Elegant and traditional Riad in the heart of Fez.
Riad Maison Bleue
Riad Maison Bleue occupies a 19th Century house that once belonged to Moulay Bel Arbi El Alaoui, an eminent judge and professor of theology. A famous Moroccan philosopher, Aziz Lahbabi, was also born and raised in this house. Today it serves as a guesthouse restored and run by the El Abbadi family, and consists of three interconnecting houses, which creates an intimate and romantic atmosphere.
The 18 suites, comfortable restaurant, private spa and hammam, well-equipped gym, relaxing terraces and two intimate bars exude an air of discreet luxury. The main courtyard, with its swimming pool and lush garden is surrounded by three deluxe rooms and a Moorish salon with guest computer. Here you will be welcomed upon arrival with a bowl of orange-blossom scented milk and almond-stuffed dates.
Further accommodation is located in ‘The Pavilion of the Astrolabes’ (named after five antique Astrolabes that adorn the patio). This house is a contemplative space with creamy ornate plasterwork offset by galleries of carved wooden latticework. The furniture is an eclectic mix of antiques, retro and specially designed modern pieces, which work together in fashionable harmony. The Pavilion of the Astrolabes can also be rented in its entirety for larger groups wanting private accommodation.
A new wing has four elegant suites that combine the best of both worlds. Timeless Moroccan style has been merged with more modern minimalism, resulting in elegant interiors and luxurious comfort.
All 18 suites are equipped with an en suite bathroom, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, heating, telephone, television, Internet access, mini bar, iPod dock and room safe. Three terraces offer breathtaking views of the different aspects of the Medina. During the warmer months meals are served on the terraces, and in the winter the covered courtyard restaurant provides a cosier alternative.
The Maison Bleue Spa is dedicated to your well-being. Using traditional methods, the spa and hammam creates a world of tranquillity and rejuvenation. Begin with deep cleansing in the sauna and exfoliating body scrub, followed by a massage using exotic aromatic oils and scents: rose water, amber, musk or orange blossom.
The fitness room is well equipped with the latest technology and a wall of glass provides a fantastic view to lose yourself in while you workout. All of this is facilitated by a dedicated team of discreet staff who are on hand to provide you with immaculate service day and night.