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Experience Typical Medina Life, While Enjoying Hot Showers, Comfy Beds

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Central courtyard to Salon-photo Andrew Bott

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Last updated: 10/15/2012

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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fes bed and breakfast description

Approximately 300 years old, this dar (house), has been lovingly restored, with the sensitive addition of modern conveniences such as a fully equipped kitchen & four bathrooms including a bathtub. The original wrought iron balconies & windows have been preserved, as have the cedar woodwork throughout, and the great doors, with doors within the doors, stand proudly at the entrances to salons on the ground floor of the courtyard which is open to the sky, & covered during inclement weather. The zelige, or mosaic tiles, are features in every room. From the furnished terrace and viewing platform, a full panorama of the medina and mountains beyond is yours to enjoy, The terrace garden is enhanced by welcome seating, shade in summer, winter breakfasts, moon or lantern light for those romantic dinners. Breakfasts include fresh orange juice, typical Moroccan pancakes/crumpet/breads yoghurts & jams, all organic and fresh fruit. Fatima's dinners are better than ever...try her tasty home recipes
Talk over the Local Hamam experience with Josephine....go ahead...Surrender!!!
OR
go to the New Town for a couple or single Hammam, massage or best facial ever at Yuba-Cyn-Spa.

New spas are now available within the Medina, at various price ranges

Moulay Yacoub for thermal spring baths and excellent massage

Sacred Music Festival of Fes June 3rd to 12th 2012: Annual Fes Festival is of world acclaim.
Artists from all parts of the world are invited to perform each evening in the fabulous open air venue surrounded by the ancient walls....the last performance planned to coincide with full moon over the stage!
Afternoon concerts are held under the great tree in Batha Museum garden, and late-at-night..sufi nights are held in Dar Tazi, yet another stunning venue.
A spiritual experience...Fes is fully booked for this time, so book early......BOOK NOW

World Sacred Music Festival Provisional Programme outline is available : see below

Sufi Festival is now held in April - fantastic!: Programme for June 2012 not available as yet. www.fesfestival.com

Friday 6 June 2010
Jessye Norman (USA) with the Orchestre Lyrique Régional Avignon, Provence (France), directed by Racael Worby

Saturday 7 June morning
Songs of the Christian Churches of the East
Ghada Shbéïr (Lebanon) (BBC World Music Award 2007)

Saturday 7 June evening
Night of Sacred Afro-American and Sufi Songs Spirituals/Hymns/Qawwali/Gospel (Pakistan/USA)
Faiz Ali Faiz Ensemble and Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Sacred Sound Ensemble

Sunday 8 June morning
Sacred Songs of the Lapps from Northern Scandinavia
Mari Boine (Norway)

Sunday 8 June evening
Peace Songs
Joan Baez (USA) (to be confirmed)

Monday 9 June morning
Traditional Sacred Songs
Huong Thanh (Vietnam)
Monday 9 June evening (in the Merenides Quarry)
Dibujos Flamenco Dance Creation
Belen Maya (Spain)

Tuesday 10 June morning
Jesus Meine Freunde (JS Bach)
Ensemble Cantus Cölln (Germany)

Property Type

  • House
  • 180 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Hotel

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Jacaranda Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Two rooms separated by archway...moreless

  • Acacia: 2 twin/ single

    extra length beds...moreless

  • Hibiscus: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Aladdins : 1 queen

    2 singles if requested...moreless

  • Our aim is to provide comfort for all seasons: comfortable mattresses and pillows, good quality white bed linen and Goose down duvets, and good bedside lighting for those who read in bed. Non-allergenic duvet also available. Please request waterproof mattress covers if required, as we wish to maintain the standard for all our guests. The Acacia room, like the sitting room of the Jacaranda suite, overlooks the courtyard, through pretty iron windows. The extra length single beds are well spaced to provide individual privacy. Reverse cycle Air-conditioning is in all bedrooms, as are fans. Bathrooms for Acacia and Hibiscus are outside the rooms, and are for their exclusive use. Jacaranda Suite and Acacia room together make an excellent family apartment, being able to close a door to the stairway. Hibiscus is at the back of the house....away from Patio noise. We have upgraded the downstairs apartment with separate entrance so this is an optional inclusion if you want the house to yourselv...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Jacaranda: toilet, shower

    Private - hot and cold water...moreless

  • Hibiscus: toilet, shower

    Private - hot and cold water...moreless

  • Acacia: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private - hot and cold water...moreless

  • Terrace: outdoor shower

    Private - hot and cold water...moreless

  • Visitors/Staff: toilet, shower

    Private - hot and cold water...moreless

  • Aladdins Hideaway: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private - hot and cold water...moreless

