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“Outstanding”
Review of Dar el Bali

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Dar el Bali
Ranked #19 of 223 Fes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Very decent hosts. Excellent hospitality. It is a once in lifetime experience. Highly recommended. The Raid seems to have been lovingly restored with very good taste. Our French and Arabic was basic which can be a disadvantage in Morocco.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2013

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

dar el bali is like an oasis in the chaos of the medina. the rooms are charming with plenty of detail and character. the staff was exceptionally hospitable and helped make the stay really memorable. it's a fairly small, intimate property that allows for a nice, quiet escape after a day's worth of adventure. cat lovers will enjoy the presence of an adorable "princess" cat (and the owners are conscientious of its whereabouts). wifi signal in the room was inconsistent, but plenty strong in the common areas. but who needs to surf the internet while in fes, anyway! book with full confidence and be excited about staying at this place!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2012

Thank you for your opinion Tripadvisor, one thank you for your compliments on the house, the service and the staff.
We are happy to learn that you keep an excellent memory of your passage in Fes.

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We booked 2 nights stay at this Riad, lime many other places, based on the pictures, reviews, location and what we thought it was at the time a good quality-price ratio, only to find out that the quality exceeds the price by a country mile.
We left Merzouga by car in the early morning with the hope of reaching Fes in the evening but unfortunately the heavy snow in the mountains made us stop 100km away from our final destination. Luckily enough the following morning we were back in the road and reach Fes and this beautiful Riad before noon. We were greeted by the owners (mother & daughter), this is a family run Riad, and you can feel it straight away, the warmth and welcoming attitude from the moment they open the door and let you in. We explained the reason why we failed to showed up the night before, and they offered us a lot of sympathy and a tasty mammoth breakfast (exactly what we needed). We were shown our room and we showed them the pictures of the road blocked by the snow, the room won hands down. Ground floor, by the interior patio area, where wifi is available, nicely decorated, comfortable and ample double bed, sofa to relax, and adjacent bathroom with powerful (stay-all-day-under) shower.
After breakfast we were shown the rest of the Riad, I think it has 6 rooms in total, a lot to choose from, in terms of decoration, space and budget, but all them oozing elegance and delicate touches throughout. We went up the typical never-ending flight of stairs to the first terrace and then to the 2nd one where you have a 360 degree view of the medina and Fes (with a little more time in our hands, we could have stayed here all day).
In summary, to say the place is beautiful could be the understatement of the century. It has been rehabilitated to its former glory with precise charming details. The service is outstanding, we felt like we were visiting old friends, relax friendly atmosphere (all the noise is left behind as soon as you close the door). The rooms are spotless, catered for all our needs, and the only thing I regret is that we couldnt stay the 2 nights we had planned and booked (by the way, we only paid for one, even though they could have charged us for the 2, which it was very decent of them).
Highly recommendable, brand new, right in the center of the medina, , lovely breakfast, nice people running it, whom, in my view, deserve more and more people coming here. If I ever go back to Fes, this is the place I'd go without a shadow of a doubt.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

It is with the big enjoyment that we read your opinion.
Thanks to you for this laudatory comment on our house.
After a journey rich in feelings and in adventures, we are happy to learn that your stay in Fes and to Dar el Bali was as high as your expectations.
We would be delighted to see again you for a next stay in our house.

Thank you very much for everything and for your kindness.

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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Dar el Bali

Address: 46, Derb Tadlaa, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 223 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: £50 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar el Bali 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to come and discover the beauty of this house built in 1905.House restored according to fassie tradition. Five bedrooms or suites.Maroccan living room.For your comfort, warm and cold air conditioning in each bedroom, additional heating and hair dryer in bathrooms.Terace and solarium.Moroccan breakfast, wich is included in the price, contains bread, cheese, pancakes, and homemade jam.Our cook will prepare traditional meals,depending on the market products. ... more   less 
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