This is a three-story(!) two bedroom townhouse located on a residential street in the middle of the medina (walled old city) in Fez. The house is scrupulously clean and fairly attractive, though the kitchen comes across as stark. The 2nd and 3rd floor are better, since they have the skylight and sort-of courtyard in the middle to add light and interest. Hafid, who works for David, the owner, speaks good English and is willing to offer advice, though he did seem perpetually confused by us. He also comes by to lay out your breakfast and make fresh OJ every morning at the time of your choice. The only problem I had was that there is a moderate amount of noise from pedestrians, and it sounds like it’s right in the house, and every time a neighbor opens their door, it sounds like your door.
There appears to be a Public Relations war going on between David, the owner, and some angry Moroccan guys who find tourists on the train to badmouth David. One guy on the train found us and told us for hours how David only cares about money and we should never go with his guides or go to his restaurants, which he recommends because he owns them. Then Hafid, upon our arrival, told us that there are men on the train lying about David and if we go with the train guy’s guide, we’ll be pressured into buying expensive things we don’t want. Ultimately, we went with no one’s guide, but everything Hafid said that we tested was true, and several things the guy on the train said were not. So, just be alert, and be aware that guides in Morocco want to take you shopping because they get commission.
Miscellaneous notes: All the floors are tile, so bring slippers. There are tons of steps. There is one bathroom, so if four people rent the house, there could be some friction about the bathroom. There is no central heating, though space heaters are provided in every room; however, ceilings are very high, so they take a while to work. The kitchen comes with a few pots, but check what you have before trying to bake a cake or something, and you must buy your own spices. Check the bottom of the wooden cabinet for staples before going shopping- we found dried beans and couscous.
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