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“daranebar riad, Fes, Morocco”
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Dar Anebar
Ranked #68 of 99 Hotels in Fes
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“daranebar riad, Fes, Morocco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at this riad. A tranquil oasis at the end of a dead end street this place provides the perfect escape from the normal hussel and bussel of the medina. Located within the medina, this riad has large well furnished clean rooms and the friendly yet discreet service allowed us to relax following a hectic day in the city. We were welcomed by a glass of mint tea in the tranquil courtyard; a pure god send after a day travelling. Other advantages include a terrace overlooking the city (perfect for an evening gin and tonic) and an excellent competitively priced restaurant where we enjoyed a traditional three course Moroccan meal with a bottle of the local wine. Breakfast the following morning consisted of homemade Moroccan breads and pastries providing an excellent start to our day exploring the city. The staff kindly organised us an excellent guide for the day who showed us the delights of the medina and its maze of streets. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone seeking a traditional morroccan experience with a hint of luxury.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2009

We stayed 4 nights at this riad in Fes, and our every need was attended. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the room was very large with a comfortable bed. A/C was self-controlled in the room, and worked perfectly. The bathroom was large and we had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. There was a leak from the feeder pipe to the toilet the first morning, but by the time we arrived back to the riad from venturing out into the medina, it had been fixed and did not recur.
We found the room to be quiet and spent a bit of time in the main courtyard with our computers, using the wifi. (Unfortunately, we were unable to get a wifi connection in our room, but it did work perfectly in the courtyard.)
The breakfasts were adequate, but not great. We were met with a boiled egg each day (sometimes it was extremely runny, sometimes it was firm, sometimes it was near rubbery), a large carafe of fresh orange juice, good coffee with hot milk, and an assortment of Moroccan breads and some croissant and rolls. There was always a dish of cheese and some yogurt. My real disappointment at breakfast was the little packets of flavorless jam. How much money could they have been saving by putting them out instead of serving really flavorful, homemade jams - in a country where excellent fruit is available everywhere? At the least they could have bought excellent jams.
I ate dinner at the riad the first night and when my husband arrived on the second night we also ate dinner there. Both nights the menu was identical. Choice of couscous, or lamb tagine, or chicken tagine. The food was good, but not exceptional. Wine is available.
The owner was not there most of the time, but the staff was more than accommodating. We asked for, and received, an excellent guide, named Hassan; arrangement for a rental car that we could drop off in Marrakech; reservation for dinner at a restaurant we requested; the loan of a copy of the English version of the excellent book Fes from Bab to Bab that we could use to help us wander through the labyrinthine streets of the medina.
In addition, it is a three-minute walk to the Palais Jamais, where there is a lovely bar with a terrace view of the medina. Overall, it was an enjoyable stay, and I would recommend this riad to others.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Bainbridge Island, Wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2009

We were welcomed and received grand service for our 3 day stay at the beautiful raid Dar Anebar. We were treated with kindness and attention to our needs/ wants while traveling in Fez. The raid is beautiful, we spent most evening sitting on the roof top sipping wine watching the sun set over Fez. The food was the best Moroccan food we had during our 10 days in Morocco. They were eager to make arrangements for our guides and short trip around Fez. It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dar Anebar.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2009

We arrived after a long day of plane and train travel, and were immediately soothed by the tranquility of Dar Anebar. We loved our stay at Ahmed's family home (he grew up here as a child, and his grandfather built it). He was a gracious host, always accommodating our needs. He even arranged a rental car for us on short notice the week before Easter, when other agencies were booked. His staff, led by Mustaffar and Azziz could not have been nicer. We really felt like we were a guest in their home.

The location is great, only a few minutes walk from the Palais Jamais Hotel/Bab Guissa. The courtyard is gorgeous... nice and cool with trees and a trickling fountain. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The rooftop terrace provided a wonderful view of the Medina, as Dar Anebar is up on the hill in the north of Fes el Bali. The dinner we ate was the best one we had in our 8 days in Morocco.

Be sure to have Ahmed reserve a guide for you to tour the Medina. Our guide, Hassan, was excellent, and really added to our enjoyment of this wonderful city.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2009

We had dinner at Dar Anebar and were delighted with the setting, the ambiance, the food and the service. Each of the traditional dishes was prepared in such a way that we said "Oh-- THIS is how it is supposed to taste!"

The restaurant was extremely accommodating, picking us up from our riad across the media so we wouldn't get lost and making sure we got home safely.

Dinner her was a highlight of our visit to Fes.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2009

On our arrival in Fez we were guided through the maze of narrow streets and alleys, up and down steps, bombarded by strange sights, sounds and smells and wondered if our ‘guide’ would ever get us to the right riad. As if by magic as we neared Dar Anbar, Aziz appeared to greet us and relieve us of our cases and soon had us inside seated amidst luxurious cushions sipping a reviving mint tea and marvelling at the beautiful large courtyard that seemed a world away from the medina.

This riad is well situated towards the edge of the medina with wonderful views from its roof top and during our four night stay we made daily excursions from one end of the city to the other guided mostly by a book of walks “Bab to Bab” which was generously lent to us by the riad who also organised a guide for a half day. As we came and went there was always a friendly “How did it go,” “What have you got planned” never was it invasive we were just made to feel at home. Amhed and his staff, who have all been there since it opened, are charming and Aziz is a constant presence seeing to your needs.

Nothing is too much trouble from obtaining train tickets to doing washing. We even had a simple but delicious evening supper prepared for us when we returned cold and damp from a long day of shopping and sightseeing. This willingness to go the extra mile is something I really appreciated after leaving Dar Anebar when arriving in Essaouira I realised I did not have my i-pod, Dar Anebar not only found it but to my utter delight, relief and amazement it was waiting for me in Marrakech when we arrived seven days later.

This is an oasis of tranquillity the rooms are gorgeous, beds excellent, décor tasteful and one gets a real impression of what it must have been like to live in a traditional large family house. Breakfasts are generous and delicious. It is however the charming friendliness of the staff and their care that makes it a very special place to stay and would bring me back with friends or family.

  • Stayed January 2009
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Santos, SP, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2009

We stayed for 3 night and during this period we had amazing time!! Decoration is fantastic and overwhelming!!! Sheets are wonderful and really soft! Location is perfect - just 10 minutes from the center of the medina!! Other Riads in Fes are located far...
Staff is really flexible and Ahmed gives good tips and advises - present most of the times at the Riad. Food is also really good with good prices - much better than the average restaurants in the medina!

Except for the bathroom that got all wet after a really hot and powerful shower, this place is amazing!!! Ask for a spare floor towel and everything is ok! Totally recommended !!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Dar Anebar
Address: 15 Derb lmiter Zenjfour Bab Guissa | 15 Derb lmiter Zenjfour Bab Guissa, Fes 30110, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 99 Hotels in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dar Anebar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family home transformed in a hotel located in the entrance north bab guissa district in the ancient part of the city with access to parking and taxis. Dar anebar offers the most beautiful view on all the city with a direct access to most important point such as the tannery, the university al quaraouiyine, the big places and souk your stay in dar anebar is including home made breakfast with vegetarian and gluten free option, refined cuiine and service of very high quality. We are very happy to give you any kind of information concerning the city and surroundings of fes. ... more   less 
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