THE CELESTE ROOM - Gorgeous, cosy romantic rooftop 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 45 minute walk
Just lie back, relax and enjoy the stunning view over the medina rooftop. 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, small ensuite shower/toilet. 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
Grab yourself a fantastic bargain, leatherware, jackets, shoes, slippers, belts you will be spoilt for choice.
TRANSPORT: Very cheap taxis 5 minute walk away.
The location is unique: Right in the middle of the ancient medina Dar Sienna is a peaceful haven in the busstling city. Fab staff to help you maximize your stay
Smoking permitted. This room is separate from the rest of the house, and therefore smoking does not disturb other guests.Smoking is also permitted on the terraces, but not in the communal central courtyard.
Dar Sienna has the best rooftop terrace of the medina. Quite and peaceful place, friendly staff, good and nice communication with the owner Sonhild. Located in the heart of the medina, Moullay Idriss is your neighbour.
Days before arriving, Sonhild has already sent us a very useful and detailed package of practical information about visiting Fez. We were picke up by Ahmed at one of the gates of the Medina, and the walk to Dar Sienna was like a dream, deeply stimulating with a profusion of sounds, smells, and sights. Breakfasts on the terrace were always served with a smile. It was a pleasure to be able to live in this dream during the entirety of stay, while having the calm walls of our room to return to, when we needed recharging. Amazing location close to everything. Highly recommended.
Dar Sienna was a wonderful part of our Moroccan experience.
In short, we felt at home with nice room, access to kitchen and common space. Many thanks to Saba, Ahmed and Sonhild for the great time. They welcomed us as friends, instead of as tourists and we can't imagine ever staying at another place when, Inshal'Allah, we revisit Fez!
The Dar is clean, beautiful and calm. Has the best terrace (IMHO) that you can wish for in a medina. The location is perfect if you want to stay in the heart of Fez El Bali and its you first time there. Close to where the two main streets cross, it was easy to come back to even for first-timers, who get fascinatingly lost in the logrus of streets. Of course not without the invaluable directions from Ahmed, the house manager. He met us at the station and took us to the place ensuring we remember landmarks on the way. Ahmed helped us plan everything during our stay there and made sure we have perfect time and visit as much as possible in the short time we had there.
The housekeeper Saba is very kind and makes wonderful breakfasts. She showed my girlfriend how the mint tea is prepared, so we could even make some on our own and enjoy it under the night sky on the terrace.
Sonhild was not there, but she was very polite to answer all messages within a day and welcome us from distance. She has seemingly put great effort to renovate the place in ballance between the traditional Fez and modernisation (apart from electricity, flowing hot water, wifi, fridge and stove the Dar is just like out of a fairy tale). Sonhild also sent us invaluable information about Fez and Morocco so we could see bit beyond the initially confusing surface.
Hello Asen 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!
Owner: Dar Sienna Guesthouse
Fez ancient medina
Staying at Dar Sienna was really nice. Expecially the room we had was perfect. You have a great view over the old medina and an easy accsess to the rooftop terrace. The Housemanager Ahmed is a really good guy and very helpful. Also the contact to Sonhild, wich was back in England when we were in Fes was really good.
Hello Alexander I am absolutely delighted that you appreciated the Chambre Celeste, our fabulous rooftop room with its magical views over the medina. And of course the wonderful Ahmed, who is a fountain of information and knowledge. I am absolutely delighted that you appreciated the Cultural Information I send all our guests beforehand. Fez medina is soooo different from anything one might have experienced before, which is why I have prepared the Cultural Information. I regularly update it, as I make new discoveries and learn new things... this happens all the time! I love communicating with you beforehand and making sure that you are well prepared!
Sonhild Grey: Owner Dar Sienna Guesthouse
We absolutely loved Fes and the stay in Sonhild's Dar made it all the more enjoyable! The communication and info provided was excellent and when we arrived Ahmed was on hand to help us with whatever we needed. He was brilliant and the breakfast, rooms and whole experience of our stay was fantastic! Fully recommend Dar Sienna and it's wonderful hosts.
Nice, cosy and quiet place. Good bed also. In the heart of medina but easy to find. Many things to see around by walk. Ahmed and Saba were very welcoming. I recommend. Thank you for this pleasant time in Fès
Hello Romain I am delighted that you had a great stay. And yes, indeed why not come and stay and book the whole house, it is wonderful to have your own "mini-palace" to yourselves! With the wonderful Moroccan hospitality too! Welcome back anytime Warm regards Sonhild Grey Owner : DAR SIENNA
Ahmed picked me up at the station, as agreed. I was really surprised when I came into the house. The outside did not seem so spectacular, and the corner around seemed a bit bedraggled, but inside I could see, that Sonhild has restored this house with great enthusiasm and much love for beautiful details. I felt very comfortable there and enjoyed my wonderful room and the big terraces with the wonderful view over the medina. Also the dining room and kitchen had been very very nice restored. And I was surprised by the delicious and rich breakfast which Saba offered me - a very nice housemaid. Also Ahmed, the house manager is a very nice, careful person who made me feel like at home.
I would come back here if I visited Fes again.
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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.