“The sumptuous 15-room Palais Amani was created by a charming Franco-Moroccan woman from Montpellier and her family, which explains why it offers the pleasure of magnificently renovated Fassi décor with modern comforts, including air-conditioning and internet.”
Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Fez, Morocco.
“Built around a lush courtyard garden—a tranquil oasis from the medina’s mayhem right on the doorstep—this 17th-century palace had fallen into disrepair before being rescued and rebuilt by its French-American owners, utilizing the skills of the city’s finest craftsmen.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Fez.
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Fez, also written and pronounced as Fes, is the capital of the Fas- Meknes region, in inland Morocco. It is called the ‘Mecca of the West’. The city of Fez is also referred to, as the cultural capital of Morocco. Culinary practices are central to the city of Fez. This beautiful Moroccan city is the perfect blend of both, old structures and cultures, and new practices and lifestyle.
The neighbourhood of Ville Nouvelle is a contemporary style neighbourhood. One can spot several shopping locations, cafes and restaurants in this neighbourhood. One of the must-visit site of this neighbourhood is Majorelle Garden.
The neighbourhood of Fes El-Jdid is the central neighbourhood of the district. The main street of this neighbourhood, called the Grand Rue De Fes El- Jdid, is quite popular. There is a fine leather shop on this street. The neighbourhood of Fes El-Jdid is well known for its historical touch.
This neighbourhood is one of the oldest regions of Fez. It was once the capital of the Idrisid dynasty. This region of Fez is also the world's largest car-free zone. Fes El- Bali is home to the oldest university in the world, University of Al- Karaouien. This neighbourhood is famous for its mint tea and magnificent gardens. The neighbourhood of Fes El- Bali is symbolic of the Moroccan heritage.
The area of Nejjarine is more than a neighbourhood. It makes for a great tourist attraction. This area also houses a popular museum and several shops that sell wood and cabinet work.
This neighbourhood is the Jewish Quarter of Fez. This beautiful area is abundant is dainty houses with iron windows and quaint balconies and porches.
Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Fes.
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $55 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $90 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Fez hotel then you can expect to pay around $160 per night.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Fez, then book Hotel Ryad Mabrouka. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Fez, then go for Karawan Riad. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
Looking for a cozy place to stay in Fez that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Bed & Breakfast Funky Fes. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.
If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Hotel Sahrai, it offers some amazing views of Fez.
Try Hotel Ryad Mabrouka if you're looking for a delicious breakfast in Fez. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
Fez Medina Guided Tour. This tour of Fez takes you through the intricate maze of streets of the medina. See the tanneries, Medersa Bouaanania, Nejjarine Museum and more. Price: $30
Small-Group Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fez. Visit the Rif Mountain town of Chefchaouen on a small-group tour from Fez, and spend the day exploring the dreamy blue and white architecture, a picturesque medina, and local landmarks. Price: $45.
3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fez. This trip from Fes to Marrakech takes you through the Cedars forest, Atlas mountains and deserts. Visit kasbahs, ride a camel and stay overnight in a Berber tent. Price: $300.
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Fez (or Fes) is a city in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region. Fez is one of the most important cities in the country and is also one of the most populous. Fez is also popular for being situated at the crossroads of the important cities in the region which makes it important in Trans-Saharan Trade.
The city is home to several madrasa, mosques, zawiyas and city gates which still survive till today. The building features a spectacular design that includes Moorish and Moroccan architectural styles.
Fez is largely divided into two old medina quarters; Fes el Bali and Fes Jdid and also divided into the modern urban area of Ville Nouvelle. Fez historic center is listed as one of the World Heritage Site and is regarded by many as the world’s largest urban car-free zone.
The city is also famous for its University of Al Quaraouiyine; the university was founded in 859 and is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world.
Fez has been described over the years as the “Mecca of the West” or sometimes the “Athens of Africa”. As a result of such names and other reasons, the city is one of the most visited on the continent of Africa.
We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Fes. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Fez, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Cape Town or the best hotels in Marrakech.