Gina Baske’s first trip to Morocco
On her first trip to Morocco, Gina Baske looks out « through double-height windows across a stunning palace Riad courtyard from my second floor luxury suite, with adrenaline-fuelled excitement ».
Gina is « luxuriating in the impressive 100 square meters Grand Suite at the beautiful Palais Amani– an oasis of calm located just inside Fez Medina. » She is certainly impressed by« the suite’s highlight features include his-and-hers dressing rooms tucked discreetly behind the capacious superking bed, Berber carpets, sparkling stained glass windows that capture the mid-afternoon light, a massive plunge bath fit for a ménage à quatre, vintage tiled flooring and an ante room with desk, sofa and TV. Nespresso with complimentary Vivalto and Lungo pods are standard, as is a welcome kettle and complimentary water. »
An Inward Focus
Gina discovers and writes about the typical arabo-andalusian architecture that characterises the Palais Amani an “opulent building which focus is inward: every window and door and plaster filigree looks towards the beautiful garden and fountain with its mosaic tiles, hand-carved panels, and chirruping birds who also inhabit this sanctuary.”
A Taste of Eden at Palais Amani
Gina visited during the sacred month of Ramadan and got to experience “the special Ftour or Iftar – the meal that breaks the daily fast – served at Palais Amani”. She chose to enjoy her dinner on our rooftop terrace to the sound of the inebriating “aural backdrop of the muezzin call to prayer (Adhan)”
The next day she decides to join our hands-on cooking workshop at Fez Cooking School “with its superb views over the Medina and beyond. The school offers visitors to Fez a unique insight into this magical city combining a foodie tour of the medina followed by a cookery class.” She says.
Like most of our guests who experience the Palais Amani, Gina Baske got to live for a couple of days in “an oasis of peace among hectic Fez Medina” and we may add quite proudly, describes our family run boutique hotel as “calm elegance, tranquil courtyard and rooftop, as well as superb service and outstanding rooms and suites makes for a truly memorable stay in Fez.”
AV, 21st January 2019