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“A Hidden Oasis” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palais Amani
Ranked #18 of 100 Hotels in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Hidden Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

Well having been "back to life, back to reality" for the past month, I unfortunately didn't have time to write a review of Palais Amani until now... And reading the wonderful reviews from the past month have really left me speechless as almost everything has been said.. But I have to touch a few point's that are in my heart..Palais Amani in Fes was our first stop of call and first visit to Morocco in our 2 week travel. We arrived at dusk after driving for 2 days.. We were completely lost and in a town where nothing at all seemed to make sense to us as well as our GPS Tom Tom which was USELESS.. However with the help of a guide (who insisted on not receiving money from us) we were then met at a car park just 70m from the Riad, slightly stressed but in reality more exhausted from our journey.. Once inside the Gates, well doors really, but you really do feel like your in a Palace..
It was then that we met The Great Mr Abdul, who within a few seconds of conversation you feel that you have known him for years, or wish that you had..
We couldn't find fault with anything. Dinners, Service, Location, and Oh the breakfasts. Even our 3 year old child managed to create her own pool from the large font inside the Amani. And finally again another Thank U to Abdul who drove with us 25 mins out of town to a local Moroccan tile factory.. Um Grande Abraço and I will send you some photographs..

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Thank K_Tong
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

In April 2011, my wife, two teenage daughters and I stayed three nights at the Palais Amani in Fes, Morocco. Succinctly put, our stay at the Palais Amani was extraordinary.

Like others, we chose the Palais Amani due to the rave reviews here on tripadvisor and the fact that they had a three nights for the price of two special.

We arrived by train and took a 5-minute taxi ride to one of the Medina entrances. A 3-minute walk brought us to a large wood door equipped with a wrought iron knocker. After knocking we were escorted out of the narrow, shaded passage into the bright, colorful courtyard of the Palais. We were greeted warmly by the staff who sat us down in the courtyard and gave us mint tea, fresh lemonade and a wonderful array of delicious cookies. It was like visiting family—the family you like; not the ones you have to pretend to like. We were informed of the hotel’s services; provided with maps of the Medina; offered answers to all our questions; arranged to have dinner in the hotel that night; and then shown our rooms.

We had two rooms—one for my wife and I, and the other for our two daughters. Both rooms were comfortable, beautifully decorated and spotless. The beds were comfortable featuring soft linens, and there were two pairs of babouches (Moroccan slipper-like shoes) at the foot. The bathrooms were large, beautifully tiled, and had had bathrobes. Oh, and the towels! They were the incredibly soft, heavy kind that feels like a warm Polar bear is giving you a hug when you wrap them around you. The bathroom also featured numerous hand-made soaps and lotions all colorfully wrapped and tied with ribbon. There was a flat-screen TV in our room, which, with its clean, sharp, modern lines, almost stood out like a sore thumb.

Breakfast was a joy to which to wake up. It was plentiful, served outside on well-appointed tables and featured fresh fruit, yogurt, pastry, an array of jams and curds, and excellent coffee. Perfect before heading out to explore the Medina.

The hotel features an upper deck area where one could relax and get some sun during the day, or put your sore feet up and have a glass of wine after a long day gleefully getting lost (over and over again) in the Medina. The barman always brought small dishes of nuts and snacks to go with your drinks. After a rest and conversation with other guests, we would head to dinner.

We ate dinner in the Palais each night. While not inexpensive when you are talking about a family of four, it was always different and delicious. Morocco has a great reputation for excellent cuisine and the Palais dinners reinforced that reputation with each of us (even with the sometimes picky teenage daughters).

Two things deserve special mention regarding the Palais:

First, there is incredible attention to detail all around you. You can see that careful thought and went into the restoration of this estate. It is everywhere--the tile work; the wrought iron; the doors; the carpets; the clever wraps around the napkins…everywhere.

Second, the people are exceptional. When planning out trip, I had extensive e-mail with Kriselda who was always responsive and beyond courteous—she was kind. She even asked if our daughters had any special dietary needs and warned that they should bring something warm to wear in the evenings after the sun set. Throughout our stay every staff member equaled Kriselda’s initial kindness.

