Fodor's Expert Review Dar Kamal Chaoui

60, Kaf Rhouni, Bhalil, Fès-Boulemane, 31100, Morocco

In the tranquil troglodyte village of Bhalil, Kamal and Bea Chaoui have turned their family home into a delightful B&B with four rooms thoughtfully decorated with local touches—perhaps a donkey pannier or an intricately painted wooden door as a headboard—all with handwoven blankets across the beds. The roof terrace is the perfect spot for breakfast in summer, but the dar stays cozy in cooler months thanks to Kamal’s inventive heating system. Part of Bhalil’s allure is its location in the foothills of Jebel Kandar, and Kamal leads full-day hikes through the mountains from 4-km (2½-mile) walks to serious 28-km (17½-mile) hikes, stopping to eat with Berbers along the way. You can order a delicious three-course Moroccan dinner for 198 DH.

PROS

  • charming English and French-speaking owners
  • interesting village
  • good walking

CONS

  • quiet area
  • off the beaten track
  • small property

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Countryside
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0678-83–83–10

HOTEL DETAILS

4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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