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“No better place to stay in Morocco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
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Dar Seffarine
Ranked #7 of 221 Fes B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed at three Riads and a fancy hotel while in Morocco and Dar Seffarine blew the others away. The staff, owners, and building itself are all works of art. The service was spectacular, the location ideal, and the food phenomenal. The level of effort put into the restoration of this glorious building were evident in every way and that effort bled into the extremes that the staff was willing to go to to make us feel welcome and at home. We spent three nights there and the best meal we had while in Fes was cooked right in the Riad. There are not enough words to describe how spectacular this place is.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the suites, but in all honest all the rooms looked great.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Spent 3 nights at this amazing place. Ticks every single box I had.

- Great hosts. Never met the owners but Mohammed and the other chap were great company. They provided us with clear guidance on how to get around the city and were very helpful at making sure we were comfortable in the room.

- Food. fantastic breakfast. The carrot Jam is amazing! try it. And do not turn down the fresh OJ. If you are offered dinner do it. It's home cooked food that is very good. Hard to find other places to eat in Fez.

- Ambiance. The website for this riad does it little justice. This place is a palace. Were it a madrassa or any other tourist attractive it would be ticketed at 10 DH a visit. And i'd happily pay. The renovation work is to the T.

- Location. It can be difficult to find once you're lost in the city. However find a landmark (such as the metal masons working area) and you can re trace your footsteps. The view from top of the house is amazing. The Panoramic of Fez is worth the sun set.

- Rooms. Very comfortable. Huge and spacey.

Possibly the best place i've stayed in. And i've stayed in 5 star hotels. Definitely stay and you will not regret it.

Room Tip: Avoid staying on the ground floor. Nothing wrong with the rooms but i like my privacy. There are s...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank buckpalace a
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Phenomenally beautiful - indoors and out (3 terrace areas with lovely views of the medina). Rooms are well laid out, with very comfortable beds. Good shower. Each room is different - ask the owners for a tour. The buffet breakfast is wonderfully prepared - & it is a great way to meet your fellow guests and share touring tips.

But there is one other option you ought to consider VERY seriously - dinners at the hotel. These are truly home-cooked meals prepared by an extraordinary chef; she lives in the house next door and is assisted by her daughters and sons. You start with a soup; then, a variety of salads (4 to 6) that were unequaled anywhere in Morocco for taste; a choice of main courses (2 to 4), served family-style; then, dessert - fresh fruits or a cake. Each night is a totally different selection of everything. Her cooking is a culinary adventure in itself - absolutely the best food we had anywhere in Morocco, including at a restaurant in a well-known, 5-star hotel in Marrakesh. Each selection was a revelation - and it was all delicious. Yes, you can eat far more cheaply in the medina itself - but you will be short-changing yourself. Each night, other guests came back from dinner somewhere else & said it was nowhere as good as the dinner available at the hotel. Now, 3 weeks later, I still remember these exquisite meals, in this hotel which is an artistic gem in itself, and intend to return...

I should also confess that I almost did not want to write this review because I feel I've been allowed to partake of a jewel - and don't want this place to become even more popular than it already is. Several guests had to change rooms during the course of their stay due to prior bookings. In most situations, that would be an inconvenience. At Dar Seffarine, you don't care. Book as early as you can - & stay as long as able. That is certainly what I intend to do.

Room Tip: Each room or suite is unique; each beautiful. Since your room faces an interior courtyard, it is a...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank cej18
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Highly recommend as most of the other reviewers have noted. The house is beautifully restored with amazing care and detail. You walk in and are literally blown away, worth even a visit if you aren't able to stay here.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast served in the terrace area was lovely and a nice treat.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Dar Seffarine was such a pleasure to stay in. The restored building was really wonderful with a nice area to chill out as well as a large roof terrace from which great views of the city could be enjoyed. Rooms are spacious. Our room was on the ground floor and despite opening onto the main courtyard it was very peaceful and a great place to sleep. The breakfast was a fabulous spread of fresh foods from freshly squeezed orange juice to pancakes, eggs, fruit and much more. We had dinner one night and it was so tasty, cooked by the mother and sister of one of the staff. Superb.
The staff were very helpful and really gave it their all in terms of helping guests find their way around the medina and get advice on places to visit.
The place was so great it's a hard act to follow and come highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

My sister, brother-in-law, fiance and myself stayed here for two nights at the beginning of June. It was a wonderful experience. The Riad is decorated and restored just like the historic palaces and mosques you can see throughout the country. It is truly a piece of art.
The rooms are equally as beautiful.
On top of the beauty and tranquility of Dar Seffarine, the staff are exceptional. They will assist with directions, food suggestions, guides, taxis, and more.
But on top of absolutely everything the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!
A mother, daughter and son all cook in the kitchen. And after traveling in Morocco for 8 days, our meals at Dar Seffarine were by far the most amazing meals. After a while the food in Moroccan restaurants can begin to all taste the same. Well not at Dar Seffarine! There was so much variety, different tastes and ingredients. It was delicious.

The only draw backs are that the location is not amazing. It's a bit outside the more touristy area of the medina. Fes is hard to get around (much harder than Marrakech), so you may need a guide to help you out. Also there are no locks on the rooms. This made us a bit nervous. But we gave our passports and money to the staff to keep in a main safe and everything was perfectly fine.

All in all a wonderful experience.
Our experience was wonderful and we would recommend this

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jon C
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We selected this gorgeously restored Riad in Fes based upon the reviews in Trip Advisor and it far surpassed our expectations. Every room is special and the place has been meticulously renovated by the owners - an architect & a designer. Clean, quiet and restful, we enjoyed spending as much time in the Riad as we did exploring the city of Fes.

Arriving in the Medina is chaotic, but opening the door to this Riad you find yourself in a tranquil oasis. The staff is more than helpful and accommodating.

Breakfast is at a communal table in a large room off the terrace - guaranteed you'll meet some interesting fellow travelers there!

Make sure to eat dinner there as the food is lovingly prepared in a traditional manner by the mother of one of the staff members....she'll accommodate your dietary needs and eat bite will be a new taste sensation.

Room Tip: We were three friends traveling together and we stayed in a suite with two separate rooms sharing a...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 14 Derb Sbaa Louyate | Seffarine, Fes 30020, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
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Ranked #7 of 221 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
Price Range: $91 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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