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“Stylish elegant riad in great location”
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Dar Les Cigognes
Ranked #100 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
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Australia
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“Stylish elegant riad in great location”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at Dar les Cigognes for 9 nights in January and had a wonderful time. As our stay was spilt by some time in the desert we had the good fortune to stay in both the Safi suite and the Silver suite. Both were gorgeous - very different - but lovely in their own ways. The Safi suite was very very quiet if that is important to you. The rooms are individually and thoughtfully decorated and I'm sure they are all fabulous. The property is impeccably maintained. As others have mentioned, the roof terrace is charming and a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast or a drink at sunset.
Of course there are many beautiful riads in Marrakech so it can be very difficult to select one. What makes this a superb choice is the service, which was professional and warm at all times. Not overly invasive, but still friendly and highly competent. The manager, Pierre, was wonderful. He greeted us on arrival and took the time to provide us with very helpful information about Marrakech. His restaurant recommendations were perfect for us. In my opinion, the service is what elevates this riad above many others and is the main reason why we will return in the future.
We enjoyed a few dinners at the riad and they were all very nice. The table was beautifully set and the timing perfect, with us never having to wait too long for dishes. The chicken and preserved lemon tagine was the best that we had in Marrakech. Breakfast was also good, we loved the fresh orange juice and homemade yoghurt.
I was very happy with the location of the riad - an enjoyable 10 minute walk to the main square and souks. Close to some nice boutique shops and restaurants, both palaces and a little quieter than being right next to the square. We felt very safe whilst walking around the area, even at night. I definitely recommend shopping at Rue de la Liberte in the new city as there are some stunning things to buy there as well as some great cafes and restaurants.
Overall I can't really fault our stay at Dar les Cigognes, we had a wonderful time and will definitely return.

Room Tip: We loved the Safi suite - it was very spacious, quiet and beautifully decorated.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Dar Les Cigognes was a perfect, charming place to stay in the middle of Marrakech. The staff were immensely helpful - especially the delightful manager, Pierre - and extremely pleasant. The riad feels like you are staying in a private house with an elegant understated old world quality. The roof terrace is enchanting and a perfect oasis of peace and wonderful views. After a session in the lovely hamam, followed by a delicious massage, I felt and looked ten years younger. It was all sheer heaven. Best for couples, friends and solo.
Great stuff! Coline C

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

My friend and I arrived at the Dar Les Cigognes for 7 night stay last week and it was even more beautiful than we had expected! I had emailed the hotel in advance to ask advice about getting from the airport to the Riad they suggested booking a car for ease. As this was our first trip to Marrakech it made total sense as it can be very daunting trying to negotiate a cab, plus you can't get Dirhams until you get to the airport so we breezed past the massive cue of tourist's trying to get cash!

Once we arrived at the Riad we were greeted by the very charming Pierre who gave us loads of fantastic advice which allowed us to plan our week. Once we arrived at our room we were astounded! It was beautiful, clean and beautifully designed. There were a few teething problems with the room after the first night but they were very quickly sorted. We had a Hamam at the hotel which was wonderful, not the cheapest around but nice and easy being in the hotel. Everyday Pierre or one of his colleagues would ask if we needed anything booking and they provided us with bus time tables and advice when bartering, nothing was too much trouble. Although we did book a restaurant through the hotel one night we found this expensive and the food wasnt brilliant. We found it more fun braving the food stalls at the market (Stall no. 31 do the best sausages!)

Overall I couldnt rate this hotel highly enough it was one of the nicest places I have ever stayed and the staff are wonderful. I cant wait to go back with my partner for a romantic weekend!

Thanks again Pierre!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We were given a very warm welcome with mint tea and lots of helpful tips from the manager, Pierre. The riad was very tastefully refurbished and an oasis of calm and tranquility after the hustle and bustle of the streets outside. All the staff were very pleasant and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. One of the big pleasures was eating a leisurely breakfast on the roof terrace with a view of the storks' nests on the walls of the Badi Palace. The food was truly delicious, particularly the home-made jams and the baked pastries. The riad was so lovely it was hard to tear ourselves away to go out sight-seeing! We recommend booking the airport transfer service through the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have just got back from 4 days in Marrakech and stayed at Dar Les Cigognes. After choosing it based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor I have to agree with all the previous comments.

The Riad is beautiful. The room we stayed in had all the traditional aspects you would want to see in a Riad, with little alcoves, ornate ceilings and beautiful Morrocan ornaments. On top of that it was immaculately clean and had all the modern amenities that you would expect. The communal areas are lovely and the terrace was a particular highlight of our stay. Breakfast on the terrace in the morning and drinks on the terrace in the evening was a great way to relax and look out across the city.

The welcome on arrival was friendly and informative. The management were happy to offer advice and arrange any trips. Their recommendations were great and really added to our experience. The staff were very helpful and attentive.

The location is very central. The Riad is next to the palace and is a 10 minute walk to the main square. We walked everywhere during our stay with ease and felt safe doing so, even very late at night.

Overall a great place to stay and I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

This place could not have been better. First - the people who work there are friendly, knowledgeable and completely willing to go out of their way to make your experience perfect. They felt like family by the time we left (and we have still kept in contact with them). The location is close to everything you'd want to go to, but wasn't noisy or chaotic.

The food was excellent - when we got in the first night around midnight, they had everything set up for us in a private dining room. Breakfast on the roof was easily one of the best parts of the trip. They bring you coffee (or tea), entirely too much good food and you can sit back and enjoy the shade while looking over the city.

Our room is prettier than the pictures, and was incredibly clean. The entire riad is well taken care of - even the kitchen was beautiful!

Most importantly, the people who work at the hotel will set up anything that you want to do. You don't have to worry about being ripped off because they work out the price ahead of time, so no concerns about getting there and suddenly the price going up. Everyone should take a cooking class - not only did we learn to cook remarkable food, but we got to know the people who worked in the riad even better.

Everyone who steps foot in Marrakesh should stay here.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I spent 3 nights with my husband as my birthday gift... Although we took close to 45 mins from the bus station as we have taken a wrong turn, but on arrival we we welcomed with warmth and made the walk really worth while.. We later learnt from Pierre the manager that unfortunately the maps of Marrekech are never up to date and they are too many small lanes, which led to to leave our dinner and sight-seeing plans with them...their staff are always friendly and the food are freshly made, and they even accomodated and I had my last lunch upon request...
Their rooms feels really rustic especially the painting on the roof were amazing.
Last little plus- upon check out they have even filled in out exit immigation cards..
Big bravo and we are sure we'll be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Management_234, General Manager at Dar Les Cigognes, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Property: Dar Les Cigognes
Address: 108 Rue DE Berima, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#73 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#74 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#124 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Dar Les Cigognes 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Les Cigognes is a luxurious boutique hotel centrally located in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. An oasis of calm in a dazzling city, relax and enjoy our hammam, have a massage, or an unforgettable meal. The view from the roof terraces to the Atlas Mountains and onto the palace ramparts is unforgettable. Opposite royal palace, parking, 11 rooms and suites, fireplaces, AC. ... more   less 
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