Riad Yacout

Fez Medina

About Riad Yacout

Riad El Yacout is an old and traditional residence that has been carefully restored to provide hospitable, comfortable and affordable luxury accommodation. This house was built by a famous researcher & professor at the university of Quaraouiyine in the 16th century. In the year 2000, the current owners bought this property and spent years restoring the riad. It is ideally situated in the heart of the bustling Fez Medina near the large Batha Fountain, Riad El Yacout provides easy access to the Medina and the famous Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud). The riad comprises Classic Standard rooms as well as royally furnished Suites with the added bonus of a roof top panoramic terrace and a picturesque pool and pool-side terrace for relaxing.

This particular riad is most famous as the location for U2's recording of much of their album, "No Line on the Horizon"; one of our senior members of staff was fortunate enough to be visiting the riad and had a sneak preview of the new songs nearly two years before their commercial release.

This riad is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.

Accommodation: Rooms and Suites range from popular Standard Rooms to the magnificent Imperial Suite. Each one given a name that aptly describes its ambience, environment and theme. All rooms and suites have the following: Satellite TV, Telephone, Bathrobes, safe, Toiletries, Hairdryer, Mini Fridge, Air-conditioning, Complimentary WiFi, Private Bathroom and Room Service.

  • Standard rooms are comfortable and cozy, with Satellite tv as well as airconditioning, hair dryers and telephones. Each room individually decorated to exude Moroccan tradition and charm.
  • The Royal Suite is a spacious and elegantly designed suite. It is situated on the 1st floor of the Riad, with the doors opening to view the majestic courtyard below.
  • The Junior Suites were previously the private bedrooms to one of the many wives of the previous owner, who was a very famous and renowned professor and researcher.
  • The Imperial Suite, for the luxury traveller, has it own large dressing room, living area and direct view of the outside patio and pool area. With additional salon and sun room. This room is discretely tucked away.
  • The Ambassador suites were used to house the important guests that visited this old house. These suites are spacious and comfortable, with living areas, traditional moroccan designs and themes.

Facilities: breakfast is served in the garden, the central patio, in the room or on the terrace. Dining at the Riad el Yacout is a real pleasure; they take the fresh organic produce and the knowledge of generations to create a menu that has a little something for every palette. Moroccan food is the only food that can take your senses on an adventure.

The age old ritual of hammams in Morocco, still go on today. On offer is a custom-made Hammam leaves you relaxed, refreshed and ready to explore the ancient city.

Moroccan cuisine is renowned for being one of the most diverse in the world, with the fragrant mixes of spices, sweetness and salty, it makes tasting an adventure. Take a unique chance to try your hand at Moroccan cooking. The course includes a trip into the chef's favourite places for organic produce and ingredients; preparation of Moroccan salad (hot and cold); a main dish; Moroccan dessert. Options to serve for your lunch or dinner.

Transfer Time from Airport: 25 minutes (private transfer).

  • Small & Friendly
  • 10-20 rooms
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Cookery classes
  • Family rooms available
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for fly drives

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