Palais Sheherazade & Spa
23 Arsat Bennis Douh، فاس، Morocco
Palais Sheherazade & SpaThis 19th-century palace glitters with traditional Moroccan style, including zellige tiling, intricate carved plasterwork, filigree wrought ironwork, and stained glass details in ornate wooden windows. Amid the hustle of the mazelike medina, it feels like an oasis, offering lovely, tranquil spaces to imbibe some Moroccan mint tea or sample a tasty Fassi dish. A massive courtyard patio lies at the hotel’s heart, with a pool bordered by tall palm trees and lush greenery, while elegant seating spills out from the restaurant. The 24 chandeliered suites are regal in style and size, bedecked in sumptuous textiles and ornate details like stunning handpainted cedarwood ceilings and gleaming copper sink basins. The true star here, however, is the Anne Sémonin spa, a palace unto itself, with an array of decadent rooms devoted to pampering. Opened in 2015, the facilities include an Aquatonic pool, 12 treatment rooms, hot tubs, and a traditional hammam.