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“great location to experience the Fes Medina”
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Dar Hafsa
Ranked #6 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2013

from booking we found the staff at Dar Hafsa extremely friendly and helpful.

We arrived via overnight bus at 5am and were given great instructions on how to get to the hotel. They even allowed us to check in early at around 8am and gave us a superior room at no additional cost to accommodate our early arrival.

The breakfasts are absolutely amazing, around 10 types of pastry's and breads to try including the famous Berber "whiskey" aka mint tea.

The location is great, right in the thick of things inside the Medina, but in a quiet spot just off the main street.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and do all they can to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible and in line with western expectations.

The house is a traditional Moroccan road house with a lively open sitting area in the middle of the building and a terrace on top. The rooms were all decorated beautifully and spacious with nice bathrooms, great water pressure, air conditioning and WiFi.

Thoroughly recommend this place to enjoy fez from. The owner is as nice an owner as you will find in morocco!


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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Dar Hafsa is a wonderful family run guesthouse in Fez, very clean with lovely decor and really comfortable. It is really centrally located in the medina. Breakfast is super - traditional with lots of choice. Kareem and his family go out of their way to make you feel at home. He organised both our trip to chefchouen and the desert. Would really recommend Dar Hafsa.

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Thank Melissa S
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

A lovely experience. Excellent homemade apricot jam with a filling breakfast, terrace overlooking the medina, and 140 years of a family's tradition to make one feel at home, especially after a busy day in the surrounding labaryinth

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Dar Hafsa is by far the best Riad we have stayed at during our trip to Morocco. From the moment we arrived in Fes we were met at the main gate by the nice and charismatic owner Abdul Kareem who kindly walked us to the Riad and gave us a brief introduction to the city.
The hotel itself is a beautiful guesthouse in a secluded street, away from the noise and hustle of the Talaa, yet conveniently located close by. The room was nice, clean and the aircon worked a beauty in the scorching heat of August.

What makes this place special is the owner Abdul and his staff. Ever so attentive, he kindly made a reservation for dinner on our arrival and organized for someone from the restaurant to escort us from the house to the restaurant and back. He also organized a guided tour through the Medina with a very knowledgeable guide (Mohammad).

We felt very welcome here and would definitely recommend this place to fellow travelers passing through Fes.

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Thank Nicolas L
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

As three girls travelling in Morocco for the fist time, we were a bit apprehensive with regards to the safety and quality of accomodations we would find in the medina. We shouldn't have worried! Even before we arrived to Fez, the owner answered any questions very promptly through e-mail, arranged a pickup from the airport and welcomed us at the entrance to the medina to guide us through the winding alleys. Dar Hafsa itself is a great little quiet oasis very close to the main streets of the medina (i.e. it is easy to find your way back after exploring the souks.)The room we stayed in was spacious, air conditioning and wifi worked without a problem, and breakfast was very, very generous. Overall, this is a fantastic riad and lovely welcoming family.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This was a wonderful hotel, made a great first impression of Morocco! The location is superb, right next to the main street in Fez Medina which makes it easy to find, a great asset in the complicated Medina. The owner is also very helpful, welcoming and provides great tips and information.

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed at Dar hafsa for 3 nights on our trip round Morocco, it was the first place where the owner spoke English. We were warmly welcomed with amazing mint tea and hospitality. The trips he advised us to go on were great so we got all we wanted from our stay in Fez. We would definately recommend Dar Hafsa.

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Additional Information about 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 #6 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Price Range: £33 - £97 (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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