About this listing
A traditionally restored townhouse situated in the best possible location, with two bedrooms, quality linen, a kitchen, air conditioning, DVD and 2 private terraces, the house and terrace will be for your exclusive use. WIFI hotspot also available.
Dar Al Waha's location makes it a perfect base to explore the UNESCO heritage listed medieval medina of Fes.
It is situated on the main street in the medina, in the vicinity of the famous Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate) and surrounding restaurants, Medersa Bou Inania and the mysterious Water Clock and offers the best in self catering with markets brimming with fresh produce, all within a minute’s walk from home!
Dar Al Waha is a beautifully restored home that follows the traditional Arabian floor plan. There is a magnificent terrace over two levels, giving you fantastic views over the northern half of the medina, including the Merenid tombs, the northern Fort (Borj Nord) and surrounding ramparts. From here you can also watch the procession of medina life on the main street below, the way it has always been for over a thousand years.
We have included the creature comforts of top quality linen, western bathrooms, reverse cycle air-con and plentiful hot water to ensure your stay is like a home away from home.
The prices listed are for self-catering only.
Guests have exclusive access to a two tiered terrace with fantastic views of the medina
Convenience is everything in the medina. The complete absence of cars mean you can find everything you need within a short stroll from the house.
Other Things to Note
Check in is normally 2pm, however if we have back to back bookings, check-in is usually at 4pm to allow the cleaner to properly prepare the house for you. You are more than welcome to leave your bags in the house earlier than that whilst you explore the medina or relax at a nearby cafe. Check out is usually at 10.30am unless previously agreed upon with the house manager.
Please note that on request, we have a portable WiFi hotspot which is available for you to use. We request a refundable 200DH security deposit (sometimes this things leave with our guests!) and we will give your the WiFi hotspot. You will need to recharge it at your own expense, which is 10DH per day. Ben, our house manager, will show you how to recharge it.
For Long Term (1 month +) bookings:
Rental is paid monthly in advance.
To secure booking, 1 month rental plus a security deposit equivalent to 1 month's rental is payable in advance.
Minimum rental long term is 3 months.
Cancellation mid-term will incur the loss of the deposit.
Bottled gas for the oven is extra, at a cost of about 40MAD per month.
To ensure the apartment is well maintained, we suggest a weekly cleaner at 200MAD per visit.
Parties are not permitted, and as in accordance with the law, Moroccan nationals are not permitted in the house unless proof of marriage or business relationship can be produced.
This truly was a little oasis just off the main artery of the medina. Given it's location it was surprisingly quiet with only occasional bits of music or conversations drifting up from the street & this only added to the flavor of the place. The apt has 3 stories so stairs are part of the deal, particularly if you use the second bedroom or the terrace (which is lovely) but this was not a problem for us. Good a/c and a fan in bedroom made for comfortable sleep as did the good beds.
Anthony gave us contact info to set up a ride from the airport and then to reach the young woman who met us with the keys and got us settled, all this despite our arrival in the middle of the night.
My brother, friends and I really enjoyed our stay in Fes because of Anthony's apartment! It was a really lovely home, and indeed-priavte oasis-conveniently located near Beb Beljoud (just 5 minutes away!). We could navigate around the Medina thanks to Ben, the evening manager of the apartment, who warmly welcomed us to Fes and gave us a map. He was extremely nice and patient in explaining all the landmarks we had to visit and he encouraged us to just explore the Medina by ourselves instead of hiring a guide. The best part of our trip was chilling out at the roof terrace at night and listening to the Medina come alive at night especially during this season of Ramadan. I highly recommend this lovely home for your visit to Fes!
Thank you Shu Wen for your kind review, it was a pleasure having you. My apologies on not supplying the Wifi, we have a portable wifi hotspot available for use where the guest only pays for the credit, however it seems Ben did not inform you of this. My sincere apologies for this, I will definitely make sure he informs future guests, so thank you for notifying me of this.
The location is great to explore Medina. And you can just step out of the door n find everything we need to make our own dinner. Ben met us at the blue gate n help us with luggages. We like the experience of staying in the heart of FEZ!
Very central Dar (apartment) in Fes. Nice to be along the main street and experience life as lived by the locals. The top ensuite bedroom was ideal for single or couple. Excellent linen for a good sleep.
L'appartement est magnifique,très bien équipé ,on se sent chez soi.Les deux terrasses sur le toit offrent une vue imprenable.Ben est très efficace,il nous a donné de précieuses informations qui nous ont facilité le séjour
This place was everything i expected and wanted. i stayed at this impressive private Oasis for 3 nights and it was fabulous. The location in the heart of the old city is ideal for everything (shopping, sight seeing, dining, etc.). You will be experiencing the real Fes. More importantly, I was pleased with the inside amenities of the place and its cleanliness. It is renovated and includes hot water, nice furniture, and a modern kitchen. These are important items for any visitor. The terrace provided the most stunning view of the old city from your own private space. Despite being in the middle of the city, it was surprisingly quiet after 9:00 PM and on weekends.
we, a family with two small children, stayed a week in this house and had a very good time. The house is located in the heart of the old city. It is a safe and lively part of town. It does mean that the living room that is facing the street does not get quiet until midnight, but both the bedrooms are quiet. These both have AC and very good beds so we slept well. The kitchen was not used much but has everything installed. There are two rooftop terraces with lights and plants which are fantastic. The place was clean. The house is very well suited for a family of four, or four adults as there are two good bathrooms. I would recommend this place, it provides also a good price / quality ratio compared with other accommodation that we had. Enjoy!
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About the Host, Anthony
I have been travelling extensively to Morocco since 2005, and have a keen interest in medieval architecture, which is why I have undertaken the ambitious project of restoring two traditional properties, just off the main street in the UNESCO heritage listed Fes (sometimes spelt Fez) Medina. I want guests to have a thoroughly enjoyable time, enjoy their usual creature comforts whilst living in a medieval urban environment that hasn't changed for 1000 years. If you share that same sense of adventure, but you're maybe a bit over doing it rough, then my comfortable, well equipped and ideally located places are perfect for you.