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Riad Le Calife

Riad Le Calife

Fez, Morocco

Luxe and intimate, this tiny riad boasts just a handful of rooms and suites, making it a restful retreat despite its central location in the frenetic heart of the Fez medina. Throughout the hotel’s public spaces and private rooms, you’ll find traditional Moroccan design combined with vintage touches, which, together, gives the hotel a distinctive and sophisticated bohemian charm.

The sleekly modern restaurant serves classic Fez cuisine made from local ingredients, with a prix fixe menu that features tagines, couscous, homemade pastille, or shoulder of lamb. For a drink before or after dinner, you can choose from the bar, where you’ll hear jazz playing, or the rooftop terrace, which has panoramic views over the city.


The distinctive style and intimate feel of this hotel makes it a great base for exploring the medina, as does its exceptional location right in its heart.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The hotel is set inside a historic residence and each of the seven rooms and suites is unique and individually decorated. Named after gems, each room’s decor reflects its name — for example, in the Amethyst Suite, you’ll find plum tile floors, shimmering lavender bed linens, and rich purple paisley cushions. However, they all share white-washed walls and dark wooden trim that provides a soothing backdrop for the intricate tilework and pattern fabrics that reflect traditional Fez style.

Rooms all have complimentary Wi-Fi, a minibar, TV, and air conditioning.


Right in the Makhfia district, the hotel is just a few steps from Place R'cif, which is the main access to the historic heart of the medina. Despite this, the hotel feels quiet and calm due to its thick façade and quiet residential street. You’re an easy stroll to most of the main sights of Fez.

Food and drink

  • Breakfast and dinner served daily.
  • Menu features traditional Fez cuisine.
  • Rooftop terrace dining available.
  • Bar offers lemonade, tea, and alcoholic drinks.

Facilities and activities

  • Cooking lessons.

Tour ideas in Fez

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Riad Le Calife as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Cooking Lesson with a Local Family
      Vegetable tagine

      Cooking Lesson with a Local Family

      Cooking Lesson with a Local Family

      Create your own tasty tagine dish and bake Moroccan bread at a traditional family home in Fez. Then sit down with the family to enjoy your culinary creation.

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    • Fez City Tour
      Local men working at the Tannery in Fez

      Fez City Tour

      Fez City Tour

      A guided tour of Fez is an absolute must. More so than any city, there is a real danger of getting lost in the medina if not orientated, and also of missing some of the key sights of the city.

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    • Fez Tasting Trail
      Sweets in the market of Fez

      Fez Tasting Trail

      Fez Tasting Trail

      Take a culinary tour with your own personal guide who will help you to discover and taste the various delicacies of Fez.

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