Ryad Mabrouka was one of the first riads in Fez to be converted into a guest house. Since its opening in April 2001, it has received thousands of clients from all over the world.
The Ryad Mabrouka is a very personal little property and its tranquil, well-tended garden, swimming pool and panoramic views of Fez's medina make it a winner with its guests. Much of the original Arabo-Andalusian style has been maintained through the refurbishment by its original owner, Michel Trezzy. The interior courtyard with sculpted plaster work on the columns, magnificent cedar wooden doors, a babbling fountain and the colourful Moroccan mosaïcs opens onto a fragant garden of roses and citrus trees and a small but inviting swimming pool. From the roof top terrace, you will delight in the panoramic view of the "Médina" and the neighbouring countryside.
Transfer Time from Airport: 30 minutes (private transfer).
Ryad Mabrouka offers 8 rooms and suites, all restored in the Moroccan style with colourful "zelliges"(mosaïcs), sculpted plaster work, and carved cedar wood. All rooms have their own private bathroom facilities, done in mosaïcs and taddelak, and air-conditioning.
Each room is unique in its decor.
The riad has some lovely citrus trees in its Mediterranean garden. Full breakfast is included with home-made breads, pastries, jams and fruit juice. Dinners and other meals are on request and you have a choice of Moroccan, French and Mediterranean cuisine. A hammam, swimming pool and roof top terrace with panoramic views are suitable for relaxation.
The riad's terrace offers a unique view on the old town with its myriads of minarets and on the surrounding hills covered with olive groves and sweeping farmland. Often between November and April the horizon shows the snow capped Middle-Atlas mountains.
On request is a massage service at the riad, a treat after a full day's visit to the medina! Several hammams are available a few minutes walk from the riad, from the traditional and inexpensive local hammam to the more luxurious hammams at other riads.
T Varley, UK, April 2014
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.