After reading reviews and looking at photos for both these places, I'm really torn between these two hotels -- they both seem exquisite and absolutely beautiful (each in their own way). Has anyone stayed or visited both and could compare the two?
Dar Seffarine is like a museum, and feels authentic (and also less expensive), but I'm concerned that after a 7-9 hour drive from Erg Chebbi, I'll want to relax in a modern facility with a spacious bathroom and eat dinner either in my room or in a regular restaurant or bar in the hotel. Note that I will be traveling in February so a little concerned that the heating system in an old property such as Dar Seffarine might not be sufficient to keep us warm. Riad Fes seems more appealing in that aspect, but I'm worried that I'll be missing some of the Moroccan authenticity offered by Dar Seffarine. I suppose I could request a room in the old/traditional wing of Riad Fes.