PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Serene, peaceful, heartbreakingly beautiful, this 17th century palace with its carved plaster arches and orange-tree shaded courtyard got its Art Deco edge in the 1920s after an earthquake. Today it’s the ultimate base from which to lose your heart to the mystical labyrinth that is the Fes el Bali.
  • Palais Amani is a family-run, 18-room property, housed in the former home of one of Fez’s most prominent families. We pride ourselves on being the local choice: we work exclusively with local staff, ingredients and products so that we can give back to the community of Fez.
  • The Palais Amani is the true definition of the word Riad as at the centre of our eighteen bedroom boutique hotel is a spectacular garden with a fountain at the heart of the garden.
  • The building’s focus is inwards; from the rooms and suites, to the dining room, salon and library, every part of the palace looks towards the garden.
  • Within the refined and soothing atmosphere, it is difficult to image that the bustling medina is only a couple of metres away.
  • Hammam, massages and beauty treatments: all these Moroccan traditions will gently paper you in the luxury of the Palais amani.
  • Home to the Fez Cooking School, we offer a various amount of cooking workshops with breaking views over the medina’s rooftop.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Hiking

The Zalagh hillside range sits above Fez’s medina. In Berber, Zalagh, means male kid goat and a hike along the backbone of this massive beast of a hillside gives you a taste of the Berber way of life at less than 30 minutes from the urban labyrinth below. Leaving the Oued Zhoune car park the road winds steeply up from the medina and in  5 minutes you are already in countryside driving up through olive ancient groves.  Turn the corner and you are plunged into Berber countryside. Your chauffeur takes a dirt track and for 15 to 20 minutes you can take in the scenery dotted with vernacular farmsteads. The population lives in almost complete self-sufficiency, using mules to farm, cooking with firewood and collecting their water from the local well. A passing shepherd waves as you drive by and as far as the eye can see the Rif mountain scenery stretches out to the end of time. On the shorted hiking option, reaching Zalagh’s summit and onwards to the peak of the range is easy enough for all and takes no more than an hour and a half, even at a leisurely pace. The elevation provides the ideal temperature for an escape from the heat and the walk along the top of the ridge offers you stunning views of the entire ancient city, the Sebou Valley, Rif Mountains and Sais Plains. Your guide will bring you back to the perfect spot for a picnic and you will dine in the shade of the pine trees before walking back down to the car. Despite its proximity to the city, it is never crowded, much to the delight of mountain bikers and hikers alike..



Guided visit of the Medina

A visit to the Medina is a plunge into a medieval labyrinth where the discovery of cultural heritage and the pleasure for shopping become one. The ornate Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud) is the starting point for an itinerary rich in monuments…



Ramparts tour

Built years ago in different times, with clay, bricks or rubble, the ancient walls of Fez have several fortified gates allowing entry to the Medina. The tour includes the visit of the gates offering a splendid view of the city from a different angle.



Fez Cooking School

Lift the lid of an earthenware tagine and get under the surface of this fascinating country, by plunging into the souks with our chef as a guide and taste some of the  simple delicacies that are on our doorstep. Experience a hand on workshop in a meticulously restored palace in the medina, and round off the experience with lunch or dinner in the gardens enjoying the food you have created. This is a journey with a difference, a cultural exchange that goes well beyond the list of ingredients or a visit to the tourist sights.


Middle-Atlas

To get to Ifrane, we drive across the small town of Immouzer, highly visited in summer due to its more moderate climate. You will continue to the surprising Daiet Aoua Lake where you can admire the surrounding hills reflected in its waters… Once in Ifrane, you will like the unusual feel of this town. The road continues towards the ski resorts of Michlifen and Jebel Habri. Then driving south towards Azrou, we make a stopover at the cedar Gouraud. There, we can sometimes see the Monkeys that live in this forest. The trip lasts for half- a-day or more, depending on the time taken to admire the diverse landscap.



