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Riad Souafine

Riad Souafine

9.4
reviews: 4
starting at
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Overview

Riad SOUAFINE is a charming riad situated in the medina of Fez specifically located in the palace quarter on the hill of ZIAT. Nestled near the historic center, its prime location offers an unforgettable, panoramic view of the ancient media of Fes.

Bernard, the on-site owner, and Hassan, his colleague, are excited to welcome you to a wonderful experience of hospitality as they hope their riad can be a "home away from home" for you.  At the riad's center is an Arab- Andalusian patio complete with Orange and Lemon trees growing around an exceptional 17th century fountain made of Carrara marble. Surrounding this patio's exterior are four lounges which offer beautiful spaces for relaxation and privacy for all guests.

This spacious riad (over 1000 m2) offers six large suites ranging from 38 to 50 m2. Loaded with all the modern conveniences, this sober and spacious riad has been renovated in traditional décor by local artisans.  Relax on the large terraces overlooking the ancient media while you enjoy the pleasure of the solarium, lounges, and the open gazebo.

The dinners severed by request of our guests are, in-and-of-themselves, a voyage through the culinary specialties of Fes.

Amenities

Air Conditioning

Heating

Simple Room

Double Room

Triple Room

Private Terrace or Patio

Large Room

Suite

Restaurant

Alcohol served on site

Traditional Hammam on site

Massage / Spa services

Plunge Pool

Free Wifi

Cooking Classes on site

Guided Tours

Riad in the medina

Roof Terrace

DVD player available

DVD / Books / Games

Safe available

Laundry Service

Arabic Spoken

French Spoken

English Spoken

Spanish Spoken

Reviews

Total

9.4
Based on
4
reviews

Detailed Totals

Cleanliness
9.7
Service
9.8
Comfort
9.6
Value
9.8
Charm
9.8
 

merveilleux

By Eliot | Family with Young Children

8.9

Le riad Souafine a contribué à  rendre notre premier voyage en famille (bébé de 9 mois) merveilleux. Accueil,beauté des lieux, gentillesse et conseils des hà´tes, calme et sérénité des lieux : tout est parfait. C'est un lieux qui respire la magie de l'orient avec ses fleurs d'oranger, ses fontaines, ses zelliges, et sa magnifique vue sur la médina (même notre bébé a fait bravo!!!)

Cleanliness
9
Service
9
Comfort
8
Value
9
Charm
9
 

Que demander de plus?

By Martine | Group of Friends

10

Accueil chaleureux, conseils judicieux, merci Bernard! Cuisine succulente servie avec le sourire d'Hassan! Les chambres confortables et pleines de charme. Un riad super!

Cleanliness
10
Service
10
Comfort
10
Value
10
Charm
10
 

Pure émotion

By Philppe | Young Couple

10

Notre séjour au Riad Souafine nous a offert bien plus que nous ne pouvions rêver. L'accueil chaleureux, le Riad splendide avec une vue époustouflante sur la Médina, le service tout en discrétion, les repas copieux mais tout en saveurs délicates. Passée l'émotion due à  la beauté des lieux, nous nous sommes très vite sentis reéus en amis. En un mot: inoubliable!

Cleanliness
10
Service
10
Comfort
10
Value
10
Charm
10
 

Magic place

By Nicolas | Young Couple

10

Warm welcome, discreet but effective service, ideal place to discover Fès and the beauty of the medina. The house is an harmonious blending of splendid preserved Riad architecture and Art Deco objects. The team is kind and available without excess, and the owner's love for Morocco is a good way to learn about this country, its realities and contradictions but also and especially about its magic. Needless to look for elsewhere for dinner, Hassan cooking is simply wonderful”¦

Cleanliness
10
Service
10
Comfort
10
Value
10
Charm
10
 

Déjà  nous rêvons de la prochaine visite.

By Michael, London Mounir, Nice

From the Riad Guestbook

15 juin 2008
Cher Bernard, Hassan et toute l'équipe de Souafine merci encore pour ce séjour splendide et reposant dans le riad de nos rêves où le soleil est remplacé par la chaleur humaine. Thank you for making us feel as at home. Déjà nous rêvons de la prochaine visite.

 

...ce séjour incroyable dans ce Riad

By Natalia et claude, Rio de Janeiro

From the Riad Guestbook

14 juin 2008
Cher Bernard,
on a pas de mot pour vous remercier de ce séjour incroyable dans ce Riad qui est un vrai bijou. Merci de nous avoir accueillis comme chez vous et de veiller aux moindres détails. Nous garderons la mémoire de ces jours avec grande affection et "saudade". Un grande abraço et à la prochaine fois.

