luxurious riads (which have pools and fountains, etc.), it is a very nice one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Saada is a carefully restaurated arabo-andalous riad is the center of the old medina of Fez. It is rented entirely, for 2 to 12 persons. The service, breakfast, daily cleaning, cooking by 3 persons are included in the renting price.Riad Saaada particularly cares about its insertion in the quarter of the medina : everything is bought in the quarter. Simohamed and Bahia can go with you to the traditional hammam of the quarter. Simohammed can teach morocan music and language, care on the children. Bahia can teach moroccan cooking. ... more less