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“Best place to stay in fes! ”
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Dar Hafsa
Ranked #4 of 102 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent our first 2 nights here in fes and couldn't have hoped for a better welcome. We were picked up from the airport and walked to the riad where the owner welcomed us (despite it being 11:30 at night!!)

Throughout the stay the owner and his staff were amazing - so helpful and nothing was too much. On our first morning they sat us down with a map and marked out things to see. He also gave us advice on booking our trip to chefchaouen, on where to eat, hammams etc and even arranged a trip to volubilis and meknes for us the day after we checked out! Once we were lost and bumped into one of the guys who worked at the riad down a side street and he walked us all the way to the restaurant we were trying to find!

Breakfast here is the best! Huge and loads of choice - we took bits with us to snack on!

The rooms are lovely and provide everything you need - hot shower etc.

For the price, this place is amazing value and I would recommend it to anyone going to fes. The hospitality of the owner and his guys is second to none and makes the trip!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This Riad was my trip’s best surprise. Mister Abdekkarim is a gentleman always willing to help. The staff is alao friendly, rooms and bed are very good and location couldn’t be better, right in the heart of the Medina.

Stayed: February 2018
Thank Pedro A
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I chose this place based on the perfect reviews. I was not disappointed! We spent 7 nights in this Dar. The owner and staff are so friendly, hospitable, nice, helpful, and funny. We loved being in the Medina or historical center. It is the highlight of the city of Fes and all of Morocco. This Dar is located in an easy to find part of the Medina, near the main road, which is important because the Medina is an extremely complex maze of 9,400 streets! The shower has plenty of hot water, which is far from a certainty in North Africa. The heater kept our room at a comfortable temperature in cold winter days and nights. The bed was comfortable. The Dar was beautiful and clean and so was our room. The guide the owner of the Dar reserved for us was excellent and this is essential for the first day in the biggest Medina in the world. The daily breakfasts are excellent, as is the tea we were often offered. We were never cheated or misled in any way by the owner or staff, which is important. I highly recommend this Dar as a place to stay in Fes Morocco!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank IsaacMorder
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Dar Hafsa feels like a riad should-- your home away from home. The space is comfortable, clean, and beautiful. Check out traditional Moroccan design without compromising comfort-- the rooms contain spacious bathrooms that provide a refreshing place to shower, as well as comfortable beds. Each room also contains an AC/heat unit to keep it at your desired temperature.
What's particularly notable about Dar Hafsa is its staff. Abdul Kareem made us feel exceptionally welcome, more like family than paying guests. He himself picked us up from the Blue Gate and walked us to the riad so we wouldn't get lost. He arranged a wonderful tour guide for us to see Fes, and provided his own recommendations about what we should see around the city. He sat and chatted with us over mint tea, and one morning he even cooked omelettes for our breakfast! It's clear that the owner and his sons put a lot of care into the running of this riad. The breakfast is always tasty and filling, the conversation jovial, and the atmosphere warm. I highly recommend Dar Hafsa to anyone traveling to Fes, especially those new to Morocco.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Over 600 years old, Dar Hafsa has a great deal of history for guests to experience. First, there is intricate, Moroccan design work in the common area and the guest rooms. Second, the Riad is in the heart of the Old Medina. Both of these qualities allow guests to have an authentic Moroccan experience.

The rooms are extremely comfortable with everything one could possibly ask for: AC/heat, TV, bathroom, shower, and much more. The Riad also has a terrace with a sitting area that is protected from the sun and rain. From the terrace, guests have a gorgeous panoramic view of the Old Medina and the distant mountains. Finally, Dar Hafsa is minutes away from Fes' best sightseeing attractions.

Perhaps the most outstanding aspect of Dar Hafsa is the owner of the Riad and his staff. They are attentive to every need of their guests. Fes has the largest Medina in the world. This means that it is bustling and dynamic city with many exotic smells, sights , and sounds. It can be an overwhelming experience. But, Dar Hafsa's staff ensures that its guests are taken care of. They will pick you up from the edge of the Medina and guide you to the Riad. They will give you advice on which attractions to go to and how to gain access to them. They will work with Morocco's tourism agency to ensure Dar Hafsa's guests have a certified tour guide (vitally important for a city where faux guides are common). They will prepare an amazing breakfast for their guests.

Dar Hafsa's staff will invite you into the Riad as a family and will take care of all your needs, ensuring that your stay in Fes, Morocco is unforgettable.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Mateusz P
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Additional Information about Dar Hafsa

Address: 34 Derb Sidi Safi Souiket Ben Safi | Talaa Sghira Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet (WiFi) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 102 Hotels in Fes
Price Range: $65 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Hafsa 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Hafsa is a traditional 19th century Morocccan home. Recently renovated, the house is a beautiful example of fine Moroccan craftsmanship. The ornate tile work and painted doors reflect the best in cultural design. An open floor plan with multiple indoor balconies gives the house a cozy feeling, but not at the expense of privacy. A roof-top terrace offers an expansive view of the Fes Medina and the Riff Mountains.This lovely accommodation is seven minutes from the Blue Gate (Bab Bouljoud), and a simple right-hand turn from the main street (derb sidi safi souiket ben safi talaa sghira) and souk. It is situated on a quiet, clean byway. Those looking for a more authentic Fes stay will find themselves a reasonable distance from hustle and bustle of the shopping and trade.You will feel welcome at Dar Hafsa by the family who manages the guest house, Mariam and Aziz and their parents. They are friendly and generous. English, French, and Arabic languages are spoken well, along with some Spanish and German. Your comfort and satisfaction is assured, and the family can share their local knowledge to enrich your stay. ... more   less 
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