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“A home away from home.”
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Dar el Ma
Ranked #53 of 211 Fes B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“A home away from home.”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This Riad/guest house was stunning. It really felt like home from the moment we stepped foot in the door. Houda hosted us, and was so kind and helpful with anything we needed. We were greeted with tea, handed a local cell phone incase we got lost in the medina, given a thorough overview of Fes and what there is to see and do. I couldn't imaging a better place to stay. The house was beautifully decorated, the bed was very comfortable, bathroom super clean. I can't say enough about how lovely this place is, and what a good host Houda is as well. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Everyone involved with Dar el Ma made our stay really smooth and enjoyable. Joe replied to emails promptly and efficiently, and arranged a taxi to pick us up at 2000 from Fes airport. Mohammed guided us through the darkness of the Medina to our beds, and made us the very welcome mint tea. Houda did everything else, not just the lovely breakfasts but also gave guidance on places to visit and eat, and talked to us about all kinds of things. Houda is a wonderful ambassador for Dar el Ma, for Fes, and for Morocco.
The house is right in the Medina so you could stay absorbed in its tangle of fascinating streets for days on end without seeing any road traffic. The roof of the house is a good place to spend time, both in the early morning as the sun clears the mist over the rooftops, and in the evening when the heat of the day is dying down, preferably with a glass of duty free!
We shared also shared a meal and a drink on our last evening with fellow guests, on the roof of course! Dar el Ma is also great place to meet fellow travellers.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Claire and Joe have an amazing house in the middle of the Medina, very well located in a very quiet spot two streets away from the main street. The house is amazing, a typical moroccan house very well decorated with a touch of an european style. The house has two big rooms just like you appreciate in the pictures, a main room with sofas were you can rest and use the wi-fi and a two level terrace were you can lie in the sun and have breakfast every morining with an amazing view of the city.

The soul of the house, Houda, makes her best to make you feel at home. Gives you all the tips you need for your trip and prepares and amazing breakfast... she's the best!

We had an amazing experience and truly recomend the place! It's the house of everyone's dream!

Thanks a lot for everything!

Room Tip: There are two rooms in the house, and both of them are amazing! I loved ours, because of the light a...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

- beautiful house, everything perfectly decorated in traditional style
- spacious, clean room with a very nice bed
- perfectly located in the medina
- very nice breakfast, on the rooftop
- good advice of Houda, and good communication with owner Joe, who was in England at the moment
- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! We will definitily come back to this place if we are in Fez.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lille, France
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We really appreciated our stay in Fes and Dar el Ma house. The house is really pleasant to live. Many details made it really charming and we can see how much attention is paid to visitors... Houda was perfect host and full of good advice... And a great cook We enjoyed breakfast and especially the Tanjilla a lot !
I would recommend your place without any hesitation... Hope we'll have the opportunity of coming back for a longer stay.

All the best to you and the Dar El Ma house,

Nikolas and Mary

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Bronx, New York, United States
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was an absolutely beautiful home. It's basically two rooms sharing a house, with Houda, the woman who runs the place and cooks breakfast, coming by in the morning. The rooms are spacious and all the necessary amenities are available. The location is great, very close to all of the tourist attractions but also close to the car park where you are dropped off by taxi. I would certainly recommend this place if in Fes.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Claire and Joe are lovely people! The riad is an amazing peacefull place to stay in Fes! I think it is the best! Also the breakfast by Houda was very good as well! When we are going back we're certanly going back to this place. Big recommending!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: quiet easy going place for a good stay in Fez! ENJOY!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dar el Ma

Property: Dar el Ma
Address: 27 Zqaq El Mae, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 211 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully restored dar in the heart of the bustling medina of Fes. Find peace from your haggling in this spacious accommodation, stretch out under the sun on the roof terrace or catch up with work in the office with free wifi internet. Breakfast included, and many other services available. ... more   less 
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