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Riad Le Calife
Ranked #2 of 99 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“Loved it!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Fes, Morocco is a wonderful city to visit and Riad le Calife is the place to stay! Perfectly location in the medina, this beautiful riad has been fully restored beyond it's original beauty. Keeping the original character, owners Yasmine and Alex created a luxurious retreat with all the comforts of a 5 star hotel. With 4 rooms and 3 suites, dining room, courtyard. bar, library and terrace with outstanding views, it is quite spacious. A delightful breakfast comes with your stay. Be sure to stay for dinner... their private chef creates a truly unbelievable and delicious dining experience!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed for 6 nights. Hugely warm welcome from all the staff. The owners, Alex and Yasmine were attentive, hugely knowledgeable and above all enthusiastic about Fes and Morocco in general. Substantial breakfast (we rarely bothered with lunch) and outstanding evening meals cooked by Fatima - we didn't bother to eat out in the evenings at all. If Michelin had a "Homely and Authentic" category we would reckon Fatima deserved at least a one star rating - genuine Moroccan fare with a European twist + great, very reasonably priced wine list ... so probably a good place to stay for foodie inclined individuals.

We stayed in the Opalline room initially - warm, cosy, very comfy bed, great bathroom and oodles of hot water. Alex very kindly moved us upstairs to the Diamant suite on our third night - this was much larger and stunning - approaching a 4 Seasons standard suite.

The Riad itself has been restored to what looked like a National Trust standard and as previous posts have mentioned - it has been done out like a 1930's residence. There is a beautiful terrace which was magic to return to after a day of getting lost in the Medina. We don't think that any of the photos really do this Riad full justice

This was our first trip to Morocco so we have nothing to compare with. It is clear reading other reviews about Riads in Fes, that a number of them have also been lovingly restored, however, as a total package we would be surprised if R Le C could be bettered. It might appear to be a bit more expensive than some of the other Riads but given the level of service, the food and the environment we felt that it was outstanding value for money.

Enjoy !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Fes is one of the oldest cities in Morocco, and while charming, the old world feel of the Medina can wear down any traveler. While located inside the bustling medina, Riad Le Calife is still a welcome escape. The rooms are romantic and beautiful (we stayed in the Amethyst room) with plenty of hot water and great air conditioning/heating. The food is truly homemade and plentiful both at breakfast and dinner (if you decide to eat in). Alex was especially helpful when it came time to book reservations for dinner and a hammam. In fact, he doesn’t recommend anything he hasn’t experienced himself. Overall, a memorable experience.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

An amazing place, quiet and beautiful in the middle of everything.
The rooms are great, very clean and cozy. Please try their food!!!
The owners are really nice....and Darwin too!

Paloma and Nelson

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012


Excellent stylish riad created with great taste and a sense of harmony. magic atmosphere, great cuisine, friendly, attentive staff. The combination of these qualities made to extend the stay of a riad for an additional term.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Additional Information about Riad Le Calife

Property: Riad Le Calife
Address: 19 bis derb el Ouarbyia | el Makhfia, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#15 Family Hotel in Fes
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,075 - ₹ 13,583
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Le Calife 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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