Let's start with the view! The views from DAR SIENNA has been described by Fez resident, Mohamed Alaoui as having "la plus belle vue de toute la medina". The 360 degree views from our two rooftop terraces are simply breathtaking.
DAR SIENNA is a lovingly restored traditional Moroccan house with 3 double bedrooms overlooking a central courtyard. Exceptionally, for a medina house, ALL the bedrooms have huge French windows with lovely views over the rooftops… and are therefore also light and airy. Always fancied a room with a view? Well, this is it! With only one bedroom per floor, guests have plenty of privacy. The 3 rooms each have a private tadelakt bathroom or shower and a toilet.
Tucked away in the heart of the medina it is extraordinarily peaceful inside the house. It seems quite unbelievable that DAR SIENNA is in the midst of the bustling medina. You will hear the muezzin call the faithful to prayer five times daily. First one mosque starts the call, and then gradually all the The most beautiful call is at sunrise.
The top bedroom, THE CHAMBRE CELESTE, even has two French windows with the most spectacular, magical medina views, a cedarwood ceiling and an ensuite tadelakt shower and toilet. The upper 2 bedrooms have hot and cold A/C, and the courtyard bedroom has a fan and heater.
All rooms have French windows overlooking the central courtyard salon. The central courtyard, with its adjacent kitchen is the heart of the house, with a comfy sofa, table and plants. Perfect for relaxing, reading, eating and socializing. We have a CD player and a small selection of books for guests to enjoy.
DAR SIENNA has a beautiful, spacious kitchen, co-designed by Johnny Grey. The kitchen, next to the courtyard is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, cooker, kettle, coffee maker, smoothie maker and fruit and vegetable juicer. Everything you need is to hand. Why not shop in the market for wonderful fresh produce and have an in-house Moroccan cookery lesson?
THE TERRACES & VIEWS: DAR SIENNA has 3 private roof terraces: The Tea Terrace, with beautiful wrought iron railings has a 360 degree, uninterrupted panoramic view over the rooftops of the medina. This is the best spot for enjoying breathtaking view at sunset.
The Breakfast Terrace has a 180 degree view of the medina, including the Henna Souk, the Merinide Tombs, Mont Zalagh (Holy Mountain) and a glimpse of the street life below. Great for an early morning yoga or meditation session.
The Dinner Patio is sheltered and secluded, just perfect for a romantic candlelit dinner a deux.
Delicious Moroccan breakfasts, olives, eggs, bread, pancakes, freshly squeezed orange juice, mint tea and coffee are served in your room, on the terraces or in the courtyard salon. Breakfast is copious and will set you up for the day's exploration of the medina. There are many restaurants and cafes in Fez, ranging from very simple to luxurious palace restaurants. However, if you wish to dine in, evening meals can be arranged for you. The choice is yours. Cultural activities for you to enjoy in Fez include: calligraphy, cookery, yoga, belly-dancing, Derrija and Arabic.
As we are in an exceptional location, in the heart of the medina close to the major mosques of Fes, out of respect for the Muslim culture we have a NO Alcohol policy at DAR SIENNA.
Smoking is permitted on the terraces.
We request that guests keep music down after 10.00pm.
Re photography from the terraces of DAR SIENNA: Please do not photograph our neighbours on their terraces. Whilst you will of course want to photograph the magnificent views please take care not to include any neighbours in the photograph. It is particularly offensive to stare at Moroccan women. Please, please respect the privacy of the neighbouring women and children, who, particularly in summer, you will see going about their daily business of laundry, chatting, cooking etc. As most medina houses do not have outside windows, or indeed air conditioning, the houses can get very hot and in summer some families sleep on thei roof terraces. The roof terraces are the women's private domain.Many thanks.
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B&B Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast Included
- Child Friendly
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Currency exchange
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Guesthouse InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please note that by law, we do not accept Muslims, who want to share bedrooms with non-Muslims out of wedlock or Moroccans or Algerians.
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TO ENSURE A SMOOTH ARRIVAL YOU MUST EMAIL US YOUR ARRIVAL DETAILS ASAP. We will then arrange a time to meet you on arrival at the nearest carpark. Please do not attempt to find Dar Sienna yourselves, we do not want you getting lost on the way! We will also email you HOUSE INFORMATION including contact details to ensure an easy, smooth arrival in Fez. and a comfortable stay
From the airport: We arrange for our taxi driver to collect you at the airport or train station and bring you to the Ain Azliten carpark. Airport taxi 150 dirhams, this is the standar rate and payable directly to the driver. Taxi from train station approx 30 dirhams by the meter). You will be met by a DAR SIENNA staff member and accompanied through the labyrinthine lanes to DAR SIENNA. This is an easy 5 minute walk through the medina. Your luggage can be transported for you by carrossa (cart). Carrossa 30 dirhams. Taxi and carossa charges are NOT INCLUDED and need to be paid for in dirhams. There is an ATM machine at the airport, several in the new town, and 3 in the medina.
DAR SIENNA is located in the heart of the car-free medina between Place Nejjarine and Moulay Idriss Mosque. DAR SIENNA is only a 5 minute walk from the nearest parking and taxi rank at R'Cif and Ain Azliten. 30 minutes from the airport. Airport/train/bus station transfer arranged after booking.