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“Excellent introduction to Fez!”
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Dar Hafsa
Ranked #5 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2013

I would definitely recommend this Riad. New to Fez the owner (Karim) was fantastic at making us feel comfortable and welcome. As two girls travelling alone the first few days in the busy medina can be quite daunting but Karim went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of our stay, visiting the tourist hot spots as well as experiencing some of the hidden gems of the medina. The hotel itself is lovely, clean and comfortable with a great view of the medina from the roof top terrace. The breakfast is equally good and very filling! Wanting to see the desert Karim arranged for us to meet with a local,family ran tour provider to organise our trip, which we really enjoyed.
Karim treats you as one of the family and we would definitely return to the Riad should we ever return to Fez.

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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The Dar Hafsa feels like home. Kareem and his staff are more than willing to give advice and any help they can to make your stay the best it can be. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. All come with a private bathroom. The breakfast is especially excellent. Giving you all the energy you need to explore the medina and souks all day. My stay here made the time I spent in Fes even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home away from home.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Karim, the owner came and met us at the main gate on arrival and walked us to the raid in the medina. The staff were all really helpful, friendly and accommodating offering good advice and things to do in fes and beyond.. All Very relaxed and no pressure whatsoever. The rooms are very clean and fresh.. The triple room Is especially nice. Breakfast is included and is a real feast to start the day, with lovely breads, olives, juice, coffee and tea. There is also a rooftop terrace which has a stunning view, great for chilling out. Would highly recommend dar hafsa for staying in fes, feels like a new home!

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

My friend and I travelled to Fés and really liked this Riad. You get a beautiful room with private bathroom. There's a roof terrace with an amazing view. The staff is very helpful; they give you good advice. And we didn't start about breakfast, because it's delicous. Highly recommended! For this price range we were absolutely amazed!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

If you find that you are going to be in Fes and are looking for a great economical place to stay look no further than here. The place is family run and by the time we left we felt like a welcome member of the family. The owner could not have been more helpful from meeting us at the gate to walk us to the place, which is not difficult to find after that, to giving us directions to wherever we wanted to go. We've eaten breakfasts in many places in Morocco since we stayed here but none has lived up to what was offered here. WiFi available in your room, English spoken

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Awesome place! almost oasis like- very quiet inside- away from the bustling surrounding streets, greeted with mint tea and by a really warm family. The rooms are comfortable and the excellent breakfast in the ornately decorated home was a treat. The terrace upstairs was nice to look out from at night. Wifi and the attentiveness of the service was excellent to have. Dar Hafsa organized a taxi/guide for us to tour the countryside. The hotel definitely made the trip to Fez and especially the sometimes intense Medina, relaxing and fun! Def Recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Good value for money, very friendly staff, amazing breakfasts (loved the doughnuts with honey), cool little room. Great stay, my only complaint was lack of toilet paper. Only the owner knew where the toilet paper was.. So uncomfortable night!!

Other than that brilliant hostel!!


About the tour...unrelated to the hostel. I will warn you that if you get a tour guide he will take you to lots of shops and truly encourage you to buy things for commission. We KNOW the true prices of the items. We went with a marocan family to a market in Rabat and paid 50dirham for a great quality tea pot. I.e. Local price... Fez... For the same similar design teapot.. 200dirhams

So haggle AT LEAST half off... They'll still make a killing. Bear in mind the average salary is 2000 dirhams..that's.200 quid a month.. They are really out to take your money so stay psychologically analytical, stay calm when haggling and enjoy!

Room Tip: NA.. There is a nice rooftop terrace
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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
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Ranked #5 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Price Range: £34 - £93 (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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