Review of Palais de Fes | Review of Dar Tazi Fes

Located high up and opposite the doors of the Kairouine Mosque, Palais de Fes – also known as Dar Tazi – is the door to a small empire comprising a warren of buildings, rooms, two restaurants, wide terraces, a carpet shop and a tiny guesthouse. A place of exceptional quality from an architectural and gastronomic point of view and run according to Fessi family traditions, the Palais de Fes will not disappoint.

The maison d’hotes can be recognised by its magnificent green pergolas and is unlike any other. It is actually a small dar (small guesthouse) tucked inside the 14th century palace between the first floor and the shady terrace. Rooms are tastefully decorated in traditional Fessi style – beams, mosaic tiling and lush bedspreads on antique beds. Bathrooms have power showers decked out in pistachio, turquoise, green and yellow tiling. The best rooms are those that share the pretty little courtyard – ideal for a small family or a couple who want to share the amazing craftsmanship and architecture.

The terrace has twinkling views over the roofs of the historical Medina. The work of local artisans is showcased here where there are exhibition rooms of carpets and kelims. This is the perfect place to tuck into the dishes and flavours of the restaurant, regarded as one of the best tables of Fez.

The price includes laundry, transport to and from the station or airport and one cookery lesson in the palace kitchen.