My wife and I joined an Explore tour of Morocco here and decided to book an extra night at the start to relax and acclimatise. Arriving after midnight after a long day of travel was a little disconcerting as the riad, in the heart of old Fes close to the Medina, is approached on foot through narrow alleyways but at the journey's end is a 'fairy-tale castle'. All was revelled the next morning when Fes sprang back to life. A wonderful Moroccan breakfast and a welcome from the owner, family and full complement of staff. We spent a relaxing morning by the pool and they recommended a walking tour of the Medina in the afternoon with an official guide. There is a fixed price for this, and it was a shame we had no-one else to share the cost, but as a personal tour it was comprehensive and we agreed worth every dirham. When all members of our group had arrived from various world destinations we took in the local attractions together travelling as far as Meknes, Moulay Idriss and Volublis, returning to the comfort of El Yacout for three further nights. We stayed in other unique riads, kasbahs and hotels as we continued our tour south to the Sahara and then west to the coast and I think everyone in the group would rank El Yacout as one of the best.
- 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