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Dar Bensouda

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Overview of Dar Bensouda

Dar Bensouda

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBlue Gate15 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlace Bou Jeloud18 min walk
  • Popular LocationTombs of the Merenides7 min drive
  • AirportFes (FEZ-Saiss)19 min drive

About this area


Dar Bensouda is located in Fes's Fes El Bali neighborhood. Place R'cif and Borj Fez Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Parc Jnane Sbile and Atlas Garden.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Al Quaraouiyine - 5 min walk
  • Kairaouine Mosque - 5 min walk
  • Blue Gate - 15 min walk
  • Place Bou Jeloud - 18 min walk
  • Tombs of the Merenides - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Fes Station - 6 min drive
  • Fes (FEZ-Saiss) - 19 min drive


  • Restaurant Dar Bensouda — 1 min walk
  • Le Patio Bleu — 3 min walk
  • Riad Andalib — 4 min walk
  • Le Palais de Fes — 4 min walk
  • Dar Tajine — 5 min walk

About this property

Dar Bensouda

4-star Fes hotel in Fes El Bali, near Blue Gate
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and a lobby fireplace. Rooms offer room service and safes.
Dar Bensouda offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with safes. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Offsite parking available (MAD 30 per day)
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French


  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • Communal living room
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MAD 30.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MAD 25.30 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: MAD 200 per person (one way)
  • Nearby parking fee: MAD 30 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: MAD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Dar Bensouda
Dar Bensouda Fes
Dar Bensouda Hotel
Dar Bensouda Hotel Fes
Riad Dar Bensouda Hotel Fes
Dar Bensouda Fes
Dar Bensouda Hotel
Dar Bensouda Hotel Fes

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 82 out of 101 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 101 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 101 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 101 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 101 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely gorgeous, historic riad in the epicenter of the Fes Medina! The staff is beyond helpful, the rooms are large and comfortable and the views of the medina from the THREE rooftop terraces are simply stunning and cannot be beat! Don’t hesitate to book your stay here.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Unesco listed property. Unsafe neighbourhood
The hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to experience staying in a beautiful old Fes riad. The location from the nearest parking is at least 15mins walk via the labyrinth of alleyways. It is not the easiest walking journey without some helps finding it. We got conned by the porter who claimed to be from the hotel and wanted 50dh from us upon arriving at the front door. To get in and out of the riad is also a bit scary as the teenagers loitering on the streets just wanted to misguide us and make money from us. Perhaps this kind of experience applies to the whole medina of Fes. The experience going back to the hotel at night is unpleasant as we certainly do not feel safe even I was with my husband. NOT suitable for female travellers. Sadly the neighbourhood is rather not friendly (compare to Marrakech medina which is very safe). The hotel has a beautiful and big terrace which is superb for sunset. The staff are friendly and chatty. I think the hotel service could definitely improved by providing advance guidance for guests who are new to the medina of Fes, to guarantee a safe arrival, to enhance the overall experience before even stepping in to the riad. The staff could give better advice to hotel guest on how to deal with the hassle from the kids on the streets and make guests understand it is fine to walk back after certain time at night, or how to seek help if something do happen to them on the street 10meters from the front door.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We've just come back from having stayed three nights at Dar Bensouda in Fes. While we didn't particularly like Fes as a city, we fell in love with this riad and the people working there. In particular the manager Omar and Mamoune truly made our stay. They're beautiful humans who were always happy to help and went above and beyond to help us with transport and train tickets. The riad itself is a stunning place to come home to at the end of the day - we loved the pool, the breakfast and the beautifully cooked food. Thank you!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019