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Palais Amani

Palais Amani
Situated within the labyrinthine Fes medina, Palais Amani offers respite in a hectic setting. Its enchanting courtyard, teeming with fragrant orange trees, lush plants, and colorfully tiled fountains, is an oasislike setting ideal for sipping on a mint tea, while the rooftop terrace is a prime spot for a sunbathing session accompanied by sprawling views over surrounding rooftops. There’s no pool, but charming outdoor showers shrouded in potted greenery are a refreshing rescue in the heat—plus there’s more pampering to be had in the atmospheric spa, which includes a luxe hammam. Interiors in this former palace feature dazzling Moroccan style, rife with colorful zellige tilework in arabesque and geometric patterns, intricate carvings, stained-glass windows, and beautiful lamps and lanterns. Guest rooms are also doused in ornate tiling, colorful rugs, original artwork, and hand-embroidered linens, and with just 14 rooms, the vibe here is personal. The hotel’s Eden restaurant serves tasty Moroccan fare, while the art deco rooftop bar offers Moroccan tapas, but foodies might want to opt for a cooking class instead, which includes a trip to local souks and recipes for several side dishes and a main like tagine or traditional Fassi pastilla.
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Historic hammam hideaway

Within the ancient walls of Fez, Palais Amani is a magnificent restored riad with citrus-scented air, a panoramic rooftop terrace, and a mosaic-tiled hammam.


Palais Amani’s spa provides facials, massages, gommage and, of course, hammam treatments. In summer and autumn, treatments take place in a rooftop pergola, looking out over the city. The assorted unguents employed are made using unique-to-Morocco argan oil from the gardens of Ourika.

If you’re interested enough in your boots to wonder where the leather came from, ask the hotel to arrange a tannery trip – but bear in mind these are only for the stout of heart and resilient of nose. The hotel can also arrange city tours, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and classes in henna painting. If you’re after a particular item of Moroccan craftwork and don’t fancy taking your chances in the souks, Palais Amani can put you in touch with talented and trustworthy craftsmen. 75km outside Fez, the Roman ruins at Volubilis are the best preserved in North Africa, and boast some amazing mosaics. The Atlas Mountains offer inspiring hiking trails and unbeatable views across the desert back to Fez, as well as the opportunity to visit a rural mountain village or two.

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12 Derb El Miter، Fes 30000, Morocco
+212 5356-33209