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Riad

Dar El Ghalia

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
13 Derb Ras Rhi Ras Jnan Medina, Fes, 30110, Morocco

4-star riad with 3 restaurants, near Blue Gate
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Free WiFi
    • Arcade/game room
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The hotel is a little hard to find, but they have a spray painted sign on the wall (high…Feb 24, 2020
  • an amazing palace-like property with a real old-world sensibility, and an outstanding…Jan 6, 2020

Dar El Ghalia

  • Standard Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Royal Suite, Courtyard View
  • Senior Suite

What’s around Dar El Ghalia

Landmarks

  • In Fes El Bali
  • Blue Gate - 16 min walk
  • Place R'cif - 2 min walk
  • Kairaouine Mosque - 7 min walk
  • University of Al Quaraouiyine - 7 min walk
  • Al Attarine Madrasa - 7 min walk
  • Nejjarin Fondouk - 8 min walk
  • Fes Tannery - 11 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

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

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

  • Train station pick-up*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (EUR 2 per night)

  • Onsite valet parking (EUR 3 per day)

  • Offsite parking nearby (EUR 2 per day; reservations required)

Offsite

  • Area shuttle within 3 km*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 3 coffee shops/cafés
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Health club
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1845
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • 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 onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Dining

Dar El Tajine - This restaurant specializes 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.

Dar El Ghalia’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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

The seasonal pool is open from July to September.

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 sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

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

  • 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 100.00
  • 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)
  • 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

Self parking costs EUR 2 per night

Valet parking costs EUR 3 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 2 per day

Kitchen/kitchenette use costs EUR 35 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 12 costs EUR 10 (one-way)

Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Dar El Ghalia

  • Does Dar El Ghalia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Dar El Ghalia does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • 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 there a pool at Dar El Ghalia?
    Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Dar El Ghalia?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • 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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Dar El Ghalia?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring Moroccan cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Le Patio Bleu (6-min walk), The Ruined Garden (7-min walk), and Dar Tajine (8-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Dar El Ghalia?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do at Dar El Ghalia and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Enjoy amenities like 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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 20 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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.
us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Access to property very poor and had to be accompanied in case you got lost .
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
It's beautiful and in such a fun location! The staff goes above and beyond. Tons of smiles. Felt like home.
Amanda, us4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
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.
gb4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Dar El Ghalia is absolutely stunning, we gasped when we first walked in. Every staff member was smiling and helpful and polite. They organized a great walking tour of the medina for us, as well as a day trip to Chefchaouen. The riad is also extremely well located, just inside the medina, so easy to explore the medina or hop into a taxi for exploration elsewhere.
Catherine, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Le cadre et l emplacement au top le personnel discret et serviable de plus une bonne table
fr3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
伝統的な造り、装飾がとても綺麗でした。スタッフが親切でした。残念な点としてはテレビが使えなかった事と部屋内の二階の部屋が少し埃っぽくて目が痒くなりました。朝食がパンばかりで物足りませんでした。
Mint, jp2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel authentique traditionnel dans un ancien palais marocain au cœur de la medina ,personnel tres accueillant toujours au petit soin pour vous . Séjour tres agréable .
fr4 night trip

Dar El Ghalia