About This Listing
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.
My trip to Fes was amazing, this also thanks to the beauty and kindness I found at Dar Sienna.
The communication beforehand with Sonhild was perfect, then when I arrived to Fes she arranged to have Said waiting for me in the train station and take me to the beautiful Riad.
I stayed 2 nights at the Celeste room, a beautiful top floor room well decorated and with toilet and shower, the view from the roof top terrace next to the room is stunning and the breakfast they serve is delicious. I also enjoyed the conversation with Ahmed which was always very kind and available for everything we needed including walking us to the taxi that he had arranged for us at our departure.
The Riad is in a perfect location in the middle of the Medina.
It was my first time to Fez, Morocco and Africa, and I would go back to Dar Sienna if I will go back.
Our stay at dar sienna was wonderful! The house is beautiful and centrally located in the old medina making walking to attractions and shopping very easy. The house staff was great and made getting to the house and finding or way in the city very easy. Also the breakfast was amazing!!
I really couldn't recommend Dar Sienna more. The panoramic views from the roof terrace are truly superb - especially during the prayer call and at breakfast time (a lovely spread with coffees, cakes and tagine-cooked eggs). Host Ahmed was kind, thoughtful and has an excellent sense of humour - offering helpful and detailed advice on where to go and how to get there, particularly useful on our first night when everything seemed quite daunting.
The room was clean and comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Very slight drain smell coming from the showers but this is ever present in Fes Medina so can't complain.
Finally, the location is completely central - great for the main streets and tanneries, and to get up to the ruins that overlook the town.
Cheers Sonhild, Ahmed and Said, we have Dar Sienna to thank for our great stay in Fes and we hope to return very soon!
superfijne plek midden in de Medina. Echt origineel marokkaans huis heel sfeervol ingericht. Verwacht geen luxe, het huis is basic maar dat heeft zijn charme. Onze kamer grensde aan het dakterras met een geweldig uitzicht over Fez. Werkelijk fenominaal om hier in de ochtend een heerlijk ontbijt te nuttigen. Ik was de eerste vond helemaal ontroerd van alle indrukken. Alsof je in een sprookje van 1001 nacht terechtkomt.
In het begin zijn we regelmatig verdwaald in de medina maar met hulp van Ahmed voelden we ons er snel thuis. Omdat de dar in het hart van de medina ligt, op 20 minuten lopen van de blauwe poort (waar veel toeristen verblijven) vond ik het nadat de winkeltjes gesloten waren een beetje onveilig. Er hangen veel jongemannen op straat die je aanspreken en vragen waar je naar toe gaat. Daarom vonden wij het wel prettig om door iemand van een restaurantje in de buurt opgehaald en teruggebracht te worden. Ahmed kan dit voor regelen. We zagen dit veel toeristen doen en het kost niets extra. Als vrouw zou ik hier zeker niet alleen s'avonds over straat gaan maar dat is mijn mening. (zeker niet in de zijstraatjes)! Verder zijn we een dagje naar Meknes en Volnubilis geweest met een ander stel mat een prive chauffeur geregeld ook weer door Ahmed. Heerlijk relaxed dagje, wel veel in de auto gezeten, Meknes is verder dan je denkt maar heerlijk om de omgeving te zien om Fes heen. Al met al vinden wij Dar Sienna een enorme aanrader, zeker door alle hulp die je geboden wordt om je de stad eigen te maken (werkelijk niets is te gek of het wordt voor je geregeld!!)en als je op een authentieke locatie wilt zitten!!
It was such a pleasure to meet you both and share in that wonderful sunset prayer time on the terrace. I am delighted that you had a great stay. As you said, absolutely everything is done for you to make you feel at home both in the house and to find your way around. The Sekaya Restaurant is fortunately close by and as you said, willing to fetch you and bring you back after dinner. Navigating the alleys (there are 9,000 of them!!!) is tricky and especially at night, when the shops are closed and everything looks different. It sounds like your trip to Meknes with the private driver was a great success and nice and relaxing after the hectic medina.
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
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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.