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: ranges from standard Rooms to the magnificent Imperial Suite. 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.

  • Standard rooms are comfortable and cosy, with satellite TV as well as air conditioning, hair dryers and telephones. Each room has been individually decorated to exude Moroccan 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. 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 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.

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


"My wife and I made a journey through Morocco during February. We decided that using trains and staying at riads would form a central part of our journey theme and are awfully glad we did. Our main advice and booking was aided by Andy and Dawn, Rediscover the World UK. We had a number of requests for guidance, all of which were met with patient, knowledgeable and practical responses. One city only offered very expensive options for a guide and we were left in no doubt that it was expensive and alternative solutions found. This is the mark of a good agent/adviser. One city had considerable restrictions on available accomodation owing to a music festival and still they managed to find something suitable. There was a lot of work involved in solving this, which we appreciate."

S Mills, February 2019



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