Hotel Dar Les Cigognes Hotel 5 star
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108 Rue De Berima Medina Marrakech, Morocco
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The Dar Les Cigognes stands opposite the Royal Palace, at a short distance from the Jewish neighbourhood. It is undoubtedly one of the most charming places in Medina. It is also an ideal place for couples who expect a friendly welcome, a beautiful setting and delicious food.

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    Location 5.43 /10

    The dar is located in the southern part of Medina, near the Saadi tombs (one of the main tourist sights of the city). It is a 10 minute walk from Jemaa El Fna square and a 15 minute drive from the airport (3 mi away).

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    The Dar Les Cigognes has 11 guest rooms: 3 superior, 7 deluxe (most of which include a fireplace), and 1 suite with a sitting room and a fireplace. Each room is unique. For example, the Safi room boasts green walls, blue and white Moroccan tiling and a painted wooden ceiling. The Harem room will remind you of the Thousand and One Nights, with its poster bed and its armchairs with red velvet upholstery. The suite is much more spacious. There is a curtain separating the bedroom and the sitting room. All the rooms offer the latest modern amenities: air conditioning, telephone, safe, Wifi Internet access, a hair dryer, welcome toiletries and a cotton bathrobe. Another important detail is that the rooms offer hypoallergenic pillows.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    As you walk through the small door, you step into the enchanting universe of the Dar Les Cigognes. This former home used to belong to a rich trader. It opened in 2004 and the interior decorating was the work of Charles Boccara. The design is organised around two small interior courtyards lined with palm trees and citrus trees; it is a haven of peace in the midst of the bustling city of Marrakech. The African lounge includes a small bookshelf and all its nooks and walls are painted in bright colours. During the tourist season or when requested by a guest, cooking lessons are given in the hotel's kitchen, which is admittedly quite small. With its citrus trees, deck chairs and wicker armchairs with white cushions, the terrace is an inviting place to relax. The Dar Les Cigognes also has a spa and Turkish baths that can welcome two guests, as well as an individual massage parlour with a beautiful hand-worked ceiling. Experienced masseurs will provide excellent treatments designed to unwind even the most stressed of guests.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    All meals (breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner) are served in the small room next to the reception area. The price of the room includes breakfast, tea and pastries in the afternoon, and water and fresh fruit every day. The fresh products from the local market used for cooking are seasonal. You must also give prior warning if you want to try one of the more elaborate Moroccan dishes, such as the meat stew (it takes several hours to prepare).

    To know

    The dar is named after storks (cigogne in French) because of the presence of these birds on the roofs of the Royal Palace. However, this is not a riad but a dar, which is a family home that doesn't have an inside courtyard with a large fountain.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      mountain bike

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • Opposite Baadi Palace
    • The bridge that connects the two riads
    • The cuisine

    disadvantages

    • There is no swimming pool

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in mai 2012 Posted on 2013-10-15 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        bof!!! couple de proprio en plein divorce donc accueil moins

      • Advantages

        calme, personnel sympas, piscine propre

      • Disavantages

        pas de service nuit, cafards, ruelle non éclairée, chambre sombre

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      • Overall Score 4.00/10
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