Out of the ordinary... a home... feeling of family
Posted Sep 22, 2015 on Hotels
Special place! M/nite pick-up at airpt for small fee. Recvd. by owners downstairs over back o/ramparts driveway, up tiled stairs to main level, another world. Over wine made acquaintance, settled prelims. Up to room through the 3 story atrium with pool & steep tiled stairs. Colorfully tiled bedrm & bathrm, each suite individual, w/all common hotel amenities. Here breakfast does not have to be between certain hours, you can be barefoot or wear pajamas. Like in a lge family home w/exotic spaces, artifacts. Brkfst on lovely lge terrace overlooking parts of Fez, vegetation, birds in all tongues, neighborhood cats watching your every bite, breads, eggs your style, plenty of coffee, yoghurt, fruit, juices, etc., incld.. With a known guide through the medina, not for the fainthearted. Entr. medina side, car entrance outside ramparts. A simple couscous. A nap in my clean, freshly made-up room. Mid eve into the lovely courtyard & salons with some visitors & hotel clients. Drinks, spontaneous interaction, conversations. Wonderful nighttime atmosphere. Waiter & room staff gentle, discrete, yet open to conversation, French, some English, the hands, smiles. Don't look for tidiness in public areas, yet exotic opulence of collected treasures, lounges, terrace, much open air, fragrant trees. Subdued music, birds, cats, low voices. Food excellent/honest, served w/care, simplicity. Comfort, slowness of pace, time stands still in exotic, yet simple style.