This beautifully restored guesthouse near the Medina gates is the archetypal Moroccan riad in both style and hospitality. Located next to the Bab Boujloud entrance and its myriad rug stores, the Riad El Yacout is a traditional riad, complete with exotic Fassi decor and ornate internal courtyard. Rooms and suites feature the carved wood furniture and mosaic tiling of old Arabia, plus the modern conveniences of flatscreen TVs, air-con and internet access on request. While outside the din of the Medina continuous 24/7, inside the riad's walls it's quiet and calm, the outer courtyard pool providing respite from Morocco's dusty summer days. Restaurants can be found without effort in this area, although the riad's own Moroccan dishes offer a good argument against leaving the confines of the property.