Riad Le Calife
19 bis derb el ouarbiya - el makhfia Fès Médina - Maroc، Fes, Morocco
Riad Le CalifeThis charming riad is full of delightful corners to retreat into and enjoy a sweet cup of mint tea or some spiced coffee. There’s a tranquil central courtyard, sprouting greenery and soundtracked by a babbling fountain; panoramic rooftop terraces with shaded plush seating; and an atmospheric bar and dining room doling out Fassi fare like couscous, pastilla, and a variety of tagines (or guests can opt for a cooking class instead). All of it is cloaked in traditional Moroccan style, rich in color and bedecked in zellige tilework, handwoven rugs, ornately carved wood, and moody lanterns. The seven jewel-hued guest rooms, each in a different color, have modern conveniences like flat-screen TVs in gilded frames, minibars, and free Wi-Fi, while decadently appointed suites add living space. The ancient medina is right outside the hotel’s doors, and guests who need a bit of help navigating the mazelike walled city can book a guide through the property.