Our driver pulled up outside a building site and rang the riad for assistance with our baggage. We walked along a muddy dirt track to a very ordinary door, walked down a flight of stairs and were blown away. We stayed in a few riads during our 3 weeks in morocco, but nothing as extraordinary as this. The internal courtyard was palatial, as were the rooms and the roof area was a lovely place for a beer (which you buy elsewhere). The staff were very helpful, especially after a wee hiccup around our son's early morning departure, and the food plentiful. There is renovation work going on inside, but that didn't worry us - and the weather was too cool to use the pool anyway. Wld have loved to have had wifi in the rooms. And a bar in the riad! But it was morocco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Old medina of the imperial city fez, Riad El Yacout is an ancient private residence of a rich merchant that was restored by a group of talented Fassis craftsmen to its former glory. When you arrive, you will be mesmerized by the serenity and tranquility that reign in the Riad and by the chanting of the birds and water sounds coming from the marble fountain that is gracefully centered in the courtyard.The winter garden exhales soft and refreshing scents. Take time to taste the mint tea in the comfort of the Moroccan living tradition.Admire the Arabo-Andalusian architecture which detects an art of refined living. Columns and arcades set up meticulously with floral and cursive sculptures marvellously engraved on Plaster and cedar doors.Discover the Moroccan gastronomy and enjoy the delights of the rich and varied Moroccan art of cooking. Our dishes are prepared with the finest spices and organic ingredients to give our guests a taste of the real and authentic Fassi cuisine.The meals can be served in patios, Moroccan living room, terraces or in intimacy of your residence according to your choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Yacout Hotel Fes
- Riad El Yacout Fes