The supremely well located Dar Les Cigognes faces the gates of the Royal Palace in the heart of the historic medina. With most of the major sites just steps from our front door, the bustle of the souks and adjacent Place des Ferblantiers, Dar Les Cigognes is a convenient base for a visit to Marrakech. As one of the very few riad hotels located on a street, Dar Les Cigognes offers guests the additional ease of being able to come and go by car. Refined elegance and style are the hallmarks of this charming small Marrakech hotel. Dar Les Cigognes offers all the comfort and calm you would expect from a luxury boutique hotel, as well as the chic and charm of Moroccan style and fashion. Each room is unique, drawing on the rich cultural heritage of Moorish art and décor. The bedrooms and bathrooms have been designed with the highest level of well-being in mind, and friendly and attentive service will make you feel at home. Discover some of Morocco's most famous dishes that you are unlikely to find anywhere else, such as the magical Trid, one of the signature dishes, and one of great history and lore. Imagine tasty layers of light, buttery pancakes with quail or poussin and a delicious lemony onion sauce--you will be sure to ask for thirds! For centuries, a discreet door opposite the gates to Marrakech's Royal Palace led to a wealthy merchant's home. Today, behind that door, with the help of celebrity architect Charles Boccara, we have transformed two Riads into the luxury boutique hotel called Dar Les Cigognes. A Riad is a traditional Arab house, traditionally an interior world, which is built around a courtyard with fruit trees and a fountain. A stay at Dar Les Cigognes offers a rare glimpse into a world from 1,001 Nights, with all the comfort and luxury of a modern boutique hotel.
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The Superior Rooms can be twinned for people traveling together or twinned with a deluxe room. All superior rooms have King-sized beds. All have bath with shower. Every room at Dar Les Cigognes has been designed with a maximum of guest comfort in mind, and each is uniquely decorated and showing its own character.
Each of the Deluxe Rooms offers courtyard views. One of them can be twinned with a superior room for people travelling together. One has twin beds, the rest have King-sized beds. Most deluxe rooms have bath with shower as well as fireplaces. Every room at Dar Les Cigognes has been designed with a maximum of guest comfort in mind, and each is uniquely decorated and showing its own character.
At Dar Les Cigognes almost everything is made from scratch: delicious jams, breads, pastries, yogurts, olive oil, and even source the honey from Berber mountain villages. Produce is purchased from organic producers wherever possible. Organic comes naturally, and are cooked with the rhythms of the seasons. The menu changes daily according to what is fresh and at its seasonal best. Discover some of Morocco's most famous dishes, that you are unlikely to find anywhere else, such as the magical Trid, a signature dishes, and one of great history and lore. Imagine tasty layers of light, buttery pancakes with quail or poussin and a delicious lemony onion sauce--you will be sure to ask for thirds! You might also delight in the succulent, traditional Marrakech dish, Tangia, a slow-cooked beef that is meltingly tender, having cooked overnight in the coals of the hammam fire. The breakfast menu offers a range of traditional Moroccan and international choices; the lunch menu is an a la carte offering which changes with the seasons.
At Dar Les Cigognes they offer a full-service spa with a wide range of beauty treatments including facials, manicure and pedicure, waxing, and traditional Moroccan henna tattoo. The highlight, however, is a traditional hammam and gommage, which is a cleansing and highly relaxing experience. Followed by a massage by the massage therapist and you will truly feel the weight of the world melt away. Working with a world-leading health and beauty pharmacist with 40 years specialism in natural products, staff has developed their own range of massage and bath products based on the powerfully anti-oxidant Argan oil. The products are organic and are sourced locally and come in a sublime range of scents.