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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ahmed and Najib were really helpful. Ahmed organised our tours, whilst Najib did the errands. They were very helpful and had the "nothing is too much" attitude. They were always smiling and Najib was very entertaining. The customer service was excellent and I could not fault either of them.

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Ahmed and the staff at Dar El Ghalia are very helpful and make visitors feel welcome. French and English are spoken. The common areas are as grand as you see in the pictures, and are made for relaxing before dinner after a day in the sun. The rooms are clean and spacious (my double room had a sitting area with... More 

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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

A very attractive old riad. We found the waiters very friendly and accomodating. Our room was comfortable and so were the beds. The room was clean. We had breakfoast and dinner in the riad and all were good.

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Reviewed 14 April 2016

This riad boasts a beautiful open space with great lighting where you can enjoy with great company. The terrace is a must if you stay here because of the great view and a cool drink is recommended while you take in either sunrise or sunset. The staff will take great care of you during your entire stay, making you feel... More 

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Varese, Italy
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Dar el Ghalia is probably the most amazing Riad we saw in Morocco. It's owners are one of the most ancient aristocratic family in Morocco and the beautiness of this place is represented not only by the magnificence of the architecture but also from the fantastic personal taste of many generations who lived into the Riad choosing and collecting marvellous... More 

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Agadir, Morocco
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

We stayed at a pretty rotten riad down the street, walked round and round the medina in extreme temperatures and all we wanted was a beer. The charming staff in this absolutey stunning riad couldn't have been more accommodating. Gave us a chance to unwind and relax. Wish we had stayed there!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Beautiful lobby and architecture. Really breathtaking. But I would not live here again. The towels and toilets were not cleaned and the rooms are not made for a hotel but were ad hoc mustered to be a room. Some of the doors cannot be locked and a bed barely fits in. Also it is situated inside the Medina. For some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We'd heard that staying at a riad would be a unique experience, but the Dar el Ghalia still surprised us and completely exceeded our expectations. When our cab dropped us off just inside the Bab Jadid, a porter from the hotel met us. It was good thing because we never could have found the place on our own. The "streets"... More 

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El Jadida, Morocco
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

Perhaps one of the most beautiful Dars/Riads I have visited. The staff are exceptionally pleasant and eager to please. The situation is not the best for those with mobility problems although I managed despite my severe arthritis. The hill seems less daunting on the second or third attempt. The weather was particularly unpleasant during my stay so I did little... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Thank goodness that this wonderful old house hasn't been tarted up too much for the tourists. Staying here you can still imagine that you are the guest of the owner in a place of slightly faded grandeur. It was a joy just to sit in peace in the comfortable chairs in the courtyard and admire, standing by the grand piano,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad El Ghalia is a prince palace built back in the 18th century.Located in the heart of the old medina's Andalusian district, this magnificent 18th Century palace belongs to a well-known Fassi Family At Riad El Ghalia, all the rooms are organized around the central patio (space dedicated to main activities). There are a variety of different room types, each named after ancestors of the family who still own and run it. Each room is en-suite, and other facilities include lounge areas, internet access, and traditional hammam. On our terrace you can appreciate the Fes gastronomy while enjoying a unique view on the whole medina with its uncountable minarets. You can also relax there sipping a drink at any time of the day. Faithful to its culinary tradition, the palace houses a well-known restaurant with a table d'hotes of great finesse serving true Fassi cooking, the most famous of Moroccan cuisines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar el-Ghalia

Address: 13/15 Ras Jnane | Ross Rhi Medina de Fes, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Price Range: £44 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar el-Ghalia 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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#34 Luxury Hotel in Fes
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“Hotel has an elevator. If you have mobility issues, it's an uphill walk on cobblestone lanes to get to the riad.”
 of 5 bubbles sophiafalcon, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the back are recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles garakami, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have split levels if this might be a problem request something on one level. However if you can manage the hill a few steps up to your bed should not prove too much.”
 of 5 bubbles Gourmand1066, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If the first room you are shown is on the small side, ask for another. It will quite probably be found even if the dar is "full".”
 of 5 bubbles WardenRon, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“All of the rooms seemed beautiful. we stayed in a standard twin which was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles U4874LFlauraf, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
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