On a magical hillside in Fez, one of the oldest and largest medina in the world, lays an equally special hotel that is different from any other hotel experience in Fez.
Recently opened in November 2014, the five-star Hotel Sahrai is ideal for those wanting to combine a cultural city trip with a fine taste of luxury and relaxation.
Hotel Sahrai feels light and bright. Built on the ruins of Marshal Hubert Lyautey’s summer palace and splendidly designed by architect and designer Christophe Pillet, Hotel Sahrai is an oasis of calmness taking you back to medieval Morocco.
The hotel is elegantly decorated preserving the local traditional style and highlighting the graceful details of Arabic architecture. Copper lanterns, Fassi ceramics and Taza stone come together to combine culture, antiquity and style. Due to the hotel’s ideal location uphill, guests can enjoy the spectacular, panoramic view of a city that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.
Each of the 50 rooms are airy and spacious, ideal for relaxing after a long day. Glass-walled bathrooms, with layers of sheer curtains to give guests the opportunity to conceal or reveal, create for an interesting touch in a contemporary way.
With two restaurants on site, Relais de Paris and Amaraz, Hotel Sahrai provides an exquisite food experience in a chic atmosphere. While Relais de Paris will take you back to Paris with its brasserie, Amaraz will take you on a journey through enchanted Morocco with its Moroccan cuisine in a setting similar to the rest of the hotel.
Hotel Sahrai may have just opened its doors, but it already is on the must visit lists of avid travelers around the world. And with a name that has been derived from the Moroccan word for magic, it’s safe to say that this hotel is living it up to its meaning.
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Written by Stephany Daal