Photo courtesy of Riad Fes
Riad Fes – Relais & Châteaux
Modern luxury mixes with Moroccan style in these lavish interiors, some of which are doused in traditional touches like zellige tilework, intricately carved plaster, filigree wrought-iron details, and antique wooden doors, while others take a more streamlined contemporary approach. Palatial in scope, the riad comprises a dizzying number of courtyards, patios, and terraces, all a soothing setting for a mint tea or a glass of red from the chic wine bar. The hotel’s L'Ambre Restaurant is subdued in style, with clean lines and hushed color schemes that allow the Moroccan fare to take center stage; on the menu are refined dishes like roasted lamb with onion jam and caramelized carrots, quail pastilla, and spiced fruit tagine with mango ice cream for dessert. The riad also has a chic pool overlooking a verdant vertical garden, while for further relaxation and refreshment, the spa has a soothing hammam and a menu of aromatic scrubs, wraps, and massages. Guest rooms vary in style, some cloaked in mellow hues brightened by patterned textiles, while others, like the regal Suite Royale, are chock-full of sumptuous detail, including intricately patterned tiling and plasterwork, stained glass touches, and embroidered linens topping four-poster beds.
By Aleksandra Hogendorf, AFAR Contributor
Derb Zerbtana, Fès 30110, Morocco