Dar El Menia Lux Riad - Twin/Double

Private room
2 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

To make a booking, check availability and prices please contact the owner Graham direct.

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Dar El Menia has four bedrooms this is our large TWIN or DOUBLE ROOM with ensuite bathroom, price 65 EUR per night. We also have a Double, Triple and a Family Suite or Quad room. It is also possible to rent the entire house, further details upon inquiry.

Dar El Menia lies in the heart of Fes (Fez) Medina, former imperial capital of Morocco and the world's largest medieval Medina. Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site but it is not a museum it is a living, breathing city and Dar El Menia provides the perfect luxurious base to begin exploring the old and the new. This dar, or courtyard house, is at least 250 years old and has recently been completely restored using local craftsmen, techniques and materials.

This fully restored dar is focused around its traditional courtyard, which, with its original marble floor, patterned tiles (zellig) and plaster carving, provides natural air conditioning and is the heart of the house around which all accommodation is based.

Guest Access

Dar El Menia sleeps eleven and its accommodation and amenities consists of:

Four bedrooms over three floors all having access to a private or en-suite bathroom
Free WiFi available to all our guests
Evening meals by arrangement (additional information given upon booking)
One additional ground floor toilet with wash facilities
Two kitchens – one on ground floor, one on roof-terrace (both fully equipped with tea and coffee provided)
Moroccan communal salon
Internal balcony overlooking marble floored, open air, inner courtyard
Large roof-terrace with kitchen, sitting and dining areas – views over the Merenid tombs, Medina and mosques
Additional dinning area adjoining the ground floor kitchen and Moroccan salon with locally hand crafted cedar banquets and matching tables
Evening meals by arrangement (additional information given upon booking)
Chambermaid service
Three of our rooms have double king-size bed which can be split into singles as per guest's instruction and two of our rooms can be arrange to accommodate three people per room
Travel cots/stair gates available upon request
Heaters are provided for the winter months in every bedroom and lots of warm blankets
There is a cinni fan in every room
Taxis arranged to and from airport/train station

Interaction with Guests

Dar El Menia is owned by an Englishman, Graham Coules. He has employed an old medina family who reside nearby. Um Klthum is the maid and is a superb traditional Moroccan cook, Jamal speaks English, French and Spanish and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the medina, Mostapha is the custodian of the house, he worked on the restoration project and is always on hand with a smile and a few words of Arabic to teach. One of the unique features of Dar El Menia is the opportunity this local family provides for further in-depth exploration of the people and culture of Fes.

The Neighborhood

Situated adjacent to Talaa Kebira, the main artery of the walled city, Dar El Menia offers easy access to all major sites of interest, the water clock, tanneries, hammams, mosques and medersas as well as being perfectly placed to begin roaming the medina's narrow car free streets, which contain all manner of crafts, markets, restaurants, cafés and personality.

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House Rules

House rules will be send by email upon reservation.

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1 night minimum stay


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About the Host, Graham

Fes, Morocco
Member since July 2011


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