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Riad Le Calife

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2011

Yasmine and Alex took care of all my needs as a solo, woman traveler! They arranged the transfer from the train station, guide (Khlafa Elasefar - the best) and made me special meals. The Riad is absolutely beautiful and very romantic (too bad I left my man at home as he was scared of traveling to Morocco). I look forward... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2010

There are a few things that make this place great: 1. Location - it's in the heart of the Medina 2. Architecture - the building is a converted old house with a wonderful courtyard, birds chirping in the morning, etc. Sounds like they are expanding. 3. Darwin - the owners' lovely dog 4. The restaurant - terrific food without over-doing... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2010

The friendliest owners with the cutest dog, Darwin, made us feel at home immediately. The riad is beautifully furnished and captures the essence of Morocco. The riad is located in the medina and we walked the maze easily from our accomodation. Rooms were beautiful and I would highly recommend this riad to anyone.

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solon ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2010

Yasmine and Alexandre are the most warm and welcoming owners/ hosts whom we have ever met. The staff is the same...you think it and they are offering it to you. They seem to understand that you are somewhere "different" when you are in Fes and they anticipate your needs and concerns. We stayed in the Opaline room...beautiful and so comfortable.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

This is one of the best boutique hotels I've ever stayed in and definetly the BEST in Morocco. The owners (Yasmine and Alex) are SUPER professional, sweet and helpful. The staff (Soumaya, Mounem, Mohamed and their super chef Fatima) are nice, attentive, extremely warm-without being pushy or slizzy. The food is the best quality and value for money I found... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2010

Couldn’t be happier with this gracious Riad and the service we have experienced. We highly recommend it. We have been fortunate to discover many great restaurants and places to visit in Fes. You might need a local official guide to help you. Definitely recommend restaurant Palais des Merinides for its grandeur. It is not cheap, but definitely worth it. Ask... More 

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London
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

We had a lovely time at The Riad le Calife, staying in the Topaz room. We love the attention to detail of this place. Alex is very passionate about the decorations and the selections e.g. small Fez hats with some sweet inside on the pillows, a touch screen alarm clock and a natural soap. The Riad owners Yasmine and Alex... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2010

Absolutely great riad and wonderful hosts. Lived up to the riad experience in every way. It is obvious in every part of the riad, that every detail has been thought about and considered. Not only is the entire décor beautiful and tastefully done, the entire space is extremely comfortable and offers a great respite from the bustle of the medina….like... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2010

We had a lovely stay at this riad, staying in the Emerald room. The room was stunning with Moroccan mosaics, all amenities you could ever hope for and views of the central courtyard. We ate at their restaurant one evening- having a wonderful meal, that catered for a vegetarian. The owners Yasmine and Alex were great in assisting us in... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2010

After reading all the positive reviews I feared I could only be disappointed by Le Calife but the great enthusiasm and attention to detail the owners put in this Riad leave no room for error. The house is decorated with an amazing sense of style and the staff is extremely friendly. We stayed there 5 days and I always enjoyed... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the authentic world of the Riad Le Calife, and relish in its harmonious alliance of tradition and modernity. Located in the historical centre of the Medina (old city) of Fez, the Riad is a traditional home of the last century recently converted into a charming guesthouse. The house includes three prestigious suites and four charming rooms, three lounge areas, a well-being space and two terraces with a stunning panoramic view of the Medina. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Le Calife

Address: 19 bis derb el Ouarbyia | el Makhfia, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Price Range: $147 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Le Calife 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
Riad Le Calife Fes
Riad Le Calife Hotel Fes
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#15 Family Hotel in Fes
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“Each room is different, increasing in size but equally well finished.”
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“All the rooms are fabulous. We stayed in the Diamante Suite, which had rich decoration and a comfortable bed.”
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“The Topaz room is on the first floor, up some stairs. All rooms I believe look out into the inner courtyard.”
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