This is our smallest room. It's a double bedroom, located on the ground floor, with our normal, vast set of double cedar doors, gilded and painted, and leading onto the central courtyard, which is open to the sky in the summer, and covered and heated in the winter.
The room has a comfortable double bed with a wrought iron frame, a hand made Rbati carpet, and that's about it. Thick walls keep the medina and summer heat at bay, and there's a majestically high, cedar wood ceiling. There is modern air conditioning and heating.
The room has a private, en suite shower room with shower, wc, and hand basin, finished in dramatic black tadelekt.
We part own a Moroccan Tourist Transport company and are happy to provide quotes to take you on into the Atlas, the Sahara, the Rif, Marrakech and Essaouira. Rates start at 120 euros per day for an air conditioned 4x4/SUV, fuel, and an English speaking driver/guide.
We try not to make any rules... but we would prefer it if you didn't smoke in the bedrooms.
Please note that while everything from a banquet to a snack is available, and breakfast is included, the kitchen is not available for guests use.
As the house surrounds a courtyard, please respect other guests need to sleep and avoid loud noise late at night. If you have the house to yourself and there are no other guests or family there, party as late as you like.
Un très joli riad, bien placé dans la médina et un bon accueil.
Pour le prix, la chambre est pas mal, mais si possible, vaut mieux prendre une autre chambre de la maison.
La salle de bain ouverte sur la chambre et la douche à l'italienne ne sont pas très pratiques...
Au global, un bon séjour !
Merdersa room- Not the best room in the Riad.
We didn't have much trouble finding the Raid as we were lucky to meet someone who knew where it was.( And didn't charge us for it!- rare for Fes) The breakfast was great and the housekeeper ( women) was lovely. She made us feel very welcome, and even provided cutlery for our takeaway meal. We also stayed in the Merdersa , and I wouldn't recommend it, As there isn't enough light to read, no internet connection. The door has to be locked, as it flies open into the common area. This can be easily fixed with having a booster for the internet downstairs and sorting out the door.
Also the Main door is VERY hard to open and we were left in a situation, of not being able to open the door at 8pm, surrounded by a group of young boys asking us for money. that was very very Intimidating. Mark- Please sort the main door lock out. It is a small think that will make a big difference. the French family that stayed at the same time, also had issues opening the door, so it isn't just our key.
Mohammed was okay- but was annoyed that we didn't take his restaurant recommendation. he also charged us 250 dhs for the taxi. Which we then were told was 150 otherwise. Not great- to be conned by the person who is looking after the place you stay at!
Door locks in Morocco work in the opposite sense to Europe, ie you turn the key towards the door frame to open the door. There is no problem with the lock itself. We do try to remember to explain this to guests but doubtless forgot on your visit. My apologies.
The little Medersa Room is our cheapest room, and was really only intended as a single room. The door does stay shut if you use the bolt provided. The doors (10 feet high, gilded and painted cedar...) are 300 years old and, whilst I admit are not the most practical, I am not going to fit modern locks and catches to them.
We charge 25 euros for an airport transfer. If you prefer, you can find a grand taxi driver, and, separately, a porter. The total cost would be around 180dhs, depending on your language skills. The extra charge covers our administration costs, and the costs of sending drivers to guests who fail to arrive, etc. We also endeavour to use recent, air conditioned vehicles rather than 35 year old Mercedes.
So, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay, but I think it's unnecessary provocative to accuse S'Mohamed of impropriety, and, incidentally, something that is considered incredibly rude in Moroccan etiquette, even as a joke.
belle demeure bien située dans la médina pour se promener.
Mohamed nous a bien accueilli et a pu nous guider et répondre à nos questions.
séjour bien agréable à Fes, malgré la pluie
Nice location with a good manager (Mohammed) who takes care of the house on behalf of Mark. Very nice breakfast. Since we arrived one day before planned, we could move to another room and didnt stay in the Medersa room, which was extremely comfortable. We got really good advices from Mohammed even though the sight-seeing tour through the Medina was not really what we expected (was in the end a tourist selling tour). All in all Mohammed was really kind to us, checking on us even though his wife just gave birth. !00 % recommendable. We indeed enjoyed our stay in this beautiful Riad.
Le Dar Rbab est difficile à trouver ! Il est au centre de la médina et n'est pas indiqué.
L'accueil est simple, comme la chambre et le petit déjeuner.
Mohamed qui nous a accueilli est gentil et disponible.
On a eu froid à cette période de l'année à l'intérieur du patio, et aussi dans la chambre où le chauffage de marchait pas !
The house and rooms are as shown in the pictures, however don't expect much privacy in the bathroom since there are no doors and smells might get stucked because there are no windows.
Mohammed was very kind and attentive, and Ms. Fatima (the lady that cooks breakfast and cleans the house) is an adorable and gentile lady.
The Medina may be confusing, but try to know it by yourself, sometimes the tours offered in Fez are very expensive for what they offer.
Dar Rbab is a beautiful oasis of piece and quiet just a few steps from the bustling medina of Fes. Me and my husband spent two nights there and received everything we needed. The rooms are comfortable and cosy, the staff is friendly and extremely helpful. If we come back to Fes one day we know where to go!
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I've lived in Morocco for most of the past decade. I run a small travel agency specialising in the Sahara and the Atlas mountains.
I'm British, and speak English, French and the local Arabic dialect.
I adore travel, food, and culture. Dar Rbab is a family home to myself, my wife, who's Moroccan, and our two daughters and we greatly enjoy welcoming and entertaining guests in our home.