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“Private palace with very helpful owner”
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Dar Dalila
Ranked #45 of 217 Fes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Our stay at Dar Dalila was our longest anywhere in Morocco, and it really started feeling like home. The owner - who has renovated it as a labour of love - was incredibly helpful, meeting our taxi to take us to the house the first time, walking us into the heart of the medina for the first time, upgrading our room since the nicest room was empty, taking us on a small driving tour of the parts of Fes we wouldn't have found otherwise, etc, etc. His Moroccan background and knowledge of prices and appropriate behaviours, coupled with his experience living abraod, make for a great combination. The renovation is very well done, and the roof-top terrace was our particular favourite - tasteful and cozy, all at once. The house helper was very sweet and very honest - - he did tell our taxi driver to take us to the gare, when we were going to the bus station, so just make sure you speak for yourself as well (not too much to expect!). Fully recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

On entering Dar Dalila we were quite stunned by the luxurious interior, it has only recently been renovated & is meticulous in its detail & craftsmanship. Our room was large, very clean & quiet, the breakfast was large,delicious & varied.
The location was good - 10 min walk to the centre & safe & quiet.
The owner was helpful & friendly, & will readily share advice on prices to pay in the souks, arrange trips & tell you about Fes.
I definitely recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Abdelmoutia K, Propriétaire at Dar Dalila, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2013

Hosting you was a pleasure for us. We are happy to achieve our goal : which is to make the best out of our visitors' stay and to insure them a safe and enjoyable trip. Finally, we thank you for sharing your experience.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013

I was in Dar Dalila four nights in the middle of April with my two friends on a vacation to Marocco.
When we landed to Fes Airport the host of Dar Dalila, Abdelmoutia was wel-coming us in the arriving hall. Then he carried us to the hotel and same time introduced us the city of Fes. We drove trough to main street and saw all lights and flags of Morocco. He told that the King of Morocco was in his palace and that is why all the lights and flags. When we came to Dar we were served a glas of mint tea with some biscuits in the roof terrace. Same time the host in-troduced how he was full renovated the Dar and told some fatcs about Fes and its Medina. Also he told us that he was able to make some tours to neihgtbouring cities with ful service, carrying, lunch, cafes etc.
When we got our rooms we saw the amazing Moroccan decorations and were fully satisfied about the cleaning and all in our rooms like air acconcion, safe box etc.. Next morning we sat on the breakfast table and the servant, Murat was covered the table full of many kinds, including the typical Moroccan pieces and even every morning they had something special to offer. When we eat the breakast we hear beautiful and relanxing Moroccoan folk music from the cd player, so also the food but the athmosphere was in-credible nice.
Also, two of our vacation days we made tours to the neightbour cities guided by the host Abdelmotia. Ve visited cities like Immouzer, Ifram, Mekenes, Hijab and expecilally to the old historic Roman city of Volibilis where we saw amazing ruins of the famous city destroued by eartquake. Abdelmoutia was a professional guide, always willing to help us all questions.
Overall, i can recommend Dar Dalila to all whom are interest in Moroccan culture and the way how they live.
And special thanks to the servant, Murat who always was ready to open doors, to serve mint tea and so on.
Definetly i want to come back to Fes and i want to choose Dar Dalila agein.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Abdelmoutia K, Propriétaire at Dar Dalila, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2013

It is truly delightful to read your comment. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with other travelers. We were glad to host special guests from our beloved country, Finland. It would be a pleasure for us to host you again. Have good day!

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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Our stay at Dar Dalila was a fantastic experience. The Dar itself has been beautifully renovated and was a lovely place to stay. As 2 couples we had booked the 2 standard rooms however we got one of them upgraded to the suite so that we could be on the same floor which was a treat! Ahmed was a great host, answering any questions we had and organising some great places for us to eat and Mahmood was always on hand to open the door and bring us mint tea after a long day shopping and exploring! The rooftop courtyard was a great place to relax in the sun and look out over the medina. Dar Dalila is located in a nice, quiet area away from the main streets of the medina but still within easy walking distance (about 5-10 minutes). We were escorted into the main part of the medina on the first night so that we wouldn't get lost and Ahmed had organised for us to get pride of place amongst one of the restaurants there. After a great nights sleep we were greeted by a wonderful breakfast of breads, pastries and jam served with orange juice and coffee. All in all a fabulous stay and great value for money, I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Abdelmoutia K, Propriétaire at Dar Dalila, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2013

Your visit truly honored us. We are glad to hear that our service was up to your expectations. Please keep in mind that you're welcome at Dar Dalila at any moment. We thank you for your comment, have a good day!

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Positively wonderful, the two men that run this establishment go above and beyond the call of duty to make their guests' stay a lovely experience. While we struggled to find our way there, the owner came to pick us up; when navigating our way to a friend's apartment at 8pm we were escorted halfway, just so we wouldn't get lost; and, they drove us to the train station the next morning. The accommodations are stunning - a recent renovation, granting the spacious courtyard luxurious couches and delicate tiling and scrollwork adorning the walls and ceiling that could entertain the eyes for days. An excellent view from the rooftop, and inside plenty of peace and quiet for a night's rest, after which we awoke to a sumptuous breakfast of pastries, jam and cheese. Very reasonably priced, and a guaranteed treat.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

We spent three nights at Dar Dalila and we felt so happy and comfortable here.

Dar Dalila is located near to the famous "Bab Budjluq" (Blue Gate) in the Old City and reachable by car - or donkey ;-)

Inside Dar Dalila we found a great nostalgic mix between Maroccan style and modern Western technique. From television to free washing machine and WiFi - nothing was missed.

We were totally surprised about the kindness and hospitality.

The breakfast was rich, fresh and healthy.
It really has exceeded our expectations.
In the Dar everything from up to down was clean, well prepared and everybody took care of us.

We came as guests and left as friends!

Thanks a lot!
Janina, Nils, Christian, Tim

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Abdelmoutia K, Propriétaire at Dar Dalila, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

We are pleased to receive your comment, and we are truly delighted of gaining your friendship. The farewells were hard; Thus, we want you to know you're welcome at any moment. Have a nice day!

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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Hands down nicest place I've ever stayed. Upon our arrival in Fes, the owner picked us up at the train station and took us to a hotel with a beautiful view of the medina. Later, he took us to the medina to make sure we knew the way back to the dar and showed us around.
The dar itself looks absolutely amazing. It has been beautifully renovated, the rooms each have their own style and are well airconditioned. What made our stay at Dar Dalila so fantastic was the hospitality and kindness the owner, Abdelmoutia, showed. He truly knows how to be a great host and made us feel at home.
I can recommend this dar to any type of travelling group. Location is great (5 min walk from the medina), breakfast is amazing and the overall atmosphere truly made our stay in Fes a great one. Thank you again for everything. If we ever return to Fes, we'll definitely step by!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Abdelmoutia K, Propriétaire at Dar Dalila, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2012

We were pleased to host you and your visit honored us. Knowing that we've achieved our main goal - assuring a pleasant stay for our guests - satisfies us fully. We also wish we've made you discover , would it be a small part, of the Moroccan hospitality. We hope you'll visit us soon, as you are welcome to Dar Dalila at any moment! Finally, thank you for sharing your thoughts and have a good day.

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Address: Numero 4 Derb Sornas, Ziat, Fes, Fes 30030, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #45 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: £56 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar Dalila 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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