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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.
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... bazaar sell their wares, we observe tailors making jellabas, metal workers hammering copper pots, carpenters making furniture, and men standing in large vats dying leather. There are many mosques and Jewish synagogues. Because the medinas are a car free zone you must be alert to the donkeys and horses transporting good in the narrow ...
... everywhere still surprised me. At the pottery shop the day before there were dozens of different sizes and styles of ashtrays for sale, although most people didn’t seem surprised to hear that we didn’t smoke. I’ve heard from a few Europeans that it’s rare to see an American that smokes. In 30 years we’ve cut back on smoking so much that it is unusual now to see an American smoker. All those years of commercials and DARE and banning of smoking ...
... prepared the powder into a drink, so I directly went upstairs to give it to her--it was a travel day, so I wanted to get it working ASAP. Atika said they always have medicine there for their guests, because it's a common occurrence with tourists.
By then, it was getting close to time for the guy to show up that would accompany us to the train station. I had done most of the packing last night, but we quickly finished up and took our bags down. We didn't have to wait long, ...
... was awesome! It was right on the beach and it was breathtaking. Unfortunately, we only had time to take a quick shower and then we were off the dinner at the Palace. It was an extravagant meal with dancers, performers, and more henna. I had a blast with my new friends Emma (from the Netherlands) and Aiofe. We got to see how a traditional wedding ceremony was held and had a blast dancing along to traditional music.
On the way back ...
... on the top level of the terrace overlooking the old city. In the pastel pinkish sunset, the view was spectacular. There were no other guests and it was lovely just to chill out on our own and watch the sun slowly set over ancient Fes.
Our riad meal and the beer and wine was good. We spent the rest of the evening discussing with Said and Houssein about life in Morocco. They were good company and it was a very enjoyable last evening in old Fes.