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Riad Dar El Ghalia - Fès

4 star Riad Fès

13/15 Ras Jnane Ross Rhi Medina de Fes - Fès

Price starting from 117 .02

The magic and mystery of the Medina await you at the Dar El Ghalia, a charming traditional guesthouse in the center of Fez near Rcif Square. Situated in the heart of the ancient city and treating you to genuine North African hospitality, this wonderful guest house is a first-rate retreat in Morocco. Travelers can look forward to an elegant, peaceful ambiance, amidst the bustling streets of this fantastically preserved city in the Arab world. Take a stroll around the Medina and absorb the colorful sights, smells and sounds. You are just a short walk from the Moulay Yacoub and Sidi Harazem spas, where hot magnesium springs, geysers and mud spots offer curative benefits. Get a traditional Moroccan shave in a barber's, hire a guide and discover the amazing leather-dying pits of the tanneries, and sip a mint tea in one of the tucked-away cafes.

The labyrinth alleys of the Fes el-Bali may be one of the world's largest car-free urban zones, but you still need to watch your step, as goods are transported in and out of the Medina by scooter, donkey and carriage! This vacation rental is also near Nejjarin Fondouk, the University of Al Karaouine, Kairaouine Mosque, and Der Batha Museum. If you fancy a change from the heat and noise of the city, head out to the Borj Nord Fortress and Museum, and soak up the views of the rooftops from an excellent vantage point. The Merenid Tombs also boasts breathtaking vistas of the ancient and urban landscape, as well as the surrounding olive trees.

A traditional taste of the Medina!

The Dar El Ghalia is a value-for-money riad in Fès which will exceed your expectations when looking for an authentic alternative to a hotel. You won't fail to be charmed by the hidden courtyards, stained glass windows, tinkling fountains and decorative arches. Welcome to a world of tales and fables, enhanced by sumptuous soft furnishings and outstanding gastronomy. Connoisseurs of great food are in for a tremendous experience at the on-site restaurant, Dar El Tajine, with an impressive offering of original Moroccan cooking. Room service is available around the clock.

A chance to relax North African style!

The pretty patio is a wonderful place to enjoy some cool shade, while the terrace commands spectacular views over the Medina - a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down over the minarets. If you are traveling to Fez by car, there is public parking within 5 minutes of the guesthouse for a fee, and for those guests arriving by plane or train, the Dar El Ghalia is delighted to be able to offer 24-hour shuttle service with advance notice.

The friendly and experienced staff is happy to talk to you about local attractions and excursions. This Fèz Medina holiday accommodation is a fabulous base for discovering the beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains and the neighbouring cities of Sefrou Imouzzer, Ifrane and Azrou, and not least the breathtakingly beautiful archeological site of Volubilis. If work brings you to Fez, take advantage of all the features of a traditional Moroccan guesthouse along with the modern convenience of wireless Internet access.

Pets are not allowed.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 4 hotel reviews © 2014

The Riad itself is lovely, however the location leaves something to be desired. Th...

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Breakfast at Riad Dar El Ghalia

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Riad Facilities at Dar El Ghalia

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Barbecue
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Indoor entertainment room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
  • Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Check-in: between noon and 12:30 AM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 20 (one way)
  • Deposit: EUR 25 per night (for stays between 21 December - 5 January)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 50
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 25 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 50
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 25 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 100
  • New Year's Day (1 January) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • Valentine's Day (14 February) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 40
  • Valentine's Day (14 February) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 25 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 3.50 per night for guests aged 2-13 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 3 years of age.
  • Tourism fee: EUR 3.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Riad Dar El Ghalia is also known as

Dar el-Ghalia
Dar El-Ghalia Hotel
Dar El-Ghalia Hotel Fes
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Dar El Ghalia Riad reviews

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

second time in riad el ghalia,but the first in standard room. one of two rooms we reserved had very little bathroom.

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8.3 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Dar El Ghalia offers 11 guest rooms with free local calls. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Fes El Bali area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes. Minibars and complimentary bottled water are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

A turndown service is available. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Dar El Ghalia Riad

By car
Head to the old Medina of Fez by BAB JDID gate and following the RCIF road.

By public transport
Bus No. 29 and 19 connects the new City Center to the old Medina of Fez, whereas Bus No. 16 connects the airport to downtown Fez.

Distances from Riad Dar El Ghalia

University of Al-Karaouine - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Kairaouine Mosque - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Nejjarin Fondouk - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Bab Ftouh - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Der Batha Museum - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Medersa Bou-Inania - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Bab Guissa - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Blue Gate - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Tombs of the Merenides - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Borj Nord - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Parc Jnane Sbile - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Bab Semmarine - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Jewish Cemetery - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Royal Palace - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Fez Stadium - 6.5 km / 4 mi
The preferred airport for Dar El Ghalia is Fes (FEZ-Saiss) - 14.6 km / 9.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Riad Dar El Ghalia

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport