Dar Rbab is a 300 year old house in the heart of the walled medina of Fes. We have four rooms available, hence the other listings under Dar Rbab. This one is named after the Indian silk bedspread.
The room has a double bed and a separate single bed, so will sleep three people. There's a private, en suite bathroom down a short flight of stairs; it's a traditional hammam style, with tadelekt walls - basically a wet room.
We aren't running a maison d'hote or hotel; Dar Rbab is sometimes a family home to myself, my wife Ghizlane (who is Moroccan) and our two young daughters. When we are away, the house is run by S'Mohamed and our housekeeper, Aicha.
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.
The ground floor has a comfortable salon, courtyard and fitted kitchen.
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.
Our only rule is never to make any rules... but we would prefer it if you didn't smoke in the bedrooms.
Please note that Dar Rbab is a 300 year old building, with steep and winding staircases. A certain degree of physical dexterity is required.
Please do not leave cash or valuables in the rooms.
As the room is air conditioned we'd also ask you to be energy conscious and turn the AC off when you leave the room, and to close the doors and windows when the AC is running. Electricity is hugely expensive in Morocco - and we only have one planet...
yes, we also book airport transfer as it is imposibble to reach the riad on your own. The place is just perfect in everything especially...this is worth to mention, the chicken olive lemon tagine we ordered for dinner is the best we ever tasted during our 1 week stay around Morocco! And Mohammad also allowed us to stay till our bus departure at 7pm. Thank you to the host, and especially to Mohammad and his kitchen lady!
Nice location with a good manager,Mohammed, who will give you important advice and help you to discover the city. Nice breakfast. We had a great stay.
Dar Rbab is a choice option if u want to stay away from the tired cluster of riads in the medina_ this is the real thing in terms of right price + location + cozy space to retire after a long day deep in the souks_ we had a most wonderful time!
Dar Rbab is certain to make an appearance in my next graphic novel!
Amazing place thanks to Mohammed. I would like to shout his name from the roof! The space of course is beautiful but you can see that from the photos. What you can't see is how great the service is. 5 Stars!!!
The room is spacious and clean, and the Riad is beautiful. The Riad is few minutes walk from Bab Guissa (gate), which is important considering there are 9000+ lanes in medina of Fez. We stayed in Mark's Riad for three nights, though we didn't have a chance to meet him, but the manager S'Mohammed took good care of us, and answered all our questions and requests during our stay. We had dinner at the Riad for two nights, the lady who helps in the Riad is a cooking talent. The heater in the room didn't seem to work, glad that the weather was not too cold during our stay. The services (dinner, pickups, guided tours etc.) provided by the Riad are not considered cheap, but Mark is honest about it and the quality is good (dinner and the lady tour guide).
Long before arrival, Mark and I exchanged a lot of messages regarding our stay. He was quick on responding, and was willing to answer any of my questions. This is especially crucial for first time travelers like us. Thank you, Mark.
Una estancia agradable y con todas las comodidades. Siempre alguien dispuesto a orientarte por la medina.
Didn't stay due to our plans changing but had great interaction via emails. Mark was always quick to respond and very kind about our last minute change of plans (due to sickness). Seems very sincere, kind and helpful. Recommend based on this alone.
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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.