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All reviews diamond suite amethyst room cooking class with fatima rooftop terrace perfect hosts the stained glass windows the entire staff cooking lesson beautiful riad make you feel at home lovely courtyard an oasis owners and staff like royalty winding streets magical place the hustle and bustle
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I rarely write reviews, but this property was so exceptional I feel compelled to do so. The beautifully restored Riad evokes a vintage Moroccan-Parisian feel. The rooms are large and well appointed with luxurious beds. The attention to detail is amazing. The entire staff knocks themselves out to make everything exactly right.
The bar and dining room are convivial and inviting.
Then the food.......this was the best food in all of Morocco! Hands down! We ate at a lot of restaurants, but Fatima's sophisticated twist on Moroccan food was perfect.
Alex and Jasmine are wonderful hosts! They professionally handled all the excursions and transportation for us. Change nothing....ever.
I will return after the new attached restaurant and cooking school opens.
Tip: Have a drink on the roof top terrace overlooking the Medina.
Enjoy this amazing place.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank SPBLucy
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Our recent stay with Jasmine, Alex and their attentive staff was a truly wonderful introduction to Morocco and the best possible way to experience the wonders of the Fez medina. Special thanks to Muhammad for his friendly assistance and to Fatima for her truly outstanding cuisine - you are really missing out if you do not have her cook for you during your visit. We spent 2 nights in the emerald suite and two in the amethyst room - both were wonderful. The location is peaceful and very convenient. The guided day tour of the medina arranged by Jasmine was the perfect way to get our bearings, see the major attractions, and give us ideas for further exploration on our own. The driver they arranged for a day excursion to Ifrane, Azrou and the middle Atlas was also very good. We would love to visit again...

Room tip: Each room is unique. Some upper floor rooms require climbing quite a few steps, so ask for a lower level room if that's an issue.
Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank byronblomquist
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Riad leCalife is a gorgeous wonderfully restored and furnished treasure. It is a thrill from the moment you step off the small medina street and into its ornate beauty. The wonderful owner-hosts Alexandre and Yasmine welcome you with charm and treat you to a thorough briefing on the ancient Fes medina, which is a fascinating maze of souk shops and the ever bustling
home to 260,000 residents.

We stayed in the sumptuous Ruby and the Emerald suites, located up two twisting flights of stairs above the ground floor. The suites are spacious and richly furnished in ornate historic Moroccan style. The bathrooms are quite large too and done in the same style but feature modern fixtures.

The ground floor with its central atrium open to the sky - a perfect place for reading or a enjoying a drink - is encircled by a salon featuring a low key fully stocked bar, a pleasant dining room, and the library-office. Alcohol is served at Riad le Calife which is not always the case in Morocco.

We dined there our first night on on an array of tasty Moroccan starters and main dishes. Alex and Yasmine thoughtfully inquired ahead of time to see if we had allergies and preferences.

It seems Moroccans eat substantial breakfasts. Ours were delicious and hearty with lots of fruits, homemade bakery and bread items, eggs, the best fresh orange juice ever, and much more.

The staff and management at Riad le Calife could not do enough to please us.

We hope to go back someday.

Room tip: The Ruby and the Emerald suites are lovely.
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank No B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a tremendous stay at this beautiful riad. We marveled at the attention to detail throughout, which added to the graciousness of our hosts Jasmine & Alex. The rooms were spacious, staff hospitable and location very convenient to many key sites.

We would recommend without hesitation.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Storybook dreams are made from places like Riad Le Calife.
Fes is a beautiful place... an ancient walled city dripping with history and charm. To have the complete experience of Fes is to stay at this luxuriously timeless riad filled with gorgeous tile and soaring ceilings. Every detail is seen to with meticulous care as the lovely owners are collectors of beautiful antiques and have the upmost taste in aesthetics. The public spaces and rooms are a feast for the eyes... saturated colors, gorgeous patinas and old world charm. Rooms are large, beds are perfect, bathrooms to die for, antiques galore, fresh fruit throughout your stay, tea service... you want for nothing here. The breakfast is glorious with local pastries, mint tea, fresh fruit, eggs, pancakes, etc all served by a staff that is super warm and helpful.
The owners are on property and are so kind and helpful with everything from directions to reservations to telling you about their amazing playlist. You can’t get any better than this! Thank you Riad Le Calife for a wonderful stay and memories that will last a lifetime!!

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank thonanc
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