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“Splendid little Dar” 5 of 5 stars
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Dar Melody
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   18 Rue Laalouj Lakbira, Fes 99999, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #6 of 176 Fes B&B and Inns
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Duren, Germany
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3 reviews
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“Splendid little Dar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Absolutely amazing 900 year old, beautifully decorated and refurbished dar in the middle of the medina of ancient Fés. Beautiful rooms and very hospitable owners. Thank Laurence and Bernard for accommodating us and organizing pick up and all for us. Breakfast was amazing and we truely enjoyed staying with you!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We are avid travelers and Dar Melody is a rare find, our three nights were wonderful. The Riad is a paradise in the heart of the Medina and is a must stay if visiting Fes. The rooms are spotless the beds are very comfortable. Staying in the rooms makes one feel like Arab royalty! The breakfast were amazing. On top of everything else the hosts Laurence and Bernard were very helpful, which is very important as your first visit to the Medina can be overwhelming. Staying here would be a deal at twice the price. Thank you Laurence and Bernard for making our visit to Fes very special.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is one of the nicest places my husband and I stayed in our 2 weeks in Morocco. Laurence and Bernard were very good hosts - around and helpful when we needed them but otherwise leaving us be. The first evening we got there Laurence met us from the taxi drop-off and had arranged two boys with a hand cart to transport our luggage. She and Bernard gave us a map and showed us where to go for eating, entertainment and transport and also a couple of areas to avoid where pickpockets were prevalent. It was exciting to be staying actually within the old Medina - having a smart phone helped a lot with not getting lost when on our own!
The riad is beautiful - from the main room where breakfast is served all the way up to the roof terrace. Our room was a lovely double with pretty drapes over the comfy bed. The bathroom had twin sinks and was attractively tiled in green.
The breakfasts were absolutely amazing - among the best we have had when staying anywhere. So much variety and all quality ingredients - including chocolate pancakes, fresh fruit, smoothies, scrambled eggs and dates stuffed with walnuts. They were also happy to sell my husband a few cans of beer in the evening.
All in all the nicest atmosphere of anywhere we stayed on this trip.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We are two couples from Australia who stayed at Dar Melody for two nights in May. Our hosts Laurence and Bernard were just wonderful. We were a bit nervous as we were driving independently through Morrocco and had a stressful time finding our Riad in Tetouan the night before. Bernard met us at Maccas and we followed him to the carpark and then he guided us on foot to Dar Melody. Our bags were carried through the maze of little streets there and back a couple of days later with no cost to us. We really appreciated this service. Laurence cooked the most amazinfg breakfasts I have ever had in my life. It They were a highlight of our 3 months holiday. On our first night there she led us through the maze of streets (????) in the Medina to a restaurant for dinner. She pointed out all of the landmarks and then we were challenged to find our way home... which we did successfully. We were very pleased with our selves. Laurence also organised a wonderful, knowledgeable, clever guide for us and we saw so much of the Medina and of Fes and learned so much of the hstorty of the city and of Morrocco. If you could only visit to one city in Morrocco it must be Fes. Our rooms were huge and sumptuous and impeccably clean. My husband and I were on the top floor and our room opened to the rooftop balcony. Wonderful but boy there were a few steps to get up there..... A wonderful experience and we would go back in a flash. Thank you to Laurence and Bernard for taking such good care of us.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I do not understand the incredible rating the Dar Melody received. I booked this on the ratings from TripAdvisor.

The best service and incredible breakfasts could not make up for the cold uncomfortable room, which had not been dusted. The floors and window sills were dirty, bed lumpy and the toilet ran unless the flusher was constantly jiggled. I understand it is an old building, but the dust and dirty floors were not necessary with a 10 minute cleaning, this is what I paid for.

I am sorry to give a disappointing review, but it is what it is. Otherwise the host and hostess were magnificent, and breakfast was superb.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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quimitou, Propriétaire at Dar Melody, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
We are very surprised by your comment.

In each room dar melody, we have heating.
if you set it to 25 degrees, it will be very hot

in your room, the mattress is a mattress FUTON traditional Japanese.

(I remind the benefits of futon:
it is often very attractive
it is cotton, it is very "soft" sensation, feeling really interesting ...
sleeping well above (but again it depends on people)

The room cleaning is performed every morning.

and if you have a problem with the toilet, for example,
every morning at breakfast, we can talk, to fix this.

during your stay, I think that every morning we asked if everything was okay ..

and you never said a problem
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We had a wonderful time in Fes and although we only stayed a couple of nights, the Riad was by far the best place we stayed in during our Moroccan adventures.

Laurence and Bernard were superbly friendly and really made us both feel like we were guests in their home rather than customers at a hotel or B&B. Definitely worth all of the positive reviews they have received already - and worthy of at least one more from me. The other travellers staying were also friendly and great to chat with.

Breakfast - they say that it is the most important meal of the day... well L&B certainly give it the attention and love it deserves. The best breakfast we had in Morocco and that isn't to say that the others were all poor. The fresh fruit, crepes, tasty bread and orange juice was enough to see us late into the afternoon.

If you are reading the reviews and wondering whether to stay here or not... please stop. If it is available, book it! You will not regret it in the slightest!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I can't thank enough our lovely hosts: Laurence and Bernard for taking care of us during our few days stay in Fez. The breakfast was the best breakfast we have ever had in a guest house - variety of mini dishes to die for! Rooms were beautifully decorated with amazing attention to detail, super clean and very comfortable. Location was spot on too, close enough to everything that we wanted to see in Fez. Laurence and Bernard are fantastic people: helpful, warm, kind and very generous. Nothing is a problem for them - even though I was ill during my stay, I really was looked after and let stay longer before my late departure to Marrakech. Whoever goes to Dar Melody, will be in good hands! Katya and Al

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Rue Laalouj Lakbira, Fes 99999, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dar Melody 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional house morrocan, in the médina 3 rooms of hotes with independant bathroom air conditioning internet. breakfast included transfer included for the airport ... more   less 
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