An exquisitely restored messreiya

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake to the call of the muezzin in the world’s largest medina, with its narrow streets, fountains, palaces, and mosques? From modern Morocco, with its bars, restaurants, and nightspots, it’s just a few steps into the Fez Medina and a different world. And just inside the lower entrance to the medina, not far from a little plaza called Oued Chorfa, a very special home awaits your arrival.

Four floors of tradition & beauty

Dar Borj Dahab is an exquisitely restored guest house or massreiya. Now a gem of a house with rooms on four floors, the dar was once part of the larger house next door. The main salon, located on the first floor, is a cultural masterwork, a traditional Moroccan salon. The salon features intricate original plasterwork, made-to-order furnishings and plenty of natural light from a unique octagonal halka, open to the sky. A bath with shower and two smaller salons–a bedroom suitable for a single person or couple and a reading salon or library– complete the ensemble.

Up another level, on the mezzanine balcony, peek through carved cedar masharabbi screens to the rooms below. This level also features a half-bath and two sleeping lofts accommodating one person each in twin beds. These are ideal for children or occasional guests.

Enjoy a Moroccan breakfast or afternoon tea on your own rooftop terrace. This private space paved with terracotta tiles is the perfect place to relax after the intensity of the medina or a day trip to nearby sites of interest. The rooftop menzeh has a small kitchen with a cooktop, fridge and laundry facilities. A full kitchen on the ground floor combines with a queen-bedded sleeping nook with ensuite bath, and a living/dining space accommodating one person or a couple.

Souks, mosques and the world’s oldest university at your doorstep

The house is available for rental for stays of one month or more, upon application via email. A refundable security deposit is required to guarantee the rental. And if you’re ready to own your own slice of history, we can discuss options for purchase!

Interested? For rates and more information, contact us and tell us a bit about yourself, and what you have in mind for your stay at Dar Borj Dahab.