Dar Sienna, a beautifully proportioned traditional townhouse in
Morocco's Fez medina.
Dar Sienna ("dar" means townhouse) has 3 bedrooms, one per floor,
each with a private bathroom, overlooking a covered central
courtyard salon. From the rooftop terrace it offers
360 degree views over the ancient city of Fez and is an
oasis within its bustling, historic medina.
When you visit, you will be warmly welcomed with traditional
Moroccan hospitality. Our lovely, gentle and caring staff speak
English, French, Arabic and a little Spanish and Italian. Whilst
the staff are non-resident, they are always at hand and
available to assist with anything you may require.
The style is authentic Moroccan with a twist: warm colours,
sumptuous carpets, Berber wedding blankets and antiques from the
souks (markets) of Fez, Meknes and surrounding Berber villages.
There is even a gorgeous designer kitchen by Johnny Grey!
Dar Sienna is a cosy artist's house. It is run as a homely
guesthouse, not a hotel. This is your home-from-home, where you
can relax after a busy day, enjoy wonderful Moroccan hospitality
and have a genuine cultural experience.
Situated in a truly inspirational and exceptional location, Dar
Sienna is close to the Kairouane University and Library (the
first university in the world), Place Seffarine (Metalworkers
Square, which happens to be my favourite place in the medina -
apart from the terrace at Dar Sienna!), The Henna Souk, Souk
Attarine (The Perfume Market) and The Sidi Moussa Tannery (but
not too close!).
All the major sights are close by, not to mention a myriad of
workshops, where babouches (Moroccan slippers), saddles for
fantasias and jewellery are made, and carpets and cloth woven.
And of course there are local cafes and a fabulous market at
R'Cif for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Dar Sienna is perfect for young at heart guests with an
adventurous spirit, interested in Moroccan culture, wishing to
experience authentic medina life centred around the fabulous
souks and craft workshops.
In short, when you visit
Dar Sienna, located as it is at the heart of the Fez medina, you
will feel as if you are living here, not as a tourist, but as a
resident of this beautiful, historic and mesmerising city.
Dar Sienna has 3 private roof
The Tea Terrace, with beautiful wrought iron railings, has a 360
degree, uninterrupted panorama over the rooftops of the medina.
This is the spot for enjoying breath-taking views at sunset or
experiencing the magical call to prayer. Or just relax and sip
mint tea at any time of day.
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
early morning yoga or a meditation session.
The Dinner Patio is sheltered and secluded, perfect for a
Breakfast is served on the terraces each day, weather
permitting, or in the courtyard salon.
So, when can you visit? There is much to see, and a unique
experience awaiting you!
- Sonhild Grey, Owner