About This Listing
Experience the warmth of Moroccan hospitality. Dar Sondos, a charming house in the Fez Medina with easy access, offers 5 stylish double rooms, airconditioning and ensuite bathrooms, free Wifi and a delicious breakfast served on the terrace.
Dar Sondos is a charming 300 year old house in the Fez Medina. It has been carefuly restored to keep and enhance the traditional features, such as painted ceilings and carved plasterwork. The bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped, with reverse cycle air-conditioning. A delicious Moroccan breakfast is included, and may be taken on the terrace if you wish. There is free Wifi throughout the house.
Each guest, or couple, has their own private room and bathroom. It is possible to use the kitchen, and a laundry service is available. There is a shared lounge area and two terraces with comfortable seating and views.
Interaction with Guests
I will welcome guests and answer any questions they may have about Dar Sondos, the Fez Medina and their travels in Morocco. Our housekeeper, Sofia, is available to provide breakfast, make tea and coffee, provide meals on request and assist as needed.
It's a safe neighbourhood,not away from the main tourist areas. There is a sense of community, and people are generally friendly.
Dar Sondos is well located near a main access road . It easy to find and no problem to come back late at night.
it is in the Rcif area of the ancient city of Fes. Though the house is only accesible by foot through the narrow alleyways typical of the old city, it is only 2mins walk to parking and public transport facilities. The famous medieval Al Qarawayyin University is 10m mins walk away. The As-Sefferine artisan area [copperbeaters] is only 7 mins walk away, the famous ancient Fes tannieries are also close by as well as the famous Moulay Idris Mausoleum.
Other Things to Note
We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.
If you wish to smoke, it is possible to do so on the terrace. (However, the rooms are non-smoking.)
Please note, there is a maximum number of three guests per room. There is an additional charge of 20 euros per night for the third guest.
Dar Sondos est très bien situé et facile d'accès. Mouanis a organisé des transferts depuis et vers la gare ce qui a été très appréciable. Les chambres sont au calme, la terrasse très agréable. Un remerciement tout particulier à Sofia pour ses petits-déjeuners délicieux et à toute heure ! Un petit bémol sur les chambres au rez-de-chaussée qui sont très humides et donc moins agréables que les autres. Bonne continuation !
My boyfriend and I stayed at Dar Santos when we visited Fez. Our train arrived late at 12 midnight , so Mouanis was so kind enough to arrange for a cab driver to come pick us up. He responded promptly to all our emails and was very accommodating to all our needs. Dar Santos was one the most wonderful places we have ever stayed. It was clean, spacious, quiet, and beautiful! Our room had beautiful Moroccan engravings and artwork offering a sense of romanticism. Our riad was one of among many, but it was very special because of Sofia’s kindness, warmth, and sweet spirit. Every morning began with a beautiful and delicious breakfast arranged as though we were in a palace. We had fresh fruit, yogurt, delicious Moroccan mint tea, crepes, and all different choices of jams, honey, and bread with cheese. In the midst of the frenzy of the Medina, Dar Santos was a peaceful safe haven we returned to each night. Besides all our fabulous breakfasts, Sofia helped us to inquire about train schedules on the office computer and made phone calls for us. She also made special recommendations for places to visit in Fez. Sofia made us feel like family while we visited Fez. We highly recommend Dar Santos to anyone who is seeking quality and great hospitality.
We had a nice stay in this Riad. The breakfast was perfect and Sofia and Mouanis were always willing to help. Very friendly, good wifi and nice roof terrace.
Rooms were quite humid but this might be normal here in the Medina. We were the first guest so we could choose the nicest room.
We recommend this Riad!
My wife and I spent two nights at Dar Sondos after a similar stay in Marrakesh. The room we were given in Dar Sondos does not appear in the pictures shown on their AirB&B web site ( most probably the nicest ones were already given out to a group). We were not fully pleased, but we are used to adapt. Still the overall impression we got was good especially for the kindness of Sofia, sweet and willing to please her guests girl. We asked some external arrangements to Mouanis and these were great with a guide ( Hahmid) whom I would really recommend. But the place is unattended from 5 pm and guests are left on their own which to me is something they should think about. Having left yesterday, the general feeling we were left with is just OK.
5-star Riad, & staff...
We arrive at fez station after a long journey from Essaouira some 10hrs, Thx goodness Mouanis had organised a pick-up for us who dropped us off at the front door of raid(after a ride & short walk),and also suggested a local restaurant to try. We got picked up and ate like kings... If your luckily you can choose which room u prefer depending what time u arrive at riad & how full it is... The hole place is quite new/decorated nicely. And the breakfast from the house keeper sofia was excellent,and sofia was helpful enough to take us to internet cafe 1 day as well which we appreciated...
It was actually a shame to leave the riad as we got looked after so well, & made a couple of new friends with mouanis & sofia...
The host was very welcoming to us. He made us feel at home and instructed us on things that had to be known (heating, wifi, etc). He was very accommodating. There was wifi and breakfast was included which was an ultimate plus. He offered a guide and a shuttle to the airport which was also helpful. The water is heated which was amazing because the other places we had stayed in Morocco had very limited warm water. The first night we arrived we felt a little unsafe because of the unwanted attention we got from the locals. The only thing one can really do is ignore them. However we felt extremely safe inside the Dar and felt no severe threats throughout our trip
The experience in DAR SONDOS with Mouanis and Sofia was wonderful , very cozy stay , everything perfect , care , service , rooms bed breakfasts , the help in tourism in fez , all perfect !!! . we Sure repeat .
thank you very much !!!
La experiencia vivida en DAR SONDOS con Mouanis y Sofia ha sido maravillosa, la estancia muy acojedora, todo perfecto, la atención, el servicio, las habitaciones las camas los desayunos, la ayuda en turismo en fez, todo perfecto!!!. Seguro repetiremos.
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About the Host, Mouanis
I was born and brought up in the Fez Medina and know it very well. I began working by selling souvenirs on the street and worked my up to become the site manager on many renovations - including "Riad Zany", made famous by the book "A House in Fez". I continue to work as a translator, maintenance manager and general assistant for a number of long term foreign residents in Fez.
Dar Sondos was a labour of love - I have spent several years, together with my friends, making this traditional house as beautiful as possible so I can share it with others.