We stayed three nights in this lovely riad in the end of Dec 2013. It is located close to the main Souks, in the heart of the old Medina. The owner Abdel is charming and warm, he speaks several languages, and offered a good service overall with fair prices.
A couple of days before arriving, he emailed us saying a driver would have come to the airport to pick up and drive us to the hotel for 15 euros, which is good considering that it is not easy to get in to a public bus from the airport to Fes City once landed. The driver showed up 30 minutes late, so we had to wait a bit outside the main lounge. But then he picked us up and drove straight to R'Cif Square, then another guy showed up and guided us through the maze of narrow streets of the Medina to get to the riad, which is not easy to locate if you don't know the city - even with a map a complete rookie would get lost in 3 secs!
Once arrived, a nice mint tea was waiting for us on the table, served with some nice hand made sweets aside. A yummy welcome! We then left our luggages in the room - the top floor room, cozy and silent, warm enough thanks to a portable radiator - and were offered a guide to visit the main attractions. We decided to go for the non-official, which costed us 150 dirhams (the official was 250 dirhams), which turned out to be a good choice. the non official guide tends not to stay close to you when wandering in the street and don't give you extremely detailed information about the sites, just because he is "non official" (!!!) and cannot be caught by authorities. However, they know the city very well, they indicate you where to go and every time they reach an attraction they give you insights that are not in the official guidebooks. So very interesting!
We mostly ate in the streets, however we decided to have a dinner in the riad one night. It costed us 12 euros per person. Menu was essentially a tagine with beef, dates, figs and prunes, then as a dessert some nice fresh local fruit.Tasty! The only dark spot was the beer. They offered us two cans of beer we thought it was included in the menu. On the last day we realized we got charged €3.50 for each beer. Ouch!
We were pleased with the breakfasts: mint tea or coffee as main hot drink, then squeezed orange juice, two different jams, butter, soft cheese, honey (excellent!), moroccan bread and crepes. You can also order eggs (without getting charged for them).
But let's talk a bit more about the room. As we said, we stayed in the top floor one. It is right along the roof terrace - which offers a stunning view of the city!! - and is isolated from the rest of the rooms, so silent and with more privacy. The wi-fi does not cover the whole room, we were able to log in only if standing close to the windows or, obviously, staying in the main patio of the riad. The bathroom was essential and the shower had hot water, if even pressure was a bit weak so had to wait a few minutes every time we needed a warm shower. Not really the best but you can cope with it. They also have hairdryer if needed.
So general impression is very good, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Tamo is located in the heart of Fez's Medina. Close to cultural treasures, the guest house organizes tours of the Medina on request. Dar Tamo is a traditional Moroccan house with a patio, a fountain and carved wood. Each room has a private bathroom and is equipped with free WIFI access. The breakfast can be served on the sun terrace.The guest house serves typical Moroccan cuisine with fresh season produce. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Travel Republic (UK), 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd and Odigeo so you can book your Dar Tamo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.