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Dar el Bali

#10 of 177 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
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46, Derb Tadlaa, Fes 30000, Morocco
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful little gem is a delight! It's owned by a charming Belgian family who have lived in Morocco for over a decade. The Riad itself is clearly a labour of love and they spent five years restoring the building to perfection, paying attention to even the smallest of details. It is scrupulously clean and absolutely stunning, decorated tastefully and... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your long and magnificent message. Thank you infinitely for your kindnesses and compliments. We are satisfied to have met you and to share these moments with you. More 

Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This Dar (a riad with a courtyard but no fountain) was built as such over 100 years ago and the exceptional renovation undertaken by the current French owners has produced an authentic experience with all the modern facilities. In addition the family management is attentive and very well-informed. Their promptness in communication would do justice to a five star hotel,... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your answer. and your compliments. It was a pleasure to welcome you in this house and to share all our discussions. You are a big traveler then we hope to see again you in Morocco. See you ! More 

Freetown, Sierra Leone
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73 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This Riad has been restored beautifully. Our room felt wonderfully authentic, the shower was really good and the beds super comfortable. I had dinner on one night and the food was really fresh and tasty. Equally breakfasts were varied and delicious. I love the fresh orange juice! The rooftop terrace has stunning views over Fes, my boyfriend and I spent... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your answer and your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you in Fez. See you a next time for your travel in Morocco. More 

Sutter Creek, CA
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was fortunate to spend my birthday at this lovely riad in the Argana Suite, and I really did feel like a princess! The room was unbelievably beautiful and quite large, with tiles all around and a fabulous wood ceiling. The owners were very kind, and when they found out it was my birthday had a rose put in my... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your compliments. It was a pleasure you for your special birthday !! Thank you so much for yous smiles, optimist and kindness. See you a next time in Morocco ! More 

Frederick, MD
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Dar El Bali is an excellent guest house. It is located right in the medina and easy to find once you have your bearings. The rooms are large and well decorated. The best part (I thought) was the two roof top terraces. Both are spacious and have plenty of spaces to sit and relax. The breakfast was good and varied... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and your compliments I hope to see a next time in Fez. More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Exceptionally well restored house, Amazingly quiet place in the bustle. The family ( who stay there ) really made us feel welcomed ( and even made our 2 year old feel comfortable ), helped us with every arrangement ( restaurants, hammans, cars, washing etc...)enjoyed a lovely evening chat with them and could see feel their love for Morrocco, for Fes... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We had some good times in your company, you have nice little one family, and adorable daughter. Good installation in London and maybe another time in Fes! More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a lovely stay at this riad. The riad is very grand and beautifully decorated with tiles, intricate wood and plasterwork. The rooms were also very luxuriously decorated. Our room was the Marrekesh. Beautifuly and tastefully furnished and on the top floor. I saw a previous post which commented about the stairs being steep ( whinger, I thought!) but... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Thank you so much ! It was a pleasure to meet and We are happy to learn that your stay in Fes, in Rabat and in Meknes passed well. See you again! More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a lovely Riad in the middle of the medina. We stayed there for 2 nights and the hosts were very welcoming and hospitable. We had a meal in the Riad on the second night and it was lovely. The room was big and very quiet with excellent wi-fi access. It was an oasis from the bustle of the... More 

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Hello and thank you so much for your review. It was pleasure to welcome you in this house and I hope you see a next time in Fez. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A true riad has trees in the courtyard, so this is a dar, but they're working on the trees. Unlike many proprietors, Katrin and Melle, a Belgian couple, live on the premises. Sound really carries in a riad, given the layout, but the kitchen was two doors removed from the courtyard, which helps a lot. The 5:30 call to prayer... More 

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Elodie S, Propriétaire at Dar el Bali, responded to this review

Dear Randy, Thank you so much for your review by Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to meet you ! More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our stay at Dar el Bali was wonderful. Warm welcome, beautiful rooms, warm atmosphere and lovely family who run Dar el Bali. It really lives up to the Tripadvisor rating. We would definitely recommend staying here to others.

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Thank you for your message. It was a pleasure to share with you these moments. You benefited well of these 3 days well Fes. See you a next travel in Morrocco. More 

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