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 poolside 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 (who is a huge U2 fan!) was fortunate enough to be visiting the riad whilst the band was recording and had a sneak preview of the new songs nearly two years before their commercial release.
Transfer Time from Airport: 25 minutes (private transfer).
Standard rooms and suites. Each one has been 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.
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 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 the 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.
There is the possibility of a hammam at the riad; outdoor swimming pool; guarded parking a few minutes away (local cost).
Private full day guided city tour of Fez. Tour includes all major sights such as the Mellah, the Medina and Souks, the famous Tanneries, the exquisite Mosques and Medersas, the famous Fes Pottery Kilns and a tour around the ramparts; also includes lunch and walking tour of souks. Transport, entry fees and official guide included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.
Private half day guided city tour of Fez. Tour includes all major sights such as the Mellah, the Medina and Souks, the famous Tanneries, the exquisite Mosques and Medersas, the famous Fes Pottery Kilns and a tour around the ramparts; also includes walking tour of souks. Transport, entry fees and official guide included as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.
Private full day excursion from Fez to Meknes and Volubilis, also includes Moulay Idriss. Tour includes private transport, English speaking guides and entry fees. Offered as part of a tailor-made holiday or short breaks in Morocco.