If Fez isn’t on your radar it should be. This city, more than any other offers a real taste of old Morocco. Explore the Medina which is a maze of narrow lanes, bewitching markets, mosques, and a wonderful bustle of people. Meander in the city’s historic gardens, explore stunning palaces, barter in the souks and bathe in thermal baths. Allow yourself to be tempted by aromatic tagines, and the many silk and carpet shops which ooze vivid color into the ancient streets, this city is packed full of Unesco-worthy history. A cultural overload is really the only way to appreciate this magnificent city.
I have picked the top luxury hotels in Fez and reviewed each in turn. Whether you want an airy modern feel or rooms steeped in history, you will discover the best hotel for you below.
Fly into Fez-Saiss Airport (FES) which is 15km away from the city and serviced by Royal Air Maroc from Casablanca or Paris; Ryanair runs flights from Brussels, Hahn, Girona, Marseille, and Milan. Then take a bus or taxi from the airport to the city center, or book a taxi through your riad. Fez train station is about a 10-minute walk away from Place Mohammed V and trains depart every two hours to Casablanca via Rabat and Meknès (there are also two overnight trains), and there are also trains to Marrakech and Tangier.
Wherever you decide to stay, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. You also get your usual Marriott Bonvoy, Hyatt, Hilton, and other loyalty points and status benefits when you book with our concierge.
1. Riad Palais Amani
This historic riad-style palace has been lovingly restored to create an opulent fifteen-bedroom hotel. Filled with traditional Moroccan furnishings and exquisite tiling, the centerpiece is a beautiful interior garden planted with fragrant orange, lemon, and tangerine trees. Each room has its own character and style. You cannot fail to feel part of the fabric of Fez at Riad Amani and can read a full review of Palais Amani for more details and pictures.
2. Karawan Riad
Karawan Riad is tucked away in a quiet alley in the Medina of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is a 17th-century riad that has been lovingly restored. 7 unique luxury suites which all feature the exquisite Moroccan décor. My personal favorite would probably be Chergui, the most exotic of the rooms, with its large rugs and a gorgeous balcony overlooking the courtyard. Read our full review of Karawan Riad.
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