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“fun place with good atmosphere”
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Dar el Yasmine
Ranked #27 of 216 Fes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“fun place with good atmosphere”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a fun, budget riad in an excellent location for seeing everything in Fez in the heart of the old suq. The rooms are simple and clean-ish. The guys who run the place are very friendly and helpful. Good place to meet other travelers and one of the guys who works there cooks up delicious communal dinners for all the travelers fairly often for a small price. If you're looking for good value and a fun place, stay here, though don't expect luxury by any means. I'd also avoid doing the daytrips through the hostel, they seem to be very overpriced for what they are though might be open to negotiation.

Room Tip: the upstairs room bathroom is damp and the beds weren't that comfortable. We were asked to move...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The riad was great--cozy, adorably decorated, quiet and clean. The location was good as well. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful; they helped us arrange for a cab from the train station, get a wonderful guide to show us Fes, organize a desert trip and more. Their English was great (as was any other language under the sun it seemed like :) ), they were incredibly quick to respond to any emails and made sure we were happy with everything. We cooked a traditional Moroccan dinner one night and there was always fresh mint tea available. I'd definitely recommend staying here!!

Room Tip: Our room was on the second floor, which I would recommend over staying on the ground floor if noise...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Cornwall
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place is amazing, and I can only echo what so many people have already said. Totally recommend staying here especially considering the breakfast, price, staff and location. All I would say is try to avoid getting the ground floor room, it can be a bit noisy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Dar el Yasmine is a great and warm place to live in Fez. It is located in the center of the medina and also near a local market, where you can walk around and enjoy pleasurable time. Besides, lovely staff there are so ready to offer help at any time when guests have any problems to ask. They treat you with warm, love and patience and make you feel like at home. They prepare delicious home-made breakfast as well. The living condition there is also great with everything you might need including hair-dryer. It is a pity that my friends and I just stayed there for one night. Hope next time I can stay there longer to enjoy more beauty of Fez and of course I will stil choose Dar el Yasmine!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The riad is lovely and the staff are very welcoming. On arival they serve mint tea and really settle you in. It was our first stop in Morroco and so this introduction was greatly appreciated. The bathroom and bed was great really comfortable. We took the tour into the desert which is great, but a word of warning do not expect the same level of comfort from the moment you lead the riad. The sister hotel in the desert is in poor condition, no far or air condition so room is very hot and the shower does not work well, so the swimming pool is a welcome relief. However don't let this put you off the trip is well worth it, you really do see a lot of Morocco and I really felt like I had seen the country by the end of the trip (long drive times)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Lovely staff members, team of Dar-El-Yasmine, take good care of travellers and they are very kind, hospitable and generous. They can speak several languages and always make you feel welcome, and arrange good tourist guides. They come to the hotel to start your Moroccan journey from there, and can schedule regular meeting point. They also arrange fantastic packages to the Sahara Desert, an amazing experience, not to miss out on. The location is great everything on your doorstep, with great bazaar and food. I will definitely be coming back to your Riad sometime in the near future; it’s the best Riad in Fes.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Dar El Yasmine is in a GREAT location, right in the center of the medina but on a quieter street so it's not too noisy at night. The gentlemen who run the place are very friendly, helpful, nice, and speak English which is a plus! Hospitality is great, they offer you mint tea every time you step in the place. They help you organize day trips or trips to the desert, and you can also arrange an airport pick-up with them for 150 dirhams. A bit pricey but we thought it was worth it, as we got off the plane and were completely clueless.

On the downside, the place is kind of old and the rooms are ok but the bathroom was really disappointing. The sink was leaky, the toilet seat was broken, and the shower had no curtain or anything so that our bathroom was always flooded with water and became really humid and musty. They don't change the towels either, although we just didn't bother to ask because we were about to depart.

Overall, they charge you comparable prices to European hotels but the quality of the facilities is sub-par.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Dar el Yasmine
Address: talla sghira derb ahl tadla No34, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dar el Yasmine 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
dar el yasmine is a charming traditional building from the 17th centry located in the heart of the old medina of fes,in the main street talaa sghira near the main entrace Bab boujloud ,dar el yasmine is a small guest house with 6 rooms air conditioner and private bathroom ,in addition to beautiful roof terrasse with tent and view of the medina .dar el yasmine can help you to organize many activitiess. ... more   less 
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