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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the busyness of Fez it was so beautiful to relax and recharge here. Kamal, the owner, took us for a tour of the village which was informative, insightful and fun. The people were friendly and relaxed. A number of the streets were beautifully painted and clean as people went about there lives. They kindly invited us into their homes... More 

1 Thank FeeGeeBee
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not sleep here but spent a large part of the day here.very clean establishment.Bedrooms,toilets and bath area were very good.Overall ambience was excellent.Kamal is an xcellent host ,very knowledgeable and interesting character..very world wise.He took us on a tour of the village and surrounds..firmly etched in my memory.He made the most ordinary of events interesting with his sense of... More 

2 Thank majeed2016
Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We chose this place because we needed somewhere as a waypoint between Merzouga and Chefchaouen, and were delighted we wound up here. Kamal is a whirling dervish of information and community activism, and we were delighted by his spirit and desire to improve the lives of people in Bhalil. The guest house is beautiful, with amazing wood craft. Very comfortable.... More 

3 Thank DStraus
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dar Kamal Chaoui is a not a typically Moroccan place (do we sense some anthroposophic influences?) in what might be a very typical Moroccan village. Spend a few nights there to be between the locals. Kamal is the most forthcoming, knowledgable and sweet host, and very passionate -about most anything. If he rambles on, just tell him, he will appreciate... More 

2 Thank thjap
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Kamal with our four children at his lovely dar in August and won't soon forget it. From the moment he enthusiastically welcomed us in nearby Sefrou, the experience surpassed any other we had in our three weeks in Morocco. His insights into the architecture, lifestyle, and history of the city were fascinating and very real, and the lunch... More 

4 Thank Alex W
Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Dar Kamal Chaoui is a great place for people who are wanting to be close to Fez (less than 25 km away) and want to experience the Moroccan countryside. With Sefrou ( home of the annual cherry festival) nearby, Dar Cahoui is beautiful place to stay. With comfy rooms, each with there own theme and design and all the lovely... More 

5 Thank djbool
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I spent a great time at Dar Kamal Chaoui together with Kamal and his mother. As Kamal always attracts great people around him, I found myself in an unplanned travel writer’s meeting in Bhalil. In the afternoon, we went together in Sefrou to eat a sandwich with local kefta. Apparently, this has nothing to do with Kamal. Though, I am... More 

4 Thank Iuliana B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Friends told us we had to visit Bhalil and we are so thrilled that we did. From the moment we arrived in the village. Kamal welcomed and guided us warmly. Though we did not have a reservation, Kamal made us feel right at home in his authentic Moroccan home. Our room had all conveniences and best of all the guesthouse... More 

6 Thank Alan B
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I can completely recommend Dar Kamal Chaoui. If you're thinking of going to Fes, then I urge you to try and carve a few days here on a side trip. The owner, Kamal, is an excellent host and guide to the Middle Atlas area. He picked us up from Fes station and took us to the small town of Bhalil,... More 

6 Thank Olben
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I LOVED the cheery colours and quaintness of this charming Inn! Kamal really went out of his way to take us to meet some of the artisans of his village. Do visit him and his charming auberge!

8 Thank Tonytouchlone

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Guests house is located in an Authentic village called Bhalil, this village is 24km close to Fez. How to come to Bhalil: A Grand Taxi shuttle is easy to catch from Bhalil to Sefrou located 3km from Bhalil for 3,5 Dirhams per person and needs 5 min to Serou, then catch a Grand Taxi at the same place from Sefrou to Fez, this time it will last 30 min and will cost 12 Dirhams per person, you can also ask us to bring you in our car for 25€ door to door. How to find us in Bhalil: have a look at Google map : Get enchanted by the view from our terrace direct to very close mountains, hundreds fields of olive trees are easily visible all around along with Fez city up there. Beds are hard and very confortable, quality is everywhere, food are fresh safe and tasty, we have European eyes to provide you European standards, safety and confort. We invite you to experience journeys with spiritual intention. Our tours blend authentic cross-cultural encounters with educational programs, recreational activities and life-changing adventure. We aim to take you into the hearts of our culture and to provide unique opportunities for learning, inspiration and personal discovery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar KamalChaoui

Address: 60 Kaf Rhouni | First on the Right Climbing Up After the Banque Populaire, Bhalil 31100, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Bhalil
Price Range: RM270 - RM294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar KamalChaoui 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“If I went again I would choose the roof top room but as with these old house come guest houses beware there are plenty of stairs”
 of 5 bubbles FeeGeeBee, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles DStraus, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the room from the last level has direct access to the top floor terrace”
 of 5 bubbles 724iulianab, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were well appointed, stylish and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles alanbM4322XQ, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are not many rooms so book early.”
 of 5 bubbles Olben, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
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