Dar Attajalli is one of the most beautiful and unique places I have ever stayed. It is located in the heart of the medina, just off one of the main shopping roads, Terrafine, so an ideal location for sightseeing. Fes medina is a pedestrian only district, so the taxi driver drops you off a 5 minute walk from the Dar. You can request for a member of staff to meet you at the car park and escort you to the Dar, however, armed with a map, we decided to do it alone. The medina is a confusing labyrinth, with road signs sometimes only in Arabic, and unfortunately, a few of the locals target lost tourists to make a quick £. However, when we realised we'd walked too far, we simply called the owner of Dar Attajalli, Kleo, who knew immediately where we were and guided us by phone to her Dar.
Kleo is the most welcoming host and helped us with every question / recommendation we required. The medina to a first timer is a bit of a culture shock, and can be quite intimidating at first, but Kleo gives you a great introduction with tips on places to eat / visit. Soon enough, you become familiar with the area, and suddenly get less hassle!
Kleo was even gracious enough to invite us to a local jazz night, along with some of her friends, which turned out to be a fantastic evening.
The Dar itself, has been restored immaculately. Kleo told us the long restoration process she went through, and you can tell her heart and soul went into it. We stayed in the Purple Suite, which is a stunning room, with plenty of space and a beautiful shower room.
Again, to reiterate the previous comments, breakfast is amazing. I've never quite had something so beautifully presented. It also means you get to try the local delights.
I would highly recommend Dar Attajalli to anyone wanted an authentic, local Fes Medina experience. You simply wouldn't get this experience if you stayed in a larger hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dar Attajalli is a small palace and architectural jewel offering 5 tastefully furnished and exquisitely decorated suites and rooms with beautiful en suite bathrooms. Let yourself enchant in this oasis of tranquility by the gentle ripple of the courtyard fountain, the scent of cedar wood and the unique view over the magical medina from the ample roof terrace. Situated only 5 minutes from guarded parking, some steps away are the historical sights and lively bazaars. ... more less
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