An affordable option for independent travellers


Dar Mystere is a traditional Moroccan courtyard house, or dar, available for up to 6 people to rent exclusively sharing in 3 bedrooms.


From as little as €40 for two sharing per night (plus an additional €20 per extra person), guests have exclusive use of the house.


It is perfectly located for the first time visitor to the ancient medina of the former capital city of Morocco.


Dar Mystere is an affordable option for independent travellers who prefer privacy and value their own space. Single occupants, couples or small parties can experience the harmony, simplicity and beauty of Moroccan life 'behind closed doors' in the mysterious ancient medina of Fez.


We are now accepting booking for the Fez Festival of Sacred Music 2018 which runs from 22 - 30 June this year. There is more information on the festival here.


You can contact us for a personal quote or make a booking through our TripAdvisor page.

Sandy McCutcheon
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Cold weather and strong gusts of wind are expected from Tuesday to Thursday in several provinces of the kingdom, says the Directorate of National Meteorology (DMN) in a special bulletin The DMN specifies that strong gusts of wind ranging from 65 to 95 km/h will continue Tuesday and Wednesday in the provinces of Boulemane, Midelt, Taza, Driouch, Nador, Al-Hoceima, Guercif, Berkane, Taourirt, Oujda, Jerada, Figuig , Ifrane, Ouarzazate, Tinghir, Guelmim, Essaouira, Errachidia, Zagora, Tan-Tan, Tarfaya, Laayoune, Essmara, Assa-Zag, Boujdour, Oued-Eddahab and the reliefs of Tiznit, Chichaoua, Sidi-Ifni and Azilal. In addition, low minimum temperatures oscillating between -08 and -01 ° C will be recorded Wednesday and Thursday in Ifrane, El Hajeb, Sefrou, Boulemane, Midelt, Khenifra, Beni-Mellal, Azilal, Chichaoua, Al-Haouz, Taza and reliefs of Tinghir, Errachidia, Ouarzazate and Taroudant. Cold weather will also prevail in Figuig, Jerada, Oujda, Taroudant, Berkane, Driouch, Guercif, Taounat, Fez, Meknes, Moulay-Yaakoub, Chefchaouen, Khemisset, Khouribga and the reliefs of Al-Hoceima, Tetouan, Larache and Ouazane, with low minimum temperatures ranging from 00 to 03 ° C. The DMN said that this drop in temperature will be felt from the evening of Tuesday and persist slightly until Friday, adding that from the afternoon of Tuesday, sometimes moderate snowfall will interest the reliefs of the High and Middle Atlas, the Rif and the eastern highlands to heights greater than 1200 m. SHARE THIS!
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A gathering held in the Fez Medina on Sunday evening marked a celebration of the transfer of the popular guest house, Dar El Hana, from Josephine Kwan to Suzanna Clarke and Sandy McCutcheon "It has been a dream business" - Josephine Kwan For Josephine it was an emotional event as she had poured so much energy into the enterprise over more than a decade. When she first discovered the dar in February 2005 it looked to be in good condition. But, she explained, "when repairs started on the walls we discovered twenty-six major cracks that needed attention, and balconies were bowed from water damage." "Features such as window shutters were painted blue and had to be stripped,' Josephine says. "All the wrought iron had been painted silver which had to be burned off". Guests included Dr Gigi Kay (American Fonduk) and Rose Button (Dar Zerhoune) Much of the zelige tile work had to be pulled up and restored.  There were no internal doors but, fortunately, she discovered the doors for sale in the back of a local carpet shop. Josephine also had remodelling to do as the original kitchen was no bigger than a cupboard, and the dining room floor was close to collapse. Restoration took one year - non-stop - with up to 10 people working every day. Josephine recalls that at the time of the restoration there were a lot of others projects happening and there was a great camaraderie between the renovators. Guests enjoying Dar El Hana hospitality Originally Josephine had no intention of running the property as a guest house - but having spent her money she saw that hosting paying guests was a positive way forward. Despite having no business experience, Josephine discovered she had a talent for it and the enterprise flourished. For Josephine the strongest and fondest memories are of friendships forged with guests and the warm relationships with the local Moroccans. Dar El Hana - a classic restoration "It has been a dream business," Josephine says, "with wonderful happenings along the way. Including four couples getting married after meeting in the house, including my son Anthony, who married the Moroccan girl next door!" She says it's hard to let Dar El Hana go, but happy that she still has a small house in the Medina, so will be able to visit from her new base in Australia. So it is not goodbye. SHARE THIS!
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Morocco is the number one destination for Spanish tourists when it comes to travel outside Europe, according to the delegate of the Moroccan National Office of Tourism (ONMT) in Madrid, Mohamed Sofi "For the previous year, there are more than 2,350,000 Spanish tourists who visited Morocco, an increase of 8% compared to 2016," Mohamed Sofi said in a statement on the sidelines of the Technical Days of the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV), which was held in Marrakech from March 15 to 18 with the participation of representatives of more than 86 travel agencies from Spain. The Spanish market is the 2nd largest tourist market for Morocco just after France. SHARE THIS!

Reviews from our guests

Reviewed November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

"The terrace, calm and sunny is conducive to relaxation!".  Read more 

Reviewed April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

"Ideal location between the main streets of the medina".  Read more

Reviewed November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

"Lovely Dar, fantastic location".  Read more 

Reviewed April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

"Clean, a good location and very spacious".  Read more

Reviewed April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

5 of 5 stars

"Great base in a great city".  Read more

Reviewed February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

"Riad ideally located for a total immersion in the heart of the medina in Fes".  Read more

Reviewed December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Beautiful, characterful spacious house in an amazing location at a great price".  Read more

Reviewed August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Idependent living at it's best!".  Read more

Reviewed May 2014 for a stay in February 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Absolument magnifique".  Read more

Reviewed April 2014 for a stay in January 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Made trip to Fez perfect".  Read more

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