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Rome, New York
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This is a gem of a hotel inside of the Medina of Fes. It confounds me why it isn't rated higher - It is a beautiful Dar with a very large center atrium that impresses as you enter the doors of El Ghalia. The rooms are equally beautiful especially the suites and the larger rooms. Breakfasts are very well prepared....

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Cornwall,
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Not a riad but a dar - the clue is in the hotel name, but check the definition! Where does one start with the D el G? Possibly with how to find it. The taxi will drop you off at the taxi-stand near to Place R'cif but without some assistance it is difficult to identify the correct entrance into the...

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hk
Reviewed 12 January 2014

One of the most satisfying stay in this riad, nicely decor, great rooms, nice friend staff, antique furniture all around, the place is well kept and maintained. The restaurant there were excellent, all food were prepared with tender care, professionally served. Price are fair and portion is big. I tried few dishes from the menu, and they are all great,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights over the New Year and it was most definitely one of the highlights of our 2 week trip. The Ryad is stunning and everywhere you look there's a picture, mosaic, piece of antique furniture or something that makes you stop and stare. The staff are wonderful and cant do enough for...

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Surrey
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Lovely old Riyad in great need of money invested on its building and staff training!Very few of whom speak English,the service is not great we had our starter and drink order forgotten one night and only our main course served when we enquired they asked would we like them after main course!!The food was average and expensive for what you...

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Brasilia
Reviewed 1 September 2013

For the first time, i got scared with medina with tiny crazy streets. Dar el ghalia provides a kind help of staff which came to us in train station. Rooms r good but little dark, no problem for old traditional palace. Ahmed always contacted official guides for us, and let us in safe. Sweety Mustafa and Alamin made us feel...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Although this riad is on the pricier end of what you can find in Fes, you definitely get what you pay for. The building is absolutely beautiful, and the staff are very friendly. The view of the old town from the rooftop patio is amazing (I wish we had stayed longer just to enjoy this view more). Breakfast was good,...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 11 April 2013

The hotel is incredibly lovely - it was a former palace and has retained 100% of its charm. The room had a seating area with a fireplace and TV in addition to the bedroom. The lobby/patio is a lovely spot to relax after a busy, hot day. The tinkling fountain soothes your cares away. When you first arrive, it smells...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We stayed here in October, and it was such a lovely place. Authentic decor combined with modern comforts. Fantastic food. The bed was the most comfortable we encountered in Morocco. We enjoyed the medina location, and after a day it was quite easy to find on our own. The views from the rooftop terrace are lovely, and the entire riad...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We spent 4 nights here in April. For me it seemed like the authentic riad experience. Decorated with a mulittude of different objects it had a living museum feel about it. One day it rained we had the pleasure of not leaving Dar El Ghalia, instead we enjoyed the place itself. It is positioned well into the medina and takes...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riad El Ghalia is a prince palace built back in the 18th century.Located in the heart of the old medina's Andalusian district, this magnificent 18th Century palace belongs to a well-known Fassi Family At Riad El Ghalia, all the rooms are organized around the central patio (space dedicated to main activities). There are a variety of different room types, each named after ancestors of the family who still own and run it. Each room is en-suite, and other facilities include lounge areas, internet access, and traditional hammam. On our terrace you can appreciate the Fes gastronomy while enjoying a unique view on the whole medina with its uncountable minarets. You can also relax there sipping a drink at any time of the day. Faithful to its culinary tradition, the palace houses a well-known restaurant with a table d'hotes of great finesse serving true Fassi cooking, the most famous of Moroccan cuisines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar el-Ghalia

Address: 13/15 Ras Jnane | Ross Rhi Medina de Fes, Fes 30000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Price Range: $70 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dar el-Ghalia 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Dar El-Ghalia Hotel Fes
Dar El Ghalia Fes
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Fes
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“Hotel has an elevator. If you have mobility issues, it's an uphill walk on cobblestone lanes to get to the riad.”
 of 5 bubbles sophiafalcon, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the back are recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles garakami, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have split levels if this might be a problem request something on one level. However if you can manage the hill a few steps up to your bed should not prove too much.”
 of 5 bubbles Gourmand1066, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If the first room you are shown is on the small side, ask for another. It will quite probably be found even if the dar is "full".”
 of 5 bubbles WardenRon, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“All of the rooms seemed beautiful. we stayed in a standard twin which was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles U4874LFlauraf, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
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