About this listing
Stylish, cute and cosy artist's house, with 3 roof terraces and panoramic view over ancient Medina. 3 light and airy bedrooms, sleeps 2-6 guests. Superb central location in heart of car-free medina. Your home to relax and enjoy Moroccan culture.
WE INVITE YOU TO COME AND EXPERIENCE THE WONDERFUL MOROCCAN HOSPITALITY AND CULTURE AT DAR SIENNA, YOUR HOME FROM HOME
For less than the price of a night in a riad, why not rent our fab house, relax and feel at home! Sleeps 2-6 persons.
The house rental price is from only 70 Euros for 2 guests, 80-120 Euros per night for 4 people and an extra 15 euros for each additional person (max 6)
This price included taxes, great breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice/ WiFi, use of laptop, great kitchen and all cleaning and linen. This is your holiday, come and put your feet up and relax.
Dar Sienna is a traditional dar (courtyard house) ,tucked away in the heart of the heart of car-free Fes medina, yet only 5 minutes from the nearest taxi rank. All the major sights and markets are in this area. And of course there are plenty of wonderful local cafes, restaurants and souks. 2 Double bedrooms + Moroccan salon which can sleep an additional 2 guests.Stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the ancient city from our 3 terraces…. Lots of stairs (4 flights) therefore like all medina houses, sadly UNSUITABLE FOR GUESTS WITH MOBILITY ISSUES
You will be met on arrival, either at the airport or at the nearest Parking. Just email us your arrival details please.
All bedrooms have medina views as well!
FOR SUMMER: Breakfast served on the terraces.
A/C in two rooms and fan in 3rd room.
FOR WINTER: Breakfast is served on the terraces or in the covered courtyard salon. Plenty of cosy duvets, hotties, Reverse A/C and heater in 2 rooms and heater in 3rd room
Each bedroom has its own private tadelakt (email hidden)nen and towels provided. Trendy Moroccan furnishings and antiques.
The courtyard salon with its comfy sofa, and the kitchen are at the heart of the house. Perfect for you to relax and enjoy the extraordinary peace inside the house, after a busy day in the markets. CDS and travel books for guests. WIFI throughout and laptop for your use.
Moroccan Cookery lessons at Cafe Clock
Henna painting: Meet our lovely neighbours and have tea whilst having your hands and/or feet painted with traditional henna designs.
Day trips to the Roman ruins at Volubilis, Meknes, Sefrou and Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
We have a NO ALCOHOL Policy There are several licenced restaurants and hotels with bars in the medina and in the Ville Nouvelle (New Town)
*** You are in the heart of the ca-free medina of Fez, but only 5 minutes walk from the nearest taxi rank at Bab R'Cif where you can get a very cheap taxi to the VIlle Nouvelle (new town) for about 3 Euros.
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You will have the entire house to yourselves! .... including the shaded patio and 2 roofterraces with the best view 360 degrees over the medina rooftops. Also our gorgeous kitchen and the inner covered courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
Marhaban - Welcome to DAR SIENNA. Our house manager, Ahmed will take care of you like family.
Lots of stairs (5 flights) therefore UNSUITABLE FOR GUESTS WITH HEALTH/MOBILITY ISSUES & YOUNG CHILDREN. Please contact owner for details
As we are close to the major mosques of Fes we have a NO ALCOHOL policy at DAR SIENNA. There are several hotels serving alcohol, where you can head for a sunset drink. Smoking is permitted on the terraces. Please use the (website hidden) photography from the terraces of DAR SIENNA: We have 3 terraces with views onto the medina and surrounding countryside for you to enjoy. We ask that guests respect the privacy of the neighbouring women and children, whom you will see going about daily business of laundry, gossip, cooking and even sleeping on the rooftop. This is the women's private area. Our terraces overlook the neighbours rooftops. Please be discreet and do not look at the women. Please note that photographing our neighbours on their roof terraces is NOT PERMITTED under any circumstances. Many thanks.
Acabamos de pasar 4 días en Fez con toda mi familia. Ha sido una experiencia verdaderamente auténtica! La casa está muy bien ubicada dentro de la media, limpia y bien decorada. Lo mejor... la atención y el acompañamiento de Said y Ahmed en estos días, que han estado en todo momento a nuestra disponibilidad. Nos han servido unos desayunos espléndidos en la terraza y nos han ayudado y guiado cada día. Gracias por formar parte de nuestra família estos días nos habéis hecho sentir como en casa!
Beau riad au coeur de la Medina, bonjour le dépaysement! Superbe terrase donnant sur la médina.
Le gérant, Ahmed, est d'une gentillesse exquise et facilite votre séjour. Petit déjeuner exquis servi par Saïd, toujours plein de sourire.
L'accès au Riad se fait par une petite ruelle sombre et pourra intimider, mais nous n,avons jamais eu l'impression de danger.
Das Haus ist sehr zentral gelegen, mitten in der Medina, in unmittelbarer Nähe des Moulay-Idriss Mausoleums. Es ist liebevoll renoviert und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, hinreichend sauber und gemütlich, wenn man von den sehr steilen Treppen absieht. Diese führen allerdings zu einer Terasse mit phantastischer Aussicht über die Altstadt von Fes.
