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“The best place to stay in Fes”
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Dar Sienna courtyard salon
Dar Sienna in front of Moulay Idriss
Sunrise viewed from Dar Sienna terrace
Chambre Celeste with stunning medina view
passage to Chambre Celeste
Chambre Seffarine with medina view
SALON MAROCAIN/CHAMBRE TAGORE
mosaic bathroom for Chambre Seffarine
aerial view of courtyard salon
couleurs du Maroc
breakfast on roof terrace
tea terrace
Our new Moroccan Salon can sleep 2 guests
designer kitchen
view from courtyard salon to kitchen
whirling dervish at Sacred Music Festival in Fez
antique sweet tray
henna hand painting with my neighbour
the famous Blue Gate
view from courtyard to Moroccan Salon
medina view from Dar Sienna
babouches - Moroccan slippers
tea in the courtyard salon
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region

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zigtravel
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The best place to stay in Fes”
Reviewed 2 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The house was the highlight of our week in this fascinating ancient city. The house has been stunningly restored by the owners, and the roof terrace is amazing, providing a much needed escape from the frenetic medina. It is stunningly located next to Moulay Idriss, and we all felt it worth it living within the old city. It was so quiet considering how central it was!

The local eating options are pricey and limited so be aware, and the house is not the Hilton, so take that into account (e.g. nice to have hot showers, but they are not power showers, and the hot water comes and goes in the middle floor). The staff are the other highlight - housekeeper Saba a total delight, house manager Ahmed very helpful, wonderful driver Aziz if you opt for the big car - total luxury 6 seater for day trips (Meknes and Moulay Idriss nice, don't bother with the Roman ruin!). Great communication from the lovely owner Sonhild who is a true passionate lover of Fes and though the price seemed expensive for the whole week (compared to say a gite in France, remember this is a developing country), when you go to stay, it is worth every cent. As for costs, though local tagines cost 60-100 dhirhams, and the tourist trap restaurants had 'menus' for 250, a local pizza in the new town cost 20-30 dhirhams, putting it into perspective. Might be worth having a shopping trip first in the new town supermarket, as hard to get groceries locally unless you are a local, and you get a bit 'tagined' out after 4 days! Don't go to the restaurant SEKAYA, such slow service for such average food! Restaurant Fassi by the blue gate was our favourite. Local orange juice is stunning!

Truly, we would stay here again if in Fes. Don't hesitate to book if you want a 'real' Fes experience, but book the whole house (3 bedrooms - all double rooms, the ground floor can be split into singles). A lot of steps in the house, butt the view from the top is so so worth it.

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Liked best: location, ambience
Liked least: middle floor shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for having booked Dar Sienna. I am delighted that you enjoyed your peaceful haven.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Best regards
Sonhild Grey
Owner: DAR SIENNA
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travelwit...
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“the center of fes medina”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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What a surprise when we entered the terraces, we were meters away from the famous qarouinne mosque of fes. And as the mosque is just under renovation, it is rather quiet as well. So do not hesitate and stay there now. The house is really worth any penny or cent or dirham. Certainly it has steep and small staircases and certainly it is an old house, but this is the treasure of it. Arrival was well organised and with the infos from Ahmed, it was easy to fond the entrance again. And Saba really is a theasure. Many thanks that we could stay there!

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Adwoa947
London, United Kingdom
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“A Lovely Stay at Dar Sienna”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

I stayed at Dar Sienna with my two young children, two older children, my husband and a friend. We rented the whole house. It's a lovely house situated in the old Fez with real live Moroccan neighbours. The bedrooms are all a decent size and the features of the decor are gorgeous. The best bathroom is on the middle floor. It was good to have WiFi. The best part of the house are the rooftop terraces which have stunning views. Ahmed and Sabah were lovely. Ahmed speaks perfect English. It helps if you have some French or Arabic to speak to Sabah. I would definitely stay there again although Fez stairs are steep so only fit people can stay in Dar-Sienna, or any similar house in Fez for that matter.

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Liked best: The roof terraces.
Liked least: The stairs.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Lins1973
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
“Comfortable quiet house in the middle of the medina”
Reviewed 19 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Dar Sienna is a fantastic restored house just in the middle of the medina, next to the main mosques. If you would like to really be part of and plunge into the medina, this is the place to be. With two young children (who can walk stairs!) this was our perfect quiet resting place, enjoying the views on the terraces. For families a house is so much better than a hotel. Nights are really quiet, as there is no traffic in the medina. Starting the day with a good breakfast is perfect, and letting the pigeons fly. There are three bathrooms and there is a kitchen, and the house has wifi. And the great staff is really friendly and can help you getting around. We spend a week, which is definitely not too long to get to know the endless alleys of the medina. Do not forget to visit the hamman.

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Liked best: Location and friendlyness
Liked least: If you can not walk stairs, do not book.
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
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Neil V
Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Located in the throbbing heart of the medina!”
Reviewed 26 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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A wonderful house right in the heart of Fez medina. It's difficult to imagine a better location and offers the chance to really experience life in the Medina close up.

Dar Sienna is located down a tiny street just meters away from Moulay Idriss mosque, and whilst the door of the house is very unassuming, as soon as you enter you are immediately transported from the hussle and bustle of the medina to a tranquil and relaxed residence.

One of the highlights has to be the roof terrace which offers a great vantage point over the city and is easily one of the best terraces in the area (and offers even better views than the wood museum terrace located near by).

A must is going up during the call to prayer, especially the first one of the day just before sun rise, which has to be heard to be believed.

We traveled with two young children (3 and 6 years old), and experienced no problem with the staircases, even though they are narrow and steep. They loved the house as much as we did, and we would certainly return without hesitation.

As mentioned in other reviews, this time of year can be cold at night, and the portable radiators were a welcome addition to an otherwise unheated house. There are plenty of blankets available though, and a hot shower is not very far away if you find yourself visiting Fez at this time of year.

A review of the house is certainly not complete without mentioning two very helpful and genuine people. The wonderful Sabah, who prepared the very good breakfast every morning and did an excellent job in looking after us. Ahmed, the house manager, provided a very warm welcome, was always on hand if you needed any help, and made you feel at home right away.

So all in all a highly recommended place to stay, offering the intensity of the medina right on your door step and a welcome sanctuary from which to escape it after a long day.

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Liked best: The relaxed atmosphere and the roof terrace.
Liked least: The cold nights!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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