What We Love
- Rate includes full Moroccan breakfast, welcome patisseries, mint tea and fresh bottled water (one per person, per night)
- The beauty is in the details, from the intricate zellige tilework to the property's history, which has included such wealthy owners as the Fassi family
- The spa’s traditional hammam — the perfect antidote to navigating the medina’s labyrinth of streets
What To Know
- A tourist tax of $5 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- The short walk to the medina’s key monuments can be confusing and difficult to navigate
- Children are welcome, but the property is ideal for couples
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Riad-style romance. A meticulous three-and-a-half-year renovation enhanced the century-old palace with calligraphy, copperwork and embroidery stitched by local artisans. Moroccan wooden furniture, handwoven rugs and colorful ceramics are found throughout the communal areas and ornate staircases. In the center of the property is a citrus- and jasmine-scented courtyard garden, where little more than birdsong and the fountain’s gentle tinkling disturb the silence.
Bed and Bath
Several of the 14 spacious rooms and suites are split-level, and all share ornate tilework and lofty, carved-wood beam ceilings. Original artwork and beds with crisp, hand-embroidered linens sit harmoniously alongside such high-tech gadgets as Bose sound systems, flat-screen TVs and preloaded iPods. The state-of-the-art bathrooms have large tubs or tiled rain showers and are stocked with natural aromatic bath products.
Enjoy a lavish breakfast of homemade breads, yogurt, fresh juice, fruit salad and pancakes beneath the courtyard’s canopy of orange blossoms. The exquisitely tiled Art Deco restaurant serves Mediterranean-influenced lunch and, for dinner, such three-course dishes as the flavorsome beef, pea and artichoke tagine. For an aperitif, opt for a cocktail while overlooking the medina from the rooftop terrace. Post souk-shopping, head to the spa to be scrubbed, soaped and massaged into a state of total relaxation in the steamy heat of the hammam.
How to Get There
Had a 4 day break in this incredible palace and would have enjoyed more time as they offer so much to do, as well as visiting the medina that is literally on their doorstep; Friendly and professinoal staff, delicious food, a great selection of moroccan and other wines and a great cooking school.
This place is AMAZING! Their customer service is spot on and the vibe is relaxing and friendly! The place is spotless and has impeccable style. The woman who greeted me, Fatima, was adorable and super friendly and sweet. The Hammam was very relaxing with candles lit everywhere. They made me feel so special. The lemonade and cookies were a lovely beginning and the products they used were soo good. I would recommend to anyone who wants to really treat themselves!!!
We got dropped off at a parking area outside, since this property is inside the walls of the Medina and can't be accessed by motor vehicles. Porters came down the stairway alley to get our luggage. We would never have found this on our own, but it's a beautiful property. Once inside the doors, you are in a lovely riad with a courtyard with fountain and tables, cushioned sofa where we were offered pastries and tea as we checked in. Our room was on the ground floor, with glass doors, but giant heavy curtains covered them when we wanted privacy. There was also a set of heavy wooden doors for at night. The room was nicely sized, plenty of area for hanging clothes and shelves, beautiful bathroom with double shower (no bathtub). Separate water closet. We had a problem with our air-conditioning the 2nd night, but management was responsive and also brought us a fan to use to help spread the cool air around. There is a small elevator to a lovely rooftop terrace with a bar and cooking school (see separate review). The included breakfast in the courtyard each morning is a large lavish meal, with many courses and specially ordered items as well. The management was so courteous and special, and very helpful. We ate dinner in the riad was well, and the food was very good. I would highly recommend staying at the Palais Amani. It's a true Moroccan gem, and not a big, American or European style hotel.