Review of Dar El Hana Fes, Morocco

Dar el Hana is a lovingly restored house deep in the old quarters of Fez Medina. Staying here is experiencing life in the Medina as if stepping back hundreds of years. Discerning Aussie owner Josephine took great care to leave the 300 year old house largely untouched – the modest décor reflects comfort and quality, accentuating the restored zellige, cedarwood and ironwork of 300 years.

Each room at Dar el Hana is different, offering a unique experience to suit all walks of life, from couples, families, siblings and friends travelling together. The Jacaranda suite is bright and romantic with wonderful cedar wood shutters and windows looking out into the central courtyard. A separate sitting room can accommodate a third person. The Hibiscus room is bright, airy and has a private bathroom across the hall. The Acacia room has inviting wood shutters and glass windows; with a spacious twin bedroom ideal for teenage children or singles travelling together.

The building’s sanctuary is a small patio on the first floor with a narrow kitchen to one side. Here everyone gathers for a communal breakfast or a comfortable conversation where entertainment facilities such as Sound system and CDs, Games, cards, WiFi and Laptop for guest use are provided.

For a wonderful retreat, head to the rooftop terrace. Relax amid the shaded table and chairs, sun couches, enjoy a romantic dinner by candlelight, shower in the moonlight or bask in the morning sun while enjoying wonderful panoramic views over the medina.

Breakfasts at Dar el Hana include fresh orange juice, typical Moroccan pancakes/crumpet/breads yoghurts & jams, all organic and fresh fruit. The house cook, Fatima, also offers onsite cooking lessons.

The owner and staff of Dar el Hana are available to arrange official guides to the medina, shopping advice; and drivers for longer trips outside the medina.