Rent a House, Riad, or Dar in the
Historic Medina of Fez, Morocco.
With Dedicated Concierge Services.
Hotel in Fez? Try a house! Fes, Maroc.
Stay in the Pasha Baghdadi Massriya
Royal Suite Apartment, Dar Bennis,
Dar Ben Safi, Riad Louna
Reservations / Rates
Dar Bennis is a wonderful small
18th century house in the heart of the
A very small central courtyard, with exceptionally-restored handmade zellij mosaic floors, serves as the centerpiece of the house. Two salons give off onto this courtyard through tall, carved wooden doors crowned with carved plaster. Standing here, one looks up at the second floor - a balcony with decorative ironwork and the stained glass windows of the upper rooms, then to the carved and painted cedar ceiling high above, encircling the traditional grille. The grille, which can be opened in summer and closed in winter, lets bright light flow down into the center of the house.
A Walking Tour of Dar Bennis:
Dar Bennis is built on four levels.
The original heavy door from the
From the kitchen, several stairs lead to the bathroom, always full of the scent of cedar from the ceiling beams, with floor-to-ceiling zellij tile in green and white traditional patterns. The bathroom has a shower and a western toilet.
From here, a flight of tiled stairs leads up to the open central court described above, which is the main living level of the house. There is one large room with a double bed on this floor, and one smaller salon. From this level one ascends again to reach the two salons on the second floor. The large salon has a double bed and a window onto the central courtyard, and the smaller salon, with high, carved cedar doors opening onto the balcony, has a single bed.
From this level, another flight of stairs leads up to the terrace, with its panoramic view of the medina, the Merenid Tombs, and the mountains.
Staying in Dar Bennis:
Dar Bennis' windows are traditional
in design, but most have been fitted