Problem: Bei unserer Ankunft, müde und geschafft nach einem Tag im Auto, meinte der Hausverwalter, gleich unsere Einreisevisa kontrollieren zu müssen. Auch unser Hinweis, dies sei nicht seines Amtes , nützte nichts und so kam es zu einer Auseinandersetzung. Schließlich kramten wir die Pässe tief unten aus unseren Koffern - das war an keinem anderen Ort in Marokko nötig - und er war dann zufrieden. Wir bestellten dann allerdings alle weiteren Dienstleistungen ab. Er revanchierte sich mit einer Endlos- Einweisung in das Haus, allein dreimal mussten wir unter Beweis stellen, dass wir in der Lage waren, die Eingangstür abzuschließen.
Anderer kleiner Wermutstropfen: In der Dachetage stinkt es penetrant nach Kanalisation, daran konnten auch Lüften und das "produit" des Hausverwalters wenig ändern.
I am delighted that you enjoyed our wonderfully unique location in the heart of the ancient car-free medina, right next to Moulay Idriss. Also that you appreciated the l tasteful renovation of the house. Every millimeter has been done with love! Our terraces are indeed panoramic, 360 degree views over the ancient rooftops and nice and private too. I am very sorry to hear that you found the arrival check-in procedure irksome. There may well be some unofficial guesthouses that do not bother with registration. As an official registered guesthouse, we are obliged to register all guests immediately on arrival, and all our guests are required to have their passports with them. Needless to say the details need to be correctly filled in, as this is our responsibility. The forms have to be taken to the Police first thing every morning, again this is a legal obligation, and in the interest of national security. I do understand that you were tired after a long car trip, and would have preferred to do the check-in at another time. As our guests are all given a keys to the front door, it is, for the comfort and security of other guests and practical reasons, imperative that guests are absolutely famiIiar with how the lock works. If not, they could well find themselves unable to get back into the house. I am sorry that you found this orientation procedure irksome. Rest assured it is essential.
We had a great stay. The house is in a very good location and Ahmed was extremely helpful when we arrived. He gave us instructions on how to get around and was there every day to help us with advice, directions and general information. Said made a great breakfast every morning and was equally helpful. They made us feel at home.
Four of us enjoyed our time at the Riad. Ahmed was helpful on our arrival and made driving our car into the city easier. He waited for us outside the Medina and then walked us back to the Riad. It directed us everywhere we wanted to go. He was friendly and made sure our time there was relaxing. The roof top was beautiful and enjoyed it as much as we good given it is winter and it wasn't warm enough to relax there. The rooms and beds were comfortable and warm. The central area, given the high ceiling was not able to be warmed so in winter don't plan on seating around. We were always out exploring so it was not a huge inconvenience. The breakfasts were wonderful and Saba was a delight.
Hello Adele I am delighted that you had a great stay. And yes,
it is wonderful to book the whole house and to have your own "mini-palace" to yourselves! With the wonderful Moroccan hospitality too! I am glad you appreciate the impossiblity of heating the courtyard area in winter. We do, as you mentioned have the bedrooms nice and toasty! Welcome back anytime Warm regards Sonhild Grey Owner : DAR SIENNA
Nous avons passé quatre jours à Dar Sienna et on en gardera d'excellents souvenirs. Fès est une très belle ville avec une Médina unique.
Nous avons été très chaleureusement accueillis par Ahmed, adorable et pleins d'humour, et Saba, d'une gentillesse touchante, qui vous prépare des petits déjeuners copieux et délicieux sur la plus haute terrasse et sûrement la plus belle de la médina. Tout cela accompagné de deux pigeons voyageurs qui font leur petite ballade matinale dans le ciel de la médina. Une vue à couper le souffle dont on se lasse jamais. La maison est idéalement placée parce qu'elle est au coeur de la Médina, juste à côté de la mosquée Moulay Idriss et de la petite tannerie. Les chambres sont agréables et très bien décorées. Vraiment un très bon moment et le prix est raisonnable. A bientôt ;-) Encore merci à Ahmed et Saba.
What a terrific, magical experience! I could not imagine a more spiritual location for this beautiful riad. We really appreciated the compassionate guidance and support from Ahmed, the host, and the breakfast was delicious! The AC was a great touch for a July visit to Fes :) thank you, shukran again for everything! We will certifiably be returning on our next visit to Fes.
Thank you for your enthusiastic review. Clearly you both felt the magic and experienced the true spirit of Fez! On behalf of my lovely staff I would like to thank you for having been such fabulous guests.
Welcome back anytime to your "home from home" in Fez!
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About the Host, Sonhild
I am an absolute Moroccophile! Welcome to Fez......I fell in love with Fez 10 years ago...Sunset, the call to prayer, and that was it. Favourite authors: Paul Bowles, Mohamed Choukri, Tahar Ben Jalloun.... Favourite movie: The Sheltering Sky and Hideous Kinky, both of course about Morocco. Favourite food, Moroccan, Italian and French.
Restoring a house in the medina has been the result of an ongoing love affair with Fez, and here we are now, Dar Sienna. Welcome-Marhaban.
Meeting guests is just the most perfect way to share my enthusiasm for and love of this magical city.
My motto is: No regrets.