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Dar Melody
Ranked #27 of 204 Fes B&B and Inns
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Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

I can't thank enough our lovely hosts: Laurence and Bernard for taking care of us during our few days stay in Fez. The breakfast was the best breakfast we have ever had in a guest house - variety of mini dishes to die for! Rooms were beautifully decorated with amazing attention to detail, super clean and very comfortable. Location was spot on too, close enough to everything that we wanted to see in Fez. Laurence and Bernard are fantastic people: helpful, warm, kind and very generous. Nothing is a problem for them - even though I was ill during my stay, I really was looked after and let stay longer before my late departure to Marrakech. Whoever goes to Dar Melody, will be in good hands! Katya and Al

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

We chose to stay at Dar Melody because of the great reviews. What I hadn't anticipated was just how wonderful Laurence and Bernard, our hosts, would be. They are warm, funny, easy-going, committed, generous and thoughtful. What a combination of personality traits. We spent a lot of time laughing. While L and B are clearly good business people, frankly it doesn't feel like they are running this small bed and breakfast to make money, but rather because they enjoy people and they like doing something well. They told us that when they moved to Fes and started fixing up the house, they hadn't imagined it being a bed and breakfast; that idea came later. Others have provided many details, so I would duplicate what's already been said. I highly recommend this house.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Grobbendonk, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

A really very nice riad in many respects. The owners Bernard and Laurence are the perfect hosts! No effort is too much for them.
They look after you, prepare the best breakfast we had during our whole trip. Breakfast with fresh orange juice, fresh fruit, like strawberries , mango even chocolate mousse one day! Rooms are large and decorated with a feel for taste. We stayed for 3 nights and were sorry to leave.

Room Tip: All rooms are very large. For families of 6 they have a close-by location available.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We booked the Dar Melody because we saw it was number one on Trip Advisor, and saw the great reviews, and were slightly skeptical on quite how good it could be. It lived up to expectations! There were two reasons for this: firstly the house is spectacular with beautiful touches everywhere, and secondly the owners (Laurence and Bernard) are so hospitable and welcoming that it really feels like home. The breakfast is worth a special mention, it is huge, exquisitely presented and delicious. The only downside is that every other place you stay in Morocco will pail in comparison (and we stayed at some other lovely Riads). Definitely a holiday highlight.

Room Tip: We had the roof room, which is the best (although it does involve more steps).
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

We stayed in this gorgeous riad run by Laurence and Bernard for three nights during the Easter holiday and it was the best riad experience we had in Morocco, with a large part contributed to the great hospitality of Laurence and Bernard. We speak Chinese and English but not French, and Laurence made every effort to ensure that we knew our basic way around the medina. The riad itself is beautiful, with authentic Moroc style decoration, huge space (we stayed on top floor room) and comfy furniture. It is near the tanneries of Fes, and it’s a 5-minute walk from a taxi drop off location. What impressed us the most though, is the extra effort by Laurence and Bernard to make sure that we had a delightful stay (which we did have, of course). Bernard picked us up after our long taxi ride after our Sahara trip, by which time we were pretty exhausted and had no idea how to navigate the famous maze of Fes medina. Laurence then gave us a very warm welcoming with some delicious home-made refreshments. Our everyday breakfast was fresh and delicious too from their great kitchen. We did a day trip to Chefchaouen during our stay in Fes, and Bernard was super kind again and gave us a ride to the bus station in the new town and help us got the tickets. On our last day, Bernard gave us a ride to the train station AGAIN as our luggage was too big to fit into a taxi, and we did notice that he paid for all the tips to the luggage carrier to load our bags onto his car! So you can’t really ask for anymore from such a kind host, not to mention that we really love how comfortable, neat and authentic the riad itself is! Thank you so much Laurence and Bernard!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012 via mobile

Dar Melody is a welcome surprise in Fes, and provides a much needed escape from the intensity of this exotic town. The hotel property is extraordinary, housed in the former home of a well-heeled local merchant. The location is slightly off the beaten path, but that's a good thing, as you see a less touristy, more authentic part of town. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable (and have powerful A/C, useful in the summer heat), have wifi, and are tastefully decorated (note that there's no TV, but it won't be missed). There's also a nice terrace, good for relaxing to a cold beverage after a long, hot day. Breakfasts are delicious and abundant, and include fresh pastries, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs, and other fun surprises. Laurence and Bernard, the owners, are exceptional hosts and will make you feel right at home.

Looking back on my recent trip, I would have to say that Dar Melody was one of the highlights... And in a place like Fes, that says a lot.

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Hidden on narrow small streets of Medina, Dar Melody is a pearl of Fes!
As soon as you get to a courtyard, you appear in the Arab fairy tale.
We were surrounded by attention and care. The warmth of the welcome we received was matched by the helpful advice about sightseeing & places to eat . We were accommodated in the blue room which had a separate single room attached to it through the bathroom. The main room had good space to sit and relax. The breakfasts were amazing (and every morning they concocted something different). Juices (ah!), fresh crepes with fruits (ooo!) and an array of jams and spreads. It was fantastic!
The location is good although a bit far from the main streets of medina (15 minutes walk), but it is not a big deal as it’s fairly close to the main sites of old Fez! And it’s safe place.
Highly recommended!
Bernard and Laurence – thank you for a lovely days in Fez!

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Dar Melody
Address: 18 Rue Laalouj Lakbira, Fes 99999, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Dar Melody 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional house morrocan, in the médina 3 rooms of hotes with independant bathroom air conditioning internet. breakfast included transfer included for the airport ... more   less 
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