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Riad Le Calife

19 bis derb el Ouarbyia el Makhfia, Fes 30000 Morocco
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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chnardone wrote a review Mar 2024
Petaluma, California3 contributions3 helpful votes
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This is, hands down, one of the coolest places we have ever stayed...period. The attention to detail in both the presentation and decoration of Riad Le Calife is beyond five star reviews. What Yasmine and Alex have created is an incredible oasis of comfort and serenity. It oozes tons of charm and sophistication at every turn. The rooftop views are incredible. The courtyard in beautiful. The bar was so cinematic that if felt like The Continental in a John Wick movie. The dining room views overlooking the Medina are stunning. The staff is amazing: Mohammed, Saida, Fatima, Said. They all went above and beyond in order to create an incredibly welcoming environment from the moment we stepped out of our taxi and entered the courtyard; they made us feel at home immediately. I cannot say enough about how absolutely wonderful our experience was staying here. It was hard to leave. Big thanks again to Yasmine and Alex!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from Yasmine - Alexandre Lecomte, Propriétaire at Riad Le Calife
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your fantastic at Le Calife. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much from the decoration of the riad to the incredible view of the Medina. We are thrilled that our team made you feel at home. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards;
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David B wrote a review Mar 2024
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Beautiful property and rooms, great location, run by some of the most accommodating and helpful owners and staff I’ve ever met. We spent 3 nights at this Riad and they arranged everything for us - tours, dinner reservations, on site meals, transportation, etc.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Yasmine - Alexandre Lecomte, Propriétaire at Riad Le Calife
Responded 7 Mar 2024
Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Le Calife. We are glad that you enjoyed the decor of the riad, our location and our team. It has been a pleasure to help you to plan your stay with us in order to make it memorable. Looking forward to welcoming you; Warm regards
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Anita C. wrote a review Feb 2024
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We are finishing our 3-night stay at Riad Le Calife, and couldn't be happier with our experience. - The highlight is Alex & Yasmine's hospitality - they truly have made us feel at home and welcome here. The medina can be hectic and chaotic - the riad feels like a peaceful home to return to at the end of each day of exploring. Their staff is also wonderful - Mohamed met us to help us with our luggage, would walk us to get taxis out, and always greeted us with a smile. - They have a beautiful rooftop terrace with sprawling views of the medina - best at sunset! It's so peaceful - come out here and sip on mint and verbena tea. - We stayed in the Amethyst room and it was spacious. Bed was very comfortable (firm!), and they stocked the room with fruit & homemade cookies daily. You won't regret coming to stay here - I'd recommend to any family or friends coming to Fes!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 Mar 2024
Dear Aneeta, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Le Calife. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, the comfortable beds, our beautufull panoramic terrace and appreciate the kindness and helpfull staff. We would be happy to welcome you again. Warm regards,
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Beatriz P wrote a review Feb 2024
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Absolutely beautiful, all around. The guesthouse reflects the owner, Yasmine, her exclusive taste in decoration, hospitality, and attention to detail. My daughter and I stayed in the Emerald Room and did not want to leave. We also enjoyed exquisite breakfasts and dinner. Her staff were very polite and helpful. Arrival to the Riad was seamless. We hired a guide recommended by Yasmine to help us navigate the Medina, also very respectful and knowledgeable. Over all, we highly, highly recommend this beautiful Riad. I would definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 21 Feb 2024
Dear Beatriz, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your lovely experience with us. We greatly appreciate that you enjoyed the decor of the Riad, the delicious meals served during your stay and the kindness of our team. We are happy to know that we help you to discover the beautiful Medina of Fez, through the visit with the guide. Looking forward to welcome you again. Warm regards;
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Steve C wrote a review Jan 2024
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The proprietors Yasmine and Alex are fantastic as well as the entire staff. The Riad is so cool with their decorations and layout. Meals are served at top of Riad with beautiful views. They have a lovely rooftop seating area. While in the middle of the Medina, the Riad is very quiet with excellent and comfortable rooms. Best beds we had in Morocco. We will be back. One warning is rooms are accessed by steep stairs, no elevator. Well worth it if stairs not an issue.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Yasmine - Alexandre Lecomte, Propriétaire at Riad Le Calife
Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Steve, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you've found the service of our staff fantastic and appreciate the decor, our rooftop (offering a panoramic view of the Medina) and the comfort of the rooms and the beds. As you've mentioned,the rooms access is only by steps, it is important to know it for some people. Eventhough Riad Le Calife is located in the heart of the Medina, the riad is very quiet and offer a peaceful experience in Fes. Hoping to have the pleasure to welcome you another time. Warm regards,
