I stayed in this Riad with my friend. We did a trip from Marrakesh to Casablanca to Fez.
We came by train from Casablanca and a (false) guide tried to convince us that this place was trouble. He told us to book some other place, but luckily we where informed by Dar Hafsa and Lonely planet for the people who work on trains to get commission if you change your booking. Don't believe them!
We were picked up at the blue gate to find the hostel and from the minute we walked in we felt very welcome!
Room: we had the top floor room witch was great for us. Two separate beds, ensuite bathroom, heating and beautifully decorated. Close to the terrace
Great choice of different types of bread, with jam, honey and cheese.
The best we had in Morocco.
First, we weren't impressed by Fez, two girls there in the street seemed like asking for trouble, especially during Friday prayers. We were hassled in the streets and it was very unpleasant. The family of dar hafsa felt very guilty about it and did everything they could to make it up, even it was not their fault. We followed a cooking class next door on that Friday and it was really enjoyable to spend our time there. We learned a lot about the Moroccan cuisine and hospitality. We even went to the market together to buy the ingredients.
Next day we saw fez with a guide and that was nice.
The host family of Dar Hafsa really made us feel very welcome!
Good location near the head street of the old medina. Easy to find.
When I return to Fez, I would definitely choose Dar Hafsa again! I would recommend it to everybody.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Hafsa is a traditional 19th century Morocccan home. Recently renovated, the house is a beautiful example of fine Moroccan craftsmanship. The ornate tile work and painted doors reflect the best in cultural design. An open floor plan with multiple indoor balconies gives the house a cozy feeling, but not at the expense of privacy. A roof-top terrace offers an expansive view of the Fes Medina and the Riff Mountains.This lovely accommodation is seven minutes from the Blue Gate (Bab Bouljoud), and a simple right-hand turn from the main street (derb sidi safi souiket ben safi talaa sghira) and souk. It is situated on a quiet, clean byway. Those looking for a more authentic Fes stay will find themselves a reasonable distance from hustle and bustle of the shopping and trade.You will feel welcome at Dar Hafsa by the family who manages the guest house, Mariam and Aziz and their parents. They are friendly and generous. English, French, and Arabic languages are spoken well, along with some Spanish and German. Your comfort and satisfaction is assured, and the family can share their local knowledge to enrich your stay. ... more less
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