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Started here for three days with my wife and son. Was able to arranged a transfer with the Riad directly (highly recommended) and the price was very reasonable and avoid the need to barter with the taxi drivers outside the airport.
The riad is in...More
My friend and I, two experienced young female globetrotters, are always looking for places that will not only enhance our experience but also give us the best inside knowledge that only locals can provide. This place exceeded our expectations. The host, Abdul Karem and his...More
Stayed here for 3 nights. The positive experience started with the welcome email from the owner recieved immediately on booking. The email contained very valuable information that was relevant to a first time visitor to Morocco. As requested I called from the train station. I...More
We were greeted with a pot of hot mint tea and a smile, the owner and Muhammed were incredibly helpful and gave us lots of advice, we even got shown where the bus station was and sat and watched some football with them. The house...More
Our stay at Dar Hafsa was fantastic, the room was lovely, and the location of the riad is almost central - breakfast is very nice, and the team were very friendly and gave us plenty of tips on how to navigate the city
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 ...Morecultural 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. Less
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Response from Darrell T | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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