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“The most authentic place we stayed in Morocco - a gem!”
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Riad Dar Dmana
Ranked #63 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Reviewed 26 September 2011

We were on a tour of Morocco with OAT, and they booked our group here - we took up the entire place! This riad is just inside the medina of Fes, and you'll feel like you've traveled back in time. The family that runs the place is extremely friendly and helpful. Their young teenage girl carried heavy suitcases up 3 flights of stairs... with a smile! I gave the "Sleep Quality" only a Very Good rating, not because of anything wrong with the bed, but because there's a mosque a few houses away, so we couldn't avoid hearing the 4AM call to prayer! Our air-conditioned room was lovely and spacious with a nice bathroom and large shower. The meals were among the best we had in Morocco - good food in generous portions. All in all, if you're looking for an authentic Moroccan experience, this place is a top choice in Fes.

Room Tip: If you're married, make sure to ask for a room with a double bed and NOT two twin beds.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We had a very pleasant stay. Rashid and his family (owners) were very helpful. The place is beautiful and very, very clean. The owner helped us out with getting around in Fes. Will definitely go back to this place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Sharma_11
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

This place has an unbeatable combination- gorgeous setting with a welcoming and helpful staff. Located in the medina, Riad Dar Dmana was the perfect place from which to explore both the old and new city. Rachid, the hotel owner, was so helpful with anything we asked, whether it was finding a good guide or a nice hammam. Super friendly staff and great food made this stay truly enjoyable and memorable. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Fes!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank Nisha S
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

This is truly a wonderful place to stay for a foreign visitor. It is a traditional Moroccan home that has been carefully adapted to serve as a hotel. Each room is different from the others and features attractive traditional furniture. You feel as if you’re being hosted by a Moroccan family, yet your room has (almost) everything that you may need, including private bathrooms and showers. The owners are extremely helpful and really seem to enjoy serving their guests and making their stay more pleasurable. Breakfast in the morning was great. The location is also exceptional, as you’re right in the medina. The one thing I thought was a bit strange is that the website claims that each room has TV and phone, but our room had neither. Not that we cared, but it’s just inaccurate. All in all, it’s a place that you should not miss out on.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank JMK36
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

We had a great time at Riad Dar Dmana. It's a traditional moroccan house turned into a small hotel (Riad), the decoration in the common spaces is beautiful, and our room had a lot of space. WiFi was available from the room. The breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to start our visit to the city. They arranged our transfer from the airport for a reasonable fee, and they found us a guide to explore the city, (Fez is a real maze!). The Riad is near the vehicle-transited part of the city, so it's stress-free to get to the riad with the baggage. Also, inside it's very quiet, you can almost forget there is a noisy city outside!
The staff is friendly and helpful. They took the time to explain everything to us, always with a smile.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Hamburgueta
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Reviewed 7 April 2011

My husband and I and our teen-aged son stayed at Dar Dmana for three nights. The room I had booked was a bit small so we moved to a bigger room. The staff, unasked, moved our luggage while we were out which was a pleasant surprise. We weren't charged for the upgrade. The owner said he wanted us to have a good impression of Morocco. It worked; we did. We had two dinners at the Dar and the food was some of the best we had in Morocco. On both evenings, we were treated to traditional Moroccan dishes.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

The owner has opened his Riad for the world see. His personal attention to our happiness is what made the experience so good.

On the first night, he arranged an authentic Moroccan dinner at a family's house. I recommend you go with some friends to spend the entire night eating great food and having great conversation.

The second day was the best! The owner was kind enough to tell us that our arranged day guide was too expensive, and he arranged a perfect guided tour for us and saved us €300. We also became friends with the guide!

The owner is a trustworty man, and values relations with the people who come to his Riad.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Thank Nicholas_Wagner
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Dmana

Address: Rue Sidi El Khiyat | Rue Salaj, Douh, Batha 20, Fes 30110, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in Fes
#39 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range: £62 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar Dmana 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Dar Dmana is located inside La Medina, in the UNESCO's World Heritage List but ideally positioned close to the Batha square and having easy car access. There is a parking 2 minutes away the Riad. Rooms : Being a Riad the rooms vary from one to the other but all has been decorated with care and taste, in traditional Moroccan style, reflecting the characteristics of the traditional Moroccan houses. All the 10 rooms and 4 suites has air conditioning, fairly big bathrooms and satellite tv, wifi as well as direct telephone line. ... more   less 
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