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A nice look from the upstaires balcony, it shows the courtyard, painted wood, old ceder wooden doors, Zellij mozaic, and sculpted plaster.
Dar Benares is a charming holiday rental property located in the hearth of the old city of Fez,is 400 years old, it was carefully restored over the period of two years, using only traditional materials and craftsmanship typical of Fez. The house has three bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
Dar Benares is built around a medium-size courtyard, which has in its center a round Zellij table surrounded by iron chairs. The living room has large sofa and a grand open fireplace, a flat television screen with built in DVD player and iPod docking station if you wish to bring your own movies and music. Dining area is just off the courtyard with Moroccan banquettes (Frash). There is a fully equipped kitchen as well--with oven, fridge, freezer, crockery and cutlery--if you wish to cook, or try authentic, specially cooked, meals at the house, prepared by our cook.
Dar Benares fits six people. It has two double bedrooms, and one single bedroom, with master beds and spacious wardrobes. All rooms have air-conditioning, which can be used to heat or cool the bedrooms for a more restful sleep. The house also has two luxurious bathrooms; one of which has a giant circular copper bath. All bedrooms and bathrooms are in the second floor. From this level several stairs lead up to the terrace, which has a mosaic table, should you wish to have your breakfast or dinner in open air.
Hi there, we found Si Mohammed very nice, welcoming and helpful during our stay. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. We very much enjoyed his company and enjoyed the guides he sent us. Our stay was made that much more memorable because of his suggestions.
This is a beautiful riad in a great location. It is calm and quiet yet in the heart of the Medina. The architecture inside the riad is stunning and very old yet extremely confortable.
Simohammed was a great host, collecting us from the bus station and also helping us with onward travel arrangements as well as ensuring we had a good stay in Fes.
We loved our cookery lesson and look forward to recreating some of the tasty dishes when we get home. Thanks for all your help.
Nosotros permanecimos un mes en Dar Benares. Simohammed nos esperó y nos fue a despedir al aeropuerto. Es una persona inteligente, afectuosa y discreta. Muy dedicado, estuvo siempre ayudándonos en lo que le solicitábamos. Guardamos de él un gran recuerdo. Nabila, a cargo del aseo diario, es su hermana y es perfecta. Cocina muy bien.
La casa es tal cual es descrita, cómoda y con todos los servicios funcionando. Está a siete minutos caminando lento de la plaza R´cif donde hay taxis y a otro tanto de la zona más comercial de la medina. El sector es típicamente de Fes, medieval y misterioso, bien iluminado de noche. La casa está en el medio de un barrio marroquí que hace su vida diaria normalmente. Es gente fantástica. Respetuosa, afectuosa y preocupada por el visitante. En un mes nunca tuvimos en Fes ni un solo inconveniente, ni un solo momento desagradable..
Nuestra estadía ha sido inolvidable y ha incrementado nuestro cariño por Marruecos y su gente y nuestro respeto e interés por el islam y su cultura.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dar Benares, thanks to Simohammed's hospitality. The house is nicely furnished and breakfast was delicious. Simohammed was very generous with his time to make our stay in Morocco really smooth and enjoyable. Many thanks!
We stayed at Dar Benares as part of a two week trip to Spain and Morocco where we used Airbnb for every accommodation. That said, Simohammed was hands down the best host we had during this trip and my family agrees that Dar Benares was our favorite Airbnb accommodation. We only wish we had more time to spend in Fes! Thanks for a great stay Simohammed!
We were greeted and picked up by Simohammed, and was shown the riad through the medina. Beautifully restored, the palatial riad has beautiful intricate details. Simohammed made us a lovely breakfast every morning and he is extremely helpful and will help with any requests. One highlight was Simohammed's sister, Nabile's cooking, who cooked us a sumptuous meal that is the pinnacle of Moroccan cooking. Thank you!
Wir, 4 Frauen über 60, haben 10 glückliche Tage im Dar Benares verbracht. Alles war Bestens, das haus im ältesten teil der Medina ist zwar schwer zu finden, aber das ist Teil des Abenteuers. Unser Gastgeber Simo, ein liebenswerter, verläßlicher junger Mann hat uns wunderbare Frühstücke bereitet, Ausflüge organisiert, alles funktionierte wie am Schnürchen. Wir empfehlen unbedingt die Mahlzeiten, die seine Schwester bereitet, zu bestellen, besser als in jedem Restaurant! Beide sprechen fließend Englisch, so das man mit ihnen alles besprechen kann und man vieles interessantes über diese fasznieriende Stadt, den gelebten Islam und die Menschen erfährt. Simo und Nabila sind Freunde geworden.
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About the Host, Simohammed
I was born in Fez, I like traveling, reading, meeting new people from different countries, and knowing new cultures.
I hope that all our visitors will have a wonderful and an unforgettable moments in Fez.