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“An Exceptional Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riad Numero 9

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Riad Numero 9
Ranked #38 of 204 Fes B&B and Inns
London
1 review
“An Exceptional Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2009

There's not much we can add to everyone else's delighted reviews of Riad 9 - both the house and the hosts - except to say that it was their myriad small and unexpected gestures and generosities that made it doubly memorable for a pair of seasoned travellers. It's an exceptional place.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Armonk, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2009

Located in the Medina, Riad 9 guest house is a rare hidden gem! Most of us aren't familiar with riads, they are similar to a B & B, but different! It's beautifully decorated with Moroccan & Oriental antiques from Stephen & Bruno's travels & dates back to the 18th century, as you will see in the architectural details, stairs, & has been updated with integrity. Our room, the master suite, was the entire floor with a dressing room & bath ensuite. The roof terrace for breakfast, afternoon tea & cocktails before dinner is spectacular, with expansive views of the Medina, hills & ramparts. Gracious, warm & friendly best describe our hosts Stephen & Bruno, and their staff, all of whom went above & beyond to make us feel at home! The food is wonderful, the wine divine & if you are planning on visiting Fes, this is the Riad you want to have a reservation at !

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2009

Set in the heart of the Medina, Riad Numero 9 is an oasis of beauty and tranquility amidst the hussle and bussle of the Medina.
Our room was incredible - from the beautifully intricate painted ceiling to the eclectic mix of furnishings gathered from around the world, the decor managed to be perfectly in-keeping with the Moroccan tradition yet with an ingenious twist which demonstrated Stephen's flair and easy style. There are breathtaking views from the roof terrace over the medina's rooftops and across to the foothills - we found no better place to watch the sun set whilst sipping a chilled glass of wine. The delicious meal prepared by Bruno (which we enjoyed on the roof terrace) was the best meal we had in Fes and a perfect way to spend our 10th wedding anniversary.
However, the thing which really sets this boutique hotel apart from any other is the warmth and generosity of its hosts, Stephen and Bruno, who made our stay unforgettable. All we can say is that we will definitely be back.......

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2009

Our last adventure in Morocco brought some nice surprises
and one of them was the wonderful Riad Numero 9!
Fes can be overwhelming and having a haven to rest after hours strolling in the medina
is essential....and that we found at this beautifully decorated house that offers also confort and service, with delicious brekfast and perfect rooms to relax!
and the hosts are the best guides one can wish to find !
thank you and a bientot!

Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2009

We have done our share of traveling in Southeast Asia where the emphasis on service is supreme but this stay at Riad 9 surpassed all expectations. It's never easy to travel to a foreign country with a toddler but we were actually able to relax and feel like we were on vacation thanks to the warm hospitality of the staff. Stephen, Bruno and their team were amazingly helpful in making our 3 day visit culturally interesting, child-friendly and a gastronomic delight. A wholly intimate experience and feeling of specialness that one would never find in a large hotel group.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

I loved Riad Numero 9! Everything about it was great!...but the best thing about it was the service! I've never received this personalized quality attention anywhere in my life!!! The hosts are very knowledgable, respectful, friendly, helpful, and courteous. They definitely made our trip to Fes! Without their expertise we would not have enjoyed ourselves as much! Thanks Stephen, Bruno, Atika, and Kitoum!!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

I LOVED my experience in Fes!!!...and it's all due to the FABULOUS hosts I was lucky enough to have at Riad Numero 9!!! They are gems to have as personal guides to this historical, unique, and awesome city!!! The Riad is GREAT!!! I LOVED staying there!!!
I would definitely go back!!! The location is the BEST!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Riad Numero 9
Address: 9 Derb Lamside, Fes 30200, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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