Riad Le Calife

Fez Medina

About Riad Le Calife

Discover the authentic world of the Riad Le Calife, and relish in its "harmonious alliance of tradition and modernity". Riad Le Calife opened its doors in 2008 and is an ideal place for an unforgettable stay in the wonderful city of Fez. Located in the middle of the Medina of Fez, Riad Le Calife is a historic home converted into a Small Charming Hotel. During your stay, the Riad Le Calife's personnel will be at your disposal while respecting your comfort and privacy.

This riad is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.

three prestigious suites and four charming rooms. Each is uniquely decorated and overlooks the peaceful and shaded patio. For your comfort, each room includes a double bed (queen size for rooms and king size for suites), and an ensuite bathroom with bathtub or shower. All rooms also include wifi access, a mini-bar, a safe, a hair dryer, a TV and for added comfort, a “hot and cold” air conditioner.

  • The Diamond Suite is the jewel of the Riad Le Calife. Its magnificent original zouak ceiling (painting on wood) was entirely restored in the most rigorous respect of tradition. The marriage between the original zelliges (mosaic), stucco (sculpted plaster) and red shades, makes the Diamond suite prestigious. This very spacious suite offers a comfortable lounge, a desk, a vanity dresser, a wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a shower and a tub.
  • The Emerald Suite is one of the marvels of Riad Le Calife. The green nuances of this suite are in perfect harmony with the walls of ancient bricks, zelliges (mosaic), stuccos (sculpted plaster) and cedar ceiling beams; and confer on this highly refined suite a pleasant atmosphere. This vast suite offers a living room space, a wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom with a spacious shower.
  • The Jewel Suite is one of the gems of Riad Le Calife. The subtle mixture of woodworks and intense red shades gives this suite a luxurious and comfortable character. This ample suite has a living room corner, a wardrobe, an ensuite bathroom equipped with a shower and a tub.
  • The purple tones of the Amethyst Room blend well with the cedar ceiling beams to create an atmosphere of exception. This refined room is comprised of a living room corner, a desk, a wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom equipped with a shower.
  • The blue colours of the Topaz Room are in perfect alliance with the cedar ceiling beams. This neatly decorated room offers a wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.
  • The sobriety of the parma tones blends wonderfully with the traditional materials used in the Opaline Room. This room is endowed with a living room corner, a wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with shower
  • The Amber Room, overlooking the garden of the patio, is gently rocked by the singing of birds and the perfume of flowers. This delightful room in orange shades has a wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

Facilities: three lounge areas overlooking the patio are available to guests as well as a bar, dining room and library. The Riad also has two terraces (the bar terrace and the tent terrace), which offer a stunning panoramic view of the Medina of Fez. Free wifi internet access is available throughout. There is also a laundry service and a member of staff will welcome you at the Cinema Amal place (close to the Riad) to help you with your luggage and show you the way to the guesthouse.

The art of Moroccan cooking is traditionally passed on from mother to daughter; within Moroccan the cuisine of Fez is famous for its flavours and refinement. Allow yourself to be tempted by a culinary journey into Fez, at Riad Le Calife. You may choose between three delightful eating areas (the Dining room, the Bar, the Terraces) to discover the flavours of Morocco, from its refined cooking to the ceremonial mint tea. Every day, you can savour a different traditional family menu: the world-renowned couscous, the home made pastilla, the lamb mechoui or one of the many tajines.

Discover or rediscover the traditional family specialties of Fez’ cooking, which is, without contest, one of the most refined cuisines in Morocco. For the epicureans in search of original gastronomic experiences and new tastes, we suggest you accompany the Calife's cook in her work, while she shares with you the culinary secrets that have made her reputation. On reservation of your dinner, the option of a complimenatary cooking class is offered.

Within the warm atmosphere of the bar, you can relax to the sound of jazz music and enjoy tea, fresh fruit juices, lemonade, and alcoholic beverages. You may also order traditional snacks (briouats, pastilla, stuffed Mlaouis, club sandwich....). Look out on the panoramic view of the Medina of Fez from the tent terrace or the bar terrace whilst enjoying a glass of traditional mint tea and delicious home made Moroccan pastries.

Transfer Time from Airport:

30 minutes (private transfer).

  • Small & Friendly
  • <10 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Cookery classes
  • Family rooms available
  • Ideal for families
  • Ideal for couples
  • Ideal for fly drives



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