Dar El Hana
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dar El Hana Fes
When our original Dar reservations fell through, we were booked into the Dar El Hana. Once we arrived, we understood why the reviews were so positive about Josephine and her Dar. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent...fresh squeezed Moroccan orange juice can't be beat. When we asked for a dinner to be prepared and that we would heat it when we returned, it was there waiting and so were the candles to light our dining experience. We have stayed in many places over the years, but this was one of the most outstanding. And on top of that, as one of our group said several times, "the best showers in all of Morocco." They were hot and the water pressure was excellent.
Wonderful Host and Beautiful Home
My sister and I stayed at Dar El Hana just last week and had a wonderful time. The house if beautiful and spotlessly clean, by far the nicest place we stayed in Morocco. Josephine was also an incredible host - she greeted us with tea, gave us advice on bargaining, shopping, and tourist activities. I can't recommend Dar El Hana enough!
Home away from home
We couldn't recommend a better and more welcoming place to stay than Dar El Hana. It was our first stop in Morocco, and we were greeted to the property with mint tea & biscuits, and given a map and introduction to Fes. It was great to have someone who you could ask all your questions!
Josephine was a brilliant host, and organised a very interesting and well priced tour around the city for us - seeing things that not all tourists would get to see!
The property is located in the heart of the Medina, and only a few steps away from the main routes.
We would definitely stay here again if we're in Fes!
Lovely Guest House in Fes Medina
Four of us, including a 13-month-old baby, stayed for four nights at this excellent guest house.
Josephine and Fatima made us wonderfully welcome, provided us with delicious food, gave us very useful advice on the medina, arranged taxis, and much more.
The house has been lovingly restored to combine traditional features and decorations with modern amenities, and it is baby-friendly. All of the rooms are a good size and have a bathroom. The terrace has views over the centre of the medina.
The house is in the heart of the medina, just of Talaa Kabira, but is only a couple of minutes down from the car park.
Overall, this is one of the best value guest houses in Fes, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, including those with children.
Wonderful Riad in Fes Medina
I recently stayed for 5 nights at the wonderful Dar El Hana, and would highly recommend staying here. The riad has been beautifully restored, and has an amazing roof terrace (with potted plants, lanterns and even an outdoor shower!) and fantastic views over the medina -- a perfect spot to chill out in the evening and listen to the call to prayer from the nearby mosques.
Josephine the owner is so welcoming and friendly -- she makes you feel right at home, and goes out of her way to ensure you have the perfect stay.
The rooms are all good sizes, clean, with fresh linen and towels, and all have private bathrooms (with showers).
The riad itself it very conveniently located, and easy to find even within the sometimes confusing winding streets of the medina!
I will definitely stay here again when I'm next in Fez.
A delightful hostess and a lovely B & B
I found the Dar el Hana through internet research on Riads/ryads. My husband and I stayed two nights and really enjoyed our room, the location, and the owner, Josephine, who treated us like welcome guests. She also arranged a nice tour of the medina, whose complicated, narrow streets can be intimidating for the visitor. I highly recommend Dar el Hana.
A great stay at this house in the Fes medina
Dar El Hana house is well located within the Fes medina. Josephine has taken great care in restoring this lovely house. Josephine is an excellent hostess with a wonderful sense of Australian humour. Josephine is able to arrange day trips within and outside the Fes medina and to the surrounding cities. The house has three spacious and well presented bedrooms, an excellent dining area and a wonderful rooftop terrace for an evening meal and good company. Our stay in Fes was very enjoyable thanks to Josephine.
We stayed here recently and can highly recommend it. Staying at Dar El Hana was an absolute highlight of our trip to Morocco. The riad and the rooms are very comfortable and we felt very much at home. The host, Josephine is warm and welcoming and her and her staff were genuinely hospitable. The location is fantastic, just tucked away off one of the main streets in the medina, so it is both convenient and peaceful. I can highly recommend the rooftop shower under the stars on the riad's terrace! We had a meal on the rooftop terrace on our last evening, which was a lovely 3 course meal including the best tagine we had tried in Morocco. The breakfast is delicious and generous. We loved Fes and a huge part of that was because we stayed at this lovely riad. Yet another good recommendation found on TripAdvisor.
This place was absolutely wonderful. The house is beautiful and in a great location within the medina. The rooms are all spacious and decorated with care. They're also very comfortable. Josephine, who runs the house, is super helpful and a lovely woman. The breakfasts are great. And there is a terrace that overlooks the medina. This house exceeded our expectations. We stayed for four nights and wish we could have stayed longer. I HIGHLY recommend this house!
Best Value in the Medina
Dar El Hana deserves to be better known and I am sure that it will be when the news starts to get out. This boutique B and B with 3 rooms is run by its charming Australian hostess Josephine who has restored the house to its former glory. Delicious breakfasts and good value room rates make this one of the best and most accessible ways to stay in a traditional riad/dar in the medina of Fes.
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... large with a central hidden courtyard open to the sky, or dars witch are smaller non-courtyarded homes. We saw a residential Muslim theological academy or medress. The craftsmanship was amazing all done to the glory of Islam. We passed the first university in the world, established by a wealthy woman from Tunisia. Next visit was to s wood museum demonstrating the types of wood used in this area of the world and the many things made from wood. Before the lunchtime call to prayer we ...
... and Mark in the rear. At one point, Mark, Roz and Marilyn got separated behind us. We stopped and waited for them for about 10 minutes. Finally, Mark phoned Rashid and they managed to locate us. We spent almost the entire day here, walking 6 miles. The whole experience was like stepping back through time, and to me, at least, was one of the highlights of the trip so far.
On Wednesday morning we boarded our bus for a 7 hour bus ride to ...
Friday, February 6 I think I need to start with an explanation of riads. They are homes that were built inside the medinas. Medinas are old cities with narrow winding streets inside the fortified walls. No cars can fit. You only see donkeys or wheeled carts carrying things. They have doors that open on these really narrow streets. Once you go in you are in an amazing space! A huge open courtyard is surrounded by three stories of ...
... Of course, we paid too much, we knew that when the store owner threw in a few other trinkets with my wall hanging...I was immediately fired from haggling.
Next stop, rug shop. Our tour guide took us into a rug shop and we receive a warm welcome, went up to the roof for some photos of the Medina stretching into the distance and are then taken back down for a glass of mint tea, and surprise, were shown some rugs. No pressure, no hard sell, ...
... there watching with apparent boredom) a group of passengers again stormed the gate and the airline agreed to release our bags. It took another hour of waiting and arguing before we had our bags and last night's promised bus had arrived. Of course, by this time around 1/2 the passengers had left or arranged alternate transportation (or in the case of one poor Philippino guy and his son, fly back to Manila as they missed their 8 am cruise from Tangier) so the ...