Welcome to ‘Dar Ines’ House, in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. You will been thralled with this traditional guesthouse that is more than 120 years old and which has been completly restored within the most authentic and local heritage architectural standards.

How to get to the Ines House

The House is very visible from the main Moulay Idriss Square or plazza and there fore access is very easy. You should :

  • Face the large entrance to the Moulay Idriss Mosauleum,

  • Turn to the right and go up a few stairs,

  • Keep walking in this direction until you come to a beautiful fountain.

  • Take the lane to the right of the fountain for about 130 meters. The Ines House is located just behind a beautiful carved wooden door with lively colours and an arabesque motif.

Signs are strategically located to help youre adily find our location.

Plan your trip

* Requirements for entry

  • Valid Passport . The length of stay for a tourist is three months.

  • The customs requirements are consistent with international laws.

  • The temporary importing of a vehicle is permitted provided that the driver has his license, registration papers and a green card insurance covering the period of stay. Check if your insurance covers Morocco. The vehicle will be indicated on your passport. You will not be able to leave Morocco without it.

If you require more information before traveling consult the consulates, embassies, Royal Air Maroc and Moroccan tourism delegations in your country.

Climate

Morocco has continental climate characterized by cool winters and hot dry summers. Temperatures in our region are:

  • Average annual temperature:    22,5°C

  • Average maximum temperature (normal):   35°C

  • Minimum average temperature (normal):   15°C

Topography

The Zerhoun region is dominated by the presence of a mountain range whose axis is oriented from west to east, and with an average altitude of 800 m. Jbel Nesrani climbs to 1077 m. There are several peaks which offer a possibility for a mix of mountain sports.

How to get to Moulay Idriss, Volubilis?

Dar Ines can be responsible for organizing your airport or train station transfer to Moulay Idriss.

* International airports:

  • The  Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (CMN) is 280 km from Moulay Idriss, or 3 hours by road to Meknes

  • The Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) is 160 kms from Moulay Idriss, or 1h30 by highway to Meknes

  • The Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) is 160 kms from Moulay Idriss, or 1h30 by highway to Meknes

* By car / boat:

From Europe you can choose to come by Algeciras or Tarifa. There are daily return trips between southern Spain and Morocco (Tangiers and Ceuta).

Take the highway from Tanger to Meknes 12 km before Meknes, Moulay Idriss is 18 km. The road is mountainous but in very good condition..

By Rail:

The railway is operated by the Moroccan Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF). It offers excellent and regular services with the option of traveling in first class between all major cities. The nearest railway station is Meknes. ‘Grand taxis’ can bring you to Moulay Idriss and they are inexpensive.

By Road:

Car: 30 km from Meknes and 70 km from Fez. The roads are in very good condition.

Bus: Regular bus service is available from Fez and Meknes. Bus stations are centrally located. Tipping the person loading the luggage is customary.

Taxis: Regular service from Meknes is available throughout the day. Generally they use Mercedes vehicles. You can hire them individually but the fare should be negotiated before departure.

Papers: The foreign driving licenses are accepted, as is an international driving permit. A third party insurance is required. A green card is also required. Insurance can be purchased locally.

Car rental: Several rental car companies exist in large cities such as Fez and Meknes..

Useful information

Best travel period:

A trip to Morocco is enjoyable all year. However, spring and autumn are the best seasons.

Water:

Morocco can have successive droughts and that can sometimes make water scarce and valuable. You will be encouraged in several regions not to waste it. In any case  bottled mineral waters are available in many outlets.

Currency:

The dirham is the currency of Morocco. The exchanges may be made in airports or at banks in large cities. (1Euro = (approximately) 10 dirhams). You can use your international credit cards (Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, ...)  

Time Zone (GMT):

Minus one hour in winter and minus two hours in summer as compared to France.

Phone: 

From abroad to Morocco, dial 00 212 City Code (without 0) and the number. From Morocco to France, 00 33 followed by  number without the first 0. Telephone boutiques are common.

Communications :

Telephone - Automatic Connection International is available. The mobile network covers practically all regions of Morocco.

Internet :

Access is possible in business centers, hotels and many cyber cafes including Moulay Idriss and in larger rural villages. We have internet on site.

Press :

Newspapers are published in French and Arabic. The main moroccan newspapers in french are: Le Matin, L'Opinion and Baqir Al, As Is, etc.. You can find several foreign newspapers in major cities (Le Monde, Al Pais, France-Soir, ...).

Population :

30 million (2004 census)

Official language:

Arabic is the official language, Berber, used by a majority of the population and is taught in schools. But French is practically the second language, and widely spoken throughout the country except the northern regions where Spanish is more predominant.

Major ethnic group:

The Berbers, a people of diverse backgrounds

Religion : 

Predominantly Muslim with Jewish and Christian minorities

Political System:

Constitutional monarchy