Hammam Breaks within Africa’s largest Medina at Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco
19 Dec 2013
Palais Amani is located in the walled medieval city; the Medina in Fez. The Medina is Africa’s largest and Palais Amani is the biggest authentic Riad in Fez offering 14 luxury suites and bedrooms. Walking around the 600m2 garden leading to the Hammam, guests travel to a world of sensations and relaxation. The Hammam is designed in true Moroccan style complete with a hot room, an exfoliation room, separate showers and a luxury relaxation chamber. Here guests are offered treatments by numerous therapists at the same time yet in privacy from other guests.
The ‘Royal Hammam’ treatment lasts 1 hour 15 minutes and transports guests into the ritual of purification not found outside of this fascinating country. A hand and foot bath with sea salt crystals starts the journey and this is followed by a pumice stone foot scrub using a natural rose water and bran scrub. A clear water rinse is then applied. The head is also treated and a Natural Henna or White clay ‘Ghasoul’ hair mask is applied, this is followed by a gentle shampoo and clear water rinse.
Guests are then offered a body clay mask and wrap followed by a body steam bath by a personal therapist. Black soap with argan oil and wild mint is used. The therapist then offers a full body scrub using a traditional exfoliation glove, a great treatment to help with circulation. The ‘Royal Hammam’ is accompanied by a homemade refreshment. This treatment is priced €58.00.
A selection of massages and facials are also offered at Palais Amani. Guests have the option to enjoy their massage on the stunning roof terrace or in the garden at the centre of the riad. Hammam products are all 100% natural by Nectarome, an aromatherapy company where products originate from an organic garden in the Ourika Valley in Morocco.
Palais Amani is the ideal base for a relaxing Hammam break. With year-round sunshine and a healthy menu, guests can enjoy a wellbeing holiday with a difference away from the crowds. Palais Amani is built in the traditional riad style where the focus is turned inwards. The result is an ambiance of exclusivity and enhanced relaxation. A large garden at the centre of the palace makes way to bedrooms and suites over two floors, to a restaurant, a salon & library and the wonderful Hammam. As guests climb to the top of Palais Amani they are greeted on the roof terrace by a spectacular 360⁰ view of the ancient city and surrounding mountains beyond; the perfect end to a Hammam journey.
Unwind in Fez’s tranquil haven in 2014.
www.palaisamani.com 12 Derb el Miter, Oued Zhoune, Fes Medina, 30000, Morocco
A Royal Hammam Break for two includes accommodation and Moroccan breakfast along with a
1 hour 15 minute Royal Hammam treatment and is priced from €306 per night based on two sharing.
Fez Airport is located approximately 10 Km outside of Fez and is served by Ryanair from London Stansted. Transfers to/from the airport are organised by Palais Amani