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Dar Houdou Guest House
Ranked #63 of 204 Fes B&B and Inns
Edmonton, Canada
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“Excellent value and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you're looking for a posh riad, this is not it. If you're looking for friendly service, clean rooms, and a fantastic location in the medina at a budget-friendly price, check out Dar Houdou. Mohammad was very friendly, the breakfast was amazing, and the room was comfortable, if small, as was the bathroom. If you're keen on sleeping in, also consider ear plugs as breakfast preparations can be heard throughout the building.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dar Houdou is an amazing Dar in the middle of the Fez Medina. The rooms are great, the location can't be beat and the breakfast is amazing.

Steve the owner was in town and came by everyday to ensure we were have a great trip, recommend and then guide us to restaurants or sites and setup day trips for us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Small guest-house with very personal experience. Location is absolutely perfect. Very, very comfortable accommodation with great attention to detail - super comfortable beds, very high quality bedding, electric blankets, great showers, oil heaters in the rooms and even extension cords with multiple outlets allowing everything to be charged at once. Breakfast was perhaps the most generous we experienced in 5 weeks in Morocco. Steve is an awesome host and provided all sorts of useful advice, even taking us to a couple of reputable shops to source various goods (and without earning a commission, as is so typical in Morocco). Impossible to fault and really good value for money. The accommodation is easy to find when you know your way around, but it's definitely worth arranging to be met or picked up when arriving.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We recently travelled in Morocco for 12 days, and I must say this was my favourite place to stay. Very convenient location to explore the medina, at the same time quiet and cozy. Very good sleep every night, nice bed, and I must say it again - very quiet (big big plus in Morocco!!!). Owner and staff are welcoming and helpful. House is remodeled with modern amenities and very clean, with nice traditional decorations and great art throughout.
Breakfast was large and tasty. Another great perk was the use of kitchen - we could make tea and coffee any time, as well as have some fruit.
Good books about Fes to borrow while staying, as well as maps. Owner Steve was very nice to show us around the neighborhood - Fes can be confusing at first. However, after the first day, we easily navigated the surroundings!! Also, greatly recommend to anyone to hire a driver to meet you at bus/train station. He will bring you to the door and you will avoid all the taxi hustlers at the station and in town, who will otherwise be all over you, seeying you just arrived.
All in all, Dar Houdou is wonderful, and is a great value. Definitely will stay there again when in Fes.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The hotel is small and therefore very calm. The staff is perfect and the rooms are small but with every comfort (heating in the cold days, shower, toilet, etc.). Situated in the middle of the medina it is still very quiet. Great hotel and also gay friendy!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Dar Houdou is a great value for money B&B. The guest house is located at the medina and it is a convenient starting point to any of the tourist places of Fes. Our room was kept clean everyday. Due to the architectural built of this house, the ceiling in our room was high and the electric heater could not possibly make the room warm. But owner Steve provided us with electric blanket which gave us sound sleep after a day of walking and sight seeing.

Steve was so helpful. We were supposed to arrive 6am at Fes but due to unforeseen and unexpected circumstances, we arrived at 330 am. I had to give him a ring otherwise we will freeze to death at the bus station. Steve woke up and met us at Bab Bou Jaloud. Without any sign of annoyance for having been woken at that hour, he welcomed us to his abode.

He showed us around the main roads near Dar Houdou and gave us tips on where to go and how to get from one point to another.

We highly recommend Dar Houdou.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Had a fantastic experience here! The room was very comfortable, clean and warm (very important after sleeping in a tent in the Sahara the previous night) and the kitchen and lounge downstairs are very cosy. Different kinds of tea, several magazines and comfortable furniture to relax in. Steven prepared an excellent breakfast spread! He's generally around to chat and offer any help you need with booking guides, taxis etc. Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Dar Houdou Guest House

Property: Dar Houdou Guest House
Address: 42 Teriana Sghira | Talaa Sghira, Fes 30080, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully restored traditional house. Located in a quiet street within the ancient medina. Two minutes walk from historical sites, shops, restaurants, taxis and the famous blue gate (Bab Boujeloud). Three double bedrooms; each with on-suite bathroom. A terrace, courtyard, kitchen and a living room are available to all the guests. Airport collections, guided tours and additional meals are available on request. ... more   less 
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