We stayed 2 nights in early January. Rooms are cool and comfortable (air con for summer), airy and warmly furnished. Note the beds are firmer than many Europeans, and especially antipodeans and Americans, prefer, but that seems standard in Morocco and didn't bother me. It is sited ideally in our opinion - just outside the maze of the medina, but just across the river, so great views of the town are available (from the rooftop terrace, if not from your room). It's on Ras el Maa, the road that skirts south-east of the medina, and there is a small parking lot. So if you come in by grand taxi, or by petit taxi from the bus station, they can park right outside. The medina and most Chef sights are an easy 10-minute stroll away, once you get your bearings. Also, it's only about 150 metres down from the waterfall and from the walking track to the Spanish mosque for sunset. If coming in a grand taxi from somewhere else, I recommend printing out or showing the driver on your phone the map of where it is. Our somewhat grumpy and impatient driver from Tangier purported not to be able to find it, and just dumped us at the dead-end circular square near the Hotel Parador (where grand taxis usually go if you're staying in the eastern end of the medina). Thus leaving us to the tender mercies of the porters, who chiselled us mercilessly for the 150m walk with our suitcases to Hotel Al Khalifa. Rachid and the other guy who mostly seem to run the place are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Rachid also offers 2-hour walking tours for 15 euros pp, on which you gain much knowledge and cultural insights about Chefchaouen's social fabric and daily life. Breakfasts have all the delicious Moroccan classics along with standard Euro stuff, and pretty much fill you up until dinner time. Like everywhere in Chef, it's close to a mosque, but not too close, so the 'wake up call' in the morning is atmospheric. A recommended place to stay - a cut above many of the similarly priced riads around town, but not expensive overall, and a big step up from cheaper places in the medina. For our first two nights in Morocco (or in Africa, for that matter), it was a relaxing and enjoyable stay.…
It was a great experience. This hotel is well situated, peaceful and very clean. It has a perfect situation to visit the old town and enjoy wonderful sights. The employees are so much helpful. Most of all in our case because we had an important health problem. They helped and assisted us kindly. An hotel is tested in these cases, so we can assure that they are very professional not only as employees but as human being. At last, we vant to give to “Nordine” our gratitude for all he did for us while we stayed there. We hope we can return when health allows us.
Just stayed here one night but had a great experience. Nice location right on the edge of the medina and near the Spanish mosque, you can drive right too it. Friendly staff, and even a small gym! We had to leave really early and they packed us a lovely breakfast to go.
This was an adorable riad that was just outside the medina. It was charming and quiet. We had a larger, suite room which was very nice. Breakfast was fine, the same at every place we stayed. The location was really good.
Friendly, clean, nice view, by night calm and good wether, delicious breakfast, very good budget, its to easy to reach the location by your car and easy to go walking around al the village even for the Restaurant.