Within the walls of the ancient medina in the heart of Fez, Morocco, lies Palais Amani, an exceptionally luxurious boutique hotel. This century-old, riad-style palace was recently restored, retaining its art deco features, and combines traditional Moroccan style with superb modern comforts. The hotel will appeal to those looking for an urban chic hideaway with seamless service and excellent facilities including a traditional hammam and spa.
At the centre of Palais Amani is an enchanting courtyard filled with fragrant citrus trees and a fountain as the focal point. Despite being located on one of the most bustling streets in the medina, Palais Amani is an incredibly peaceful retreat that feels uncrowded but still has an intimate ambience.
Palais Amani is home to 14 spacious rooms and suites, all featuring opulent interiors, stunning bathrooms and state-of-the-art amenities. The rather impressive Grand Suite is huge, occupying an entire floor in one of the wings, and has art deco features and stained glass windows overlooking the garden.
Palais Amani offers a menu of contemporary French and Moroccan delights. The gardens offer a wonderful setting for dining whether you are enjoying a traditional Moroccan breakfast or sumptuous three-course dinner. If you wish to eat out, there are plenty of good restaurants nearby.
After a day exploring the medina, experience the ritual of purification in the luxurious hammam, enjoy a massage on the roof terrace or sip a cocktail at the bar as you admire the views. Although there isn’t a pool at Palais Amani, there are showers to cool off in on the roof. The hotel also runs superb cookery classes and wine tastings, and can arrange tours of the city including visits to souks and craft districts.
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Palais Amani Information
- Location and Getting There
Palais Amani is located within the walls of Fez’s ancient Medina (historic quarter), the capital of Morocco and a few minutes’ walk from the Golden Triangle. It takes 45 minutes to arrive by car from Fez’s airport, Saïs. The Medina is walking distance, however a free car park is located nearby if one chooses to arrive by car.
With a selection of 16 rooms to choose from, Palais Amani features 6 classic elegant luxury rooms and Junior, Mezzanine and Luxury suites which are intimate, cosy and prestigious. The Grand Suite offers a magnificent bathroom and breathtaking views onto the gardens and hills. The Communicating suites and Misriah Two offers a reception room with a private roof terrace while the Misriah Apartments comprising of two suites and a private roof terrace is the perfect stay for friends or families.
-Spa and massage
-Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar "
Palais Amani organizes in-house-activities such as Moroccan Riad Cookery classes which brings you out on an excursion to medina for shopping before heading back to the palace for live demonstration of how Moroccan cuisine, Tajine and side dishes are prepared. Strolling through the historical city is superb, and there are numerous monuments to visit.
Children are welcomed. Free cots, extra beds and highchairs are available. Child-friendly meals are available on request. Babysitters (non-english speaking) are available.