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Riad El Yacout

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Riad El Yacout has the most wonderful service you'll experience. Thank you Khadifa, Imane, Reda and Yaya for making our stay so fantastic. Younes was especially accommodating and welcoming. The Riad is beautiful and intricate. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you so much!

Tucked away from the hustling bustle of Fes' Medina, Riad El Yacout is situated behind nondescript exterior walls which offer no clues to its 1347 interior. Once inside however, the square four storey structure exhibits exquisite tilework, glistening color, space and light. It takes a traveller's breath away. Our welcome was lovely, beverages were immediately offered and the pace of the day fell away. The hospitality of Riad El Yacout was outstanding. Khadija welcomed us warm and was the friendly and fluent American English speaking manager who answered our many questions; Younis and Samir were constant, attentive, gracious, and funny! We also appreciated the work, help and warmth of Ahmad and Imane. Our room was beautifully tiled, floors, walls, bath and contributed even more to the aesthetics and history of the riad. The view from the roof provides an overview of the city, the ancient contrasting with the new.

A wonderful , beautiful haven in the midst of Fes, with the most cheerful, helpful staff ever. We would like to single out Amene, who is trying very hard to learn English, and does a wonderful all round job. Yaya, whose English , French and Arabic, alongside my smatterings of the latter 2, kept us enthralled and he was very helpful, intelligent and interesting. Reda also was there at every turn to help, etc.the young girl at the desk , friendly and welcoming. The breakfasts are wonderful, the tagines delish...the rooms lovely. We were given new rooms when a problem with the water occurred. Fabulous..they couldnt do enough for us, and honestly we didnt want to leave. 10/10 merci beaucoup, A, Y and R

Almost certainly the most beautiful place we have ever stayed in. Restored and renovated to an extremely high standard , the public areas and rooms were palatial - including an absolutely fabulous bathroom with enormous circular mosaic tiled bath and shower. The reception staff were really helpful and anxious to please. Many of the rooms open on to the internal courtyards in the traditional manner and , whilst this is pleasing to the eye, in practice this meant that we were awoken at around 6.30am by the noises coming from the preparation of the breakfast two floors below and by 7.15 our bedroom smelled like a greasy spoon kitchen as the aroma of fried eggs wafted up from the courtyard. In fairness, if you close both the wooden shutters and the windows to the rooms, the noise is much reduced. Neither the shutter or the glass windows were obvious to us when we arrived so make sure you have a good look at the windows before you go to bed or you'll get a noisy and aromatic early morning if your room opens on to the central courtyard where breakfast is served. It also pays to be extremely patient when waiting for hot water in the room - absolutely lovely eventually but I gave up on the first morning of our stay after running the tap and the shower for over 5 minutes without any luck. Breakfast is served in the elegant courtyard but is nothing special by Moroccan standards and this put us off trying the restaurant which seemed hugely overpriced ( 400 Dirhams each ) if the standard was similar to the breakfast.

This place was amazing. Definitely our favorite Riad we stayed at during our entire Morocco trip. Interior was breathtaking. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and included. Pool was cold and refreshing. Our room comfortable and spacious. Highly recommended.

Very beautiful place just 5 minutes walking from the Medina of Fes, we sleeped in this riad 2 nights and it was all very perfect!! We enjoyed our tasty breakfast in the main courtyard of the riad that i think is amazing: very tipical Moroccan style. The staff is kind and helpful.

Absolutely loved the charm and magnificent details of old Morocco. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Grand spaces with traditional mosaic and woodwork. Comfortable rooms and public spaces. Bathrooms were clean and excellent water pressure.

We were very pleasantly surprised when the large wooden door opened at the end of the lane. Inside was what I can only describe as a palace. The renovation that apparently took nearly 5 years was magnificently done. Large centre court with comfortable lounges all around. The pool area is also very nice BUT be warned - there is no shallow end. We were redirected there by our tour operator as our original accommodation was over sold. The bedroom was PALATIAL with a very comfortable double bed. The breakfast served one of the best cheese omelette we have had in years. The sides were plenty and of a very high standard. The only negative is their internet- even in the centre court right next to the WiFi modem we battled. I eventually ended up using my mobile phone as a 'HotSpot'. The lack of good internet does not make me detract from our stay there. This is a family owned and run establishment that shows in all aspects that a lot of thought and quality has gone into the planning AND I hear that they are renovating another building right next door to expand the already lovely RIAD. The Riad is well located within walking distance of the centre of the action and banks.

We were with Sahara Desert Tour. They booked us at this riad, marketed as 4 star. However, the rooms are dark and rundown, in need of refurbishment. Front desk, all staff are very friendly. Great breakfast with the normal Moroccan spread. Really appreciate them upgrading our room to a suite for my husband's birthday. Still the quality of the rooms not up to par.

From the moment we arrived, we were treated like a king and queen. The service was exemplary and all staff spoke English. They went out of their way to make our stay extra special. They even baked us a cake with a personalized message for our anniversary. The room was traditional Moroccan decor with stained glass windows, beautiful mosaic walls, exotic wood carvings and rugs. The bathroom was large and luxurious with no shortage of hot water and great water pressure. If you like a nice hot comfortable bath this is your place! The Riad overall was stunning and felt secure and safe the entire time. We felt like a family member coming to their home as a guest rather than just another client. We would love to come back to this jewel of Fes and recommend to all who are planning a trip!

9 Derb Guebbas Batha Fes

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Medersa Bou-Inania
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Fes El Bali within a short walk of Medersa Bou-Inania, Riad El Yacout is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of Al-Karaouine. This 20-room, 4-star riad welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Der Batha Museum and Blue Gate are a short walk away.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Moroccan Restaurant, the riad's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 20 air-conditioned rooms feature safes and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Riad El Yacout have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. Onsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Family Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 477 reviews