  • Plentiful hot water is available for all guests to shower at one go, and a bath tub in which to relax by candlelight. Zellige or Mosaic tiles are featured throughout, as is Tadelakt: essentially Marrakech style of fine lime and sand which is organic and waterproof. Each of the bathrooms has a western toilet, and excellent shower with good water pressure. The terrace shower is wonderful...facing the morning sun; perfect for cooling down mid afternoon, and big enough for two! Recently added en suite bathroom in the Jacaranda Suite, while Hibiscus and Acacia each has its own bathroom close by, not in the room. Aladdins Hideaway has a large corner bath and separate shower as an ensuite luxury. BBQ on the terrace, a bar fridge close to the terrace, and an honour system for an 'at home'.feeling ...help yourself to a cool drink, or store your freshly purchased olives etc...moreless

Other Amenities

      • Children are welcome with parental supervision due to internal steps and balconies. Please let me know if waterproofing is required, as all mattresses are new and of the highest quality. A reasonable level of fitness is required for the steps to access the 180 Sq Metres which is over three levels....this applies also for the Medina, as all touring is on foot, and the street gradients can be taxing: go slowly and enjoy! As babies and some young children tend to cry during the night, we suggest your family take the entire house to feel comfortable about not disturbing other guests. Cot on request. Special diets and vegetarians are catered for..advance notice allows us to be prepared. Fatima will prepare authentic Moroccan cuisine, if requested the day before, and are at very reasonable rates, and children's rates. A selection of quality Moroccan wines will be available for your choice as well as beers, mixers and mini-bar items. Smoking is permitted STRICTLY on the terrace ONLY....moreless

      Entertainment

      • Television
      • Games For Kids
      • Toys
      • Audio Tape Player
      • Stereo
      • CD Player
      • DVD Player
      • Radio
      • Books
      • Books For Adults
      • Game Room
      • Games
      • Music Library

      Theme

      • Family
      • Budget

      Attractions

      • Caves
      • Library
      • Waterfalls
      • Winery Tours
      • Restaurants
      • Ruins
      • Churches
      • Museums
      • Live Theater
      • Synagogues
      • Forests

      Leisure Activities

      • Horseback Riding
      • Walking
      • Eco Tourism
      • Scenic Drives
      • Bird Watching
      • Sight Seeing

      local services and businesses

      • Hospital
      • Babysitter
      • Massage Therapist
      • Medical Services
      • Groceries
      • Laundromat
      • ATM/Bank

      Location Type

      • Mountain
      • Village
      • Downtown

      sports and adventure activities

      • Equestrian Events
      • Golf
      • Mountaineering
      • Cycling
      • Mountain Biking
      • Spelunking
      • Golf Privileges Optional
      • Hiking
      • Mountain Climbing

      Arrival Day

          • Negotiable

          breakfast meal type

              • Included In Price

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Fax
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • PC
                  • Security System
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Safe
                  • Sunbed
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Computer Available
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchenette
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Mini Refrigerator
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer

                      Outside

                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Patio
                      • Barbecue
                      • Terrace
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Whirlpool

                          property descriptor

                              • Terraced
                               

                              Reviews

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                              The Guesthouse is available for rental of 1 or more rooms, or as a house exclusively for yourselves. We have added the Aladdins room as a 4th bedroom option, but if you require only 3 rooms, that will be exclusive for you. The quoted price is for 3 of our 4 rooms, and includes taxes and breakfast - that is a normal price of 72 Euro for 2 persons.  Jacaranda Suite is a larger room and attracts a charge of 89 euro per night for 2. Hibiscus and Jacaranda rooms have accommodation for a 3rd person for which there is an additional  charge of 10 Euro.  Negotiation of prices is possible for the booking of the entire house, or for stays of 6 days or more; and during a Low season.   50% of the total accommodation cost will be requested as deposit, by arrangement with owner, and a cancellation policy is in place. ..contact  the Owner, Josephine.Breakfasts are included in the price.....guests have commented on the quality, variety and freshness of our breakfast, served by our staff, on Patio or terrace..weather permitting: freshly squeezed orange juice , together with Moroccan breads, some homemade, fresh fruit and local produce....  all organic. Special diets are catered for..please let us know in advance if possible. Tourist information will be provided and Guides for the Medina, or drivers and Guides for day trips out of Fes to Volubilis or Cedar Forests etc are all available, as well as shopping and local interest information...and maps.Your safety is our concern, and Tourist safety is the highest concern of the King and Local Government.
                              In our Medina village of Fes, we have experienced none of the problems experienced elsewhere in Africa.
                              Demonstrations are normal, peaceful.

