This is truly a gem of a place. You are welcomed as a personal guest at this meticulously restored riad within the old city a short walk from the souks. The riad itself is magnificent in its restored details (tilework, decorative wood carvings,etc.) and the beautiful rooms were very comfortable and quiet. We were given an excellent orientation and map of the area with suggestions for things to see. Arrangements were made for us to visit the nearby roman ruins of Volubilis. A bonus to the relaxing surroundings are the housekeeper, who speaks english and french, and is more than helpful, and her sister, the cook, who will cook dinner if you wish, served us exceptional food each evening with elegant table settings amid candlelight. Her tajines, soups and pastilla were delicious and we never wanted to eat elsewhere. The rooftop terrace where we were served breakfast has fantastic views over Fez and is a great place to read, relax and listen to the calls to prayer across the rooftops. Excellent on all counts and a special experience - enjoyed our stay.
- 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