 

Beauté et raffinement

By Mireille et Pierre, La Boussaille

From the Riad Guestbook

8 février 2008
Merci de cette escapade dans un lieu exquis. Beauté et raffinement, richesses des rencontres, qualité et gentillesse de l'accueil, diversité des émotions et des plaisirs tout au long de la journée placent hors du temps un séjour qui ne peut être oublié.

 

Chance ou destin?

By Line et Michel, de Lyon

From the Riad Guestbook

30 novembre 2007
Chance ou destin? Peu importe, mais quelle découverte!
Le charme du Riad, l'accueil chaleureux, la douceur de vivre, les petites attentions de tous les jours.
Merci Bernard pour tout cela et plus encore.

 

Un séjour magique

By Michel et Françoise, du Vaucluse

From the Riad Guestbook

17 novembre 2007
Un séjour magique, plein de saveurs, de chaleur et de convivialité. Merci de tous les bons conseils, un guide épatant. Une disponibilité hors pair de toute l'équipe. Un cadre merveilleux.

 

Rooms & Rates

Riad SOUAFINE is a charming riad situated in the medina of Fez specifically located in the palace quarter on the hill of ZIAT. Nestled near the historic center, its prime location offers an unforgettable, panoramic view of the ancient media of Fes.

Bernard, the on-site owner, and Hassan, his colleague, are excited to welcome you to a wonderful experience of hospitality as they hope their riad can be a "home away from home" for you.  At the riad's center is an Arab- Andalusian patio complete with Orange and Lemon trees growing around an exceptional 17th century fountain made of Carrara marble. Surrounding this patio's exterior are four lounges which offer beautiful spaces for relaxation and privacy for all guests.

This spacious riad (over 1000 m2) offers six large suites ranging from 38 to 50 m2. Loaded with all the modern conveniences, this sober and spacious riad has been renovated in traditional décor by local artisans.  Relax on the large terraces overlooking the ancient media while you enjoy the pleasure of the solarium, lounges, and the open gazebo.

The dinners severed by request of our guests are, in-and-of-themselves, a voyage through the culinary specialties of Fes.

Low Season:
Jan. 11-Feb. 28, 2009 and July 1 - Aug. 31, 2009
Mid Season:
Aug. 1- Dec. 15, 2008 / March 1 - March 31, 2009 / Sept 1 - Dec 15, 2009
High Season:
Dec. 16, 2008 - Jan. 10, 2009 / Dec. 16, 2009 - Jan. 10, 2010
Picture Name Size in m2 Bed Size Capacity Price Per Room
Salma 50 Double 3 150 Euros Low Season

170 Euros Mid Season

190 Euros High Season
Nour 47 Twin 3 150 Euros Low Season

170 Euros Mid Season

190 Euros High Season
Zineb 42 Double 3 150 Euros Low Season

170 Euros Mid Season

190 Euros High Season
Yasmine 38 2 Double 150 Euros Low Season

170 Euros Mid Season

190 Euros High Season
Leila 50 Double 3 120 Euros Low Season

140 Euros Mid Season

170 Euros High Season
Warda 40 Twin 3 120 Euros Low Season

140 Euros Mid Season

170 Euros High Season

Bio

Riad SOUAFINE was built in the Patrician Era during the 19th century by Cadi Moulay Ahmed Alaoui - the son-in-law of Sultan Hassan 1st. At that time in Fez, Ziat hill was known as the residence of the chieftains.

Cadi, a religious judge, purposely blended harmony and symmetry to create a spacious and luminous home. Riad SOUAFINE was then sold to Cadi Boukili who, after some time, sold it to Cadi Abdelaziz Skalli. He performed some minor changes on the riad before The Benkirane family acquired the property.

Bernard, the current owner, and his colleague Hassan desired to preserve the serenity of Riad SOUAFINE. Their careful renovation efforts blended tradition and comfort with space and privacy to offer you tranquility in the midst of a traditional and authentic atmosphere.

Lovers of art deco furniture, Bernard has a unique eye and a special interest in antique furniture and other relics of Moroccan history dating from the years 1930/1940. Hassan, an alumnus of Fine Arts and stylist training, has put his special touch on the decoration of the rooms and suites. His decorative additions add a contemporary touch to the riads reflection of the Fes Artisan's traditional elegance.