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Dar El Ghalia

4-star riad with 3 restaurants, near Blue Gate

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8,6.Fabulous.
  • 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

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Health club

Feel at home

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Patio

What’s around

  • 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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

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

Location

  • In Fes El Bali
  • Blue Gate - 16 min walk
  • Place R'cif - 2 min walk

What’s around

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
  • Bab Ftouh - 11 min walk
  • Bab Guissa - 14 min walk
  • Medersa Bou-Inania - 15 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

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.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. 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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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

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

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)

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.

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

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

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)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 2 per night. Valet parking costs EUR 3 per day.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - midnight. Check-out time is 12:30 PM. Express check-in is available.
  • 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).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20 per vehicle one-way.
  • 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.
8,6.Fabulous.
  • 10,0.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, Aug 11, 2019

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  • 8,0.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, Aug 8, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Access to property very poor and had to be accompanied in case you got lost .

    1 night romance trip, May 2, 2019

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  • 8,0.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, Apr 10, 2019

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  • 8,0.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, Feb 9, 2019

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  • 8,0.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, Feb 9, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    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, 3 night trip, Nov 4, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Le cadre et l emplacement au top le personnel discret et serviable de plus une bonne table

    3 night family trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    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, 2 night trip, Feb 15, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    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 .

    4 night trip, Jan 23, 2019

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