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“Gorgeous- tranquility within the medina” 5 of 5 stars
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Palais Amani
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12 derb El Miter | Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
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52 reviews
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“Gorgeous- tranquility within the medina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My husband and I visited Palais Amani with another couple in December. Though in the middle of the medina, it is tranquil, charming and gorgeous. The entrance successfully hides this oasis.
The check in process was super smooth- the lady at the reception – was exceptionally friendly and made us feel welcome right away. She personally accompanied us to our rooms to ensure that we were happy with what we saw. The room we got was on the ground floor and our friends were on the 1st floor. Despite being on the ground floor, near the dining area, our room was very quiet.
The room itself is a perfect blend of Moroccon & Modern. The beds are very comfortable and given that it was the winter, they had extra heaters in our room if we needed. This made the entire bathroom and bedroom very cozy! It was perfect. The bathrooms too are modern and well stocked.
We loved the little gifts they had left on the bed for us- Moroccon slippers, a Moroccon hat, homemade chocolates and biscuits!
We decided to venture out for dinner (though the menu at Palais Amani looked amazing!). The receptionist gave us great recommendations and even called the restaurants to check for availability. She organized to have the restaurant send someone to accompany us through the medina!
The next morning, at breakfast, the owner personally came over to find out if we were enjoying our stay. A great personal touch. No demand was too much at breakfast. In addition to everything else they served, they also got us eggs when we requested for some!
We really enjoyed our stay and would go back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were thrilled to be greeted by Ghizlane when we arrived late one night by train from Marrakech. She was kind and welcoming and friendly when we must have looked like the most disheveled of travelers.

Despite our late arrival, we were welcomed to enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurant--lovely and delicate lentil soup, flavorful chicken and beef tajine, and an orange creme tart were delicious and satisfying. The quality of ingredients was top-notch, and the attention to detail in both the preparation and the service was ever evident. Breakfast was absolutely delicious (and included in the room rate): coffee and mint tea, freshly squeezed orange juice, a perfect fresh fruit mix (sweet strawberries, pineapple, etc.), Moroccan pancakes with butter and honey, freshly made yogurt and golden raisins, warm bread, and an assortment of accompaniments such as fresh cheese, fruit spreads, olives . . . . And then we offered eggs!

The property and our room in particular were gorgeous. We especially enjoyed the comfortable bed, luxurious linens, and wonderful shower. The property's inner courtyard is amazing, with magnificent mosaics, columns, lemon trees, a fountain. Photos cannot capture the beauty and peace.

We could not have been happier with our decision to stay at the Palais Amani!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My wife and I checked in here at midnight one night, our luggage was missing, it was cold and we were tired.

As soon as we arrived, we felt comfortable, welcome, warm and frankly at home.

The staff at this hotel could not possibly be nicer. Smiles are sincere but the service is still crisp and efficient.

We had dinner here several nights. Well that wasn't a mistake. The food was memorable.

Breakfasts, which were included, were different every morning and were exiting.

We also had a day spa for 2. Everything is well done here.

What a place. Stay here, you won't regret it for a second.

As perfect as everything was, we will remember the staff who made our stay just so lovely more than anything else.

I could spend hours trying to think of a single fault for this hotel and frankly I can't think of one.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We recently enjoyed a fabulous 5 night stay at the Palais Amani. It truly is a magical oasis in a fabulous location . The rooms are spacious and luxurious and the attention to detail is incredible , with a magnificent courtyard and a rooftop bar with a fantastic view of the medina and the mountains .
The wonderful, friendly and helpful staff went out of their way to make sure we felt at home and nothing was too much trouble for them. Delicious fresh food and drinks are available to guests at any time.
The location is ideal, within the Medina and near the Souks and most historical must-see sites.
We would Highly recommend the Palais Amani to anyone who wants to have a special and unique experience in Morocco

Thank you Palais Amani for a fabulous stay !

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Good taste for everything, elegant, friendly - perfect place for to spent week in Fez in February. Breakfast in courtyard with soft February sun, rest in salon with music after all day in craudly Medina or cup of gri wine in rooftop - was what we needed for our short holiday

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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119 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Our stay was marvelous, highlighted by a staff that was solicitous, courteous, and responsive. The Palais is beautiful, deserving of the name, and an oasis of charm and peace in the hectic medina. We enjoyed the menu offerings at breakfast and dinner, delicious Moroccan cuisine. But what we will most remember is the gracious hospitality with which we were greeted and which, ultimately, is the final arbiter of a stay away from home

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Loved our deluxe suite. Food is wonderful for breakfast and dinner. There is a lovely courtyard at this riad, a rooftop bar and outside terraces. There is a spa here also, but we didn't use it. Cooking classes with the chef are also available but very expensive.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12 derb El Miter | Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Fes
#8 Family Hotel in Fes
#12 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#13 Romantic Hotel in Fes
#13 Business Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Palais Amani 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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