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All reviews abdul karim the owner mint tea blue gate tourist office place to stay tour guide main gate house is beautiful old city roof terrace home away from home excellent hosts day trip enjoy your stay delicious breakfast guest house
My friends and I stayed here for a few nights. The breakfast and tea that they provided was really nice and there was a helper who was very helpful. Overall the place was great, however the we got the feeling that we were constantly being...More
Was here for 2 nights. Was met at the blue gate but the owner. The room was small but reasonably good with a small tv with Arabic channels. Breakfast was sufficient. They arrange a packed breakfast because we left early to the desert.
There's nothing like staying in the Medina. Mohamed met met me at the Blue Gate and guided me through the short walk through narrow streets to Dar Hafsa. I was warmly welcomed and made to feel at home from the beginning. Breakfasts were a treat...More
If there was more than 5 stars, I would give it to Dar Hafsa! Everything, from beautiful and very comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast, and perfectly central location within Médina, impressed beyond expectations. Our amazing host, Abdulkarim, was incredibly helpful with arranging a local guide for...More
My husband and I spent three nights here while in Fez. The owner, Abdul, and Mohamed were amazing people. They helped us navigate the Fez Medina and make sure we didn’t get lost. They provided friendly advice on how to deal with the shops and...More
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
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