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Day trip to Azrou

Day trip to Azrou

The little town of Azrou lies about 80 kilometers south of Fez, and makes a great day trip from Fez. Tucked between steep wooded hills of the Middle Atlas, Azrou takes its name from the rocky volcanic outcrop nearby. The livestock souk is a big […]

Your medina experience

Your medina experience

Please feel at home in our home in the Fez medina. Our house manager and her family will host your visit, welcoming you and doing everything possible to make your stay a comfortable and hassle-free one. Enjoy Moroccan breakfasts or a home-cooked meal during your […]

A medina home

A medina home

The restoration of Dar Borj Dahab took us about three years. Major tasks included replacing ancient wood flooring and mismatched ‘modern’ tiles and building in contemporary utility features and installing all new plumbing and electrical wiring. Slowly, slowly, the house took shape, lovelier than we […]

The Casablanca Suite

The Casablanca Suite

A traditional Moroccan guesthouse often features elegantly decorated living quarters on upper floors and shop quarters at ground level. In the case of Dar Borj Dahab, the ground floor had been a woodworker’s shop in some distant incarnation. The previous owner was using it for storage […]

Inspired by Moroccan artisans

Inspired by Moroccan artisans

The courtyard is a dominant feature in Islamic architecture and the centerpiece of a dar. At Dar Borj Dahab, original plaster carving highlights a living space with nested arches that unify the Moroccan salon and adjacent sitting room and bedroom. We commissioned new carving to […]

Beginnings

Beginnings

Enchanted by Fez el Bali’s faded glory, and impressed with the rehabilitation of palaces, riads and neighborhoods in the medina, we purchased a small house in a neighborhood not far from the prestigious Karouine Mosque. Just minutes from R’cif parking, the neighborhood came with the requisite […]