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                              Location

                              20 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Fes Sais
                              200 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Tangier
                              7 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Fes Train station
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              signs to AncienMedinaMerinides Hotel/Sofitel Hotel
                              130 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Rabat-Temara Plage
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Hotel Batha
                              18 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              New City
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Cafe Clock

                              Car: Not Necessary

                              Dar El Hana is near to souqs and Bazaars, just off main street Talaa K'Bira at timber covered area, turn left, it is easily found, & is a short walk to all parts of the medina. At the same corner, Quatrant Bourous, go DOWN to Rcif & the Karouine Mosque, Attarine Medersa and Tanneries, or UP through food markets, past Medersa Bouanaia and Cafe Clock, to Bab Boujloud. Secure car parking and inexpensive 24hr guardian is available 5 mins away, at Ain Azliten. Turn off the ring road which surrounds the medina & the Ancient walls of the city at Borj Nord, down the hill from Merenids Hotel, and the boys at the UPPER carpark know Dar El Hana. In all directions, souks are to be discovered, mint tea sipped, & time to engage with the locals for your best experience! Fresh, organic breakfasts are served daily, on the terrace, weather permitting. Staff provide maps, pointing out landmarks to find your way HOME, and recommend good places for meals; ask for Fatima's fabulous Moroccan meals served overlooking views

                              Other Activities: step back into medieval times, respond to cries of Balak! to avoid donkeys, mules carts, appreciate centuries old architecture and hand craftsmanship.

                              Golf: FEZ Royal Golf Club about 18KM away. Transport can be arranged

                              Ski: Mischiffen near Ifrane is our closest Ski opportunity. Transport can be arranged for you.

                              While driving from Fes to Azrou during Winter, deep snow may be along the roadside, and this is an amazing spectacle.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2005

                              About the owner: having fallen in love with Fes several months previously, I arrived in Fes to spend a year to experience life in this amazing place, so different from any I had experienced before, and where the simplicity of life struck me as to make me feel like possessions were no longer important. I bought this house for me to live in for a year! no intention for opening as a guesthouse....however, when restoration was complete, and my year was up...I could leave my house - and so, the next chapter was developed, and here we are!

                              Why the Owner Chose Fes:
                              The house is small, but has a wonderful ambience and a good feel about it, very welcoming and cosy. WE feature 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 2 en suite and 2 just outside the rooms. Traditional home as it is, I didn't want to change the layout of the rooms. It is an intimate house and makes for great friendships and cheer. The sounds of the Medina are heard, and a feeling of being cocooned safely within the walls is a common experience.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                              We have great quality bed linen and comfortable beds, and in Winter, the goose down English imported duvets keep the night chill at bay. Our staff. Fatima and Ben, have learned their lessons well, and good, friendly service is our strong point, as well as Morocan dinners cooked by Fatima and served by Ben...weather permitting on our panoramic viewed terrace.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: french, spanish, english, Preferably English, please

                               

                              Photos

                              • Central courtyard to Salon-photo Andrew Bott

                                Central courtyard to Salon-photo Andrew Bott

                              • Dar El Hana Patio. Photo Courtesy Suzanna Clarke

                                Dar El Hana Patio. Photo Courtesy Suzanna Clarke

                              • Jacaranda Suite

                                Jacaranda Suite

                              • Jacaranda Suite - looking out into sitting room

                                Jacaranda Suite - looking out into sitting room

                              • Acacia Twin bedroom, overlooking courtyard

                                Acacia Twin bedroom, overlooking courtyard

                              • Acacia bathroom

                                Acacia bathroom

                              • Moroccan Salon - photo courtesy Andrew Bott

                                Moroccan Salon - photo courtesy Andrew Bott

                              • views down to Karouine Mosque, from the terrace

                                views down to Karouine Mosque, from the terrace

                              • Central courtyard, looking into Moroccan Salon

                                Central courtyard, looking into Moroccan Salon

                              • Breakfast at Dar el Hana -courtesy Andrew Bott

                                Breakfast at Dar el Hana -courtesy Andrew Bott

                              • Hibiscus room - courtesy Andrew Bott

                                Hibiscus room - courtesy Andrew Bott

                              • Hibiscus bathroom - courtesy Andrew Bott

                                Hibiscus bathroom - courtesy Andrew Bott

                              • Jacaranda bathroom; photo courtesy John Stone

                                Jacaranda bathroom; photo courtesy John Stone

                              • Aladdins Hideaway Courtesy Suzanna Clarke

                                Aladdins Hideaway Courtesy Suzanna Clarke

                              • Fully equipped kitchen off central courtyard

                                Fully equipped kitchen off central courtyard

                              • Terrace views

                                Terrace views

                              • shaded areas on terrace

                                shaded areas on terrace

                              7

                              4 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

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                              Speaks: french, spanish, english, Preferably English, please
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