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Talaa Sghira | Fès-Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
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Dar Bennis
Ranked #73 of 171 Fes B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have visited Fez several times in the past but this was our first time to stay within the Medina. We expected concessions would have to be made to convenience since this Dar is hundreds of years old - but instead we found a gorgeous historically-renovated home with an updated bathroom that I would love to have in my own... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed in Dar Bennis for 4 nights in May 2013. It is a high light of our visit to Fes. This small, restored traditional house is in the middle of the medina. The tiles, plaster carvings, stain glass windows, and woodwork ringing the courtyard ceiling are all delightful. One is able to experience a bit of how traditional Moroccan... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This dar has been carefully restored with much attention to detail. Located minutes from one of the main streets in the medina, Dar Benis provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of old Fez. Set over at least four floors with a traditional internal courtyard and winding stairs that take you to the roof terrace, providing views over Fez.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stayed in David Amster's Dar Bennis this Christmas past with a couple of friends and had a marvellous time. Such a beautiful house. Clean, spacious and unfussy with just the right amount of detail and perfect finishes to the doors and fittings. It is magically quiet and has beautiful views from the terrace. We found it easy to find... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We have just had two wonderful weeks in Dar Bennis in the medina in Fes. This has to be one of our best holidays ever. The beauty of the house and its reconstruction by owner David Amster is marvellous. We have never stayed in such a house before and it was a superb experience. The zellij, the high ceilings, the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We loved staying in Dar Bennis. The kitchen was well-equiped and buying fruit and vegetables from the market stalls was a good way to gain confidence in dealing with the locals. There were also good restaurants close by for when we didn’t want to cook. Khalid kindly brought the breakfast we asked for each morning, as well as changing the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I had the great opportunity to stay in Dar Bennis this winter for three nights. This house is perfectly restored--without the extras and frills that clutter other guest Riads in the medina--in a way that lets you truly celebrate an aesthetic and tradition at the height of its beauty a few centuries ago. Great location--only a few minutes walk into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

I was lucky enough to stay in Dar Bennis this December while working on a theatre production in Fez, and it was the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. More than just a retreat though, this house is everything that is magnificent about Fez and its imperial splendor. The owner has restored it to traditional style,... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Although there are a large number of riads and dars in which visitors to the Fes medina can stay, David Amster's Dar Bennis really cannot be surpassed. The house has been meticulously and sensitively restored by an owner who possesses a keen eye and a profound knowledge of the tradition within which he is working. Its scale is intimate, its... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

David Amster has done a fantastic job on this place. It's a true sympathetic restoration - no frills, just the real deal. a traders house restored to as it was a couple of hundred years ago or so. Nice kitchen with all the kit, hot water, comfy beds, great views from the terrace. Just perfect. The location is great, very... More 

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Address: Talaa Sghira | Fès-Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3

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