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Dar Houdou Guest House
Ranked #78 of 217 Fes B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Back in Fez again and I can report that the Dar Houdou continues to offer great value.
As I've mentioned before it is ideally situated for exploring the Medina and , if you need them ,
tours, guides and taxis can all be easily arranged .
There are many up- market "palais et spas " appearing but the Dar Houdou retains its friendly
atmosphere with good quality accomodation and the other guests are invariably interesting .

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Jeremy047
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Located in the heart of the Fes medina this guest house is a total gem. The owner Steve and his great staff are extremely welcoming and made sure we had everything needed for a truly great stay. Just great.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a great little guesthouse in Fes medina. Perfect location and perfect hosts - Steve and Mohammed are both very helpful. Brilliant breakfast in the morning, and electric blankets! Couldn't really have asked for anything else.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Charlotte A
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

During my recent three week visit to Fes, i slept in eleven different riads and dars. Dar Houdou was one of the top experiences.
Its location is amazing - just off the Talaa Saghira, one of the main arteries of the Fes Medina and literally steps away from the famous Bou Inania medresa. Easy to find, except that on the map it says it is in Tariana Kabira street, while it is in the other one - Tariana Saghira. The manager Mohammed, however, is very helpful to the visitors and can pick them up from the Blue Gate. I came right to the street and he met me there.

In terms of the services - this was the only place where they sat down with me, opened the map and showed me where we are and how to walk everywhere! Even though I said that I am familiar with the medina - Mohammed still did that! And I noticed that he was doing it with the other guests as well.

The interior of this renovated Dar is beautiful, very tidy and very well equipped! The only place where they offer water for free for the guests, and they let them also used the kitchen! The breakfast is very filling, European standard with fresh juice, water, hot drink, muesli and yoghurt, breat and pastry and jams.

The room I got was in the first floor with its own bathroom. It was very cozy, with a heater, a closet, even a hair dryer. What I appreciated the most though was the electric blanket!! I tend to feel very cold in the evening, and this was a real treat. Dar Houdou costs as much as a 3 star hotel would cost and yet it gives the service that exceeds it by far.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We made riads, hotels and hostels all over Morrocco during 2 weeks and Dar Houdou was by far the best we did: best location, best breakfast, lovely room and terrassa, we enjoyed so much our stay. A great time, thank you!!

Room Tip: The room on the roof is just next to the terrassa, which is enjoyable :)
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

This year my sister and I stayed at this beautifully renovated riad during The Sacred Music Festival. What a treat. The perfect base , so convenient for music venues, restaurants , shopping , taxis , places of interest. The taxi was prearranged from the airport a definite plus . We received a warm welcome . Breakfast was more varied than ever with lots of locally sourced produce on the menu like honey , yogurt , homemade cakes and warm Berber fresh bread. The ability to make to make a coffee and have a homemade almond cake while relaxing in the inner courtyard whenever you wanted was lovely. We loved our room on the terrace. Sitting on the terrace first light with the sun on your face ....amongst the unusual potted plants with the birds overhead. A fine place to stay . Highly recommended.

Room Tip: I like the room off the terrace as you have the convenient use of the terrace as well.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Shianie
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent four nights at Riad Dar Houdou during our recent trip to Fes. Great location -- close to the Medressa and five minutes walk to the Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate). We stayed in one of the rooms in the first floor (there are only three rooms in this riad) which was nice, sunny and quite with a large window. It had attached bathroom. Steve, the owner of the Riad is a lovely person, very caring and so helpful -- thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humor and wit. It was always a pleasure chatting with Steve. Thank God Steve had organized to get us picked up from the train station or else we would have been totally lost in the maze of the Medina! As soon as we settled in at the Riad Steve gave us a map of the Medina, gave us an idea about the how the lanes ways work inside the Medina, recommended places of interests, where to eat etc. The first night Steve took us out for a walk, showed us around the Medina and introduced us to Café Clock where we had our dinner -- Clock Cafe is a must-visit while in Fes, it’s a lovely cafe, clean, nicely decorated, very friendly staff and great food (try their falafel, harira and couscous bouhaloo that comes with roast chicken, caramelized onion, raisins, almonds and apricots…YUMM!?) and very good coffee. We also tried out the restaurants around the Blue Gate but nothing compares to the food and ambience of Café Clock. The staff at Dar Houdou, Mohammed and Saadia, are gorgeous, so friendly (Saadia spoke very little English though) and forever coming forward to help. Both Steve and Mohammed helped us with our tours within and outside of Fes. The walking tour of the Medina with Ali was an eye opener and the trips to Meknes/Volubilis and Mulay Ismail were worth it. Breakfast served in the inner courtyard was excellent among many other things it consisted of freshly baked baguette, Moroccan crepes, Berber bread, Madeline, freshly squeezed juice, fruits etc. Wi-fi is available in the Riad, however, for some reason our laptop was not working so we got to use Steve's computer whenever we needed to – that was a huge help. We had bought few carpets from Fes and both Steve and Mohammed were so concerned whether we would be able to communicate with the people at the Post Office that both of them took us to the Post Office and stayed there till the carpets were packed and were ready for shipment. I can go on and on about Dar Houdou….!? I highly recommend Dar Houdou and would definitely stay here if I return to Fes.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #78 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: $37 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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