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
Again this Smith Hotel met our expectations in every aspect, unique setting, comfort, food and most important personal service. It is a real gem in location and character, perfect to visit this spectacular city. We are very appreciated to the owners who rapidly introduced themselves to greet us making our stay fascinating !
We came accriss this incredible palace by chance and were so very happy to do so. The property is stunning, the rooms so comfortable and the staff so kind. I cannot recommend enough it was a really great stay all round.
The location of this hotel was amazing as it was right in the middle of the medina. The rooms were gorgeous and looked out over a beautiful garden courtyard. The rooftop had great views of the city. Food was great, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
Palais Amani was a delightful surprise. We were met at our car by the bellman and he lead us into the narrow winding lanes of the Medina to the doors of Palais Amani. Once thought those doors we entered another world. The courtyard is verdant eden-like garden and the setting the the riad of my dreams. The tile and furnishings are perfect, the trees lush. the bushes flowering and filled with tweeting birds; it took my breath away. The staff was also on point; greeting us like old friends. Guiding us to our beautifully appointed room, a young man explained all the thing we needed to know. My beautiful room on the courtyard had windows of colored glass and every evening the turndown staff closed the shutters for privacy and light. Palais Amani delivered on attention to detail: the bed and especially the bedding were luxurious and super comfortable. The bathroom was like a fancy spa with great water pressure and temperature, gorgeous tile work, quality naturally scented bath products and sumptuous towels. The staff filled my espresso maker daily and made sue I had pods. A daily 1.5 bottle of water is presented in a fancy container which is fun. Breakfast also delivered; we could choose a lovely set menu or have eggs prepared as we liked all served in the garden among the birds and flowers. There is also a roof bar for drinks with tapas style menu. We had a lovely light dinner up there one night - again the staff making the experience extra special. My experience at Palais Amani really spoiled me for any other hotel in Morocco. I can not recommend it highly enough; the folks there will treat you like royalty.
Inside the Médina at Fes, gorgeous property with rooftop terrace, including cooking school, overlooking the city with lots of places to sit and relax. Rooms are well appointed, nightly chocolate delivered and super comfy bed. The Hammam experience and massage are not to be missed - excellent atmosphere and such attentive staff. Meals in the courtyard are delightful and again excellent staff. Such a restful stay in a bustling location. People in Reception extremely helpful.