Taza & Le Djebel Tazzeka

A town of Berber origin, Taza is the crossing point of Eastern Morocco and Algeria. It flourished under the Merinides who built many mosques and Medersas. The old town is surrounded by impressive ramparts. Taza’s surroundings are very rich in natural sceneries: Ras El Oued Waterfalls, Friouato Cave and the Chiker Cave for certified speleologists or potholers. At about 50 km away, rises Djebel Tazzeka (1980m), in the middle of the National Park with the same name. From the top of this mountain, the view of the Rif and Middle Atlas Mountains is simply breathtaking. A visit to the weekly souks (Oued Amlil on Tuesday and Sidi Abdeljelil on Thursday) is another way to discover this beautiful region.



Sefrou & Bhalil

Founded in the 17th century, Sefrou is a Berber town located at about thirty kilometers from Fez where North meets South. It is valued for its waterfalls and the variety of landscapes that can be admired from Sidi Ali Bousserghine’s sanctuary. Today, Sefrou is an important agricultural center that displays the richness of its crops at every Cherry Festival in June. A few kilometers away, across lovely olive groves, lies Bhalil, famous for its troglodytic houses.



Moulay Yacoub – Thermal Day

Situated at 20 km West of Fez in a quiet green landscape in spring and scenery like desert in summer, this thermal spa is known for its sulfur- rich hot springs recommended in the treatment of rheumatism and skin diseases. Rejuvenation programs are also available.



Wine Tasting

Day outing to a local winery, with guided tour of the vines and Cellars, including wine tasting.

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Palais Amani Fez Courtyard Sunset

Amid the bustling alleyways near the tanneries and the parking area of Oued Zhoune, Palais Amani is an unexpected oasis of tranquillity and elegance. With only 18 opulent yet comfortable rooms and suites, this upscale Andalusian-style property creates an intimate setting centered around an inner courtyard garden meticulously landscaped with a canopy of lush lemon and orange trees around a marble fountain. Enjoy a freshly prepared cocktail, sunbathe, or watch the sun set on the third-floor terrace before indulging in a skillfully prepared three-course Moroccan dinner with contemporary flair. From chic furnishings and generous breakfast served anywhere you like to candlelit silver lanterns and an attentive English-speaking staff, this heritage residence spares no expense for details to make guests feel welcome and pampered.

Palais Amani has a rich history, apparent across the architecture of the property: from the Iraqi stained glass windows to the Moroccan tiling. It colours everything we offer: the ingredients at the Eden Restaurant and rooftop bar; the rituals and products we use at the Hammam; our storytelling evenings, courses in calligraphy and wine tasting. At our Fez Cooking School, you can learn all about Moroccan and Sephardic cuisine that you can recreate back at home. Hungry for a hiking adventure, breathtaking views and to top it off a scenic picnic upon arrival? Our Hiking Experience is perfect for you and a way to discover the luxurious countryside just round the corner from the medina.

Eighteen rooms and suites set around majestic gardens, a gastronomic restaurant, two licensed bars, a full luxury hammam and massage facilities, and home to the renown Fez Cooking School, Palais Amani is the natural choice for an authentic experience in the best of all things Moroccan.

Palais Amani Fez Classic Room

Classic Room

The beauty of the building is that each room is different. In our smallest category, the classic rooms are cosy and low beamed with discreet views over the garden or the medina. As with all our room categories, the classic room benefits from the same amenities and the same high level of comfort. All our rooms are equipped with a central air conditioning system that cools down the rooms in summer and heats them in the winter.

Palais Amani Fez Luxury Room

Luxury Room

The second category is the luxury. Elegant and refined, the luxury room has all the comforts of our suites and allows you to enjoy the opulence of our exceptional hotel at a competitive rate. All our rooms are equipped with a central air conditioning system that cools down the rooms in summer and heats them in the winter.

Palais Amani Fez Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Both the mezzanine and the luxury junior suites have a master bedroom, elegant salon and bathroom with choice of either bath or shower. They can accommodate an extra rollaway bed so can sleep up to three. All our rooms are equipped with a central air conditioning system that cools down the rooms in summer and heats them in the winter.

