DAR ELISA, CHARMING RIAD IN FEZ

House - Entire home/apt · rue Jamaa, Fes, Fes 30000, Morocco
Bruno
Your host, Bruno
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Located in the heart of the oldest medina in the world, a 5-minute walk from the Qarayouine and the main souks, DAR ELISA - privately rented - is easily accessible, very close to the entertainment spots, parking areas, taxis, and the main market of the city which is open daily. Experience the fascinating rythm of life of the medina.

Quiet and tastefully decorated, respecting traditional materials and fourniture arranged around a very pleasant and cool patio, DAR ELISA was completely renoved in 2007 and refurnished in 2010 and 2011. Decorative fountain and traditional mosaic flooring. High ceilings provide freshness and majesty. Furnished and lighted terrace with a stunning 180-degree panoramic view of the medina. As an option, Rachid, our local representative, offers four menus of very affordable authenthic maroccan meals prepared by two excellent cooks, Ouliya and Leila, as well as optioning cleaning. Various additional customized services available. Air conditioning in the second livingroom at the terrace level.

You may combine a visit to DAR ELISA in Fez with another stay at RIAD MAEVA in Marrakesh, our charming house in the Red City, only 300 meters from the world famous Jemâa El Fna square (posted on Airbnb website as well).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $982 /week
Security Deposit: $281
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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  • Dar Elisa is absolutely fabulous! Located in the center of the Medina of Fes, it is a beautiful and comfortable home with tons of charm and history. It was immaculately clean and has tons of communal spaces & cozy bedrooms. One of the best features is the fantastic view from the rooftop terrace! It is absolutely gorgeous!

    Perhaps the most wonderful part of the entire trip was Bruno, Rachid and Ouliya! Bruno, the owner, was very prompt with emails, answered all our questions thoroughly, and arranged our driver and guide for the city. It was so simple and easy that it really just made the trip that much better. Rachid and Ouliya, the Dar's keepers, were so welcoming and helpful! Rachid met us upon arrival (so necessary as the medina is a quite a confusing maze to those new to it!) and led us to the home. From there he gave us a ton of great information, tips, answered our many questions, and arranged all the things we needed. Ouliya, his wife, is wonderfully kind and a killer cook! She made us an authentic and delicious dinner & breakfast that was just perfect.

    I would highly recommend Dar Elisa to anyone coming to Fez as it was just the perfect place. Wifi worked great, very clean, and just a complete oasis amongst the exuberant chaos that is Fes.

    June 2014
  • Non ho conosciuto di persona Bruno,ma i contatti via mail sono stati chiari e non c'è stata nessuna sorpresa sgradevole. La persona che si occupa dell'accoglienza Rachid e sua moglie sono stati gentili, rispettosi e utili. La casa è comoda e bella. È un tipico riad con patio centrale,stanze attorno e bellissima terrazza dove noi . ben sei donne padrone dell'intera abitazione abbiamo dormito! Due bagni, acqua calda.Comoda la cucina attrezzata. La casa è vicina ad un mercato dove si compra di tutto . avevamo un ospite in più e questo non ha cambiato (email hidden)llo di prezzo.
    Da consigliare e ripetere esperienza.

    June 2014
  • And charming it was... we loved our stay in Dar Elisa. Rachid (the host) guided us in a pleasant way thru the for us complete new culture and helped us without taking over control of our holidays. The rooms ar spacious and the bathroom fine. The rooftop terrace is great, especially the view and furniture. Fez is a great city to visit and the riad is just a 5 minute walk from the centre of the medina (old city) and 20 minutes bij foot and bus/taxi to the new city.

    June 2014
  • Dar Elisa is at quiet part of Medina and yet not far from the main attractions in Fes. It is a very beautiful place with great views of Medina at patio. The host Rachid and his wife Ouilay are very kind and helpful. Ouilay and her mother also provide lovely meals. We will heartily recommend Dar Elisa.

    April 2014
  • Riad is really beautyfull, full of artworks, and comfortable. Just it was a perfect place to visit Fes (with magnificent view from terrace).... and what is very important for us - really safe for small children.
    Thanks for a wonderful stay!!!

    March 2014
  • Our host (Bruno's assistant), Rachid, provided us with warm hospitality and communicated well in English. He was very friendly and helpful, providing us advice on places to visit.

    As for the house, it's conveniently located in the heart of the medina, and might be challenging to navigate the first time, but Rachid showed us the way and we were able to find our way around without much problems. The view from the terrace was magnificent, the rooms were beautifully furnished, and the optional meals were delicious - we loved the tangine!

    Overall, a pleasant and delightful stay in the house.

    December 2013
  • Superbe riad! En plein coeur de la médina, décoré avec goût, disposant de toutes les commodités nécessaires. Terrasse avec vue imprenable sur toute la médina!

    Rachid et son épouse ont pris soin de nous et mijoté de bons petits plats marocains.

    En partant nous n'avons qu'une envie : revenir!

    November 2013
  • We had a lovely stay in Dar Elisa the riad is spacious intetesting artworks and has a beautiful terrace overlooking Fes , Rachid and his wife organised drivers and lovely meals for us .
    Thanks for a wonderful stay !

    September 2013
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Depuis de nombreuses années, j'avais en moi ce rêve de pouvoir vivre au coeur d'une médina au Maroc. De préférence dans la plus ancienne et la plus grande médina du monde: Fès El Bali. Ce rêve est devenu réalité depuis plusieurs années; je le partage avec Elisa, ma femme, et Maeva, ma fille qui a également donné son nom à notre maison de Marrakech, elle aussi en plein coeur de la médina. Ce rêve, il nous fallait le partager plus largement, avec des voyageurs venant du monde entier pour visiter cette ville magnifique et séculaire, immobile et pourtant si vivante, en pleine renaissance. Partager cette passion dévorante du Maroc, de ses habitants chaleureux, de ses raffinements et de son art de vivre. Nous avons essayé de les rassembler modestement dans notre riad, en respectant les lieux, les traditions, son architecture et ses ornements. Notre équipe sur place a aussi à coeur de vous faire découvrir l'art de vivre marocain, simplement et avec une grande ouverture d'esprit, prolongeant ainsi ce que nous-mêmes souhaitions transmettre. Je suis heureux de voir nos voyageurs souvent revenir, amener leurs amis, profiter d'un festival, de la région souvent méconnue, de pouvoir les guider un peu. J'espère que nous pourrons vous accueillir avec cette idée du Maroc et du voyage. A bientôt!
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