A lovely Hammam experience from start to finish - I felt very welcome and very pampered. A visit to Amani feels like a nice luxurious break to a green oasis in the middle of the Medina, the staff were incredibly attentive and lovely (from the reception, to Hammam itself and everyone we came across). It’s also a good introduction to Hammam if you are doing it for the first time or as a tourist in general.
Totally loved the cooking course we did at Palais Amani today. It started with a relaxed but very informative walk around parts of the souk to buy ingredients with our chef Houssam and facilitator Fatima (both lovely). And then back to the tranquility of Palais Armani’s rooftop to cook. It was a wonderful place to do it, we cooked delicious food and had a lot of fun doing it.
This place is truly amazing. The facility is gorgeous. The rooms are beautiful. The location could not be better. The staff are lovely and caring people. They genuinely want to make your stay as wonderful as possible. While convenient, the restaurant is reasonably good but not as great as many surrounding restaurants. Staff will happily recommend other restaurants, make reservations and arrange a guide to get you there (key in these winding streets). Without any reservations I highly recommend Palais Amani if you’re going to Fez
Best experience in fez! We spend a great afternoon going to the medina to shop for the ingredients, together with fatima and the chef. They explain us all about moroccan traditions and we got to try some tipical products while doing it. Later in we head to Amani where we did the class in the roofotp, which is a beautiful setting. Fatima is an excellent host and guide and she made it so easy to follow. We had a lot of fun and it was the highlight of the trip!
Amazing experience, the staff is very helpful and experienced. I have stayed in exceptional suite room with my little son and we have enjoyed every minute.There is a beautiful terrace with breathtaking view of the old Medina. Highly recommend!
I booked a happy hour royal hammam here. It was the most wonderful experience. If you are staying nearby someone will collect you and drop you off so you don't have to worry about finding it. The staff were so kind and welcoming. On arrival I was treated to mint tea and biscuits whilst having the process explained to me in detail so I knew what to expect. Everything about the hammam I had was faultless. Every last detail was considered and all you have to do is surrender and relax and let their wonderful staff take care of you. I was scrubbed, washed, massaged and dried off and I left feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated. The palais itself is absolutely beautiful. You will definitely want to take some photos while you are there. If you're thinking of having a luxury hammam experience I highly recommend going here!…
Among the overall exotic and marvelous riads in Morocco, Palais Amani effortlessly deserves to be the best and on top of my list! If I will ever return Fes, I will definitely stay there! The place is jam, everything is neatly put together, the decorations are a pleasure to the eyes and rooms are extremely clean. My wife was impressed. We ended up skipping Meknes just to stay here extra night. Of course, a huge contribution to this goes to the staff that are always attentive and willing to help you with all your needs. Also, while staying in Palais Amani, you don’t have to bother going to search for good restaurants because the food there is absolutely delicious! I highly recommend it!
This is not your typical review because this is not your typical Riad. Palais Amani is located in the old Medina and requires the usual hike along narrow, stone walkways to get there. You arrive at an otherwise nondescript, old wooden door. It is here where the typical stops and the extraordinary begins. The staff is very professional and yet at the same time they were the friendliest people we met during our travels through Morocco. Our welcoming began by entering the most beautiful courtyard surrounded by full grown orange and lemon trees and a stunning fountain in the center with mosaic columns and floors. It was such a beautiful and calming space. All it needed was an elderly, authentically well dressed, and genuinely nice man with a twinkle in his eye to serve mint tea to guests. Of course, it had that also. We enjoyed tea with the “elder” Mohammed several times during our stay and even though our languages lacked much commonality, we enjoyed our “conversations.” Our suite was very large with all the comforts of home. Large windows with colorful stained glass overlooked the courtyard. Wooden indoor shutters provided privacy. The room was appointed so well that it was hard to leave each morning. Breakfast and dinner were served in the garden just steps from the entrance to our room. The cool early morning and night air made for a perfect dining experience. The bathroom was spacious and there was even an upstairs which could accommodate another person with a bed and separate bath. We were fortunate to have booked a cooking class with the Fez Cooking School which is on the premises in the courtyard and conducted by Chef Hammoud and, in our case, an Arabic-English translator, a young woman named Soukaina. The class included a shopping journey into the old Medina which was one of the most interesting things we did in Morocco. Its ancient maze of shops and vendors is truly remarkable and amazingly well preserved. Chef and Soukaina led the way as they showed us a typical day for Moroccans, stopping for fresh produce and spices for the meal we would prepare, visiting a shop keeper for a bowl of fava bean soup, a staple in the Moroccan diet, and a stop at the poulterer for a look at the chickens used for that night’s dinner. The sights and sounds in the Medina were in many respects unchanged from hundreds of years ago. Back at Palais Amani, we started our cooking class. Soukaina translated our instructions and we had a great time. One of us is a very good cook. The other had issues boiling water. At the end, I was a better cook and my husband learned how to expertly boil water. Actually, he learned much more than that! Unfortunately, we were at times too busy to enjoy all that Palais Amani has to offer. There is an extraordinary rooftop area where you can dine or have drinks which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city, of sunsets, and the surrounding countryside. We enjoyed dinner on the rooftop one night and throughly enjoyed the cool breeze and full moon. The only reason we didn’t enjoy the rooftop more was because the courtyard and its gardens are captivating! We are from Florida and are not impressed with citrus trees, but these fully grown, 25 feet tall canopied orange and lemon trees covered in fruit was a wonderful way to start each morning and end each evening. The large mosaic tiled fountain in the center of the courtyard offered tranquility not otherwise found in the bustling Medina. We only explored the old city, but there is also a modern and quite upscale version of Fes to explore as well. As always, it is the people who elevate a 5 star facility into a 5 star experience. At Palais Amani, our 5 star experience was provided by Abdul in reception, Chef Hammoud and his staff, Soukaina our interpreter, and the “elder” Mohammed. We stayed three nights and when it was time to go, it seemed as though we had just arrived. Go to Fez, and stay at Palais Amani.…
We spent two nights here in the architectural marvel! The hotel staff upgraded us for free to a suite that was fit for royalty. We were able to use the hammam while we were there and we felt so refreshed afterwards! You could easily spend a week here and still not see all the sites.
Palais Amani combine the best of the luxury hotel experience with the best of the authentic moroccan riad experience to deliver exceptional service with ultimate privacy and unparalleled personalization , truly beautiful and magic in Fez .