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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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... are the smaller abodes of numerous sparrows that flit about. In flight these predators circle miles above the bickering of the rest of the birds, a lazy observation of the futile, short and brutish lives of those that are beneath them.
Finally a walk through a medina that involved a stop at a store specialising in silver inlay. More fascinating to me was the responses of the various group members. Some; most obviously Lauren, Grant, and me, rolled our eyes at ...
... Caught by specks of light, by the sound of a drum floating out a window, by children's stares. These are the moments where what's happening and who I am outside of it collide and the borders blur. It's these moments where mind and sense are arrested for a moment, fully in the experience."
REFLECTIONS: Day one of the excursion was marked by several stops to shops including a leather tannery, silk weaving shop, and a ...
... from what is now Spain and Tunisia to move to Fez and by making the city his capital.
The city of Fez is now divided into three areas: Fez the old (the Medina), Fez the new (areas constructed north of the Medina and Fez the modern which was constructed during the French protectorate between 1912 and 1956. (The use of the words French and protectorate are rather ironic. As Khalid noted … what could the French possible protect us ...
... day without food and, at the CCS house, he who eats last, eats least. The good news was that we could use our tickets for an earlier train. The bad news was that we would have to forfeit first class for second in order to do it. Second class train cars are kind of a crapshoot; there's no guarantee that they'll have AC. Lucky us! Ours was roughly six million degrees and most of the windows didn't open. At least the ride was only two hours instead of ten. That'll teach us to buy our tickets early.
... so comfy. Since we weren’t leaving for two days, Ahmed told them to take their time with the coat, “Make it nice for Madam. Her birthday is next week”. So they delivered it to the Riad two days later. We had a full dinner at the riad tonight which was wonderful. Especially, after all the walking/hobbling we did today.