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Dar Seffarine

14 Derb Sbaa Louyate Seffarine, Fes 30020 Morocco
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#17 of 274 B&Bs / Inns in Fes
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Welcome to Dar Seffarine, your Fes “home away from home.” Dar Seffarine aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Attarin Medersa (0.1 mi) and Moulay Abdellah Quarter (0.2 mi), guests of Dar Seffarine Hotel can easily experience some of Fes' most well known attractions.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Dar Seffarine features a rooftop terrace, outdoor furniture, and a sun terrace. In addition, as a valued Dar Seffarine guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site.

While in Fes, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Dar Seffarine Hotel, including Cafe Clock (0.6 mi), The Ruined Garden (0.3 mi), and L'Amandier Palais Faraj (0.5 mi).

Dar Seffarine puts the best of Fes at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bradley G wrote a review Dec 2021
23 contributions1 helpful vote
Riad Dar Seffarine was my first stop in Morocco on a 17-day trip; after the entire experience staying across the country and seeing dozens of raids, I can safely say it's the most impressive one in scale, detail, overall artistry, and hospitality. In planning our trip and arriving to Fes from the airport in Casablanca, Dar Seffarine was very communicative and extremely helpful. They gave detailed instructions in finding the medina in Fes and locating parking. A staff member met us at our car and facilitated parking for us and had our luggage brought to the riad. Walking through the medina is a magical experience for the first time, and Dar Seffarine is located smack dab in the heart of it all. Walking in from the winding streets, you are dizzied by the massive arches and towering ceilings, every square inch of which is covered in vibrant telework and painted detail. The owners, architect Alaa and designer Kate, have painstakingly restored every inch of the building to its original splendor with traditional techniques and local master craftsmen. The staff (shoutout to Youssef and everyone!) were so welcoming and accommodating. Care for mint tea on the rooftop as you read during sunset? Check. Need some wine to unwind after exploring all day? Done. Concerned about making a dinner reservation? They've already arranged to have someone walk you there! Moroccan hospitality is well known, but there's something about everyone here at Dar Seffarine that pushes them one step further to craft the perfect experience. You can tell they love where they work and appreciate Alaa and Kate as coworkers and companions. And then there's OUR ROOM. I think this room is larger than my HOUSE. We splurged on the largest, most decadent room and were not in the least bit disappointed. In case you need your own 600-year-old stain glass windows and domed ceiling to get up in the morning, this is your jam. Each room, though, has its own beauty and detail that makes it the perfect spot. We also did an architectural tour of the riad with Alaa the owner to understand the intricacies of Islamic architecture; while the tour stays within the confines of the riad, it was invaluable for the rest of our trip in understanding how Islamic beliefs and cultural history have shaped architecture and design. All in all, I would go back here in a heartbeat. The staff sent us messages after we left to make sure we were still doing well, even. The architectural masterpiece of Dar Seffarine, is enough to make it a must. Throw in the souq/market-centered location, caring staff, delectable homemade food, and rooftop views and you have yourself an unforgettable experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021
kelskaymill wrote a review Apr 2020
New York City, New York2 contributions2 helpful votes
Dar Seffarine is probably the most stunning place you could stay in Fes. The architecture of this 600 year old house is incredible. The owners, Alaa and Kate, did a remarkable job refurnishing it over the course of two years. There is also roof access that offers panoramic views of the old city. We stayed in one of the penthouse suites and felt like true royalty. The room was huge (although very cold in December - PACK WARM CLOTHES) and overlooked the whole city. We stayed during NYE and the owners cooked us an amazing meal and then had wine with us after dinner while we rang in the New Year on the roof!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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caroka wrote a review Mar 2020
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland83 contributions78 helpful votes
Stunningly appointed and with the massively high ceiling, it was just a wow experience. Very sparsely furnished though and the furniture is quite massive. Missing some little touches in the rooms, make sure you plug in the wifi code at check-in as there is no in-room info (which is also nice, as there is no clutter). Breakfast was very mediocre and is group dining at one table. Overcooked eggs and not much of a great choice, but it's on the rooftop and honestly, the structure and room sizes are so impressive, you overlook the minor things.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Jenna S wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions7 helpful votes
I've said before, the hospitality of management and staff makes all the difference. This beautiful dar went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Youseff was phenomenal. He even helped us by train tickets for when we departed to Casablanca. Our room was beautiful and spacious. The rooftop had an incredible view of the city.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Taylor wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Worth, Texas30 contributions60 helpful votes
We were so pleasantly surprised by Dar Seffarine! The property is located in a very convenient area if you're arriving by car or taxi - perfect if you have large bags. Zouhir met us at the RCIF Gate and was warm and welcoming from the start. The property itself is absolutely gorgeous! Compared to the riads of Marrakech, this place is a palace! We loved how carefully the proprietors restored the space; you can really feel what it must've been like to live there hundreds of years ago. Despite being so old, the hotel is really clean, too. We very much enjoyed chatting with the staff and owners, who were all so kind and willing to give recommendations about Fes. The only drawback of this place is likely unavoidable, given how old the building is. Every morning after we used the sink, a very strong sewage odor permeated the room. It lingered for quite a while, to the point that we had to use their beautiful common spaces to get some fresh air. We assume the only way to mitigate something like that would be to do a plumbing re-haul - something that's likely impractical for the size of hotel. The breakfast, while nice, also could've been a bit more wholesome and consistent. Some mornings were hearty, while others were primarily bread.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We loved our room on the first floor!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dar Seffarine
Which popular attractions are close to Dar Seffarine?
Nearby attractions include Fes el-Bali (0.3 km), Fez City Guide (0.1 km), and Al-Attarine Madrasa (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dar Seffarine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dar Seffarine?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dar Seffarine?
Conveniently located restaurants include Veggie-Pause, Restaurant Ouliya, and Darori.
Does Dar Seffarine have airport transportation?
Yes, Dar Seffarine offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dar Seffarine?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Dar Seffarine?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glaoui Palace (1.4 km), Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin) (0.10 km), and Borj Nord (1.2 km).