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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiad Alkantara Fes
Riad Alkantara is an exceptional location within the walls of the medieval city of Fès; it is a hidden enchantment in the heart of a shaded area surrounded by 5 riads of different periods and architectural styles that have been restored with patience and passion to unite modern comfort and the splendours of the past in an exquisite alchemy.
The garden has a vast swimming pool surrounded by greenery and supplied with pure spring water, there are many fountains and patios, where you can relax and listen to the birds soothing singing.
The same refined decorative style runs throughout the suites, with furnishings gathered on travels through the Mahgreb, India, Egypt and Syria, as well as gorgeous hand-painted, Diffused lighting from lanterns and appliqués further enhances the romantic feel of the suites. You will find also: air conditioning, ventilation, Hifi & music library, wireless Internet access, safe & selection of teas and infusions, minibar, bathtub or shower, hairdryer, welcome products quality
This comfortable and cosy area has a superb view over the gardens and the medina... the restaurant and bar Lounge "Le Mandala" and its panoramic terrace adjoining offers a calm and intimate atmosphere with privileged views of the surrounding hills. In our guest dining room you can discover the subtleties of North African gastronomy, refined and authentic cuisine to be discovered and shared in a convivial atmosphere.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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... temple, with only the columns remaining
- The remains of the basilica, with an arched entranced exterior wall
- The Arch of Caracalla (aka the Triumphal Arch)
- The remains of the baths, including an ancient restroom complete with toilet seats carved out of the stone.
After passing through the baths, we entered a square room with no roof, but all four stone walls intact. Our guide sat on a bench in the middle of the room and lined us up along the wall. ...
... due to the heavy nature of the work. We visited another mosque which was amazing and detailed as ever then after some mint tea we made our way down the the tannery, let me tell you i could smell it before we found it. Oh god it was bad, an old man handed us a sprig of mint as we walked in and here i was wondering what that was for but as we climbed up about 5 floors and came to the roof terrace it became abundantly clear! they use pigeon poo and ammonia to ...
... ancient city. A stork had nested atop a Roman column, adding a splash of white to the scene. It was much more beautiful than I have described. Ramone dismissed it by saying we should wait until Europe, if we're impressed by this then France and Spain will blow our minds. If that's the case then Lauren has picked the correct order for this holiday.
We made it to Fez with enough time to shower and head to dinner. This was another exorbitant meal, but the ...
... look around her to see she was being suitably admired. Harsh flat American accents betrayed the origin of these amazingly brittle people.
It was all rather extraordinary - and in a bizarre way, very entertaining. Were we really in the old medina of Fes and what were we doing here? I was sharply reminded that we could not have been more alienated from our medieval environment than being in Fes with the Beautiful People of the Hotel Palais Jamai.
So...I can now say that I have been to AFRICA! My friends and I boarded our RyanAir flight early in the morning yesterday and landed in Fez, Morocco after a really two hour flight. Once we converted our euros to durams (their currency), and went through customs to get our passport stamped we were greeted by a man from our hostel who we had scheduled to pick us up and take us to our hostel. Our hostel is only about a 10 minute ...