Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors in Fez, we are able to host our cast and crew in some of Fez’s best guesthouses for the weekend. All of these houses have been restored to their traditional splendors, with contemporary touches added in for comfort and style. Check out our favorite places to stay in Fez, and catch a glimpse of all that the beauty that this imperial city has to offer!
Special thanks to www.FesMedina.com for their generous sponsorship, for all of their great work promoting and coordinating guest houses, riads, and dars, in Fez.
Riad9 mixes traditional Fessi architecture and artistry with a contemporary eye for class. After traveling and living all around the world, Bruno and Stephen brought their experiences to Fez, with souvenirs and style. Recently, they’ve also opened up Resto7, just down the street. We had dinner there after a long day of location scouting for our performance in Fez, and it was the perfect end to the evening. Fresh, well-priced, and perfectly matched with the décor.
Basha Baghdadi Massriya
Our favorite thing about Basha Baghdadi Massriya is its peaceful beauty. Walking into the suite, perched above the old Basha’s palace, you almost feel as if you’re walking to the Metropolitan’s new gallery of Islamic art, but with a special invitation. Indeed, Fessi artists did a lot of the work in the Met’s new building from Fez, and much of the style reflects Fessi tradition present in the Basha Baghdadi Massriya house.
In the heart of the medina, but away from the hustle and bustle of the market streets, Dar Jnane provides the perfect getaway for the family or the couple on the run. When he was studying Arabic in Fez at ALC-ALIF, George lived just around the corner. When Hafid decided to restore the house, in traditional dar style, he went the extra mile to ensure that the antique tiling (zellige) in the house was restored and maintained. It’s a real treat to stay in a house such as this, and experience the preserved majesty of Fez’s rich architectural history.
Not only is Dar Finn gorgeous from all perspectives, but Paul and Beccie also restored it with a concern for responsible tourism. In a country with as much tourism as Morocco, it’s hard to find people in the industry with concerned with respecting the country and its environment very much. At Dar Finn, you have the pleasure of relaxing in luxury, and also supporting a local NGO, Association Pour La Protection Des Droites Des Femmes, Fez. Hear more from Paul and Beccie, and check out more information about the house here.