The Guesthouse

The guesthouse/bed and breakfast has 4 stories with salons and bedrooms with an additional small fifth level and terrace with a view of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. It is near the end of a dead end alley in the Kasbah of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Morocco. You enter the house on the main or middle floor which is where the family lives. There is also a large Moroccan salon or living room where meals can be served and the kitchen is also on this floor. On the third floor there are three bedroom with  a covered terrace. On the fourth floor there are two bedroomss with another covered terrace. 

On the bottom floor there are four bedrooms that wrap around a common sitting area in a Moroccan style salon. Each room has a private adjoining bath with shower facilities and sit down western toilet.
Guestrooms are also available with 1 bed or as many as five in one room.  

Guesthouse or Riad?

 A Moroccan riad is typically a house with rooms built around a central open courtyard. The term guesthouse means that you are in the home with the family although you have your own private room and bath. It offers more of a chance to glimpse the other culture and interact with the family you are staying with. Many riads are available to rent by the room or the complete house is often rented. Renting a complete guesthouse would put the family out of their home so the term literally means you are a guest in their home with them. It is similar to the bed and breakfast concept which many people prefer over a hotel in the U.S. and Europe. 

Testimonials/Below are several comments from many international clients

  1. “The female host was very nice. She gave me Moroccan tea and some treats on my arrival around noon and one more time in the late afternoon. She made sure everything was going well with me. Great awesome breakfast is a plus.” - Juliana/United States of America
  2. “Breakfast was a great spread, typical of Morocco. Nice view from the terrace. Quick walk to medina. Easy to park nearby. It's cheap.” - Linda/Australia
  3. “The family that runs this guesthouse has the biggest heart. For friendliness we would give them 11 out of 10. And the lady of the house was willing to prepare for us a dinner at 22.30 even though we didn't let her know in advance we'll be eating at the guesthouse. On top of that, this was easily the best meal of our whole 10-day trip in Morocco. Not to be outdone by dinner breakfast was awesome as well.” - Maja/Slovenia
  4. “Super friendly and welcoming family running the place. Great location, situated right in the middle of it all, but behind a fortified wall that blocks out all the noise from the busy street - super convenient! There are nice views from the rooftop terrace. The included breakfast is really good and the coffee was better than most hotels in Morocco can offer - big plus for that! Dinner was really nice too, home cooked with a lot of love. We felt truly welcomed here and we highly recommend staying here if you decide to stay the night in Moulay Idriss - and you should!” - Matias/Finland
  5. “Charming family home run by local Morrocans. Little difficult to find at first, just ask around for someone to guide you. V conveniently located. The terrace is gorgeous, we had our meals there. Breakfast is fabulous and very generous. Rooms small but very comfortable. Value for money.” -Guest from India through
  6. “This is a family run riad, and we must say that they are very nice and friendly. Since the moment we arrived they made us feel welcome and happy to be there. The two terraces are very comfortable and have a nice view towards a hill. They cooked dinner for us (extra price, reasonable) and it was plentiful, tasty, homemade Moroccan food. The breakfast was abundant. Overall, we recommend anyone deciding to spend a night in Moulay Idriss to stay here.” - Gustavo/Mexico
  7. “This is a beautiful family home with a couple of well-furnished guest rooms. We arrived late, but got a freshly-cooked meal (costs extra) served on the roof terrace. The family's cook and two of the daughters provided us with information about walking to Volubilis and took very good care of us. Breakfast was served on the terrace as well and was very good. We were allowed to leave our luggage at the house while doing our tour of Volubilis, which was extremely helpful. All in all, this was one of the best hotels on our tour and I would definitely recommend staying here!” - Leonie/Germany

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