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
- 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 stayed in a junior suite, nice views and a confortable bed, good a/c. And food was not that bad, but if you love wine bring your own wine. Their wine list isnt that good. Service is poor, they need more staff in the international restaurant, the french manager just walk around while waiters are running like crazy trying to serve all the tables. In europe managers take orders and clean tables.
The staff at the reception were nice and pretty helpfull to us, the gym is small but good enough. The wimming pool is nice and luxury but i didnt bothered to get into the water as it didnt look that clean. Dinner at night by the pool is relaxing and the atmosphere is romantic.
We really enjoyed our week at Hotel Sahrai
The Sahrai balances contemporary style, luxury and comfort very well. The rooms have everything you would expect, the beds are large, comfortable and feel luxurious. Bathrooms have large deep baths and big rainforest showers. Most rooms have the bathroom in a glass box within the main bedroom, a curtain around the box provides privacy. We liked this however it could be a bit awkward if you were sharing a room and were not a couple. WiFi in the rooms and throughout the hotel and pool area was good. The infinity pool is amazing and surprisingly much larger than expected. If you want to swim lengths then this is for you. The pool is about 30m and a real pleasure to swim in. We visited in late May/ early June and the main pool temp was perfect for swimming and cooling down. If you want a warmer pool then there is a smaller, shallower pool that is super warm. It must have been over 30c, more like a warm bath.
The hotel restaurants are rated highly and very popular with non hotel guests. The food in the buffet restaurant was very good and busy most nights.
We found the day/pool area service to be okay, we sometimes had to look for it and ask for things more than once. Unlike some other recent reviews, we found the front desk service to be excellent. 6 out of 7 nights we ate out at different restaurants, the front desk helped with reservations and arranged people to meet us at the Medina gate to help find the restaurants. They also drove us into the Medina free of charge (a group of 8) and we would return by taxi (only 20DH per car and 10 mins drive - note the taxis only take 3 passengers per car). Thanks again guys.
We also used the spa. Some of the treatments are a little expensive but they do have some deals. We would definitely recommend the hammam, something really different, reasonably priced and private.
We’ve visited Morocco before and found Fez to be much more relaxed than Marrakesh. Everyone was friendly, there was literally no hassle from anyone, even when exploring the crazy but fascinating Medina.
If you are looking for a stylish but very comfortable hotel (with a truly awesome pool), close enough to the hustle and bustle, but also far enough away to relax and switch off, then this is definitely the place for you.
Worst experience in Fez, wait 3hs to know that the bar was not able to serve a hambúrguer... Even when the information in the site was ok, and even the reception Said too. So dont go If you are not a guest,they Will not treat you good,even If you want to pay 20euros for a Glass of wine.
My Family Member and I stayed at this Hotel for three Days. The Hotel itself seemed like a new structure and was clean. Our Bed was comfortable and the room decor was modern. The breakfast was tasty and fresh.
We headed to the front desk to ask questions about the town but we were greeted by a shy man who didn't speak English... no big deal. We googled what we needed to know about Fes and went about our day. The next day we headed to the front desk to inquire about Chefchaouen (the blue City) because the wifi was weak and we couldn't look up any maps on our phones. We were greeted by another young man who did speak English and we asked him about what was the best route to take to Chefchaouen. He looked at us puzzled.... Then proceeded to show us two roads on a map... Now, if we had known that one of these Roads would lead us through the ATLAS MOUNTAINS we would have never embarked on this Trip from the Hotel to Chefchaouen. The Car we rented was not meant to be off roaded in( Fiat 500). Which he knew we were driving since Valet had our Keys on the Desk. Long story short it ended up being a day from Hell for us, we've never been in that kind of danger in our entire lives. It was completely reckless of the front desk to not even give us the smallest warning. I do not recommend you ask the Front Desk for anything as they appear CLUELESS at all times.
After reading the positive reviews, I had high expectations and was very disappointed: took 45 min to get a sandwich from the restaurant, the cleaning staff left their dirty socks in the room and there was make up smudges on the pillow cases... when asked for extra towels and shampoo + conditioner, they were delivered separately and 10 minutes apart. To top it all off, we requested the reception staff to arrange for a taxi. It took so long that we missed our bus and ultimately our trip to Chefchaouen, which was the reason we came to Fes.