Stephen and Bruno, Atika and Kitoum, are not staff, they are the friends you will be visiting with when you are at Riad Numero 9. Stephen has decorated the riad in a classy peacefulness and chatted with me about his travels and mine - over a glass of wine. Bruno prepared salads at the right time of day or a full meals complete with fabulous desserts for me. Atika will took care of my arrival, departure, shopping and friendly companionship. Kitoum invisibly made my bed, replace towels and put my shoes in place while I was exploring the medina - just outside the door. Oh, and when everyone is away for the evening, Tache, the resident cat hung around with me. Pleasant music was always playing in the background, cooking aromas emanated from the kitchen at the right time and my eye was entertained by the pleasing decor. After a day of bargaining in the souks this is the place I relaxed and ended my day. I spent five days sleeping in a comfortable bed in a dark, quiet room; showering in a large bathroom with plenty of hot water; and having quiet privacy in my cozy room or on the terrace. You are in Fez when you are in Riad Numero 9.
- 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