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“Great value retreat in the heart of the medina.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dar el Ma

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Dar el Ma
Ranked #46 of 204 Fes B&B and Inns
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“Great value retreat in the heart of the medina.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

Dar El Mar isn't a 5 star resort, but it is authentic, friendly and welcoming and located in the heart of Fez's ancient medina. Staying here really does make you feel like you're living in a different century, without losing all your creature comforts.

  • Stayed May 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

I truly enjoyed my stay in Dar El Ma in Fes. The place seems as a palace with its spacious rooms and atrium and it gives the opportunity to experience the traditional Moroccan accomodation. The rooms are big, clean and nicely decorated and the common rooms are a true delight. There's also a nice terrace where you can enjoy a view of the medina.

The house is run by Houda, a friendly local that serves the most delicious breakfast every morning and is more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. She will do her best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Dar El Ma is conveniently located in the medina, within walking distance from most points of interest.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

...we was with four fotografers stand in this wonderfull house for a week ... we was realy suprised about this wonderfull house in the middle of fes finest medina and we have best rememberings at the house, fes and the frindly people there... It`s an old marrocan style, build and renoviered new with original tadelakt and fine antiquitäts everywhere inside ... a bit like a palaice for us four ... and a big plaice on the roof ... with a summershower on the housetop outside and a gread breakfast made by huda every morning... fresh eggs and orangejouce and traditional bread and and and ... the bakery in the street smells all the morning so tasti and the hamam in the neighbourhood is also great ... the shower and toilet inside are clean and tadelaktmade ... !!! WOU !!!
- a bit difficult for us germanonces to understand the culture of marrocan people ... not unpossible but not so easy to go as woman alone though fes ... but with huda and joe in the house we realy feel well and care ... thanks once more for this great plaice where we could stand ... steffi

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

We stayed in Dar El Ma in March 2011. It was really happy time there.
This place is wonderful and the roof terrace is excellent!
Our room was fantastic!
Thanks for all who works there!
Julia and Nadya from Russia

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

Dar El Ma is the perfect place to stay in Fes.

Location-wise, it is in a good neighbourhood and merely a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of the medina.

The property itself is stunning. The owners have done an outstanding job renovating the riad. Exploring the several floors of Dar El Ma can be quite the adventure! There is a washer, a dryer, a Turkish bath (one indoors and one on the roof), and a Berber bed in each room.

There are only two rooms in the riad. For two of the three nights we stayed there, we were the only guests. It was like having a huge house to ourselves.

Houda prepared great breakfasts for us.

I would highly recommend Dar El Ma.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

Dar el Mar is such a lovely house that combines comfortable living quarters with an excellent Medina position in a real and thriving neighbourhood. We were welcomed by Houda who provided an excellent breakfast and gave us good advice about where to visit etc. It really felt like excellent value for money as we could self cater if we choose and as the house is beautifully decorated and comfortable yet at a very reasonable price. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

We spent 3 nights in this beautifully restored traditional riad. All credit to the owners for the amazing work they've done!
Rooms are spacious, very well decorated and bed comfortable. Superb views from the roof terrace.
Special thanks to Houda for her kindness and lovely breakfast and Aziz for guiding us through the medina. We hope to come back again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dar el Ma

Property: Dar el Ma
Address: 27 Zqaq El Mae, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully restored dar in the heart of the bustling medina of Fes. Find peace from your haggling in this spacious accommodation, stretch out under the sun on the roof terrace or catch up with work in the office with free wifi internet. Breakfast included, and many other services available. ... more   less 
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