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Riad El Yacout

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very beautiful experience. We had a very good time at Riad el yacout. Typical Moroccan cuisine.the medina view from the terace very beautiful. The manager Khadija She very helpful and friendly and professional. Highly recommended and we are sending our friends to stay there!

Words can not really describe the beauty and serenity of this riad. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with great amenities. Breakfast and dinner were just delicious and freshly made. The staff was the icing on the cake. The service and attention you get at el yacout makes you feel home as soon as you walk in. I would not hesitate recommending this gem to my friends and family.

We loved our stay here. The hotel is tucked away down a tiny, dark and narrow street, but the iron studded wooden door opens up into the most beautiful space - detailed mosaics, a fountain, a pool, tiers of balconies. You just stand still and stare around you! All the staff we met were very polite and helpful. The rooms were spotless, with robes and lovely toiletries provided. The hamam was wonderful - so relaxing after a long day. Our boys played in the pool and the staff watched them for us, so we could relax. Its a great location to visit the market. Breakfast was extremely good - so much choice and so much food! We had to leave at 4am in the morning and the hotel made us a packed breakfast to take with us. I'd really recommend staying here - its the perfect luxury oasis

It pains me to give this place such a terrible review because the room was a little above average for Morocco. We were in the Yacout Suite. The room is on the top floor of what we were told was the original structure that now forms the riad. It has no windows to the exterior and the door opens on a hallway that overlooks the courtyard. There is no elevator/lift and the only way to and from this room is a very narrow stairway at the opposite end of the courtyard. The room does not have a smoke alarm so, in the event of a fire, by the time we became aware of it our odds of making it out alive would be next to nil. As bad as the location of our room was, there was a room that you could only access by walking to our floor and then taking even narrower steps by our room down to the next level. That person would have to come back up then get to the other side of the courtyard to go back down. The absence of smoke detectors is not unusual in Morocco (as a result of our experience in Morocco we're going to start traveling with one) but in other hotels we had very easy egress (plus optional routes out). Even if you stayed on the ground floor here the way out of the building is still by a narrow walkway that extends for about 50 yards before you can, at least, turn right or left. I have very detailed notes on the room and other aspects of the riad but I think the photos attached will cover most of it and, for safety's sake, I wouldn't recommend staying here no matter how nice the accommodations. Thanks for reading. If you've found this useful I'll appreciate a thumbs up below.

Some rooms had in room safes. Good beds & pillows. Not many power outlets for charging electronics. Wifi did not work in room. A/C worked well. Dinner at the Riad was ok..not great. Breakfast was sit down (not buffet). Can order eggs. Furnishings are beautiful. Staff was wonderful. Located in the Medina.

We stayed in Riad El Yacout for our one night in Fez at the end of our holiday - as we had been trekking in the Sahara, we had booked what we thought would be a slightly nicer hotel for the final night and were very pleasantly surprised, as it was a lot more luxurious than we thought! We had booked a standard room, but when we were led to our room it turned out we had been upgraded to the 'imperial suite'?! Not sure if this was a mistake or not but either way we weren't complaining... the suite was gorgeous (albeit gold satin curtains not my personal taste, but hey) with a huge comfortable bed and sofa, loads of space, bathrobes etc. The common areas of the riad are spectacular as well and the beef tagine we had for dinner was excellent. It was so lovely to spend a night in such luxurious surroundings - we also had massages which while not cheap were definitely less than you would pay in the UK for the same service. Don't be put off by the rather dingy looking walkways that you have to walk down to get to the riad - they are not representative of the beautiful building inside! Staff were also pleasant and attentive without being pushy or over-present. My only (tiny) complaint would be that the suite was directly above the main courtyard so it was difficult to have a lie in, as everyone is having breakfast directly beneath your window from around 730am. Otherwise would definitely recommend!

This is my first trip to morocco, and this Riad is my first stop here, am staying in morocco for a month, would travel around but had to write this review, as a solo female traveler, I did feel very safe here and the riad is one of the best I have seeing, very quiet, clean and the staff are amazing, they would do anything just to make me feel comfortable, am going to atlas than marrakech, thank you very much for your kindness and would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family

Magnificent! Felt like a king while staying in this Riad. Staff were very welcoming. The Arabic-Andalusian inspired interior was stunning. No wonder Bono used the courtyard in this Riad for the U2 Magnificent video. Bono stayed for more than 2 weeks here. Our room was well appointed with a large sitting area. Bathroom was modern and spacious. And the personal attention of the owner who was always around to make sure we are comfortable and enjoying ourselves. As always, the delight comes from the staff who always took the extra steps to serve and help you. Breakfast was a full spread of bread and jam. The fresh orange juice were very sweet. I liked the different bread they provide. We also had dinner on the first evening. The pastille Chicken was flavourful with the. Meat filling in a philo crust with sugar powder for a sweet savoury main course. A good way to have a relaxing evening.

We stayed at Riad El yacout for 3 nights, everything was just excellent, staff is really helpful and would go out of their way to help you with anything you need. We asked staff for a guided city tour and he suggested mohammed, with whom we spent the whole day exploring the old town medina, he was extremely polite and patient, as we didn't stop asking questions all the way long. Breakfast is just wonderful, natural orange juice and different Moroccan pastries, fresh fruits are things that we missed in other riads we visited during our trip to Morocco. Dinner was awesome, we tried the lamb tajine with prunes the first day and the pigeon pie next day, very good quality for the price. When we asked about a tribal tatoo on the hands of one of the ladies working there she explained it was called Henna and we even tried it (she did it for free). We'll keep a good souvenir from this place and all people working there!

From the moment we arrived in this picturesque riad, the staff and accommodations could not have been better. The presentation of authentic Moroccan food was spectacular! We would recommend Riad El Yacout to anyone who wants a homey and comfortable base in Fez!!!!!

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