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Dar Hafsa
Ranked #7 of 99 Hotels in Fes
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Berlin, Germany
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“amazing experience”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Dar Hafsa was an amazing place . there is no reason to look elsewhere . the location was very convenient , right in the medina and very close to the historical monuments and souks . the riad was absolutely gorgeous , it was beautiffuly decorated . our room was very clean and cozy , beds were very comfortable . the view from the roof terasse is stunning . but most importantly the family , they were the most fabulous hosts . i have ever met in all my travels . they go out of their way to make you feel at home and welcome . karim ( the owner)gave us lots of useful help and advices about fez and the most important sights . really it was an amazing experience that we wouldn't forget . highly recommend it .

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

This is absolutely the best hotel/hostel in which I've ever, ever stayed. I've visited 31 countries on five continents over the last few years, and I can say without reservation that I've never stayed in a place as wonderful as Dar Hafsa. Abdul Kareem and his lovely family are incredibly helpful with absolutely everything -- their knowledge is essential to navigating and enjoying your stay in Morocco. They helped us with transport, tours, shopping, hammam (thank you, Miriam!), beautifully clear, hand-drawn maps (thank you, Aziz!) -- everything, at reasonable, good-value prices. They made us feel like family, and their hotel made us feel like we were staying at our new home in Fez. The accommodations are beautiful, spotlessly clean, comfortable, safe, and gracious, and the breakfast was truly outstanding. We will most definitely visit Fez again because of Abdul Kareem and his family and Dar Hafsa, and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else. They made our stay in Fez and in Morocco positively perfect!

Room Tip: Any room is perfect -- this hotel is wonderful.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

I cannot say enough good things about Dar Hafsa. My sister and I stayed here in December 2012 and loved it. The owner, Abdul Karim, was the kindest, most knowledgeable person in the whole Medina and his children were a close second. The location of the hotel is splendid, a short walk from Babb Bougloud gate and very easy to get to from the train station by cab. My sister and I had some scheduling conflicts during our time in Fes and Abdul Karim could not have been more accommodating. The breakfast in the morning is delicious and hearty enough to provide fortification for a day of exploration in the Medina! Our only regret is that we could not stay in Fes longer to continue to enjoy the Dar Hafsa House's kindness.

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Dar hafsa is magnificently restored in traditional morocan way . the riad top point is the family who own and run it .they are very attentive and helpfull . all questions or concerns are treated with utmost curtesy and there seems no request can go unfulfilled . the breakfast was really exeptional.
Dar Hafsa is what we were looking for abd we recommend it to anyone searching for a place to stay in fes great value for money .

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

Staying in this riad in the Fez medina was a great experience. Kind Moroccon family run riad. Excellent location with all you need only a few steps away. The tanneries, mosques, market surround you. If you make it this far, it is worth staying in the medina.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

We have selected this property based on many positive reviews in tripadvisor, so our expectations were probably too high. It's a very nice place and they serve very good tea! It was one of the best on our whole trip.

However, there were some drawbacks we have experienced... We were in Fes during cold, raining days and locals somehow forgot to mention heaters to us.... And they promised us to show a lot of interesting things downthere, but probably rain was too heavy :(

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Fes is an intimidating place for the uninitiated! It is large, fast, and packed with activity. I know for a fact that without the help of the Idrissi family and their seemingly endless supply of tea, I would have succumbed to panic! Kareem and his level headed directions made having a guide unnecessary; shopping was a breeze with him as our negotiator, especially as he always offered cautious counsel and guided us to local shopping spots. I will go back to Fes,and I know I will see them again!

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Property: Dar Hafsa
Address: 34 Derb Sidi Safi Souiket Ben Safi | Talaa Sghira Medina, Fes 31110, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 99 Hotels in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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