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COZY BUT TRENDY RETREAT IN MEDINA DAR BABEL

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Quartier Al-Atlas House Rental Photos and Description

YOUR TRENDY PRIVATE RIAD IN THE MEDINA

In the hearth of the biggest Medina of Maghreb, you will find our 500 years old house,.. old but completely renovated in 2014 with a special care dedicated to respect of the moroccan art but also with a hinch of european design and trendy comfort... Its main charm rests in a passage way on the upper level which leads to 3 of the 4 rooms; this balcony is very lovely with the flying veils ...

The house is for your private use; it can sleep from 2 to 8 persons, with 4 rooms and 3 bathrooms.

On the lower level, you will find a patio with a design dining room.

Next to it, 2 sitting rooms, one opened for talking and chatting, the other one, closed with a fireplace and a satellite TV.

Apart, a brand new kitchen, fully equipped.

Inbetween the patio and the upper level, you will find a big room decorated in the moroccan style; Double bed and bathroom in zellige. Delicate rays of lights and wrought iron make the charm of it...

On the upper level, 3 rooms are located along the romantic balcony: the master bedroom with a king size bed and a grey tadelakt bathroom with a modern design. The 2 other rooms, one with a queen size bed and one with 2 twin beds share a beige tadelakt bathroom.

On the terrace level, you will find a room dedicated to leisure and farniente; we tore down the wall and set a huge window with a view on the medina... We also set a fireplace for confort... A summer kitchen has been added next to it.

The terrace in itself is a must.. As the house is much taller than the surrounding ones, the view on the Medina and the Merenide Graves, is stunning. Due to the height, you are protected from being seen by the neighbours.. Privacy, a luxury in the medina.

The dar is located in a quiet dead end little street , 15 min from Bab Boujloud and 5 minutes from the RCIF place.

Moroccan breakfast and linens are included in the price.

A cook is available if you wish for lunch and dinner for a modest supplement; she can even teach you moroccan cooking.

Transfert to and from airport can be organized; a concierge will welcome you and guide in your first steps in the house and the medina.

Aircon in the rooms, wifi and satellite TV.

Besides the tour of the Medina and numerous wanderings in the souks, you could also have a walk to the jewish cemetery and the adjacent neighbourhood, the Mellah. You could also wander in the new town of Fes.

Rates are 115 eur for 2 persons per night, 155 for 4 , 195 eur for 6 and 225 for 8 persons

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
nathalie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2016
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About nathalie

My husband & I travel a lot, all around the World ....

We litteraly feel in love with the medina of Fes; it is the biggest of morocco and remains unchanged since centuries..

We found this Riad & loved it for all the natural light it offers... We restored To the european standards, trying To keep morroccan artcraft and trendy occidental look ...

It still is permanent challenge as We keep on décorating it & improve it!

nathalie purchased this house in 2012

Why nathalie chose Fez

Its location is great & privacy guaranteed

What makes this house unique

Comfort

Privacy

Terrrace & its view

Staff available for your well being

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

COZY BUT TRENDY RETREAT IN MEDINA DAR BABEL
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dar Babel for few days in September 2015. It was our first time in Fes and what a great experience it was!! We visited several Moroccan cities in the past and really didn’t know what to expect of Fes. Thanks to the hospitality of Nathalie and Didier, the hosts of Dar Babel, we discovered real gem of a city in Morocco. Not only is the riad a great place to stay, the hosts also gave us excellent advice on what to do and where to go (or not to go). Dar Babel it’s clearly the best riad experience we had thus far in Morocco. The place must’ve been renovated recently; it’s spotlessly clean, very well decorated in Moroccan style but with personal touches. The whole place is very local, very romantic yet practical. We loved the thick white towels in the bathroom and halogen lights near the mirrors and beds – a practical touch that’s rare in Moroccan style hotels and riads. The open rooftop makes the riad bright and airy during the day and romantic and airy during the evenings. And as if that was not enough, you can enjoy your time on the roof’s terrace and patio: imagine eating your dinner under the stars regardless if your table is inside or outside!!! That’s exactly what we did almost every night enjoying the fabulous cooking of Kharissa and Abdelzargh.

