About This Listing
Dar Rbab is a 300 year old house in the heart of the walled medina of Fes. The White Room is a large and cool room on the upper floor.
The room has a double bed, plus an additional single bed, with a private, en suite bathroom newly renovated with a beautiful grey tadelekt - polished plaster - finish. We brought the sand all the way from Marrakech! There's a recently installed, reverse cycle air conditioning unit that can heat and cool.
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; it was 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.
We try not to make rules, but we would be grateful if you didn't smoke in the bedrooms.
The room has air conditioning and for the sake of the planet and our power bills, we'd ask you to switch it off if you go out for the day and to make sure the doors and windows are shut when it's on.
We stayed 2 nights here. Arrived via train fairly late at night, Mark arranged to have a driver pick us up and take us to the nearest medina gate, from there someone walked us to the dar. The property manager served us mint tea, salads, and tagine. We are very happy to have chosen to be picked up and ordering the dinner, in total it cost 385 dirham for these services and it was worth it. The room was comfortable but pretty dark. The shower in the bathroom is not enclosed, so once a shower is taken, the bathroom floor will be wet for a long time - make sure to not wear shoes and make mud in there. The free breakfast was good also. Overall a very pleasant stay.
Dar Rbab is located within the old Medina of Fez which is very good for people who wants to explore the rich historic culture of old Fez. It is also located near the taxi point which makes it a good advantage. The White Room itself has no window but the attached bathroom has a small window. Aircon and warm water are great but we feel that the room is too dim. Breakfast is wonderful and Mohammed is very friendly and helpful in giving us guidance when we got lost in Fez for a couple of times. The riad itself is a beauty on its own and we love the Jazz music that keeps playing within the riad.
Realmente un agrado! Es como estar en casa. Es un lugar muy seguro además de hermoso. Era de una familia rica, que hoy ya no vive ahí. Esta refaccionado completo y excelente ubicación! 100% recomendable!!
My stay at Dar Rbab was a plant one. The Dar is beautiful and quiet. A bit hard to find as Mark has stated but not too difficult.
I had a change in plans and hey we're very accommodating. I left my phone charger and he let me know right away.
I would definitely recommend this Dar to others traveling.
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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.