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Riad Dar Dmana
Ranked #63 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was an awesome Riad, comfy and beautifully designed.The staff typically Moroccan, hardworking and helpful.The bathroom lacked some commodities, but all else was perfect. Located directly across from a school, the children in their daily routine and a mosque, you hear a call for prayer. Very peaceful and culturally engaging .

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had been staying in a not-so-spectacular, albeit 'historic', hotel in Rabat, and decided to extend a Fes day trip to spend a night in a traditional riad. There was a mistake in booking for our original destination, but the innkeepers there suggested this neighboring riad upon our late evening arrival. We were welcomed by smiling faces, a great meal, and top hospitality!
This fantastic home was perfectly clean. The staff was wholly accommodating to every need - going above and beyond! Special dietary needs? No problem - a gluten free break-feast was delivered to accommodate my celiac, while my companions enjoyed fresh bread along with their meal!
This riad is a short walk to the maze of the medina, and to a petit taxi stop - making it super convenient to come and go.
I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone, and would love the opportunity to visit again myself!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed in this Riad our first night in Fes. After gaining the train in Cassablanca we emailed ahead at a wi-fi hot spot and asked the riad to send a driver to meet us. We were out of a wi-fi zone pretty fast so were so very thankful when we arrived at the train station to find our taxi driver waiting for us with our names on a paper. The riad was short trip from the train station and located just inside the medina near the Batha making access easy to get in or out of the mazes of alleys.

We were given a room on the ground floor which was very nice and had a wonderful shower, comfortable bed and small television with a few channels for background noise. We also had dinner in the Riad which was fantastic but a bit over hurried in the sense the staff was running around but all the diners were in for the night. The next morning we had arranged with the Riad to find us a guide for a few hours in the morning as we learned quickly how fast we would of been lost otherwise. Our guide was very knowledgable about the medina and the history of Fez as he had grown up there. He also took us to some of the typical tourist traps of leather shops, pashmina, etc which was fine and one of the neat things to see/do in Fes but we were a bit over it by the end and much would of seen old fes and heard more history etc.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Riad Dar Dmana is located right in the medina conveniently located to taxis. The family that runs the Riad are wonderful. The food was very good and the rooms while not luxurious were very comfortable and unique. Seems that each room is slightly different due to the configuration of the house.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was our third riad in Morocco - by far the biggest. Quite spectacular and beautiful. Typical Moorish architecture and features. First room we had was fine but TV didn't work. Moved us to far superior 'suite' - think it was the most expensive. Very spacious and comfortable with small dressing area and amazing bath room. Only complaint was very dull lighting but this seems to be common in Morocco. Breakfasts enormous - something different every morning with lots of sweet things - again typical of Morocco. Didn't eat dinner there as you needed to give about 24 hours notice and we wanted to be a bit more spontaneous. Found a wonderful French restaurant a short walk away - Le Jardin des Biens. Staff at Dar Dmana helpful but a little reserved - think lack of English was the reason. Owner spoke good English though. Staff did not seem to speak much French either although they understood it. Very well situated for medina and more 'upmarket' area with some good restaurants and very pretty garden. Some building going on nearby - will probably become quite a smart area. Guarded parking right outside so taxis can get very close. Thoroughly recommend Dar Dmana as a beautiful base from which to explore Fez and surrounding area.

Room Tip: Rooms on first or second floor probably better than on ground floor. They might be noisy and a bit...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

As stated in one of the reviews, this is a guest house converted from a large family home built about 600 years ago. It is beautiful and was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful ... Aziz was especially helpful with the luggage. As for the meals, they were excellent. Fatima was the chef during our stay and for such a young woman that has not had formal training, she is amazing!! Thank you to Aziz, Fatima and the rest of the staff, whose names I did not get, for making it feel as though we were visiting a family home. Also, you are within walking distance of shopping and restaurants and there are taxis sitting a short distance from the riad to take you wherever else you want to explore in Fez.

Room Tip: Be aware that there are no elevators ... Your luggage is carried to your room, but if you have a maj...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Riad Dar Dmana is a guest house converted from a large family home built about 600 years ago. There is a large common court, used for dining. The huge carved wooden doors, the chiseled plaster work around the doors, the painted tiles, the richly embroidered cushions let you imagine the court of Sheherezad. Each room has a private bathroom. The family meals are excellent. The Dar Dmana is in the new medina so you need a guide to find the place.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Dar Dmana

Address: Rue Sidi El Khiyat | Rue Salaj, Douh, Batha 20, Fes 30110, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in Fes
#39 Luxury Hotel in Fes
Price Range: $84 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Dar Dmana 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riad Dar Dmana is located inside La Medina, in the UNESCO's World Heritage List but ideally positioned close to the Batha square and having easy car access. There is a parking 2 minutes away the Riad. Rooms : Being a Riad the rooms vary from one to the other but all has been decorated with care and taste, in traditional Moroccan style, reflecting the characteristics of the traditional Moroccan houses. All the 10 rooms and 4 suites has air conditioning, fairly big bathrooms and satellite tv, wifi as well as direct telephone line. ... more   less 
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