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dar gnaoua
Ranked #19 of 204 Fes B&B and Inns
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Marrakech, Morocco
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Cannot recommend enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

The staff in this Riad are the most welcoming and friendly of any accommodation I have ever stayed in. Not only did they arrange our pick-up from the train station they also personally showed us how to navigate around the maze like medina of Fes. The owners explained that when they first purchased the property they aptly named the terrace "the gift", and rightly so, watching the light recede over the town at sunset and being served a marvelous breakfast on this terrace was one of the highlights of our trip to Morocco. The Riad is stunningly decorated, each nook and cranny exquisitely decorated in traditional Moroccan style.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

After traveling over 24 hours and starting to feel a bit lonely, I felt right at home at Dar Gnaoua!

It was very comfortable and Ahmed was incredibly helpful. From first meeting me and helping me find the Dar, to showing me, and to finding me when I was lost, it was a great experience. The rooftop terrace was beautiful and the breakfast was great.

Fes is a beautiful city and not to be missed!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

We have recently spent three nights in the room adjacent to the roof terrace and it was gorgeous. The view from the roof terrace is simply breath taking. Ahmed who lived in the Medina was amazing, helpful and kind. He met us from the taxi and helped with luggage, he served us breakfast every morning, always delivered with a smile and advice about what to see and do. On our first day he walked us to one of the main areas of the Medina and provided a map with the identified sights to see. He also advised us to take our time as Fes reveals its charms slowly and he was so right.
The accommodation is laid back, relaxing and with a stunning interior. The room we stayed in was on the roof terrace and was truly beautiful. Lying on your bed and looking over the view of Fes was magical, and this room must offer the best view from the shower anywhere in the world.
However, it was Ahmed and Rashid (the night staff) who made our experience so memorable. Rashid was often to be found sitting in front of a stall in the Medina and it was like having a friend each time we wandered by.
Love, love, loved it.

Room Tip: Stay in the room on the roof terrace as this offers the most amazing views. Very comfortable bed.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lorch, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

After our 2 week-trip in Maroc, I can see it was our best riad / hotel on your trip.
Sure, without help no chance to find first time (like all riads in the medina). But it's worth. Inside you are in a beautiful riad, on roof you can have breakfast with a fantastic view on the medina of Fés. The team of riad dar gnaoua ist so helpful and friendly. Breakfast und lunch are very good.
Good Wifi inside, not on the roof.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Te Awamutu
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Of all the places we stayed in during our time in Morocco Dar Gnaoua was by far the best. The hosts were helpful, without being overpowering, the rooms were lovely and it was also one of the quietest places we stayed. Loved it!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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La Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

After walking in the labyrinth of Fes, you enter the luminous patio of Dar Gnaoua. Amhed, the receptionist, was elegant, smiling and very helpful welcomed us, pointed out tips all along the roads to better discover the medina and feel safe and comfortable. Very well restored riad: ceramics, sculpted beam posts, a terrace on the roof to contemplate the mystic city of Fes...the owner, mrs Laurence provides very good tips in a tiny booklet: food, stores, best restaurants, and so on. Very romantic.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

I slept in b&b's all over the world; from Tokyo to Kingston and back, but Dar Gnoua is by far the best, most welcoming and beautiful place I've ever slept. The caretaker, mr. Ahmed, is such a lovely man. His french is great, his english sufficient and not only does he serve the best breakfast ever, he will help finding your way around Fes from the moment you arrive.

Make sure you call the dar to pick you up from the airport/bus station, because the house is located right in the middle of the old town, and you will not, I repeat NOT, find the way on your own.

Oh, and did I mention the dar has the best rooftop terrace ever?

Room Tip: We slept in the upper room, next to the rooftop terrace. Plus side is you are on the lovely terrace...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about dar gnaoua

Property: dar gnaoua
Address: 24 Derb Lamzerderb | Akbet Bensoual, Fes 30030, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #19 of 204 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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