About this listing
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...
A beautiful riad in the middle of the maze that is the Fes medina. Had a wonderful time in the house as it was cool, air conditioned in the rooms and had a very friendly atmosphere.
We had a dinner within the riad on the last day and it was absolutely fantastic, as well as being cost-efficient!
The only difficulty with the place is the location within the medina, as like anything else there, it is tucked away and difficult to find.
However as it's a relaxing and welcoming place to stay we would definitely recommend!
Beautiful riad and beautiful room. Very attentive to our concerns and queries.
We had a great stay in Dar Rbab. S'Mohamed and Fatima are very warm and helpful hosts. The riad is very beautiful and the room is very comfortable and quite (we didn't listen nothing but the morning birds). Fatima's breakfasts had prepare us to the busy an lively Medina. S'Mohamed was always available to gave us good touristic advices. Dar Rbab is a place to go back. We heavily recommend Dar Rbab.
Nice place with a great staff. Fatima and Mohammed were very helpful and nice. Mohammed has the best recommendations in terms of restaurants.
My visit to Dar Rbab was fantastic from start to finish, S'Mohammed was the spirit of hospitality and I felt warmly welcome. The riad is in a great location, easy to get to the buzz of the medina but also great if you want to relax. I would definitely book if I return to Fes.
We were there for less than 12 hours but it was nice. The atmosphere is very chill and the room was clean. Note that it is in a more "local" part of the medina and not as touristy/clean as the area by the taxi station & blue gate.
The room was awesome, just as described. The daily breakfast was great. But it was Mohammed, the house manager, who defined our stay at Dar Rbab . We felt welcome right away. He truly cared about his guests. We had issues with one of ours guides, and Mohammed dealt with the situation immediately. We loved our time here, but the quality and care by Mohammed made a huge difference. We would come again just because of him.
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About the Host, Mark
I've been in Morocco since 1999. I run a small specialist travel agency and regularly lead trips through 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 was a family home to myself, my wife, who's Moroccan, and our two daughters and we hope our guests enjoy this beautiful old house as much as we do.