Dar Les Cigognes, Marrakech
|108, rue de Berima, Medina, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, MOROCCO.|
Description: Dar Les CigognesFor 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, two Riads have been transformed into this 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.
Refined elegance and style are the hallmarks of this luxury hotel with 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 beds 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.
Located in the heart of the old town of Marrakech (the medina) with parking and many of the important sites only a few steps away, it is an excellent base for exploring the city.
Type of rooms: Dar Les CigognesThere are just eleven rooms at Dar Les Cigognes, ensuring personal service, a true boutique hotel. Each room follows a unique design theme, drawn from the rich artistic tradition of Morocco.
The Zouak and Tataoui Superior rooms can be twinned; the Deluxe Silver Room and the Sahara Room can be twinned, thus allowing families increased privacy and togetherness.
There are three classes of rooms:
Superior rooms (3)
Deluxe Rooms (7)
Additional information: Dar Les Cigognes
They operate a full-service restaurant and bar at the hotel, serving all meals and drinks throughout the day. They are happy to serve guests drinks, afternoon tea, meals, and whatever else, wherever they wish throughout the riad. Room service is provided, and many guests like to take lunch in one of the many "bhous", at a table specially set up in one of the courtyards, or even on the roof terraces.
Tours: Dar Les Cigognes works with a small group of carefully selected professional guides, who speak English and French fluently, and who have real knowledge about the history, the sites, and the culture of Morocco.
Sports: For those who are interested in sports there is some of the best golf in the world, skiing just 45 minutes from downtown, horse riding, quad bike riding, balloon trips and so on. Fancy a camel ride, want to take a helicopter to the desert, no problem. Guests have complimentary access to a club with swimming pool and restaurant. Tennis can be booked at the Royal Tennis Club.
Hammam & Spa Treatments: To destress and detox, there is no better way than to visit a traditional Moroccan steam bath, a "hammam", and have a deeply relaxing massage or rub-down. After the Beldi rub-down, what better thing to do than have a nice long soak in the jacuzzi? Their Spa and treatment room is one of the most sublime rooms in Marrakech. With a thirty foot ceiling, and intricately carved stucco windows, adorned with coloured glass, you are sure to find this one of the most spectacular places to have a massage, pedicure, manicure, henna tattoo, facial, waxing, or other beauty and relaxation treatment.
Public parking directly in front of the hotel and private lot 30mtrs away. Airport transfers available at 150DH.
Reception is open from 8am. to 8pm., but there is always somebody available for questions.
Children under 5 are not allowed.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.
Number of rooms: 11
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1600'2/2004.
Period of closure: From 29th June to 29th July.
Languages spoken: Staff: French, Arabic, English.Smoking policy: Smoking is permitted, though for safety regulations, they asked that guests refrain from smoking in bed.
Manager: French, Arabic, English.
Owners: French, Arabic, English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Mastercard.
Restaurant closed: Open for all meals. Advanced notice for meals requested as everything is prepared fresh.
Nearest airport: Marrakech Menara - 15 mn.