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“Perhaps the friendliest hotel in the world”
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Dar Hafsa
Ranked #5 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. This was one of the friendliest accommodations we’ve ever stayed in (saying this after 5 months of continuous travel). Many people have told us to make ourselves at home, but here they truly made us feel like we were at home. There’s a nice terrace where you can hang out and take advantage of free mint tea, or comfy couches in the main area. It’s located in back alleys, so was much quieter than most riads we’ve stayed at. Dar Hafsa also had some of the very best breakfasts we’ve had in Morocco – around 9 different types of bread/pastries, plus olives, jams, and big bowls of fresh fruit mixed with yogurt. Would absolutely recommend this place if you're looking for a chill stay in Fes at a place run by superfriendly Moroccans!

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

We arrvived in Fes after a hellish 10 hour local bus journey. The service at dar hafsa was impeccable. A small family-run etablishment, the owner and his family made us feel right at home straight away. Showing us in from the gates, the owner Karim and his family welcomed us in with a friendly smile. Everything else was a dream. Little wonder why this place has won numerous awards - top 3 in Africa 2012, best new hostel, best value for money etc...

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Reviewed 12 June 2012

This riad is a perfect place to stay in Fez. It is beautifully decorated and located on a quiet street near the medina. The family who runs dar Hafsa will do anything to make your stay terrific and the breakfasts are huge and delicious. It is no wonder that dar Hafsa has such an excellent reputation and I give it my highest recommendation!

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Reviewed 9 June 2012 via mobile

Very high recommended place! The atmosphere is nice, owner is perfect you will never meet this in any other place! We enjoyed also breakfast and room! Good value for mid range trips! If you want to feel Morocco it's nice to stay there!

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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Great stay at friendly family runned riad. Recommended

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

We have just completed four nights at Dar Hafsa and feel that we have been taken care of by family. Their home is aesthetically beautiful, clean and well-run. They are incredibly responsive to the needs and desires of their guests. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. When Karim heard that I can't eat wheat, he made sure that I had fresh fruit every morning for breakfast. He was happy to arrange tours and excursions. He even went to buy bus tickets for us when we couldn't go ourselves because we were on a tour. All this would be enough, but what makes this place really special is the kindness, caring and generousity of Karim, Aziz and Mariam. Karim took care to give us good advice about navigating the medina, and what to do to insure a safe and fun visit. He checked in often to make sure that we were happy and having a good time. He and his children were excellent company, and always ready to chat and offer a glass of tea at the end of the day. If you want to stay in a beautiful riad with warm, good hearted, hosts, this is your place.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Just spent four days in this jewel of a riad. It is family run, a father, son, and daughter team. They did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. They picked us up at the medina gate, set up tours both in fes and in the surrounding area, chatted with us about our days adventures, served us delicious foods, and made us feel as if we were a part of the family. The riad is absolutely beautiful and spotless, and the location is perfect, close to everything and in a very safe, well lit area. But above all Karim, Aziz, and Miriam made our stay wonderful. When I remember Fes, I will remember their warmth, their hospitality, and their kindness.

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Additional Information about Dar Hafsa

Address: 34 Derb Sidi Safi Souiket Ben Safi | Talaa Sghira Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Price Range: £33 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Hafsa 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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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