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Riad Rcif
Ranked #7 of 209 Fes B&B and Inns
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Essaouira, Morocco
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8 reviews
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“Beautiful place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were met exactly as planned by the staff of Riad Rcif at the entrance to the medina and guided into the labrynth of the ancient medina of Fes. It was great to have both help with the directions and with our luggage. We were met with a warm welcome and a pot of mint tea on stepping inside the Riad.

Riad Rcif is a beautiful place to stay and is highly recommended. The inside of the building has been lovingly and meticulously restored. We had 4 nights there and loved it! The medina is a crazy organised kind of place and the Riad offers a place of serene contrast to the frenzy of the daily activity in the medina.

Nothing was too much trouble for Aysha (Sue) and her staff. Thank you for making our stay a truly memorable one! Anne&Peter.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

One of the best places we ever stayed till now during our journeys to different parts of the world. Being in touch directly by the owner , who spent six years to prepare this property which is like a palace, it is a big chance to stay at his Riad to feel the environment of medieval times. Absolute recommendation for any traveler with a wish to visit Fes.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous riad in Fes located in an original Moroccan mansion. The room was big, comfortable and beautiful. Breakfast was delicious and quite abundant. The manager is an Australian lady who was very nice, she helped us to find our way in the labyrinths of Fes and arranged good day tours for us. The owner of the riad was an excellent host as well. It was definitely good value for money.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I travelled to Morocco with my sister and we were so excited to have found this Riad on booking.com. We were not disappointed. I've been to the Taj Mahal and Riad Rcif is like spending the night in the Taj Mahal, it's a real palace. The craftsmanship of the intricate tile work, carved wood work, stained glass and beautiful decor is breathtaking! The staff made us feel like we were more than guests, more like we were friends. Many nights (we stayed four night but wish we would have stayed longer) we spent on the beautiful terrace, overlooking the Medina of Fes while enjoying great food, great friends we met while there and the resident turtle and cat. Last but not least we want to thank Aisha (Sue) for being such a gracious host and making us feel so welcome and comfortable. My sister and I have decided we want to go back to Morocco and spend more time in Fes! You will find us at the Riad Rcif!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

From the welcoming greeting of the airport pick-up to the above and beyond efforts to make my stay and adventure through Fes and journey onwards a comfortable and enjoyable one, the entire staff made me feel at home and at ease.
Six years of painstaking refurbishment in authentic Moroccan decor delivered the exact experience I was after and kept me in a whimsical dream state!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were lucky to spend one night in that beautiful Riad. More was unfortunatelly not possible because it was booked out... and I understand why. It not only a beautiful renovated little palace but has a very warm and welcoming athmosfere. You don't want to leave any more but make it to your home base for excursions in the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

A really warm welcome and an oasis of calm in the medina. Simply stunning and with friendly and helpful staff. The building has been extensively renovated and it shows, and that attention to detail is reflected by the attitude of the staff. I stayed a week and was reluctant to leave! Many thanks for a lovely time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Riad Rcif
Address: Avenue Mohamed Ben El Alaoui | No. 1 Takharbicht Laayoune Rcif, Fes 30200, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 209 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Rcif 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The guest house Riad Rcif is located in the nicest district of the old Medina of Fez, in Morocco, at a very short distance from Bab Boujloud, the famous blue gate of the Medina. The riad benefits from its easy access with a free parking just on place, at the riad's door. This charming riad in the heart of Fes has been completely renovated in 2012. Rcif offers 8 bedrooms with air conditioning and heating, with luxury features : A panoramic terrace with a stunning view over Fez and its entire Medina.-The guest house offers free Wi-Fi in the all riad and satellite TV.-An attentive staff will ensure your well-being & comfort. A cook is at your disposal to prepare the best local specialities.-A true art of living in Moroccan style, a land of peace in the heart of Fes Medina, will ensure you an unforgettable stay in Riad Rcif. ... more   less 
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