Dar El Mandar Farm

Dar El Mandar Farm

Douar Beni Mellala Commune Rurale de Kandar Sidi Khiar, Fes 31273 Morocco
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#1 of 110 guest houses in Fes
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
French, Arabic
Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Meriem A wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I wanna share with you my experience in this wonderful place. I stayed there for not even 24 hours and i was amazed by everything about it. The landscape is breathtaking, the rooms were very cleaan, the staff were like angels because you never see them walking around or disturbing you but whenever you need them they show up right on time to help you with anything. The foood is heavenly and I should tell you that I’m Moroccan and i’ve tasted enough Moroccan food in my life to know that this one was really made with care and love.
I will definitely go back there whenever i feel like I’m overwhelmed with the city life and i recommend it to anyone else that feels the need to relax and enjoy nature.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cheye-Anne S wrote a review Apr 2022
16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is beautifully situated in the hills above Fez offering SPECTACULAR views of the valley! Seeing Fez at night in the valley during a full moon was magical. We enjoyed mint tea upon arrival under the tent overlooking the valley until our room was ready. The rooms are brand new and perfectly appointed with every amenity you might need including an huge view of the valley and your own private back yard. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast was delicious! We even had a traditional Moroccan breadmaking class cooked in a wood-fired oven which they then served us with olive oil and olives! They have a bar that is open all day. Our evening finished with traditional Berber music and dancing around a bonfire. The owners were incredibly welcoming and kind and greatly accommodating. We enjoyed every minute of it and cannot wait to return in the warmer months when we can enjoy the pool which also overlooks the valley.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are brand new and amazing! I believe there are only 10 rooms total.
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Siham El wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our last weekend before heading to Belgium and leaving my beloved husband, we called the kind owner Jaouad in the last minute and he was so nice and he accepted our reservation, it was a magical weekend, everything about this place inspired me! The breathless view of nature and fes city which is oriented perfectly to contemplate the sunset and sunrise..the food is all abt the delicious Moroccan traditional dishes they are also using fresh veggies from there farm..hence, I can talk about this experience but it's about a review so i'll try to keep it brief..haha the stuff are so friendly that you feel like home or u re invited to your friends guesthouse..when it comes to the rooms what I mostly like is that everything is place with love and passion adopting the minimalist mindset ans inspired with our ancestors basic ecological materials. It was really two days in heaven💓 it's more than a place it's all about rediscovering places in my country throug this special experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carter wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There is not enough that can be said about the beauty and hospitality of Dar el Mandar. An exquisite oasis magically conjured up from the mountain side with breathtaking views, and amazing staff. The owner is a rare gem with faultless attention to detail who went out of his way to accommodate us. The grounds, pool and relaxing areas are pure magic, the rooms stylish and a perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary comfort. The food- dinner and breakfast - was simply sublime. We could not get enough of this stay and will definitely be back. In all honesty, we never wanted to leave. Bravo team Dar el Mandar you excelled yourselves. Lee (Australia)
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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traveler wrote a review Apr 2022
Rabat, Morocco210 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The food, the view, and the experience of spending a weekend at Dar El Mandar is worth the short drive outside of Fes. The view out in the day is stunning, made even more so at night with the twinkling lights of the city in the valley and set against the delicious meals and excellent service the location offers. Rooms were lovely and well kept, staff were helpful, friendly and wonderfully attentive. This is certainly a resort to come back to for more than a few nights!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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julsh wrote a review Nov 2022
Berlin, Germany19 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dar el Mandar is a true oasis of tranquility and hospitality nestled away into a mountain side with a stunning view of Fez and the surrounding plains. The property is designed with great attention to detail - minimalism paired with traditional Moroccon style. It is elegant and luxurious, but down to earth at the same time. We spent 2 nights here to enjoy a full-day break of relaxation, sandwiched into an otherwise pretty packed itinerary of exploring Morocco. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision. Dar el Mandar was the perfect place to find some peace and quiet, and to recharge our batteries before diving back into the bustle of Fez. The rooms are clean and tastefully furnished, the staff was extremely attentive and they served excellent food as well. If we ever come back to Morocco we will make sure to spend a few nights here, Inshallah :)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicola M wrote a review Feb 2022
113 contributions72 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful place, which we had mainly to ourselves for a long weekend likely due to the cooler weather and COVID restrictions. Despite being some of the only guests, the staff took such great care of us including giving us an unexpected demonstration of Berber bread baking. We ended up eating most meals there, since it was so convenient and delicious.

It was lovely to cozy up to the fire at night, and our little dog had a wonderful time exploring the grounds. Definitely a dog friendly place, which is one of the main reasons we like to stay further outside of main cities. Fes is about 30 min away by car. We had a lovely time exploring the Old Medina but were so happy to return to peaceful Dar El Mandar after a long day out on our feet!

I also want to mention how well organized and modern Dar El Mandar is. You get a feel for Berber culture set against well maintained rooms with all creature comforts. It’s clear a lot of thought and care went into this place!

A big thank you to our kind hosts who made it such a memorable and restful trip.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: A car is a must. Cash only. The WiFi was quite slow and cell service was limited, which was great...
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FrankM_NL wrote a review Sept 2022
Pijnacker, The Netherlands70 contributions13 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an incredible location. Off the main road along a gravel road you can find this pearl with an infinity pool and an amazing view towards Fez! Jaoued and his team know what hospitality is!
The chef prepared the best food (lunch) we have had in Morrocco! Already looking forward to dinner. Very tasteful rooms - tadelakt on the walls combined with traditional Morroccan wood panels and doors. All without being too much. So unfortunate we must leave for home tomorrow...
Highly reccomended!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ahmet wrote a review Mar 2023
8 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the third time me and my wife visit Dar el Mandar. It’s our favourite stay in Marocco. Absolutely, everything about it is amazing. Where to start..

Rooms
The rooms are amazing. They added several new rooms in the past 2 years. They are amazingly oriental designed and are very clean also.

View
One of the best things about the place is the view you have. Also nothing to say but absolutely amazing.

Food
The breakfast and the dinner are also very good. I ate in several places in Marocco, but I have to say that I ate my best tajine in Dar el Mandar. The breakfast is also delicious

Host
The host Aladdine (I hope I pronounce his name well) is a very nice, helpful person.

To summarize, I only have positive things to say about the place. The only thing maybe which can be a slight issue for some is that location, it’s around 25 minutes from the city center. So it’s not really nearby. But if you want to be far from the busy city centre in a nice, private calm place, this is a good trade off.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Curiosity38305657270 wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I found my stay so pleasant that I definitely want to go back there. it's an oasis of peace. The welcome was pleasant view breathtaking really picturesque that you can't even get it so beautifully with your camera.
The food what can I tell you. everything tasted so fresh and the bread melts in my mouth. The rooms are very nice and I sincerely invite you to come and have this experience by yourself. If you really want to recharge your batteries this is the place to be.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared for the road at the end of this road you will pleasantly surprised I garantee this.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,794 - R 1,812 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MoroccoFès-MeknesFes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dar El Mandar Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Dar El Mandar Farm?
Nearby attractions include Cave Houses (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dar El Mandar Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Dar El Mandar Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dar El Mandar Farm?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dar El Mandar Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dar El Mandar Farm have airport transportation?
Yes, Dar El Mandar Farm offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Dar El Mandar Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dar El Mandar Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Dar El Mandar Farm?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jewish Quarter “Mellah” of Sefrou (8.3 km).
Does Dar El Mandar Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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