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Dar Melody
Ranked #28 of 216 Fes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Stayed in Sept 13 with a friend. Wonderful architecture - a typical house conversion. Great roof terrace. Gave us a feel of staying in a Moroccon house. And the hosts/ owners were friendly, accomodating and helpful. Great breakfast. And they even helped carry our luggages to the carpark (some walk away) when we had to leave early in the morning and the porters were not available at that time.

Room Tip: The place is hard to find, so best to get them to organise the transfer upon arrival in Fes.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We arrived in Fes at the ungodly hour of 2:00AM. The manager of Dar Melody waited up and came to meet us at the medina gate. We were given little food gifts in our room which was a really pleasant touch. Our first, second and third (there were only 3) breakfasts were the best we experienced in our 2 weeks in Morocco - superb. The Riad is really spacious, the staff extremely helpful and our room very comfortable. Fez is not the easiest of the medinas in Morocco to find your way round in, but we always felt comfortable with the advice from our hosts. A wonderful first stop on our Moroccan journey.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We had a lovely stay in this beautifully restored house. We had the orange room which was huge, with a double bed, and seating area. The owners had a cot put in for our daughter and a baby bath (which she loved). Moroccan toiletries are in the bathroom. There is a nice roof terrace with comfy chairs and a couple of loungers. The breakfast was outstanding, it alternated between french bread and moroccan bread. They cooked us eggs, there were lots of spreads, 2 types of fresh fruit, tea, coffee and had some chocolate powder for our daughter. The table was laid out and decorated a slightly different colour each day and the oil they had burning smelt divine! The attention to details that goes in here really sets it apart from other places we have stayed at.
The owners are french but speak English too. They gave us restaurant recommendations and organised guides for us for the medina and a day trip to Volubilis/Meknes.

It's at the quieter end of the medina so the shop keepers don't hassle as much, but the downside is that there is no restaurant very near by. The one recommended by the owners was nice, but still a 10 minute walk (not great with a hungry child). Otherwise, a perfect place!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Amazing- one must stay here! Lawrence and Bernard treat you like family! My partner and I arrived early by bus (4am) and Bernard collected us from the bus stop. Upon entering the riad we were amazed by the interior, it's absolutely stunning. They provided tea and toast on arrival before heading to our room for a nap. The room was as expected, just lovely. Rooftop terrace has great seating, nice view over Fez, good to sit up there with a few beers read a book& relax. Lawrence provided us with a map and marked out all the landmarks to see, where to get a taxi from etc..The breakfast is just lovely and both Lawrence and Bernard are always willing to help. They are a happy couple who love to laugh. I'd stay here again should we visit Fez in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank blumeslikeakat
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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

This year I decided to spend my birthday in one of the most fascinating places on Earth , Medina of Fes and I choose the most beautiful place to stay from the entire world , Dar Melody. I wanted to be happy for my birthday :) As most of the people said before me Dar Melody is not only a place to stay in Fes, is a hidden gem between the hotels and riads all over the world. We stayed 3 nights in Dar Melody and we would never leave this house :) 
I should start by telling you that the hosts Bernard and Laurence give the Dar that special thing by their presence and way of treat their guests. I never met such kind people, helpful with everything you need, polite and sweet at the same time. Even though I don't speak great French we managed to understand each other quite well and chat really nice. They are in the house all the time and very careful with everybody's needs. 
When we arrived they arranged a taxi to pick up us in the airport who took us really close to the Dar closest parking where Laurence waited for us. When leaving Fes Bernard accompanied us to the taxi also to be sure everything is ok. 

They explained everything for us on a map, showing us all thr major sites to see and also they arranged a guide for us for one day. This was a very good decision :) 

The location of the Dar is in the andaluzian quarter very close to famous tanneries and all the attractions. Maybe at first seems a bit difficult to find it without any help but in the moment you enter the door a new world is waiting for you inside.
The interior of the Dar is a tipically  moroccan one with wonderful details of architecture and furniture . 

The Dar has 3 rooms, we had the Menzeh room which is the most beautiful, at the third floor and with the windows facing the beautiful terrace they have. This is the only room with the windows into the terrace. The other rooms also have access to the terrace.
The rooms are so beautiful decorated in the moroccan style with modern accents in the bathroom. Menzeh room is very  large and everywhere you look there is something beautiful to see:) , a lamp, a beautiful pillow, a case, a chair... Everything is amazing. The windows itself give a great decoration of the room. The bathroom is a combination of old and new very well done. The linens are a very good quality and very comfortable. Everything is spotless clean and there is a pleasure to be inside the room.

The terrace is beautiful with a great view of the medina, very nice decorated with nice furniture and plants. Being so close to our room we spent great moments there. 

The breakfast is included in the room price which is so nice offered that we were so impressed. Laurence has a gift in arranging the table with so many beautiful details that is a great pleasure to serve this breakfast. We had moroccan breakfast with some delicious food. 

There is also wi fi available in the Dar, not in the rooms but down in the main room and salon. It works with great speed and it is a pleasure to stay downstairs surrounded by so many beautiful objects :) 

At the end I must say that I had a beautiful birthday in this special place and I thank Bernard and Laurence for everything they did for us, they are so special. 

If you want a truly unique experience of Fes and meet such great people than Dar Melody is the place for you :) 

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Ioana G
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We found Dar Melody both in our Rough Guide to Morocco and on Tripadvisor. It had excellent reviews and we were not disappointed! It is a beautifully and lovingly restored dar (home) in an excellent location of the medina (in the quieter El Andalous neighborhood but close to the busier sections of the medina. The owners and hosts - Laurence and Bernard - are super helpful, energetic, knowledgeable about Fez. We got in late after a challenging journey from the High Atlas and Bernard drove out to pick us up at the train station and then because we had missed dinner, they fed us a light meal (no charge, of course!). They introduced us to an excellent carpet dealer from whom we bought three excellent rugs. The breakfasts are amazing - fresh OJ, fruit, fruit smoothies, crepes, pastisseries, Moroccan-style pancakes, eggs, coffee or tea. The place itself is remarkable. The owners retained the original zellij tiles, and the cedar ceilings with original intricate painting. The courtyard is 3 stories tall with a skylight. The rooms are beautifully appointed, large and comfortable. We stayed in Menzeh room on top floor with access to terrace. The roof-top terrace is a relaxing spot with good views. We totally endorse Denise D's recent review which provides more details. Thank you, Laurence and Bernard!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank seattlejim01
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

We stay 2night at dar melody Fes moroc, 1week june 2013. Really a good surprise! A little difficolt to find but it worth the pain! Laurence is operative and efficient as Bernard is hospitable and kind with you. The structure is wonderfull, clean and the room are wide, breakfast incredibile rich and well proposed in a beatifull manner that change every day. I really suggest anyone going to Fes to book at dar melody

Lorenzo and nariman

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank 69Lorenzo
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Address: 18 Rue Laalouj Lakbira, Fes 30000, 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 #28 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: £47 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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