About this listing
THE SEFFARINE ROOM - Gorgeous, cosy romantic room in recently restored medina house, The house (Dar Sienna) is located within the Golden Triangle in the ancient car-free Fez Medina. Surrounded by all the fabulous markets and craft workshops..just 5 minute walk from Bab R'Cif.
THE SEFFARINE ROOM - light and airy room with lovely view over the medina rooftops. Organic breakfast included.Super comfy double bed, cosy duvets, quality pillows. Reverse A/C and heater and hot water bottle for winter to keep you toasty in winter! Mosaic floor, Huge private tadelakt bathroom. Easy access to rooftop terraces.Wifi, cd and book collection, Moroccan Salon, courtyard and use of kitchen included in rates. Lots of stairs, and no wheelchair access. Fancy having the house to yourselves or travelling with friends? You can book the whole house sleeps 2-6 guests) see airbnb listing: DAR SIENNA
Smoking permitted on roofterraces.
We absolutely loved staying here. Located in the heart of the medina, in the midst of it all, it truly is an oasis of peace in the magical madness that is Fez. The house has everything one might need, and more. It feels authentic, yet with all the modernities we might need. We had no complaints whatsoever! Our favourites: the location and the roof terraces. The views really are stunning.
Ahmed and Said were of amazing help every day. We loved our Moroccan breakfast every morning. Ahmed became a friend very quickly, ready to help at any time. He definitely added to our experience. Sonhild was a lovely host, and provided us with tons of useful information.
100% would recommend. I cannot imagine a better place to stay in Fez than here!
Tucked away in a small alley in probably one of the best locations in Fes, Dar Sienna is a hidden gem. The location of the riad is great because it is very close to the tanneries and also the main two souks (Tala'a Saghir and Tala'a Kabir). In fact, you walk for literally 30 seconds and you are there. The view from the rooftop balcony is truly breathtaking as you have a 360 panoramic view of the Medina and beyond. I should also mention that Dar Sienna is unique compared to other Riads we have been to in Morocco because at the same time that you get all the services of a riad like breakfast and helpful staff, you also have more privacy since th staff are only in the riad in the morning and sometimes in the evening. You also have full access to the kitchen and with fresh mint always in the fridge you can make tea whenever you want and enjoy it at the rooftop balcony.
The staff, Saeed, and the manager, Ahmed, are both very kind and nice. Ahmed was very helpful every time we had a question or needed help with something. He is a man you can trust. We were also in touch with the owner Sonhild through email and she was very helpful to make our arrival easy and our stay comfortable.
Keep in mind that since the riad is in the middle of the souks, you cannot access it by taxi. We arranged with Ahmed so Saeed met us at the last point of access for cars and took us to the riad from there. Since we had heavy luggages and the souks are very busy, Saeed had someone with a cart who carried our luggages for us to the riad for only 30 derham. The walk to the riad takes around 15 minutes. We had the same arrangement when we were leaving. Finally, it might be usefull to know that the bathroon and shower for the Saffron room, which is one of the three rooms in the riad we stayed in, is outside the room. Wr had no problem with that but it is something some people might care about.
We cannot think of a better place to stay in Fes and more helpful staff, so we would definitely recommend Dar Sienna.
We really had a wonderful time at the Riad in Fez!!
After arriving really late in the night Sonhild and Sahid picked us up to bring us straight to the riad. The Riad manager Ahmed welcomed us to explain everything in full detail. I can only recommend it as we were treated as family!
Nous avons passé 4 jours à Fes, la maison de Sonhild est vraiment en plein coeur de la medina qu'on domine depuis le superbe toit terrasse.
Nous n'avons pas rencontré Sonhild qui n'était pas là pendant notre séjour mais Ahmed et Saïd se sont très bien occupés de nous. Le petit déjeuner est diversifié, la chambre très agréable et j'ai eu un coup de coeur pour la salle de bains !
Wonderful riad in a perfect location, close enough and just far away enough from the blue gate to get a better taste of this magnificent city! The top floor does get a bit hot and the bathroom could use a tad more privacy, but it really didn't bother us at all. The terrace has one of the best views in the medina and Ahmed and Sayeed were great hosts!
We loved this beautiful home. After checking in we actually requested to stay an additional two days. We have been traveling for 6 weeks already and after spending a couple days in the desert on camels we really looked forward to some R and R! We kept waiting for the catch when we checked in. We felt spoiled it was perfect. The location is great. The hall seems a little scary but Ahmed installed a light while we were here and it really helped getting through the hall to the front door of the Riad. The terrace is beautiful the bathrooms great and the rooms clean and beautiful. The bed is firm and there is no full size mirror. But it was everything we needed. Ahmed is an amazing man. He loves working here and will do everything he can to make your stay memorable, we enjoyed our morning chats very much. He is really a wonderful man. Sayied is the best he is the bringer of amazing breakfasts. Always with a smile and he navigates he steep stairs with trays of food like a real professional! We loved everything about this place and we can not wait to bring our friends here in the future. Thank you for a wonderful and restful stay.
How wonderful that you felt spoilt and at home at Dar Sienna. I can imagine that you really were in need of some R+R after 6 weeks' travelling. The installation of an extra light is indeed helpful, and Ahmed really takes care of all the details with a lot of care and love and Said is an absolute honey!
The mattresses are firm indeed....I do agree..... this is the Moroccan style of mattress manufacturing, and the handmade mattresses are even firmer! We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon.
Mohamed y Said fueron muy atentos en todo momento, pendientes de facilitarnos la estancia. Cada mañana nos recibían con un excelente desayuno y comentábamos los planes del día. Fueron de gran ayuda.
La casa cumplió con nuestras expectativas. Bonita, bien rehabilitada, limpia. Situada en el centro de la medina de Fez, permite experimentar la ciudad en toda su esencia.
Recomendamos la casa a los viajeros que quieran acercarse a esta ciudad.
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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.