One of the the must-do experiences during your vacation is to spend the afternoon at leisure in a traditional Moroccan Hammam. The Moroccan hammam begins with a traditional ritual of glazing the body with – ghassoul, a natural clay extracted from the Atlas Mountains and blended with water to rid the skin of impurities.Then black soap, is applied on the body, made with olive oil and eucalyptus leaves softens the skin prior to a body scrub. The next phase is rose water, made from Atlas roses and used to calm the skin; and finally argan oil to moisturize the skin, are essential components of this important ritual. Morocco Traveler’s Recommendations of the Best Spas & Hammams in Fes. SAHRAI SPA.
Newly opened and signed by Givenchy, the spa at Sahrai Hotel is perhaps the top spa in Fes. Beautiful pools for relaxing post-treatment, gorgeous Moroccan décor including mashraybia window coverings and stuccoed walls in the massage rooms, add to the overall luxurious ambiance.
Address: Bab Lghoul, Dhar El Mehraz
. RIAD FES. Signed by Les Cinq Mondes and conveniently located within the riad, the spa at Riad Fes is our favourite riad spa. The hammam treatment includes a black-soap and olive oil scrub that will leave your skin feeling renewed and re-energized.
Address: 5 Derb Ben Slimane, Zerbtana
. Marble benches and zellig fountains are just some of the lovely features in the newly renovated spa. Yet remaining true to a traditional hammam, the facility has a cold, warm and hot room for bathing. Located in the medina.
Address: 46 Serrajine, Bab Boujloud
Phone: +212-525-74-18-54 AIN AZLETEN HAMAM
. To experience the hammam ritual in a traditional medina bathhouse, Ain Azleten Hammam is popular with tourists looking to rid themselves of a layer or two of skin. The hammam is open for men in the morning and late evenings and for women in the afternoon.
Address: Talaa Kebira
An up-market hammam in the new city, each guest has a area including basin to bath and scrub. Rose water is popular in the treatments so expect to leave feeling fresh.
Address: Ave Bahnini, Rte Ain Smen THEMES DE MOULAY YACOUB. Located about 21 kilometres from Fes and known for being a spa village, Moulay Yacoub is known for its sulphur-rich hot springs. For a more up-market experience, the Thermes de Moulay Yacoub provide luxury treatments known to treat respiratory and rheumatic health issues.
. Located in the picturesque village of Ifrane, the spa at Michlifen offers a relaxing ambiance. Despite the separate hammams for men and women, the couples’ massage rooms and ambiance make this a romantic day out.
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