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Dar el-Ghalia

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13/15 Ras Jnane | Ross Rhi Medina de Fes, Fes 30000, Morocco
Dar el-Ghalia
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Ranked #50 of 92 Hotels in Fes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We'd heard that staying at a riad would be a unique experience, but the Dar el Ghalia still surprised us and completely exceeded our expectations. When our cab dropped us off just inside the Bab Jadid, a porter from the hotel met us. It was good thing because we never could have found the place on our own. The "streets"... More 

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El Jadida, Morocco
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Perhaps one of the most beautiful Dars/Riads I have visited. The staff are exceptionally pleasant and eager to please. The situation is not the best for those with mobility problems although I managed despite my severe arthritis. The hill seems less daunting on the second or third attempt. The weather was particularly unpleasant during my stay so I did little... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Thank goodness that this wonderful old house hasn't been tarted up too much for the tourists. Staying here you can still imagine that you are the guest of the owner in a place of slightly faded grandeur. It was a joy just to sit in peace in the comfortable chairs in the courtyard and admire, standing by the grand piano,... More 

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Rome, New York
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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.... More 

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Cornwall,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More 

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hk
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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... More 

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 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... More 

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Brasilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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,... More 

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