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Dar Drissi
Ranked #51 of 215 Fes B&B and Inns
Morelia, Mexico
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“Lovely place”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

The hotel is amazingly beautiful, our room (the cheapest) was a bit small, but the rest was amazing, the terrace, the service.

If you want to do the hammam experience nearby, don't forget to buy your black soap and the sponge.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Never mind Dar Drissi, they should call this place TARDISSI; it is much bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. The other amazing thing about it is how quiet it is, considering it is stuck in the middle of a bustling market area. It was also surprisingly cool, even in June. I find it hard to fault the place; about the most critical thing I could come up with was that one of the electrical sockets looked a bit loose, and the stairs are not suitable for those who are unsteady on their feet. We were picked up at the airport by a taxi arranged by Kibir, Dar Drissi’s man on the spot. Kibir then met us at the car park with two burly sidekicks who carried our luggage to the riad. On the first day he gave us a quick tour of the building’s many floors, and pledged to do what he could to ensure we enjoyed our stay – a pledge he fulfilled in spades. He arranged a guide for us on day two, a visit to a hammam (steam room) on day three and on our last night recommended a restaurant so two of our four-strong party could celebrate their birthdays. I am not saying Fes’s old town is impenetrable or hard to navigate, but with the steam room and the restaurant, in both cases we were escorted by representatives of the establishments from our front door to their front doors to ensure we got there. I can’t imagine that happening in London, somehow. We stayed in the sumptuous Grand Salon and could easily have smuggled the entire family in there with room left over for an impromptu game of cricket on the adjoining gallery-cum-balcony. Whether our teenaged sons would have enjoyed the stay, is hard to say. There is no TV, but there is wi-fi, and there are plenty of sights, smells and sounds in the day to enchant, but not much night life other than fine dining, people watching, shopping and haggling. If your kids are into messing about on the beach, amusement arcades and theme parks, this is not the holiday for them. If they are into experiencing a fast disappearing world that looks like something out of an Indiana Jones movie, this is a magnificent place to have a short break. I would heartily recommend Dar Drissi.

Room Tip: Electrical plug sockets are two-pin affairs. UK-style three-pin plugs are provided, but guests tend...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

A delightful and restful break in beautiful surroundings. We had the large double room and it was magnificent. The views from the roof over the city and beyond are fantastic and its a lovely place to relax and watch birds circling in the evenings. The hospitality is warm and helpful. Thank you, we will come again.

Room Tip: For couples the large room at the top is magical.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Dar Drissi was a beautiful and comfortable riad. It really surprised us when we got there. I guess we expected a fairly austere riad like many of our others we had been to, but we were very pleased when we got there. It's over 300 years old, very elegant and beautiful. Much of it is original (restored). Modern, western facilities, very quiet - off the beaten path. We felt secure and safe and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We added an extra day because we were enjoying the comfort so much. I highly recommend it. If and when I return to Morocco, I will definitely stay at Dar Drissi in Fez.

Room Tip: The two salons are the best, especially if you are travelling with groups.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We had a lovely 4 day stay in Dar Drissi . The manager could not do enough to help you and was very happy to arrange visits and transfers. House restored to it original beauty and the roof terrace a bonus. Will visit again very soon

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

We arrived on the train from Tangier and were met by a driver and taken to meet the manager Kibir at the nearest place vehicles can get to the Dar. It's about a 10 minute walk to Dar Drissi, the final stretch through what appears to be an impossibly narrow passage! But then you pass through the small front door into a huge living space with classic Moroccan tiling and fountain. On the first night we had ordered the in-house meal cooked by the maid and her friend, and served by Kibir. It was the best meal we had during our week in Morocco, so don't miss this. We were there 4 nights which is probably the right length of time if you want to see the main sights of the city, but not enough if you want to visit the surrounding sights (next time!). We stayed in the Courtyard Salon which was massive (although the Grand Salon is even bigger). But be aware that the other two rooms are quite small in comparison. Kibir served a simple but sustaining breakfast including boiled eggs. He was gracious and helpful, without being intrusive. You have access to the small kitchen, which is useful for the occasional bread and cheese meal. Although it is cool in January, we had a heater in our room, which made it comfortable. The roof terrace has great views over the medina. We recommend the Dar Hatim restaurant and the guide Farida. Kibir arranged both of these for us.

Stayed January 2013
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Dar Drissi is situated in the heart of the medina. Inside it is a haven of tranquility. The house is magnificent. I especially enjoyed the roof area with its views over the Atlas mountains.
The manager is called Kibir. He arranged all our visits and transfers. We were made very welcome. One of the kitchens in the house is for guest use. This was good for making snacks and the use of the fridge was great. The maid, given some notice, will cook a meal in the evening. We didn't do this but from what other guests said it sounded delicious. Next time!

Nick

Room Tip: As in all moroccan houses the lower down you are in the house the cooler it is.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Dar Drissi
Address: 24 Derb el Menia Kbira (offTalaa Kbira) | Chrabliyene, Fes Medina, Fes, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #51 of 215 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Drissi is a guest house in the ancient Medina in Fez (Fes) Morocco. It is a 250 year old property that has been restored to its original decorative style and modernised in respect of en suite bathrooms and air conditioning in all rooms. Free breakfasts, clean towels and bed linen, daily room cleaning and wifi are included in the price. A local tourist tax of 2 EUR per person per night will be added to the final bill. Prices depend on the room choice and the season. ... more   less 
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