A beautiful double room on the upper floor of a beautiful period building.
Dar Rbab is a 300 year old house in the heart of the walled medina of Fes. This room is named after the rooms main light, an amazing glazed red Moroccan lantern in the shape of a star.
The room has a double bed, with a private en suite bathroom up a flight of steps; like most steps in Fes and Dar Rbab, they're steep. People must have been more agile years ago.
You're on the upper floor of an a beautiful old house, originally our family home. We now run a family restaurant from the ground floor.
The house is in the region of 300 years old, and has all the features associated with historic houses in Fes. The centre of the two storey building is a courtyard, with pillars supporting balconies at the first floor. Access to all the principal rooms is by massive sets of cedarwood double doors, elaborately decorated and gilded on their inner sides.
Dar Rbab is emphatically not a hotel; when we are in Fes it is our family home, and when we are away the property is run by S'Mohamed and our housekeeper. Families with children are welcome.
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.
Courtyard, salon, private bathroom, wifi and free breakfast.
We are located close to the main historic sites in the medina, but in a traditional residential area with fascinating local souks.
As with all of the Fes Medina, access is pedestrian only, but we can organise private transfers from the airport, train and bus stations.
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.
Alles war perfekt. Wir wurden am Flughafen abgeholt, mit leckerem Minztee begrüsst und Mohamed war uns in allem behilflich - als wir nach einer Waage für unseren unzähligen Einkäufe fragten ist er mit uns zum Bäcker um die Ecke und dort konnten wir alles wiegen.
Marcs Riad ist wunderschön eingerichtet - die Liebe steckt im Detail. Wir haben es sehr genossen - auch auf der Terasse kann man es sich mit einem Teppich und dicken wunderschönen alten Kissen bequem machen.
Auch die Kommunikation mit Marc vorab war klasse - manchmal war es schon fast unheimlich wie schnell er geantwortet hat ;-) .
Farida ( Empfehlung von Marc )führte uns durch die Medina und
hat uns soviel über Fes und Marokko erklärt und erzählt , so dass wir abends k.o. und glücklich in unsere Kissen sanken.
Vielen Dank ! Wir kommen sicher wieder wenn wir dürfen.
Pretty, clean, peacefully and well located place (close to Bab el Guisa and main street). We could enjoy of wonderfull and delicious food made for Fatima, really great cooker.
It was a really nice and cozy stay at Dar Rbab!! We love Fatima who made a breakfast and did some cleanings. She was so charming and we felt like a home. Also S'Mohamed who was so helpful. The room was very clean To be honest, it was quite difficult to find the place, but other than that, it's a perfect place to stay!!!
The Dar Rbab is a good value for the money. Mohammed who runs the Dar is great. Helped with arrangements, schedules, recommendations and a tour.
I would stay again.
I am pleased to say that we had a short but delightful stay in Dar Rbab. Good breakfast, nice and really helpful staff, the place is great, looks great and is perfectly clean. I would recommend anyone who visits Fès to sleep in Mark's riad.
We were made to feel really at home at Dar Rbab. We arrived late and were really hungry, so a friend of the owner showed us to a lovely restaurant nearby. So helpful, otherwise I think we would of been lost in the maze of Fes medina for days. The room was great (spacious with a comfy bed) and breakfast was delicious. Thoroughly recommended!
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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.