We were lucky enough to have two great experiences at two very different hotels in Fez, Morocco. As I mentioned in my Morocco itinerary post, we rented a car and road tripped to Morocco’s blue city, Chefchaouen for a night and back the next day. We hit the road pretty early as to return our rental car to the Fez airport by noon. From here one of Hotel Sahrai’s luxury vans picked us up and set the tone for our stay. After a 3.5 hour trip through the Moroccan country side a little R&R is exactly what we needed and found at Hotel Sahrai, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Here’s why I like staying with Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties: I love a boutique hotel experience and members of this group operate independently but maintain quality standards that I can rely on. Generally if you’ve fallen in love with one SLH property, you will love them all.
A 5-star luxury hotel, Sahrai sits perched on a hill of the new city overlooking the old medina — the largest in the Arab world. The boutique hotel combines contemporary with tradition design. If the medina and riads are an onslaught of colors, sights and sounds, Sahrai filters them through a GOOPish lens. Very curated and fragrant, albeit beige. Upon entering the airy lobby you feel like you’re walking on water and are treated to a gallery of African artists. The use of light in the hotel from the common spaces to the rooms is really incredible.
On the site of the former French resident-general of Morocco’s summer palace, the design from architect Christophe Pillet is reminiscent of the motifs and arches of the palace. I love the Taza stone etchings in the rooms!
- 50 rooms
- 2 restaurants (they serve alcohol!)
- a Rooftop bar with international DJs
- a gorgeous infinity pool with a full pool bar menu
- an exclusive Givenchy spa, combined with a traditional hammer
- and a full service gym
I spent a very happy birthday with Michele at Hotel Sahrai and it will always have special memories for us.
Check out my video of our stay below!
PHOTOS BY NNEYA RICHARDS AND MICHELE SCAGLIONE