A nice look from the upstaires balcony, it shows the courtyard, painted wood, old ceder wooden doors, Zellij mozaic, and sculpted plaster.Salon with a grand open fire place, and large sofa to sit or lounge on.
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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.

The space

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 18 / night after 3 guests
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Charissa User Profile
June 2017
We absolutely loved staying here! Simohammed and Nabila are amazing and gracious hosts and we absolutely loved talking with them. Everything was so easy from check in to check out - Simohammed picked us up from the bus station and dropped us off at the train station/airport for a fee and also arranged tours for us within the medina and a day trip out of Fez. We enjoyed ourselves and the Dar is honestly stunning! We also had our first evening's meal prepared by Nabila which was delicious! We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting Fez and hope to return to this amazing city soon.

Bart User Profile
June 2017
Great riad, great guy -with his caring sister- equals a great time at the Fez medina.

Craig User Profile
May 2017
Absolutely the most amazing stay at Dar Benares! If you want an authentic Moroccan experience, a beautiful place to stay, and the most accommodating host, then Dar Benares is the place. Simohammed picked our group up from the airport for a reasonable price. He was fluent in English, as well as Arabic and French. He made sure we were comfortable and settled in before giving us our privacy. Simohammed's sister prepared a great breakfast for us and for a very fair price she made an amazing dinner. She was happy to let us practice our Arabic with her and made us feel welcome and comfortable. From the beautiful home to the exceptional hosts, hands down the best place to stay in Morocco!

Ernest User Profile
May 2017
Simohammed was super hospitable for our stay in Fes and helped us arrange pickup and dropoff, as well as arranging a guided tour through the city. Breakfast was also provided for us every morning. The house is a little off the beaten path from the touristy areas (not a bad thing!) and the interiors courtyard and tilework in the house is very beautiful. While it's somewhat dark inside and a bit dusty, it is certainly very charming and has all the character of a historic courtyard house in a very ancient city.

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
Simohammed and Nabila make an excellent host team. From the moment Simohammed met us at the bus station we felt welcomed and cared for. We are so glad we took him up on his offer to show us the city (for a reasonable fee)- he knows the best spots! He also had a great recommendation for a guide who took us through the medina the next day. Nebila came by in the morning and prepared a delicious breakfast. We also booked her for a cooking class and it was one of the highlights of our trip (be sure to take lots of notes)! The property is in a good location, and is quite stunning. We felt like royalty staying in such a beautiful home. There were a few things that needed attention - many lights were out, general clutter and maintenance concerns and there was not enough hot water to fill the tub more than a inch, but if assured these items were addressed we would absolutely stay here again!

Haroon User Profile
May 2017
Great hosts. Both Fatima and Simohammed were exceptional hosts. Simohammed is responsive and very helpful. He provided exceptional value and his recommendations were great for drivers and guides. They were also very economical and what we needed. Their English speaking abilities made things much easier. Fatima was also present to pick us up from the driver which made us feel safe and welcomed from the moment we landed in fes Madina. Her cooking was great (breakfast) and she was always punctual. Thank you again for being great hosts. We hope to come back again!

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April 2017
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Fes, MoroccoJoined in November 2013
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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.

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