Ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Peter from Venice Italy and Ulster
Historic hotel w fabulous garden in historic FesPosted 22/12/2013
Pros: The traditional Moroccan decor, but especially the garden, both planting and fountain design
Cons: Please better reading lights by the bed
Location: Endless opportunities for exploring the mediaeval Medina, seeing craftsmen at work in leather, brass, jewelry and textiles w little mass tourism
Unique hotel in the heart of the bustling, picturesque Medina of Fes, a city virtually unchanged in atmosphere since the middle ages. The beautifully maintained exotic hotel garden with tile paved paths and gurgling fountains a perfect refuge from the heady atmosphere and lively picturesque streets of the surrounding town. The architecture of the XIIIc Medersas or Koran schools worth the trip in itself. The traditional Moroccan restaurant in the hotel the best in all Fes while pool side lunches and the international restaurant excellent . The staff warm and friendly. Everything spotlessly clean and functioning. Wld willingly return on an annual basis for what seemed a unique experience. My wife who had stayed here precisely fifty years earlier was as enthusiastic as I about every aspect of our week long holiday.
for Couplesby Molly from NY
Posted 05/11/2013 on Hotels.com
Gorgeous hotel right near the medina! As it was a former palace, the old-world charm and elegance has strongly been maintained.
Posted 18/08/2013 on Hotels.com
for Business Travellersby ALM from So Cal
Posted 17/08/2013 on Hotels.com
Great hotel. Wifi was spotty.
for Personal Eventby David from New Haven
Posted 01/07/2013 on Hotels.com
The Sofitel Fès Palais Jamaï provided a thoroughly beautiful base for touring Fes. Located within the medina itself, it is a very good option -- providing an (albeit imperfect) grand hotel experience, at what, in my case, was a good price. Service is a bit inconsistent -- one concierge member is helpful, another less so; one bellman tried, I believe, to have me exchange currency for him; and, most nettlesome of all, some reception desk staffers and others speak a poor English. The gym is somewhat small (and warm), though complemented by a lovely indoor jacuzzi. But decor in the hotel reflects the quintessential Moroccan style; the outdoor pool and grounds are quite nice; and, above all, the rooms are spacious and elegant. The hotel balcony offers a great view of the Fes medina; while many pursue medina-view rooms, I actually appreciated a room facing the beautiful hills and medina ramparts on the other side, with large balcony. The room itself, as well, was spacious.
for Everyoneby sidy
Nice hotel and close to the zawiyaPosted 06/05/2013
Pros: The front desk agents are very professional and helpful. The food in the Morrocan restaurant is great.
Cons: the cleaniness
Enjoyed my stay in that hotel.will definately go back next time i visit FES.
Recommendedby A verified traveller
Posted 18/03/2013 on Hotels.com
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveller
Beautiful classicPosted 17/10/2012 on Hotels.com
We absolutely loved our stay at the Palais Jamai from the moment we walked in...guests are received with the utmost hospitality, and even when we requested late checkout, the response was "Of course, you deserve it." My only minor complaint is that the bar staff was a bit slow and inattentive, but the hotel was incredibly empty and they seemed understaffed, so I can forgive it.
Recommendedby A verified traveller
Great service and the softest bed!Posted 26/08/2012 on Hotels.com
I really loved staying here for two days during my two week vacation to Morocco. The bed was so nice and comfy that I didn't want to leave! The food at the restaurant was great and the restaurant staff was amazing especially Hasan...thank you! The manager was also very welcoming to all guests and made everyone feel at ease which is important to me.
for Everyoneby Lynn from Washington DC
Lovely HotelPosted 30/07/2012
Pros: Views, staff, food & local wine, ambiance.
Cons: Need for some renovations.
Location: Fes, Meknes, Voublis and Moully-Idriss a must on any Moroccan journey.
Sofitel is a lovely hotel with very good food and local wine, both at surprisingly reasonable prices. The staff are very warm and welcoming, efficient in their work. The hotel has all the elements of a classic Moroccan Ryad and is very beautiful in a very impressive setting with magnificents views of the Medina. Excellent outdoor evening eating on the rooftops and a great outdoor rooftop pool. Easy access to all the sights and sounds of the Fes and the local area - including an astounding concert of 373 Mosques broadcasting the call to prayer. That said, I would rate it as a 4+ star hotel rather than a 5 star hotel - the spa could use a renovation, the beds could be a bit more comfortable and I think they should take the wall-to-wall carpets out of the rooms, create marble floors throughout and use locally made rugs for the floors. I would definately stay at Sofitel Palais Jamais again. Highly recommend it.