The only mild criticism I heard from my family was the lack of a pool. I looked at them confused and said: “With 9000 streets out there to explore, who’s got time for a pool?!!” They agreed.

I have recommended the Palais to several friends since my return home and will continue to do so. If you find yourself in Fes (and I hope you do), stay here. You will be welcome and happy you did.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank wanderingsalazars
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hong kong
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2011

Excellent hotel in every way. Just what you need when you are getting overwhelmed by fes. Service is great, the rooms are lovely, the riad is immaculate and gorgeous...and finally, to top it off the chef is fantastic.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wtravellerHongKong
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2011

We stayed two nights here and loved it! Is close to carpark and easy to get to altho they met us first evening to escort us in. It is beautifully restored with a central garden area, nice restaurant and great terrace with tables, chairs, lounge chairs and a neat bar. The staff is absolutely wonderful with making you feel so welcome and part of the hotel. We could have meals whereever and after our first dinner there chose to eat all meals there-but did eat in different locations in the hotel.. The chef is fabulous! Three course dinners which were so delicious, being a mix of mediterranean and morccan. It was best food our entire week in Morocco. The lunches are ala carte. Breakfast was included and started with fresh fruit, yogurt, dried nuts/fruits, juice, coffee, breads, and moroccan pancakes with chocolate! Free wifi everywhere. Our room had one of the most modern bathrooms I have had in most hotels. Had a huge walk in shower with rain shower , tiled in black granite, amenities, great towels, etc. They offer ipods but we didn;t take advantage of them. The beds were very comfortable, only issue I had was we were at front of hotel and literally over the alley so heard people in alley as they talked and walked. Sonia, when I told her said she wish I woudl have told her right away and she would have moved us to another room. My daughter slept fine.. Sonia was so welcoming to her hotel, you felt as it was her home and the other staff also were very welcoming and personable. My daughter made use of the spa offerings and said was great. We just loved being there and hated to leave.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DenverTraveler
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

We drove from Portugal to Morocco, so after a ferry trip and a 4h30 hour drive to Fez, we got there at around 8pm when everyone was out in the street, with a gps that didn't identify the street we were heading to. After having been helped by a local we arrived at Palais Amani and it was exactly what we needed: an oasis in the middle of the craziness of the Fez Medina that has over 9400 streets.
The beds were great, the staff helpful and friendly and the owner did all he could to help us and make sure we felt at home. We had dinner there on the first night and it was amazing. Our daughter had a great time splashing in the fountain, while we sat in the garden having a mint tea and some pastry.
Would highly recommend and remember to save space for the breakfast, it's a feast on it's own!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Butterfly_Bug
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Monterey, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

What a fantastic place to stay in Fes. Palais Amani was one of my favorite Riads in Morocco after traveling to Marrakech, Rabat, Casablanca, Chefchaouen and Tangier. A truly amazing place with excellent staff, decor giving you a warthm and comfort. I continue to rave about Palais Amani after I left Fes.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wilfredo D
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Marin County, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2011

The Palais Amani was the ending touch to an amazing trip to the beautiful country of Morocco and we couldnt have picked a better place. We went for it and booked the Misriah 3 floor apartment which was excellent, large, with private rooftop garden with breakfast, and our kids loved having their own floor. The staff was superb, the owner even let us borrow his laptop for wifi. Our room faced the streets so it was a tad noisy during a wedding night nearby (our only complaint), but it did make us feel part of the area and not secluded in some generic Sofitel-type place away from the true Fes vibe. If in Fes treat yourself, stay here.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WineMan61
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Additional Information about Palais Amani

Property: Palais Amani
Address: 12 derb El Miter | Medina, Fes 30000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Fes-Boulemane Region > Fes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Fes
#11 Family Hotel in Fes
#14 Luxury Hotel in Fes
#17 Romantic Hotel in Fes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Palais Amani 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An opulent Riad, conveniently situated net to the major cultural and historical attractions in the ancient medina of Fez. The largest working riad in the ancient city, Palais amani has fourteen bedrooms, nine of which are suites that allow the guests to each have a unique Riad experience and the personal attention that they deserve. ... more   less 
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