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“A nice Riad with Moroccan mosaic art and beautiful wood carving”
Review of Dar Ziryab

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Dar Ziryab
Ranked #84 of 223 Fes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Comfortable room and beds in a quiet location. The host & owner, Jalil El Hayar, is friendly and very welcoming - offered us tea and pastries on arrival. Most of the services were provided by Nassira and Meryem who we found to be very attentive and responsive. Jalil promised us a suite or a large room on the phone but gave us a small narrow room at check in. On our expressing strong displeasure for not honoring his word he did move us to a larger room. All the Riads we stayed in Morocco provided free bottled water. Jalil charged us two euros for large bottle. Bottled water, soft drinks, chips etc are available at a much more reasonable price in a small shop only a minute walk from the Riad. WiFi is free but connection in the rooms was slow and very spotty - not the best.

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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Stayed one night, friendly staff, beautiful & comfortable rooms , very good breakfast served in a well kept rose garden.
Was shown the suite that has a nice indoor pool
Not the most professionally run hotel/riad but that adds to the charm.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Ryiad Dar Ziryab is beautiful, located on a quiet street . The rooms are lovely with really comfortable beds. The staff are friendly. A traditional Moroccan breakfast is served in their attractive dining room.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
Thank Erika C
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

We came here for dinner, and it was simply the best food we had in Fes. The nice thing about people in Fes is their hospitality. The owner came to our table, sat with us and we soon became friends. The place is amazingly decorated. The food was abundant and more of a true Fes homemade meal (his wife is the cook). If you want a true authentic experience, go there.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
Thank Hiam C
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Beautiful traditional riad but “don’t judge a book by its cover”! This place could use some help from an experienced hotel manager and some training in basics. We were given a large room with a nice balcony; however, the heat did not work and we had to request a radiator to be brought in. At the same time, the toilet was broken and would not flush. The hot water in the shower ran out after one shower.

To top that off, breakfast was very limited and we found hair in both the pancake (bghir) and the butter placed on the table.

On a positive note, the owner was very flexible with dates as we needed to change our dates unexpectedly at the last minute.

I would not recommend this riad.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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jalil_el_hayar, Owner at Dar Ziryab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Dear MAB900

Let me start out by thanking you for your comment and apologizing that the experience you had in our Riad during your two-nights stay was not up to your expectations.

However, I would like to add that you told us that you were happy with the solution we found for the heating and did not want to switch to another, similar sized room that we offered, and I am very sad that this seemingly was an issue during your stay.

I am also very sorry to only get to know from your review that the flush did not work properly during your stay, usually this kind of problem is picked up by our staff. We can only assume that due to it being a very busy period they forgot to forward the information on to us, and am very sorry for the inconvenience this caused. But it also saddens us that you did not give us a chance to fix this for you during your stay.

At the moment we are indeed experiencing problems with hot water at very busy periods, however we are working to upgrade our boilers in order to solve this.

At busy times breakfast is served as a buffet, meaning that there is a period during which the food is not in the hands of our staff, whose foremost priority is hygiene. This is the first time that we hear any bad comment about our breakfast (and food in general), leading us to conclude that you must have been very unlucky.

Please accept our sincere apologies, we hope that you will give us the opportunity to ensure your next stay will be smoothly as can be, should you visit Fes again.

Kind Regards
Jalil El hayar

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Additional Information about Dar Ziryab

Address: 2 rue Ibn Badis | Ville Nouvelle, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 223 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: $103 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar Ziryab 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Une oasis de fraîcheur, située à deux pas de l'Hôtel Royal Mirage et duParc Prestigia où architecture Arabo-Mauresque raffinée, luxueux mobilier, art de table, cuisine exceptionnelle, linge de maison, broderies faites à la main, très belles suites ,Hammam, Pscine et jardins privatifs se mêlent pour faire de cette demeure contemporaine un authentique lieu Fassi où rien ne manque pour vous faire vivre un séjour inoubliable ... more   less 
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