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Overview of Dar El Menia

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Premium bedding, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Premium bedding, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Dar El Menia

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Parking available
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMedersa Bou-Inania4 min walk
    Popular LocationBlue Gate6 min walk
    Popular LocationDer Batha Museum8 min walk
    AirportFes (FEZ-Saiss)37 min drive

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Standard Triple Room, Private Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Standard Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

Superior Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area


Located in Fes's Fes El Bali neighborhood, Dar El Menia is in the city center. Blue Gate and Medersa Bou-Inania are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Borj Fez Mall and Place R'cif.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Medersa Bou-Inania - 4 min walk
  • Blue Gate - 6 min walk
  • Der Batha Museum - 8 min walk
  • Nejjarin Fondouk - 9 min walk
  • Borj Nord - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Fes Station - 12 min drive
  • Fes (FEZ-Saiss) - 36 min drive


  • Traditional Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Restaurant Nur — 3 min walk
  • Maison moi anan — 3 min walk
  • Le 44 — 4 min walk
  • Cafe Clock — 5 min walk

About this property

Dar El Menia

4-star Fes riad in Fes El Bali, walk to Blue Gate
This riad features a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a rooftop terrace. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding, and ceiling fans. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Dar El Menia offers 4 accommodations with complimentary toiletries and ceiling fans. Beds feature premium bedding. This Fes riad provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-out before 10 AM


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

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 240 per vehicle (one way)

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
This property accepts credit cards

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 El Menia
Dar Menia Hotel
Dar Menia Hotel El
El Menia
Dar El Menia Hotel Fes
Dar El Menia Hotel
Dar El Menia Fes
Dar El Menia Fes
Dar El Menia Riad
Dar El Menia Riad Fes

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dar El Menia and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dar El Menia offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dar El Menia cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Dar El Menia pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Dar El Menia?
Self parking is available for a fee.
What time is check-in at Dar El Menia?
Check-in ends–anytime.
What time is check-out at Dar El Menia?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does Dar El Menia provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of MAD 240 per vehicle applies.
Where is Dar El Menia located?
Located in Fes El Bali, this riad is within a 10-minute walk of Medersa Bou-Inania and Blue Gate. Der Batha Museum and Nejjarin Fondouk are also within 10 minutes.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 47 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 17 out of 47 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 47 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 47 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 47 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Hotel does not prioritize customer service
Part of our negative experience was due to the fact that we visited during Ramadan, so this is something to keep in mind when planning a trip. While the staff and room were nice overall, we were dissatisfied with: - Lack of proper communication between U.K. manager and local manager. Before the trip, most communications are with the U.K. manager (we were not made aware about her location) but the local manager that handles the daily experience. The U.K. manager was highly responsive prior to the trip but stopped responding to any questions once we got there. Moreover, our communications with her were not relayed to the local manager which caused a disconnect in planning - Staff is not informed of the prices of their offerings. Before you reach, you are provided a booklet with prices for tour guides, airport shuttle, etc. However when we requested the local staff to book a guide they were not aware of price. While we worked it out with the guide, the airport shuttle was more frustrating because we were at the end of our trip and had run out of cash when our airport driver told us we owed him more money. We had him call the local staff who responded that it wasn't their job to know the price or to make us aware of it - We were forced to leave earlier than desired. We had an early morning flight and had requested a shuttle to allow us to maximize sleep but were made to change the time to an hour earlier (and this was relayed to us at 11pm before a 2am wakeup)
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place to stay in heart of the medina
Short stay. I didn't see hotel staff much, but they were attentive when I did. Breakfast was lean compared to other places I went in Morocco, just bread and jam and a small egg "omelette". My room was hot at night even with the fan blasting.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Riad deep in the medina
The riad is located an approximate 5min walk through the souk from where the taxi has to drop you (the medina is pedestrian only). Staff from the riad are able to meet you and guide you to the riad, which I would suggest arranging, as the riad is tucked away without signs. There are a total of 4 rooms in the riad. We had a private bathroom but it was not attached to our room. Breakfast was served on the roof patio, the patio was lovely but the breakfast was only so-so. Staff helped take our luggage up to our room but be aware that if stairs are difficult for you, riads are not the place to stay.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Situated in a great location in the Medina
Good location, nice and modern inside - bonus is the ability to use the kitchen and fridge to store things and cook if you want.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location in the heart of the medina
Wonderfully restored riad with a great roofdeck overlooking the city. It is a few steps from one of the two main "streets" in the medina so is close to shopping and restaurants. The staff was not on site a lot of the time but were very helpful in answering questions and booking day trips. We had them cook us dinner one night which was delicious and well worth it. The breakfasts were big and tasty and included eggs and freshly squeezed orange juice. The stairs were steep which makes carrying your luggage tricky but that's to be expected in such an old house. We highly recommend this riad.

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