What We Love
- A top location, between the medina and the French ville nouvelle
- Swing between Paris and Morocco in the two swanky restaurants, Relais de Paris and Amaraz
- The rooftop bar gets extrafabulous on weekends, when DJs play
- The spa menu draws from Asian, African and European traditions
- The health club features a hammam and an infinity pool
What To Know
- Glassed-in cubed showers exposed to the rest of the room up the sexy factor
- Free WiFi
- The hotel allows pets
- Children are welcome, but their presence is restricted in certain areas, including the spa
- Valet parking is free
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Spearheading the Fez renaissance is this 50-room stunner, designed by Christophe Pillet in a style that pays homage to both contemporary minimalism and Morocco-fantasy opulence. Eschewing the riotous color and texture of many riads, this player is all about muted palettes and simple glassed-in cube bathrooms (with curtains for privacy), which play on traditional Moroccan motifs such as metal lanterns and hand-crafted tilework. The five-treatment-room Givenchy spa features the intricate mashrabiya latticework common to this region, which throws beautiful filtered natural light into the already dreamy spaces. Dine on either French brasserie favorites in the Relais de Paris restaurant or opt for the full Moroccan experience at Amaraz, before heading up for a nightcap on the roof. If afternoon tea is more your speed, a white marble bar called Arcades beneath vaulted arches is the spot to while away a languid afternoon.
In the Area
Because navigating an ancient, labrinythine city like Fez can be overwhelming, leave the details to a top-notch tour company, like Artisans of Leisure, which can craft an itinerary that shows off the city’s best, most authentic side. If you’d rather explore on your own, make a beeline for the medina, a UNESCO treasure in business since the 9th century, when Fez was founded. Here you’ll find the beating heart of the city’s life, with market stalls, narrow alleyways and plenty of historic monuments — getting lost is part of the fun. It might sound like an odd afternoon outing, but the Chouara Tannery is not to be missed; this 11th-century leather center is accessed by one of the many leather shops on Derb Chaouwara, and you can get a bird’s-eye view of the huge vats filled with bright dyes being churned by hand.
How to Get There
We have gone here multiple times for dinner and really enjoy it. Being residents of Fes, it is nice to have an upscale restaurant to enjoy an anniversary dinner, etc. They have a great view overlooking the city, enjoy a cup of coffee on the terrace. I haven't ever stayed there but have seen the rooms because I work in tourism. They are well done and the facilities are quite impressive.
I will say, however, that I would really like to see them adapt a room to make it wheelchair accessible. If they did, we would book our clients there often! It is a spectacular hotel and adapting 1 room would be a great opportunity to make the hotel accessible for all.
This is a very good bar! The bar tenders are excellent and one especially is exceptional. His name is Omar and he has treated us with typical Moroccan Hospitality which made us feel like we were royalty.
This bar is in keeping with the world class service of the Hotel Sahrai. Such an amazing little hotel. The perfect place to stay when you visit Fes. ( Remember: Fes is the city, Fez is the hat worn in Fes.)
Make sure you ask for Omar!
We stay in the room 314 that have a very nice view. The service of the hotel is good. Check in and check out is also good and quick. Breakfast is standard buffet that is also standard. The decoration of the room is nice and well done especially the bath room that is the glass wall.
After long day of travel and sightseeing we checked into the hotel. It was a beautiful surprise and welcomed by all. The hotel is modern and very cool. Roof top bar overlooking city made for a gorgeous sunset. We were so satisfied that we cancelled dinner plans and stayed at hotel for drinks and dinner. It was a great place.
It's definitely 5-star, facilities and treatment. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Requested for a change of room for a better view, was duly answered with one. Situated on a hill, the view of Medina and Borj was breathtaking. The room was ample and luxurious, clean and cosy with enough space for luggages and hanging of clothes. Robes and large bath towels were provided. Room temperature could be set to your comfort.
Just one shortcoming, controlling hot water for shower wasn't easy.
All in all, one of the best hotels I have stayed. When in Fez look no further, Sahrai has to be the one. Wished I could stay longer but heading to Marrakesh today.