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1 room, 2 adults

Dar El Ghalia

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
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)
    • Arcade/game room
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Elevator
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  • The hotel is a little hard to find, but they have a spray painted sign on the wall (high…Feb 26, 2020
  • an amazing palace-like property with a real old-world sensibility, and an outstanding…Jan 10, 2020

Dar El Ghalia

from €71
  • Standard Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Royal Suite, Courtyard View
  • Senior Suite

What’s around Dar El Ghalia


  • 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


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

  • Train station pick-up *


  • Valet parking * on site


  • 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1845
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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


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.

    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 staff wear 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 to midnight. Check-out time is 12:30 PM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Dar El Ghalia?
      Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. 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.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 24 reviews

    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
    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
    great stay - good food and service. large rooms
    Beautiful riad, large rooms and excellent staff. We had many meals there and the food was wonderful.
    as2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Very friendly and welcoming
    The staff were so friendly and very welcoming. The Riad is comfortable and in the heart of the medina.
    Maria, us2 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Herlig riad
    Veldig fin «lobby», slitent rom, men koselig! Utrolig serviceinnstilte ansatte og veldig bra frokost i forhold til vår erfaring med riader. Ligger perfekt til mtp utforsking av medinaen i Fez!!
    Harald, no2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Magnifique Riad nichée dans la médina, facile à trouver car c'ést fléché. Personnel très sympa, petit déjeuner copieux, repas excellent. Chambre confortable.
    fr4 night romance trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Schönes Ambiente
    Der riad ist schön und elegant, mein Zimmer war in Ordnung, und nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten mit der räumlichen Orientierung, stellte er sich als gute Wahl heraus. Nur ein paar Sachen erwiesen sich als nachteilhaft. Die Umgebung ist einfach uninteressant, hässlich sogar. In der Rezeption bestand man auf Bargeld für die Begleichung der Rechnung, am Ende gaben sie nach und ich durfte mit Kreditkarte bezahlen. In der ersten Nacht fand ich zwei Kakerlaken im Badezimmer -Ok, das ist normal- aber am nächsten Tag musste ich zweimal darum bitten, die zerquetschten Insekten zu beseitigen und den Fussboden zu wischen. Das Abendessen, ein Lamm-Tajine, etwas teuer, bestand hauptsächlich aus Knochen, Haut und Fett. Das Personal ist korrekt, sie könnten sich aber ein bißchen mehr um die Gäste kümmern.
    Victor, de2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Bellissimo Riad nella Medina terrazza per la colazione con vista fantastica. Personale molto gentile e disponibile a qualsiasi richiesta Ottima la cucina con cibo fresco e di qualita"
    roberta, it2 night romance trip
    Fair 4.0
    Thomas, us1 night romance trip

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