10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Very good value, great staff...
"A very cool, hidden gem of a riad right off of one of the main drags of the ancient medina. The riad is newly renovated and my single w/ en suite shower was clean and nicely decorated. It's open architecture so you can hear noise from other guests so if you're a light sleeper, bring earplugs. The breakfast -- a collection of breads, jams, OJ and coffee served on the lovely roof terrace with great views overlooking the medina -- is a perfectly adequate way to start the day. I stayed in other Fes riads that served better breakfasts but they were more expensive -- for the price, the Dar Iman is a great value for those looking for something semi upscale but at a reasonable price. Special shout outs to Aziz and Hichem. Hichem manages the property, speaks fluent English and can't do enough for his guests."
- Travel date: 30th November 2007
An Oasis of calm and tranquillity
"We were a party of eight friends who all live in southern Spain. Having driven to Fes via Tarifa we had no problem locating Dar Iman from the near by car park . The location is superb, just a few steps down an alley way and you are in the midst of the bustling medina. Dar Iman itself is a wonderful find, everything about it is quite magical, sumptuous rooms, cosy salon and fabulous roof terrace with lounging area. The staff treated us as family and could not do enough to ensure our three night stay was perfect in every way. We decided to stay 'at home' one night and to dine in . We had a great traditional meal, served and prestented so beautifully on the candlelit roof terrace - a memorable experience. We can highly recommend the Dar Iman, the only thing we would suggest is that you have good ear plugs, unless you wish to be woken up at 5.00am by the call to prayer from the Mosque opposite!! A great hotel staffed by a warm and friendly family in an exciting and fascinating city."
- Travel date: 16th November 2007
Hope this review helps others
"A lot of the reviews seem to be of the 'gushing' variety. Having just returned from Morocco, I have to say that most of these reviews do not really gel with the reality of the accomodation situation in Morocco, and in particular, staying in Dars and Riads in the Medina. Dar Iman (and most of the other Dars and Riads in the medinas of large cities) are almost impossible to find without someone coming to pick you up from a central location. Dar Iman is located down a back alley, with a garbage collection area about 10 m away from its front door. Staying on the ground floor is a mistake, as you will be kept awake by the sound of activity at the reception (and the smell of cigarettes of whoever happens to be on duty at night) which is located 5 metres from the nearest bed. One night, a neighbour decided to have a wedding party and we were kept awake till about 4am when the loud music and talking ceased. This was no fault of Dar Iman and the price you pay of being in the Medina is noise, noise and more noise."
- Travel date: 11th November 2007
Beautiful Riad, Great Location, Wonderful City.
"Dar Iman is a beautiful riad in a highly convenient place. It is located 5 minutes walk from Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate) and a moment off of Talla Kibira (Big Street). The staff are a wonderful familly who are eager to help you in every way possible. It is clean, comfortable and tidy with a very relaxing roof terrace to chill out on in the evenings and take breakfast (included) on in the mornings. It is very well priced at around 55 euros a double room, to be honest I would happily pay more than this for the service I recieved! If I return to Fes this is where I will be staying. I wish them all the best in getting the attention they deserve."
- Travel date: 18th October 2007
Terrific value in the medina
"The Dar Iman is a small riad very conveniently placed in the medina. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms large with efficient air con. Breakfast on the rooftop is tasty and fresh, and there is plenty of it. The only thing that slightly let it down was the rather sporadic room cleaning. However, at this price it was great value for money."
- Travel date: 9th October 2007
The riad is lovely!
"The riad is lovely. The rooms are big, have nice comfortable bed, air-con and nice shower... it is a very nice riad-hotel."
- Travel date: 2nd October 2007
Loud Music, Rude staff and they forgot to make the bed
"I really did not like this place. The staff were quite rude and gathered loudly in the evenings to ensure sleep was difficult. The building is beautiful and the location great but I stayed in a lot better places than this. I wouldnt recommend Dar Iman"
- Travel date: 3rd September 2007
best place i stayed at in morocco!
"Dar Iman was honestly the best place I stayed in Morocco. Immaculately clean, and Hicham, Aziz and Abdul were extremely welcoming hosts and knew tons about the city. The rooftop terrace is beautiful. Breakfast is delicious, and the riad is such a cool and calming place compared to the chaos outside in the medina. I would stay here again in a second!! Also, there is a dorm room with 5 beds, that is 15 euros a night. Great for backpackers like myself."
- Travel date: 7th August 2007
"This place is a real gem! It has yet to make it into the major guidebooks because its so new, so you are in for a treat! The rooms are beautiful and clean, breakfast on the rooftop is delicious, the staff is gracious and attentive, located right in the heart of the medina, and the price is cheap!!! WONDERFUL find!! AND its not too crowded yet so you may have the place all to yourself like I did. One thing to note, because this place is located inside the medina it can get a little loud at night; you will hear the calls to prayer pretty clearly, arguments in the streets, but for me, that was part of the charm."
- Travel date: 19th June 2007
Loved our stay at Dar Iman Fes/Fez Morocco
"We were fortunate in being one of the first guests to stay in the newly restored Dar Iman. Having taken a taxi from the airport to Ain aziten (the nearest car park) we were met by a member of staff who organized our luggage to be taken by hand cart,the short distance to the Riad. Situated along a short passageway off the bustling Medina, it was pleasant surprise to step into the lovely cool courtyard of Dar Iman. The property has been beautifully restored by local craftsmen using traditional materials . Our En-suite bedroom was cool, spacious and airy. The bed was very comfortable. The weather was lovely, so we were able to have Breakfast every morning on the rooftop terrace, overlooking the rooftops of the Medina and the hills beyond. It was served by very friendly staff, and consisted of a croissants, bread with a selection of cheese, jam & marmalade, freshly squeezed orange juice & coffee or tea. As this was our first trip outside Europe we cannot thank everyone at Dar Iman enough for making it a great experience of another culture. Some of our lasting memories of Fes are :- Mint Tea, very friendly people, having to give way to working donkeys in narrow passageways, and the sound of the faithful being called to prayer from the many Mosques. Overall we can recommend Dar Iman as being excellent value for money. Jackie"
- Travel date: 15th May 2007