This is the best boutique hotel I've ever stayed in. It was simply wonderful in every way. I laughed when reading about the little parking lot you arrive in before walking up to the hotel. It gives no idea of the beauty and luxury you are about to encounter. It is a true oasis in the hectic medina.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Abdel with tea and refreshments. He gave us the most helpful information about the medina, sites, restaurants, and shopping. He really is such a great host and one sophisticated guy. He made all his guests feel special and important. He went above and beyond with hospitality and genuine interest in his guests.
We stayed on the second level in a very large room with seperate living and sleeping areas. It also had a huge bathroom. Everything was so beautiful and stylish. Sometimes old hotels with high ceilings and echoing corridors are loud, but I never heard anything at night or in the morning. I like to sleep in and never heard noise. I was a little worried when a family with a young baby checked into the room beside us. Once the shutters were closed at night, I never heard a thing.
The hotel itself is a feast for the eyes. I would walk around in awe of all the gorgeous design details. Everything has been meticulously restored.
You can have a literal feast as well. The restaurant was phenomenal. I've traveled in North Africa before and never been a fan of the food. Not so at the Palais Amani restaurant. It was some of the best food I've had. It's Moroccan with a lot of French influence. I heard some French people raving and knew I was in good hands. I figured the French are better authorities on food than me! We also enjoyed the roof bar where you could order just about anything.
The staff was amazing and friendly. They were so diligent and hardworking. Their kind smiles always made me feel so welcome.
I'm already dreaming about returning to the Palais Amani.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An opulent Riad, conveniently situated net to the major cultural and historical attractions in the ancient medina of Fez. The largest working riad in the ancient city, Palais amani has fourteen bedrooms, nine of which are suites that allow the guests to each have a unique Riad experience and the personal attention that they deserve. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Splendia, Priceline, Tingo, HotelsClick, Agoda, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Jetsetter so you can book your Palais Amani reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Palais Amani Hotel Fes