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The ancient city of Fes has long been a favourite of those looking to explore Morocco’s incredible cultural heritage. Now it can be absorbed from the luxury of Palais Faraj Suites & Spa...


With an incredible history that reaches back through the centuries, the city of Fes is a treasure waiting to be discovered. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fes is an essential destination for all those with an interest in historic architecture and culture through the ages. Majestically perched on a south-facing hill with breathtaking views of the Medina, Palais Faraj Suites & Spa invites guests to experience this fascinating city in comfort and refinement.

Since opening in 2012, world leaders, writers and artists have experienced why Palais Faraj Suites & Spa has become a new star of the luxury hospitality scene in Morocco. With Moroccan-inspired interiors and designer furnishings throughout the palace, an Andalusian patio, spa and outdoor pool, Palais Faraj is a world apart from other hotels in Fez. With private parking on site and free wi-fi, luxury and convenience is at the heart of all that’s on offer.

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Palais Faraj Suites & Spa is the work of Jean-Baptiste Barian, a specialist in Arab Andalusia architecture and the architect and interior designer for his Majesty King Hassan II. Barian whose designs subtly reflect Moorish charm in a smooth contemporary style, utilises tailor-made furniture and works of art from all over the world. As a harmonious combination of elegance and authenticity, Palais Faraj is an architectural gem of rare beauty.

The architectural heritage of this 19th century palace and the attention to detail in its hospitality has turned Palais Faraj into an essential destination for those in search of a unique hotel experience.

Just a few minutes walk from the heart of the Medina, Palais Faraj Suites & Spa is inspired by the rich heritage of this legendary city. Each of the 25 suites at Palais Faraj are exquisitely designed and equipped with the latest luxury facilities including air-conditioning and heated bathroom floors in winter.

Located in the ground floor lounges and constructed entirely of hand painted cedar is a library dedicated to the city of Fes – perfect for those who wish to learn more about the history and culture of the region. During the day, there is also the chance to explore the city with a professional guide who can also advise on various workshops, such as brocade weaving, pottery or Zellige.

For something a little different, Palais Faraj offers a range of classes, from Fassi cooking lessons to the use of the natural cosmetics used by Moroccan women.

Palais Faraj makes an excellent base to discover the nearby towns and villages or cross the Atlas Mountains for overnight camping in the sand dunes of Merzouga.

As guests will discover, the Fassi gastronomy is one of the most refined cuisines in the world and is a real passion of the chefs at Palais Faraj. The hotel has many cafés and restaurants each embracing the culinary history of the region. The Salon Bar is located on the ground floor of the palace, beside the large patio, its lounges welcome you for a morning coffee or a refreshing cocktail and is open all day. L’Amandier is a Moroccan themed gourmet restaurant known for being one of the best in town for Moroccan cuisine. The panoramic restaurant, La Terrasse, is located on the hotel roof with stunning views of the Medina and the hills of Wislane.

Authentic treatments

After a day exploring the Medina, let your mind wander as you totally unwind in the oriental spa. A traditional hammam scrub with both a wet room and a hot room is available for all those who wish to enjoy an authentic treatment. There are also three luxury cabins for massages and treatments and a central courtyard with tea and other herbal infusions. All products derive from a range of natural cosmetics: orange blossom water, rose water, argan oil, black soap and Rasul enriched by essential oils. These products are part of the tradition, beauty and culture of Morocco and have been embraced by its women throughout the country’s history.

Whether for a luxurious retreat, a gourmet culinary experience or a wellness break, Palais Faraj Suites & Spa is dedicated to offering the very best of Fez.

Further information
www.palaisfaraj.com