Erected by Cadi Moulay Ahmed Alaoui whose wife Kenza was the daughter of Moulay Hassan 1st, sultan who governed Morocco from 1873 to 1894, Riad SOUAFINE was given to Cadi Boukili who then gave it to Cadi Abdelaziz Skalli.
He then made major renovations before selling it to the Benkirane family, important manufacturer of Khlih, (beef or camel meat, dried then crystallized, a speciality of Fez).
Riad SOUAFINE is a Guesthouse, located in the medina, on the hill of ZIAT, the district of the palaces; it is situated in an exceptional place with an unforgettable view that overlooks the heart of the medina.
Riad Souafine is ideally located. With access to the principal arteries of the Fez Medina and also situated in the immediate vicinity of Riad MOKRI, Palais MOKRI, Palais TAZI and the Palais of the Pasha El Glaoui, here you will find yourself Immersed in a fascinating ancient culture milieu.Riad SOUAFINE is a spacious Riad with total footage of 9000 square feet . There are seven suites ranging in size from 38 to 125m². All are chic and roomy and each has been recently renovated in the Fassi traditional style and equipped with complete comforts.
The central patio, with its trees and Italian marble fountain, is a haven of peace around which four splendid and palatial Moroccan dining rooms have been designed for your meals and breakfast.
A traditional HAMAM is at your disposal to discover a feeling of well being, calm and relaxation of the body and the spirit in all intimacy.
The vast terraces of Riad SOUAFINE overlooking the medina offer many luxurious opportunities for relaxation, sun bathing, and the living rooms feature open vistas, overlooking the Fez medina.
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