Fes, Fes and northern Morocco, Morocco
At a Glance
Central location and walking distance to the markets
A large outdoor swimming pool and beautiful spa
The large suites are light and bright
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Weather-wise, the best times to go are spring and autumn, when temperatures are 20°C to 25°C by day and at least 10°C by night, and November to February, with cooler nights but similar daytime temperatures and light rainfall possible. The weather in March and April features sporadic, light rainfall with some sandstorms in April, while June sees dusty siroccos (desert winds) sweep through the city. From mid-June to August temperatures rise into the 30s and occasionally 40s.
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Riad Palais Ommeyad is a renovated 18th Century Palace located in the old medina in Fes, decorated with traditional Moroccan décor with modern touches. The all-suite hotel features a spa with heated pool and hammam as well as an outdoor pool.
The riad- a traditional Moroccan house focussed around a central courtyard – is ideally located to explore Fes with the Karaouiyne Mosque just a 20-minute walk away and the popular street markets of Fes also a short distance away. The Riad’s suites and communal areas are decorated in a mixture of Moroccan and Arabian styles with decorative tiles adorning the walls and colourful glass in the window frames.The expansive central courtyard area features an outdoor terrace and a large, ornate swimming pool. Lined with trees, the area is a welcome space to retreat to after a day or exploring the city, or a long journey. The hotel restaurant serves up traditional Moroccan breakfasts as well as full menu featuring traditional Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes, with influences from Arabic Berber and Jewish cuisine. Enjoy fresh Moroccan pastries, fluffy couscous, tagines, lentils and a vast array of other dishes all fragrantly flavoured with popular spices such as cumin, ginger or saffron. The spacious suites are all air conditioned with a seating area and overlook the pool and central courtyard. The en-suite bathrooms have large jacuzzi bathtubs and comfortable bath robes. Room feature either king-sized or twin beds.
Palais Ommeyad is an all-suite property with four room categories: Junior suite, Senior Suite, Ambassador Suite and Royal suite. All suites have air conditioning, king or twin beds, a lounge area and a jacuzzi bathtub in the en-suite bathroom.
The Junior suites are decorated in a contemporary style and feature tiled en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. The rooms overlook the pool.
The senior suites feature large sitting areas and feature tiled en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. The rooms overlook the pool.
The hotel has an expansive spa with an indoor heated pool, a hammam and a range of treatment rooms. There is also an outdoor pool and large restaurant.
Fes hidden medina tour
Discover the intricate medina of Fes, a winding maze of colourful streets hidden behind the city's ancient walls. As you explore you'll come across the iconic tanneries, impressive palaces and vibrant life that makes up Morocco's oldest imperial city.
Guided tour of Chefchaouen
Nestled into the fold of the Rif Mountains, the ancient Moroccan town of Chefchaouen features bright blue buildings, red-tiled roofs and beautiful architecture, making the bustling medina a fascinating place to explore.
Guided tour of Fes
Enjoy a guided tour of Fes, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the New Medina, the 14th century Medersa with its elaborate tiles, the iconic monumental gateway of Bab Boujloud, the fountain at Place Nejjarine and the Mellah Jewish Quarter.
Guided visit of Tétouan
Explore the winding lanes of the souks of Tétouan, passing by white-washed buildings, influenced by Spanish architecture. This authentic city offers a true insight into the traditional lives of the Moroccan people and their flourishing textile industry.
Meet the Master Weavers
Morocco is known for producing beautiful rugs and tapestries and on this exclusive, interactive tour you'll have the rare opportunity to observe some expert weavers at work.
Location & directions
Fes, Fes and northern Morocco, Morocco
Palais Ommeyad is located in the old medina of Fes.
How to get there
Fes International airport is approximately a 40-minute drive from the hotel.
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