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DAR SIENNA - FAB ARTIST'S HOUSE - SLEEPS MAX 7 – Home 158556 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

DAR SIENNA - FAB ARTIST'S HOUSE - SLEEPS MAX 7 – Home 158556

Very Good Very Good – based on 8 reviews

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

DAR SIENNA - COSY ARTIST'S HOUSE IN FEZ ANCIENT MEDINA - YOUR HOME is a small, cosy artist's house in a truly inspirational and exceptional location near Place Nejjarine. English owner, and super English/French speaking staff. Fab location for guests wishing to experience authentic medina life, the souks (markets) and craft workshops. Sleeps up to 6 guests. Families with children welcome. Ideal for a honeymoon....seriously romantic. Our legendary breakfasts are included in the rates. Plenty to set you up for a day's exploration of the exciting medina.

You are only a 5 minute walk from the nearest car park and taxis at R'Cif. All the major sights are close by, not to mention a myriad of workshops, making babouches (Moroccan slippers), saddles for fantasias, jewellery and weaving carpets and cloth. And of course there are local cafes and fabulous market at R'Cif for fresh fruit and vegetables too. You will feel like you are LIVING here, not as a tourist,

DAR SIENNA - COSY ARTIST'S HOUSE IN FEZ ANCIENT MEDINA - YOUR HOME is a small, cosy artist's house in a truly inspirational and exceptional location near Place Nejjarine. English owner, and super English/French speaking staff. Fab location for guests wishing to experience authentic medina life, the souks (markets) and craft workshops. Sleeps up to 6 guests. Families with children welcome. Ideal for a honeymoon....seriously romantic. Our legendary breakfasts are included in the rates. Plenty to set you up for a day's exploration of the exciting medina.

You are only a 5 minute walk from the nearest car park and taxis at R'Cif. All the major sights are close by, not to mention a myriad of workshops, making babouches (Moroccan slippers), saddles for fantasias, jewellery and weaving carpets and cloth. And of course there are local cafes and fabulous market at R'Cif for fresh fruit and vegetables too. You will feel like you are LIVING here, not as a tourist, because Fez medina is still a fully residential and functional city.

THE HOUSE
DAR SIENNA is a beautifully proportioned traditional Moroccan townhouse (known as a dar) with 3 bedrooms, one per floor, each with a private bathroom. The bedrooms overlook the covered central courtyard salon. The courtyard has a table, sofa and pouffes, and is a lovely area to relax and have mint-tea.
2 private roof terraces, and a shaded patio with breathtaking 360 degree view over the ancient medina rooftops.
CHAMBRE CELESTE: Double bed, Rooftop bedroom with divine medina views, small ensuite shower and toilet.
CHAMBRE SEFFARINE: Double bed. Mid-level with lovely medina view and huge family bathroom.
CHAMBRE TAGORE/ MOROCCAN SALON: This room is on the courtyard and kitchen level. It can be arranged as either a twin bed, or 2 single beds, or if only needing 2 bedrooms. This bedroom can be used as an additional sitting area, depending on your requirements and group size. In case of a large group of young persons, we can provide an additional fold-away single mattress for this room.There is an additonal small shower/toilet/washbasin one floor below. We also have a baby cot.
CENTRAL GLASS-COVERED COURTYARD SALON: next to kitchen with table, sofa and pouffes
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Designer kitchen by Johnny Grey, leading UK kitchen designer. Fully equipped. Why not buy your ingredients from the exciting food and spice market nearby and try your hand at Moroccan cooking?
2 ROOF TERRACES: We have the most breathtaking 360 degree views over the rooftops.
1 SHADED ROOF PATIO.
STAFF: Our lovely, and caring staff, Ahmed, the House Manager, and Saba our sweet Housekeeper will welcome you with Moroccan hospitality and take care of you like family. Ahmed and Saba are non-resident, but live close by, so you will have plenty of privacy.Ahmed speaks English/French/Arabic and will ensure help you maximize your stay in Fez. He is a font of knowledge and loves meeting guests. Saba prepares our legendary breakfasts, which are served from 9.00am (whenever you are ready!) on the terraces or in the courtyard salon. and takes care of the housekeeping.
Wifi and laptop for your convenience. This is your home-from-home in Fez.
After booking I will send you our Cultural Information to help you prepare for your exciting trip to Fez.
What more can I say, except "Do come and stay!" See you soon, insha'allah.

Further details

English/French speaking House Manager to help you. Helpful professional staff, will go out of their way to make sure your stay at Dar Sienna is unforgettable.

Further details indoors

Welcome mint-tea served
Organic Moroccan Breakfasts included in rates
Lovely Housekeeper in daily till 3.30pm
English/French speaking House Manager
Secure Parking for hired cars

Further details outdoors

Three terraces with stunning views. Seating and tables for dinner and breakfast. One terrace is covered for summer.
Tennis in town
Horse Riding at Dar Al Faras
Swimming pool at Le Diamant Vert Complex
Golf within 30 mins drive
Great for:
Romantic getaway
Family/Friends
Walking holidays
City DIscovery/Cultural Holiday

The Fes-Boulemane Region

Fes or Fez (Arabic: ???? Fas, French: Fès) is the second largest city of Morocco, following Casablanca, with a population of approximately 1 million (2010). It is the capital of the Fès-Boulemane region.

