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Dar Hafsa

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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Located in the heart of the medina. Charming rooms with thick blankets available in colder seasons. Beautiful roof Terrance looking onto the hills. Great hospitality, we were allowed to leave our bags after check out whilst we explored the city on our last day. They met our taxi
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I can't speak enough about the riad and the owner. Both provide the top tier experience you always hope to find but seldom do. Owner (and staff) are helpful, kind and works hard to give an amazing experience to travellers. Exactly the place for those looking for a slight
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This is our 1st time visiting Morocco, no regret of choosing Dar Hafsa, a two nights stayed at this cozy Dar (600 years old house) located in Fes Medina the old city. The owner Abdul Karim and his staffs are very helpful and professional, made us feel like home. Beautiful setup,
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This is a wonderful place to stay if you like to spend few nights inside the old city of Fes, the owner & his people are superb, very helpful and even help to advise us what need to take notes if like to walk around the old town, he even help us to contact official government
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Our stay was just perfect at this 600 year old DAR. We had a BEAUTIFUL room waiting for us complete with hot mint tea, breakfast was provided every morning. The staff was absolutely amazing and we were treated like family. Abdul and Mohammed answered all our questions,
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Are the bathrooms within the room or outside? I am looking at Deluxe double room.
Dear Guest, Thank you for contacting us. All the bathrooms are inside the rooms. Thank you Kind regards ,
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Hello? Thank you for contacting us. The beds configuration of the triple room are Double bed and single one. Both of them are in the same room. If you have any other question you are welcome Kind regards,
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Dear Guest, There is a heater in the rooms. Thank you.
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Hello Linda. Dar Hafsa itself is deep in the medina and every place you want to go from there is going to be up or down. Walking is your only option. There is no vehicular traffic in the medina. So even if you stay nearer the edge, anything you might want to see in the medina is down and back up. It is certainly an interesting and ancient atmosphere but not easy. We spent five days in Fez and our view was somewhat colored by cold/flu but I think two days would have been enough and three plenty. If you stay at Dar Hafsa, they will meet you at the gate and you need them to. Don't imagine you will readily find your way around Fez medina on your own and any friendly volunteer WILL financially abuse you. I expect most Dars/Riads you might stay at will do that for you and will also arrange any guides or day trips you might want. Yes they will get a cut of the fee and probably of anything you buy but so will your guide and any other third party you might deal with. At least your hotel is somewhat accountable and wants a good review. However "official" your guide may be and however much you may disclaim shopping, his chief interest is going to be to take you to the Tannery and the Rug Factory (???I need my wife) and he IS part of the sales team. The reality is that the Tannery, Weavery?, and perhaps an equivalent pottery place are the most interesting things to see in Fez. I can't remember but don,t think you should have to pay more than 150 durhams for a guide. Avoid the expensive lunch (that everyone will get a cut of) and do that meal when you want to. We rented a car for two of our six weeks and saw Moulay Idress/Volubilis and Chefchaoen that way. The former would be a great day trip. The latter might be better as an overnighter but the countryside/ride is also interesting. None of those places are easy walking. I don,t know your time lines but, if that is a limiting factor, you might want to choose Marrakech over Fez. Flat, better museums and galleries, possible on your own and at your own speed, and the medina is almost as fascinating and less aggravating. Best wishes. Darrell
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Hello, Thank you for choosing our modest place. The one which is near to the roof terasse is the double room but you can access to the roof top any time . Any question you are welcome. Kind regards,
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"Views, location, quiet, safe"
"Steps are steep, if you have mobility issues ask for a room in the main floor."
"All the rooms are fabulous"
"room with private bathroom"
"There is a beautiful room on the first floor with a four poster bed - looked dreamy!"
US$45 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MoroccoFes-Boulemane RegionFes
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