What to expect from your stay at Dar Tantora, where timeless heritage meets modern luxury

What to expect from your stay at Dar Tantora, where timeless heritage meets modern luxury

Book a boutique stay like no other, Dar Tantora is set to redefine AlUla hospitality with an immersive and indulgent stay in a heritage building
24 May 24
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Found within AlUla’s historic heart of Old Town, Dar Tantora The House Hotel is a beacon of luxury and tradition, seamlessly blending modern comforts with ancient charm, the boutique hotel has officially opened its books for reservations.

Originally slated for a January 2024 opening, the newest luxe destination in AlUla, Dar Tantora The House Hotel is now officially open, and set to welcome visitors from May.

Described as the 'world's first, earth-built' property, Dar Tantora is a distinctly different hotel, and will be operated by Kerten Hospitality. This boutique eco-community boasts 30 uniquely designed rooms, preserving the heritage of the region while offering sustainable luxury unlike any other.

Embracing the Ancient, Welcoming the Modern

With its inviting and harmonious blend of modern amenities, high-end sophistication with the allure of age-old traditions and rich heritage, Dar Tantora creates an ambiance unlike any other hotel you've stayed in.

It is here, in the heart of Old Town AlUla, within the walls of a traditional mud-brick house, the new and old complement each other effortlessly, in symbiosis.

Constructed using traditional techniques and materials, Dar Tantora stands as a beacon of both architectural excellence and cultural revival. Renowned Egyptian Architect Shahira Fahmy collaborated closely with a team of trained local craftsmen and artists to ensure the meticulous curation and preservation of the hotel's mud-brick structure, original murals, and authentic architectural features, dating back to the 12th century.

But it's not just about preserving the past; Dar Tantora embraces the present with lavish amenities such as sophisticated and luxurious room decor, a swimming pool and luxe spa, complemented by an on-site restaurant serving up culinary delights infused with local flavours.

With a large portion of the hotel open to the elements, embracing the traditional way of living, guests are invited to find a shady corner in the courtyard, bathe in the glorious sunshine by the rooftop infinity pool, and stargaze from the comfort of the lounge at night.

Traditional, handwoven rugs adorn the walk ways and the bedrooms, these authentic nuances reflecting the charm and warmth of traditional Saudi mud-brick homes and the heritage of Bedouin culture.

Cultivating an inclusive and heritage focussed environment from the moment guests arrive, Dar Tantora by The House Hotel will also offer an array of interesting and hands-on cultural activities such as fresh bread making workshops and engaging sessions on the art of brewing Saudi coffee. And for those seeking a more personalised and immersive experience, the well-trained team can create bespoke, tailor-made tours and curated encounters, lead by local experts known as 'Rawis.'

Sustainability at Heart

Aiming to be a unique, low-impact and eco-conscious hotel in AlUla, Dar Tantora by The House Hotel will work to provide a rich and immersive experience that fosters meaningful connections between visitors and locals while preserving the area's cultural and natural legacy.

Dar Tantora's commitment to sustainability extends beyond its preservation and architecture. The property aims to minimise energy usage and reduce any potential environmental impact, utilising candlelight and restoring the building's original irrigation systems.

The signature restaurant, JOONTOS, sources ingredients from AlUla's farmers, promoting a zero-waste philosophy and offering guests a taste of the region's bounty; locally sourced mangoes, dates and pomegranates. Adhering to a zero-waste approach in the kitchen, the team ensures that every component is utilised efficiently.


Situated in the heart of AlUla, Dar Tantora offers easy access to the town's attractions, from the bustling Incense Road Market to nearby cultural heritage sites like Hegra and Dadan.

In essence, Dar Tantora The House Hotel is more than just a place to stay; it's a journey through time, where luxury meets tradition, and every moment is infused with the rich history of AlUla.

Available to book from May 23,
Book your stay here

375 Old Town, AlUla 43562
+966 53 400 3939

@thehousehotel @dartantora