Fes, the former capital, is one of the country's four "imperial cities," the others being Rabat, Marrakech and Meknes. It comprises three distinct parts, Fes el Bali (the old, walled city), Fes-Jdid (new Fes, home of the Mellah) and the Ville Nouvelle (the French-created, newest section of Fes).

THE KING: Morocco is a kingdom. The Moroccan Alaouite royal family is the second oldest royal family in the world and has the longest reigning monarchy. The Moroccan monarchy can be traced back to the 700s. The current king is Mohamed VI. The king’s wife, Princess Lalla Salma, is from Fez. King Mohamed VI is also the religious head of Morocco.

TOURISM & THE ECONOMY: The livelihood of most medina families depends directly or indirectly on tourism. The bottom line is that whether you are buying a pair of babouches (Moroccan slippers), candles or a carpet the locals are benefitting. Unemployment in the medina is extremely high. I have met families where there is only one person working in a family of 11... So yes, while you may find yourself buying more than you intended, you will not only be helping to support the local craftsmen and their families, but also the survival of the craft itself.

CRAFTS: The area around DAR SIENNA has fabulous workshops. Fez is the craft capital of Morocco and prices here are lower than in Marrakesh and elsewhere. Many workshops are upstairs and some are tiny little workshops at ground level. Take time to watch. Round the corner from the house is one of the last makers of Fezzes. Leatherwork, cloth, beautifully decorated saddles for fantasias, handbags, sandals, pottery, jewellery, carpets, rugs, blankets….not to forget beautiful brass lanterns and lampshades etc etc. My favourite place is PLACE SEFFARINE, the Metalworkers Square, very close to DAR SIENNA, where you can watch metalsmiths at work, while sitting at the café. A visit to the SIDI MOUSSA tannery is a must…. As well as the potteries at Ain Nokhbi.

Fes el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina, the larger of the two medinas of Fes, is believed to be the world's largest contiguous car-free urban area. The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world. It has been called the "Mecca of the West" and the "Athens of Africa".

Fes

Absolutely all the major sites and sights are right near Dar Sienna. The best way to explore is perhaps take a half day official guide (arranged by us) and then go and explore yourselves. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes. Dar Sienna is ideally located in the heart of the medina, right near all the fabulous souks (markets). This is shopper's paradise. Fez medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest urban car-free zone in the world!

Step back in time.... this is a medieval city, that is still fully functioning.... explore the wonderful craft shops and savour the sights, colours and sounds of this extraordinary city. Fez is the craft capital of Morocco and these are some of the craft workshops you can see: woodwork with sculpture and painting on wood, wrought iron, engraved copper, gold and silver work, ceramics, silk weaving and embroidery.

We will provide you with a small map. The town of Fez is divided into three parts : Fez el Jedid (semi-old Fez) and Fez el Bali, old Fez where Dar Sienna is located,which make up the medina, and La Ville Nouvelle built by the French on a grid system.

ACTIVITIES: Henna painting with our neighbour. Calligraphy, cookery, yoga, belly-dancing, Derrija and Arabic all at Café Clock

Sunday sunset concerts at Café Clock 6.30pm. Check out the cultural agenda at Café Clock: 7 Derb el Magan, Talaa Kebira, Fez Medina

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sonhild G
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
27 Nov 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch


This House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 May 2011. Located in Fes, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £560 to £840.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Nov 2016.

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“Eine tolles Zuhause”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2015

Dar Sienna ist wirklich mehr als ein Unterkunft. Sie kann ein echtes Zuhause sein für alle, die einige Tage in Fes leben wollen. Die Zimmer und die Wohnung sind liebevoll und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, alles ist sehr sauber. Die Dachterasse ist ein Traum. Und wirklich toll ist die Betreuung durch Ahmed und Saba.Das opulente Frühstück oben im Sonnenschein vermisse ich jetzt schon.

Recht herzlichen Dank fuer Ihre liebevolle Bewaertung. Wir wissen sie sehr zu schaetzen, und freuen uns auf Ihren Wiederbesuch. Sonhild Grey

“comfortable riad - good value”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2012

This riad is a great value and the staff go out of their way to make you comfortable. The beds are extremely comfortable and the view from the roof is unbeatable. I especially recommend the second story room with the large exterior bathroom - it is like a private hamam. The owners seem to love Fes, and do all they can to help their guests have a great experience. Each room has a binder with a map of the old city, a list of Arabic words and some information on local culture. A staff member picked us up from the train with a clearly marked sign. The breakfast was great. I look forward to staying here again. I especially recommend this to couples - or friends who don't mind sharing a bed.

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