Palais Amani Fez Senior Suite

Senior Suite

In this category, all the suites have an additional single room for extra comfort. They can easily accommodate an additional rollaway bed so can adapt to sleep 4. Minimum dimension 45m2, they have a salon and dressing area as well as a spacious bathroom. All our rooms are equipped with a central air conditioning system that cools down the rooms in summer and heats them in the winter.

Palais Amani Fez The Grand Suite

The Grand Suite

This splendid room covers the whole 100 m2 of the south wing. Salon, his and hers dressing rooms, spectacular bathroom and breath taking views onto the gardens and the hills beyond. All our rooms are equipped with a central air conditioning system that cool down the rooms in the summer or heats them in the winter.

Palais Amani Fez The Misriah Apartments

The Misriah Apartments

Covering two floors and a total of 87m2 these apartments can be booked for up to 4 adults and two children under 12. Only rooms to have views onto the street below and can be booked by combining an exceptional suite and junior suite category.

Fez, spiritual capital of Morocco, is also the birthplace to the most refined and diverse cuisine. So, where better to venture than to the source itself for to discover Morocco through its food? Dine in our hidden paradise under the mature citrus trees by the fountain, or in our exquisite dining room for an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Morocco produces a number of excellent wines, the variety and depth of which are surprising. So as part of your gastronomic experience during your stay in Fez, why not book a wine tasting dinner. A 5-course menu will be specifically designed by our chefs to match a flight of the finest Moroccan wines. And a wine specialist will talk you through the complexities of the wines being tasted for a complete gastronomic experience during your meal. 150€ per person.

Palais Amani Fez Dining

Restaurant

Palais Amani Fez Terrace Lounge
Palais Amani Fez Terrace Lounge
Palais Amani Fez Terrace Lounge

Terrace Lounge

Palais Amani Fez Cooking School
Palais Amani Fez Cooking School

Cooking School

Lift the lid of an earthenware tagine and get under the surface of this fascinating country, by plunging into the souks with our chef as a guide and taste some of the  simple delicacies that are on our doorstep. Experience a hand on workshop in a meticulously restored palace in the medina, and round off the experience with lunch or dinner in the gardens enjoying the food you have created. This is a journey with a difference, a cultural exchange that goes well beyond the list of ingredients or a visit to the tourist sights.

Facilities & Activities include Hammam, Massage, Yoga, Cooking Class & Hiking.

Palais Amani Fez Hammam
Palais Amani Fez Massage

Wellness

Our luxurious hammam complete with separate exfoliation room, showers and relaxation area allow you to benefit fully from this tradition. Our assistants will introduce you to the ritual of purification, and for those who are adept, they will make sure that your visit leaves you relaxed both in body and spirit. Our royal hammam begins with a hand and footbath, then hand and foot scrub using natural rose water and bran scrub. After a hair mask using white clay ghassoul (optional) you will be accompanied into the hot room for a black soap application and vigorous body scrub. A body mask and wrap is then followed by a gentle shampoo and body rinse.

Step into the magical world of our traditional hammam for a complete voyage to the world of sensations. Our massages take place in one of the massage rooms overlooking the garden, but a tented pergola on the roof terrace is a unique site for guests to enjoy massage during the spring and autumn months. Amani unwind allows you to enjoy a traditional hammam with body scrub followed by a relaxing massage in the massage room or on the rooftop for a complete moment of spiritual purification.

Palais Amani Fez Yoga

Yoga

Yoga at the Palais Amani is your safe space to cultivate mindfulness and learn to unite harmoniously in daily life. Drop in morning classes by the great log fire in winter and on the rooftop at sunrise in the warmer months for a perfect way to start the day. Private classes also available.

Palais Amani Fez Hiking Experience

Hiking Experience

Hungry for a hiking adventure, breathtaking views and to top it off a scenic picnic upon arrival? Our Hiking Experience is perfect for you and a way to discover the luxurious countryside just round the corner from the medina.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Fez, Morocco
Nearest Airport
Fes Sais International Airport, Fes
Local Currency
Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Time Change
GMT +1:00
Language
Arabic
Best time to go
March to May / September to November

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