5 stars experience which I definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Repos et Dépaysement garantie

  • 5 of 5

Une très jolie maison bien situé dans la médina, dans un quartier calme.

Décorée avec beaucoup goût,le style du pays a été respecté lors de la rénovation, les chambres et salles de bain sont très confortables, le personnel est adorable et très efficace, et la cuisine délicieuse.

Je ne peux que conseiller vivement, maison très agréable et bien équipée.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Un havre de paix et charme au milieu de la Médina

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes 3 couples et avons séjourné à Fez une semaine fin mai.

La maison est magnifique. Elle a été renovée avec beaucoup de goût et de soin. Tous les matériaux et équipements (céramiques, boiserie, stuc, objets de décration...) sont de grande qualité .

Chaque chambre possède sa touche personnelle. La terrasse offre une belle vue et est très agréable.

Abdelrazach et Fatima la cuisinière ont été très sympathiques et attentifs.

La maison est très bien sirtuée dans la médina, à quelques minutes à pied de la mosquée Karaouyine et de la porte Bab Rcif.

Nous étions à Fez au moment du festival de musiques sacrées du monde. Nous avons pu assister à des concerts de qualité dans des lieux exceptionnels.

En définitive, nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Fez. Le confort et la beauté de la maison y ont été pour beaucoup.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Pierre pour votre si gentil commentaire; ce fut également un plaisir pour nous et notre staff de vous accueillir; la communication entre nous fut excellente ! Au plaisir de vous revoir ! je vous offrirai un couscous de bienvenue !
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5

Experience Fes the right way

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!! Very beautiful, clean and well maintained. Nathalie did a great job in remodeling the 400 year old riad. We had such a great time here we didn't want to go back.

I do recommend hiring a guide to take you around the medina. If we didn't have our fabulous guide we would never have found our way back. There are over 9,000+ streets in the Medina which makes it very easy to get lost if you don't know the area.

Thank you Nathalie for a very memorable and enjoyable stay.

Cheers,

germaine

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnifique Riad

  • 5 of 5

magnifique Riad !

très propre et très confortable

Abderrazak et Fatima sont de tous services et très discrets !

n’hésitez pas à demander à Fatima le repas du soir au Riad , c'est excellent ! et....très très copieux.

bonne adresse adaptée aux familles ( c'est notre cas ) comme entre amis.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Virginie de votre gentil commentaire.. Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir vous et votre famille!
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Great riad with all You need

  • 5 of 5

I and my friends rented the whole riad for 4 days. The riad is wonderful in the hart of medina, studied in detail. Abderrazak and Fatima are very kind and they help you everything you need! We had a Dinner in riad and was one of the best dinners we had in Fez. I advice to have breakfast on terrace, it is very amazing. Nathalie can give you good advice for tours, dinners, hammam. I recommend this riad if you want a unique experience with the charm of riads and all the amenities You need!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ilaria for your nice comments... It was a pleasure for me, Abderrazak and Fatima to welcome you and your friends . You were very nice to them and very respective of the traditions and local habits ... I wish you many more nice discoveries in morocco ! Ciao ..;
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Map

Car: not necessary

right in the middle of the biggest medina of northern africa; where life stands still and doesn't change.

No cars or scooters , only men and women and donkeys are allowed....

Rates & Availability

Quartier Al-Atlas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year round
Jan 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$139
$965
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,121
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $43
Refundable damage deposit $322

Absolutely non smoking
No rental to parties of young people
Respect of neighbourhood (no loud music on terrace, no innappropriate dresscode on terrace) .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Quartier Al-Atlas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Zellige bathroom - toilet , shower , Typical and authentic; nice window;airy
    Grey taddelak - toilet , tub , shower , Very nice and trendy; window
    Beige taddelak - toilet , tub , shower , bathroom to share; window
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Arthur's bedroom - 1 queen , with en suite bathroom
    Master's bedroom - 1 king , with a ensuite baathroom
    Lola's bedroom - 1 queen , Blue and cozy ; bathroom to share; beautiful antique doors
    Mathilde's bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Nice decoration ; very big room ; bathroom to share
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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