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Dar El Ghalia

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Terrace/patio
32-inch LCD TV with cable channels, TV
Royal Suite, Courtyard View | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk
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Royal Suite, Courtyard View | Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated, desk

Overview of Dar El Ghalia

Dar El Ghalia

4.0 star property
4-star riad in Fes El Bali with 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges

8.4/10 Very good

87 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
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13 Derb Ras Rhi Ras Jnan Medina, Fes, 30110

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fes El Bali

Getting around

  • Fes (FEZ-Saiss) - 19 min drive
  • Fes Station - 5 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Ouliya - 2 min walk
  • Darori Resto - 3 min walk
  • Le Patio Bleu - 6 min walk
  • The Ruined Garden - 7 min walk
  • Dar Tajine - 8 min walk

About this property

Dar El Ghalia

A great choice for a stay in Fes, Dar El Ghalia features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 20 per vehicle. Guests can indulge in massages or manicures and pedicures, and Dar El Tajine, one of 3 restaurants, serves Moroccan cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket riad include 3 bars/lounges, a health club and a steam room. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

Languages

Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Express check-in available
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Supervised childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (EUR 2 per night)
  • On-site valet parking (EUR 3 per day)
  • Off-site parking nearby (EUR 2 per day; booking required)

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Train station pickup*

Off-site

  • Area shuttle within 3 km*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Free reception (selected days)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1845
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Health club
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Spa services
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • 13 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Dining

Dar El Tajine – This restaurant specialises in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: EUR 25 per night (for stays between 21 December to 5 January)

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: EUR 50.00
  • 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 90.92
  • 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 90.92
  • 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)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: EUR 20 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: EUR 20 (one-way), from 1 to 12 years old

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 12 costs EUR 10 (one-way)

Parking

  • Self-parking costs EUR 2 per night
  • Valet parking costs EUR 3 per day
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 2 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The outdoor pool opens for the season in July

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Policies

Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dar El Ghalia Hotel Fes
Dar El Ghalia Hotel
Dar El Ghalia Fes
Dar El Ghalia
Dar El-Ghalia Hotel Fes
Dar El Ghalia Fes
Dar El Ghalia Riad
Dar El Ghalia Riad Fes

Frequently asked questions

Does Dar El Ghalia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dar El Ghalia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Dar El Ghalia?
As of 4 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dar El Ghalia on 10 December 2022 start from €51, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dar El Ghalia?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dar El Ghalia?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Dar El Ghalia?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dar El Ghalia?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 2 per night. Valet parking costs EUR 3 per day.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Dar El Ghalia?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dar El Ghalia?
You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Dar El Ghalia and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Enjoy amenities such as 3 bars, a seasonal outdoor pool and a steam room. Dar El Ghalia also has spa services and an arcade, as well as access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Dar El Ghalia?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Darori Resto (3-min walk), Le Patio Bleu (6-min walk) and The Ruined Garden (7-min walk).
Does Dar El Ghalia have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Dar El Ghalia like?
Dar El Ghalia is in Fes El Bali, a short 7-minute walk from University of Al Quaraouiyine and 7 minutes' walk from Kairaouine Mosque. Travellers recommend the riad for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

8.3/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

8.9/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Goos Value
The hotel is a little hard to find, but they have a spray painted sign on the wall (high up) nearby. There is an elevator to get to your rooms, breakfast was nice, room was a little dusty but clean.
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

an amazing palace-like property with a real old-world sensibility, and an outstanding staff - friendly and helpful in every way.
1-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This place is beautiful and the breakfast is nice. It really is a special place that makes you feel like you've gone back in time. I highly recommend it. The towels could have been fresher is my only feedback. We also received help finding a good guide, which I appreciated. We loved Mohammad, who served us breakfast and helped to walk us to the taxis when we needed help.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Authentic Riad
This was a nice riad, but could be great. The building is spectacular and I hope someone soon gives it the TLC it deserves. The wine and beer selection was inclusive but the availability of what was on the menu was disappointing... it would be better to have listed only what is really available. The upstairs terrace was dusty but we enjoyed an evening up there despite this. The attentiveness of the main hostess and his helper was on point. Our stay overall was good because our expectations were reasonable based in the price. I would also recommend the riad but at present it is a 3-star property with 5-star potential!
Margaret, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Access to property very poor and had to be accompanied in case you got lost .
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It's beautiful and in such a fun location! The staff goes above and beyond. Tons of smiles. Felt like home.
Amanda, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very beautiful place
Very beautiful place. The place itself can be a tourist attraction. Very helpful and friendly staff. Delicious food. However, half the time, there was no hot water. The location is also not that good as it is difficult to find it amidst the labyrinth that is the old city. The bedroom was upstairs which was slightly inconvenient.
4-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Off season leaves poor impression
A spectacularly beautiful setting--almost like a movie set ( of 2 centuries wealthy decor). The large dining room was the centerpiece: We were excited when we walked in. Off season the staff were not particularly interested enough in us to bother much- except to collect money. The breakfast was not palatable. So we didn't bother the next day. The server for dinner did not have a clue about serving utensils or other needs! (Probably his & the cook's first night?) Our room was very dark making reading difficult. While 2 antique lamps stood ready, there were no outlets to reach them! The bed was comfortable. The bolster and pillows challenged comfort. The bathroom was very good as was our room's decor. The winding thru the medina eventuality made us feel successful at finding our way back. Note: look way up to see signs for it! In a summary: We suspect El Ghalia is a wonderful setting in which to stay. We just can't say this for February.
Thomas, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Thomas, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review