Palais Amani is a luxury, 1920s, art deco riad situated in the heart of Fez’s medieval Medina. The glamorous design and five star opulence makes any stay here unique and forever memorable. Voted the seventh best hotel in the world and third best in Africa, the Palais Amani has become a favorite amongst royalty and celebrities.
Fourteen rooms, nine of them suites, are arranged around a central garden planted with sweet scented citrus trees and alive with birdsong. As with all traditional riads, the building is surrounded by high walls to shield residents from street noise and the fiercest of the summer heat. Rooms face inward, to overlook the garden and are lavishly decorated to reflect the building’s fine Moroccan, art deco styling.
The Grand suite, also known as the honeymoon suite, occupies the entire 100 sq/m of the south wing of the riad. It boasts its own salon, his and hers dressing rooms, floor to ceiling windows giving breathtaking views of the garden and hills of Fez beyond, as well as a vast bathroom exquisitely adorned with antique mosaic tiling.
Our world class restaurant is considered the best in Fez. And our spa, Les Bains Amani, with its authentic three-chamber, candle-lit Hammam is the medina’s premier location for indulgent rest and renewal. Whether you chose to dine amid sweet orange trees in the garden, dive into a sublime spa treatment or sip cocktails on the rooftop terrace as the sun sets over Fez, you cannot fail to be entranced by the magical tranquility of Palais Amani.
A maze of some 9,000 car-free streets and alleyways play host to the medina market which functions almost exactly as it did a thousand years ago. Stalls piled high with saffron, dates, honey, bread and olives are a feast for the senses and jostle for space alongside leather stalls displaying shoes, handbags, jackets and floor cushions in all the hues of the rainbow. Countless traditional carpet, fabric and ceramics stalls add to the riot of colour.