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Curious55040593759 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Riad Le Calife is an amazing and unique place. The rooms are beautiful and clean, the staff are very kind and helpful and the food is delicious. The owners Alex and Yasmine (and their cute dog Bimba) are so lovely and gave us great tips to optimise our short stay in Fes. We would definitely return here!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Dear guest, Thank you for your glowing review. We are glad that you've appreciate our service, with our kind and helpfull staff, as well as our delicious cuisine and the decor of our rooms. We are thrilled that our tips optimise your stay in Fes. Looking forward to have the pleasure to welcome you again. Best wishes;
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Afschineh L wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family spent two days at this charming Riad in Fes. The Riad is absolutely beautiful and we cannot say enough about the owners, Yasmine and Alex, who have managed to create a home in Fes for their guests. The lovely and considerate staff was always available to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Saeed and Mohammad met us every morning with a smile at the beautiful restaurant where a delicious Moroccan breakfast was served. We will definitely stay here again when in Fes.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 6 Jan 2024
Dear Afschinehl, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Riad Le Calife. We are delighted to hear that your family and you particurlarly enjoyed your stay with us and felt at home. It is always a pleasure to hear that our lovely staff meet your expectations. Your appreciation for our beautiful restaurant and delicious breakfast is greatly valued. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards,
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JM wrote a review Jan 2024
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This is by far the best accommodations, in Morocco or elsewhere, that my wife and I have ever stayed. We stayed here for two nights in December and wish it could have been for longer! The riad is extremely beautiful and the attention to detail is amazing. The bed was comfortable, the dinner excellent, and Alex and Yasmine and their team were extremely friendly and helpful. Cannot recommend enough!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Jan 2024
Dear Joshm, Thank you for your glowing review. We are delighted to hear that it was the best accomodation you've ever had. We are glad tah you enjoyed the comfort of our beds, the excellent cuisine of our chef and the kindness and efficiency of our staff. Hoping to have the pleasure to welcome you another time. Best wishes
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Safiya H wrote a review Dec 2023
Toronto, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
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Being at this riad was a magical and otherworldly experience - in the best way possible. Honestly, the only place you should stay in Fes! The attention to detail given to the riad by Yasmine, Alex and the Calife team is made evident in its spectacular ambiance, meticulous cleanliness, delicious savoury and sweet eats, and carefully curated list of knowledgeable tour guides and restaurant referrals. In my opinion, the riad itself captures the essence of Fes. The entire team at Calife was phenomenal (incredibly hospitable, helpful, kind, caring, and genuine). My husband got ill during our travels and everyone looked after us as if we were family. Calife team we can’t thank you enough!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Dear Safiyah, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are delighted to hear that you particularly enjoyed your stay, our kind and efficient staff, the delicious sweets of our chef, the beauty of the place. We were more than happy to share our love for the city and some tips with you. Best wishes,
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saamrc21 wrote a review Dec 2023
Paris, France21 contributions10 helpful votes
What a great place and lovely hosts. We felt at home. Yasmine, Alex and their team are wonderfull. Rooms are very comfortable and there is always a place where to rest like terraces. All is perfect. They can organize a visit of the medina with a guide, find a restaurant with someone to escort you to not get lost in the medina, both ways. We highly recommand this place. They also take care of helping you parking you car. High level of service and we were sad to leave them the last day. They really deserve the title of best place to stay at Fes. Salem
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Yasmine - Alexandre Lecomte, Propriétaire at Riad Le Calife
Responded 19 Dec 2023
Dear Salem, Thank you very much for your wonderfull review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a perfect stay with us. We greatly appreciate your positive comments on our team, on the decor, the comfortable rooms and high levels of service. It was a pleasure to have you among us and we hope to welcome you again. Warm regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Le Calife
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Le Calife?
Nearby attractions include Place Seffarine (0.3 miles), Asly Concept Store (0.3 miles), and R’Cif Market (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Le Calife?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Riad Le Calife?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Le Calife?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Riad Le Calife?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Le Calife?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riad Rcif, Darori Resto, and Restaurant Ouliya.
Does Riad Le Calife have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Le Calife offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riad Le Calife?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Le Calife?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Le Calife?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bab Boujloud (0.7 miles), Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin) (0.3 miles), and Chouara Tannery (0.4 miles).
Does Riad Le Calife have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.