“Anne's home in Fes was the perfect oasis in the middle of the Medina. The central location was superb, and offered us easy access to all corners of the city. Anne kindly arranged a pick up to assist us in finding the home which we were very grateful for. The home is impeccably decorated, and full of character and warmth. The well positioned rooftop deck overlooking the city presented a beautiful outlook to the mountains, and we especially loved the warm fireplace nook by the kitchen. We would highly recommend staying with Anne and would hope to do so again ourselves next time we are travelling in Fes. ”
Anne's reviewsAs a host (8)
“Staying in Fez came as quite a culture shock. With it's narrow streets, winding passages, fascinating shops and tanneries. The House proved to be a quiet oasis. We stayed in the top bedroom with access to the roof terrace and views across the city. Nice to relax with a drink or two at the end of the day watching swifts and storks flying overhead. Getting used to so many steep & narrow stairs was a little daunting for us Seniors, but we soon got used to them. Oliver proved to be a lovely host, full of local knowledge and helpful at all times. We loved trying doors which opened up to amazing tiled courtyards.”
“Anne’s home in Fes is simple and elegant, decorated in a mediterranean style. Very comfortable with lovely fresh white sheets and fluffy towels. The house has been beautifully renovated and decorated, with a stunning roof terrace. Lots of stairs to climb, so not suitable for the elderly. Staying in Fes Medina is quite an experience! It feels like going back in time by 500 years, the narrow pedestrian alleyways throughout the Medina are busy with life, traders selling their leather goods and wares, essential oils, fruits, vegetables and incredible spices, not to mention the working leather tanneries, which give a strong odour at times! Everyone is busy, and always trying to sell you something, so exploring the city is quite an experience. During our stay Oliver, the house sitter was there to hold our hands and show us around. This was such a bonus for us, he gave so much of his time, showing us stunning Riads and Palais within the Medina which we would never have found ourselves! Not for the faint hearted traveller, but a wonderful experience, I would recommend 3 nights stay.”
“This home is located inside the Fez Medina, which is unique in of itself. Getting to it is complicated because transportation leaves you about 15-20 minutes away. Then you need to go through a maze of alleys and turns. Our host did provide assistance in getting to it.”
“We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Anne's house right in the middle of Fes Medina. The medina is an amazing experience and the location of the property is everything. Just a step out of the door into the hectic mixture and excitement of culture, people, food and exotic colour... then back again into the calmness of the beautifully restored townhouse built around a fabulous courtyard with glass sliding roof and terrace with views over the walled city. Anne was great with sending us information and is very responsive and helpful. Having a house sitter who can advise on the many restaurants, shops and workings of the Medina will be reassuring to many guests; and particularly helpful for the initial meet and greet and assistance on arrival as Anne's period home is tucked away and not easy to find in a traffic-free area of narrow passages and side streets (that's the charm). We stayed three nights and loved the experience. ”
“A great experience in Anne house. The house is bigger than expectations, the house sitter very very kind. The location in the middle of Medina. We spent 3 nights in January so in Fez is a little cold, but was easy to heat the house. Anne sent me lots of useful info for the trip. I recomend this host! thank you Anne ”
“We had an AMAZING 3-day stay at Anne's home in the heart of the Fes medina!!!!! One of my favorite home swap stays ever (and we've done a bunch)! Anne's home was so beautiful, my jaw dropped the moment we walked into the Riad. Their home really should be featured in a design magazine. Also, their house caregiver was simply amazing. She went above and beyond in every regard to make our family of four (two young kids) feel safe and welcome. She made our trip even that more exceptional. She held our hand when we needed help, but also encouraged us to learn how to navigate on our own. By the end of our stay I felt very comfortable exploring the beauty of the Medina's labyrinth of streets and alleys. Thank you, thank you, thank you for accommodating us in your home. I highly recommend a stay in Anne's beautifully renovated home!!! :)”
“We had a wonderful time in Anne's house in the midst of the Fes Medina. It was fun to find a place like this in the labyrinth of little streets and be part of the inhabitants of Fes, for a few days. The house is very modern, cool and beautiful. The rooftop terrace was my favourite place to stay. Watching the other rooftops and listening to the buzz around us. We liked Fes a lot. And the street food. I 'd love to go back there someday. Thanks Anne”
Where is it?
My house is in the middle of the old medina, about 10-15 minutes walk from the nearest parking and taxis. To get to the house you need to walk down some tiny streets. Right next to the house is Musee Behl Ghazi with it's orange tree filled courtyard and small private museum and an artisanal leather shop.
This is a typical mixed neighbourhood with small family houses, some larger houses, there is small guest house nearby and a restaurant further up the street.
This is an area of antique shops, artisan wood and leather workers. You will be immersed in the everyday life and sounds of the old city, artisans working, children playing football and people transporting goods by mules.
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