Medersa Room, Dar Rbab, Fes Medina


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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 space

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.

Guest access

You'll have access to a spacious central courtyard, a balcony seating area on the upper floor, the salon and the kitchen.

Interaction with guests

S'Mohamed, our house manager, is available to help with meals, transfers, taxis, guides, day trips and any other questions you may have.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $6 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM

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.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

197 Reviews


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Vania User Profile
June 2017
Our stayed at Rbab Dar was nice, cozy and Mark was an excellent communicator. He responded almost immediately to all my questions. Mohamed, the manager was very helpful as well. We had a private driver arranged on our arrival as advised by Mark and it was the best decision because the house is really hard to find as a first timer in the Fes' medina. The medina is complex with its small alleys and despite having a good sense of orientation, one can easily get lost. I advise taking a porter the first time and then exploring around once settled in your room. We stayed in two different rooms. Both were clean, the showers were spacious and have great water pressure, although the system is different from what I had seen before, it worked. I would recommend staying here if you are looking for comfort and a full experience of the Fes medina, this is the place.

Mariana User Profile
June 2017
I had a very nice stay at Mark's place this past week, and found it to be quite interesting and special (particularly at that price). However, there are a few things travelers should note about staying at this place, and Fez in general. I should note that I'm a fairly well seasoned traveler and not someone who shies away from adventure, so this may be helpful for those in a similar situation. First: Fez Medina is truly an ancient walled city, and staying within its walls has its pros and cons. The place is very difficult to locate within the maze-like area, and although S'Mohamed (who seems to run the place, I don't think Mark was in Morocco) helped me arrive by instructing the taxi driver to go to one of the gates and then meeting me there, it was tricky to navigate during the rest of the stay which was a little bit uncomfortable especially as a young woman traveling on my own. I didn't feel comfortable going out by myself much after dark. This wouldn't be a big issue in itself, but one of the challenges of being a visitor to this area is that everyone seems to see you as a walking ATM, and even a simple question ("Is this the way to the gate?") is seen as an invitation to sell you something or get you to "see something that's just over here..." which can end in unpleasant demands for money (even from young-seeming kids!). It can be exhausting. Mark's place was not free from similar situations -- I arrived to find they had "arranged" a tour for me the next day with a local named Abdul. I was a little bit confused because they kept saying it was free for me as a guest of the place, which didn't make any sense to me. Abdul started by showing me around a couple of places in the Medina (which was great) and then took me to a series of shops where I was clearly expected to buy things where he would get a commission. When I didn't buy anything there, he was clearly unhappy and quickly tried to cut me loose. Later I found out that tour guides in Fez are certified by the government and required to have a certain badge, which is why the unofficial ones (like Abdul) won't walk too close to you in case they get caught. I also learned from other travelers that it's very important when you go to buy something (especially a high-price item like a carpet) that you avoid going with a "guide" as they mark up the price by 15% to give them a commission. I wouldn't have a problem with any of this (arranged tour that I would pay for or paying a commission to someone who shows you really unique stores) if it was a transparent process which was communicated in advance, which it clearly wasn't. I'm sure Mark's place is not unique in doing...

Adil User Profile
May 2017
Very good stay with Mark! Bumped us up to a bigger room for no extra charge. Rooms are comfortable and well decorated. Great location in the Medina. Mark is super knowledgeable and always willing to help.

Abdullah User Profile
May 2017
The Dar is in the meddle of Medina. You would enjoy the walk on the tiny streets. The room was nice and clean. The dar was very quiet and safe. Mark was very responsive and supportive. Mohammed who was in charge for this Dar was polite and helpful. He showed me how to go on the streets inside Medina. Fatema who was taking care of many things was generous and respectable. Sure, I'll come again to it.

Nikolay User Profile
May 2017
Cosy place, hard location, good host.

Yuta User Profile
May 2017
It's a bit confusing to stay inside the medina, but that's fun again! The view from the terrace is also beautiful.

雪群 User Profile
April 2017
I was moved that 'S'Mohamed waited for us very late. Meanwhile, we were charged for checking after 11pm. We were arranged at the room of first floor. The breakfast was good. But I have to say there was some smell in the roon especilly the toilet. And the water didnt work well when you want to take a hot shower.

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Fes, Morocco · Joined in May 2010
Mark User Profile

I've been in Morocco since 1999. I run a small specialist travel agency that regularly leads trips through the Sahara to Marrakech, Mezzanine bar and restaurant in the Fes Medina, and Kasbah Timdaf, in the foothills of the Atlas near Ouzoud.

I'm British, and speak English, French and the local Arabic dialect.

I adore travel, food, and culture.

Dar Rbab was my home and I hope my guests enjoy this beautiful old house as much as I do.

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