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Dar El Menia

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Dar El Menia lies in the heart of Fes (Fez) Medina, former imperial capital of Morocco and the world’s largest medieval medina. Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site but it is not a museum it is a living, breathing city and Dar El Menia provides the perfect luxurious base to begin exploring the old and the new. This dar, or courtyard house, is at least 250 years old and has recently been completely restored using local craftsmen, techniques and materials.

This fully restored dar is focused around its traditional courtyard, which, with its original marble floor, patterned tiles (zellig) and plaster carving, provides natural air conditioning and is the heart of the house around which all accommodation is based.

Dar El Menia is run and owned by an Englishman, Graham Coules. He has employed an old medina family who reside nearby. Um Klthum is the maid and is a superb traditional Moroccan cook, Abdul speaks English, French and Spanish and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the medina, Mostapha is the custodian of the house, he worked on the restoration project and is always on hand with a smile and a few words of Arabic to teach. One of the unique features of Dar El Menia is the opportunity this local family provides for further in-depth exploration of the people and culture of Fes.

Accommodation Information

Four bedrooms over three floors all having access to a private or en-suite bathroom

Free WiFi available to all our guests

Breakfast included

Evening meals by arrangement (additional information given upon booking)

Two kitchens – one on ground floor, one on roof-terrace (both fully equipped with tea and coffee provided)

Moroccan communal salon

Internal balcony overlooking marble floored, open air, inner courtyard

Large roof-terrace with kitchen, sitting and dining areas – views over the Merenid tombs, Medina and mosques

Dinning area adjoining the ground floor kitchen and Moroccan salon

Chambermaid service

Three of our rooms have double king-size bed which can be split into singles as per guest’s instruction and two of our rooms can be arrange to accommodate three people per room

Travel cots available upon request

Heaters are provided and lots of warm blankets

There is a cinni fan in every room

Taxis arranged to and from airport/train station

Location Information

Dar El Menia will be pleased to arrange an airport/train station transfer direct to Dar El Menia upon request. Alternatively make your way to Ain Azliten car park where you will be met and escorted to Dar El Menia. Further information upon reservation.



  • Common Room
  • Travel Desk

Important Information





Cancellations made within 14 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of the full amount of the booking.

Early departures and late arrival will also incur a charge of the full amount of the booking.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 14 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Breakfast – FREE
  • Linen – FREE
  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Towel – FREE
  • Airport Pick Up – 21.00EUR

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