Walking through the gate Bab Guissa you enter the ancient medina of Fes. There stands the historic Palais Jamai Hotel . Beyond this massive building unfolds the intricate network of lanes where an acute orientation capacity is required. We reach a dead-end with rugged walls at the end of which a rustic wooden door opens up on a narrow corridor at the end of which you can read Dar Anebar. This is the name of the Guessous family elder mother. Now you are- away from the bustling markets and streets- in a quite and peaceful spacious patio flanked by four two- storey façades. We definitely get the feeling of an immersion into a riads in fez rich history.
It began with the life of a family that was faced with major historical events. In fact when Arabs were driven out of Spain in 1936, the Guessous family left from Melia to Fes. In 1963, after the grand father passed away, the family moved to Casablanca and the house was to be sold. One of the grand children of the owners, Abdelhamid and his wife, Nadia, decided to recover this beautiful house and managed doing so in 2000. Then a long and minute renovation operation started. The young owners decided to include varied styles from all over the country in the new face of the house. Walls are coated in the Marrakech artisans' style of Tadellakt. The glazed tiles, Zelliges, underline the entrance arches and add to the beauty and refinement of the courtyard and its fountain. They also enhance the ornate suites around the patio.
Our guests are hosted in a warm and friendly environment that reflects the real life in the Moroccan riads of Fez. There are 4 suites a double standard room and three living rooms (restaurant), all open on the patio with its fountain and veranda a terrasse with a fantstic view overlooking the ancien city of Fez.