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Dar Les Cigognes

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved my stay at Dar Les Cigognes! The manager was helpful with accommodations there as well as arranging rides out of town. Dinner was delicious. We also enjoyed our cooking class and found it to be an excellent change of pace from the non stop touring we did the rest of the days. The roof top deck is the do not miss.

We were totally blown away by how beautiful this riad is and how unbelievably friendly and hospitable all the staff were. The food was delicious and they can even arrange a cookery course for you so that you can learn how to cook an authentic tagine. Staying here felt like staying with friends and family as they were all so lovely. If we go back, we’ll definitely stay here again and thoroughly recommend this hotel/riad.

We had the most wonderful stay here. It was our first time in Marrakesh and we were so impressed with the beautiful and charming riad Dar Les Cigognes. The staff are all very friendly and the two lady managers, Hayat and Hargiba could not be more warm, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they really made our stay perfect. The hotel is old and historic and full of charming touches. There are just 11 bedrooms, our two were beautiful and unique. We enjoyed the traditional hammam spa and massage on site. We also LOVED the cooking class with Pierre with the walk around the markets and our trip to the Atlas mountains all organised through the hotel. The roof terrace is a perfect setting for breakfast, sundowner drinks and dinner whilst taking in the sights of the nesting storks opposite. There are also sun loungers on the terrace nestled in amongst the terracotta pots of flowering plants to catch a few rays. All in all excellent, but what really marked this hotel out for us was the care and attentiveness of the management and staff and the charming, boutique nature of the hotel. We are so glad we chose the Dar des Cigognes and did not book into a globally branded chain hotel. We had a unique experience, and we will be recommending this to all our family and friends.

We had a winter break for a week in Marrakech and wanted to stay at a riad and were swamped by the choice. After a lot of research we picked out Dar Les Cigognes and we could not have been happier. This is a top notch boutique hotel with loads of character & charm and the most attentive & friendly staff. I would unreservedly recommend a stay here. The hotel is 5-7 mins walk from central square , which makes it just that bit quieter but just as convenient. We stayed in the Berber room - each room is individually themed. The rooms are situated around two courtyards and a real oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. A magnificant and very extensive breakfast is served on the roof terrace with views over the roof tops . The restaurant is also not to be missed. We had the best food of the holiday here . A real personal dining experience. The tastes were exquisite and reflect the very best of Morrocoan food. All the staff aid were very friendly and helpful . Lots of guidanceif you want it and also with arranging trips out to the Atlas mountains. Bottom line - a really amazing hoilday in stunning boutique hotel. Could not have asked for more

Location , just a few steps from place des Ferblantiers is perfect . Bedrooms are very nicely decorated and all different . Breakfast on the terrace is a real moment of pleasure . The team is particularly friendly and helpful and makes you feel at home .

In addition to the fact that this is a beautiful property in a great location, the main reason to stay here is because of the staff led by the general manager Hayat, who is truly one of the nicest, most hospitable people we have ever met in our travels. The minute you meet her you know you are at home. She truly made our experience in Marrakech special. We cannot say enough about how wonderful she was to have as our host. And in the very few hours that she was not there to greet us with her smile and willingness to make our stay as perfect as possible, Hajiba was there to take her place, with an equally beautiful presence. They also have an amazing cooking school. We have taken cooking classes around the world. The half day market tour and cooking class here was one of our most memorable and enjoyable culinary experiences ever. The class starts with a market tour by Pierre thru the back streets of Marrakech. Pierre is wonderful, warm and funny. You immediately feel that you've known him for years and want to be his friend. He is a wealth of knowledge on Moroccan cuisine and history. After the market tour, we headed back to the Riad for the class lead by the head chef, Fazia. Pierre and Fasia have a great chemistry and they have perfected their culinary comedy routine together, which made this experience all the more enjoyable. Because they only do small groups, it was a completely hands on experience (literally as we were instructed on how to fluff the burning hot couscous with our bare hands). We made wonderful dishes which were among our best meals in Marrakech and we learned many new skills and techniques. All in all. this is a not to be missed experience for anyone looking to delve into the Moroccan culture. So, if it's not already obvious, we LOVED this place and highly recommend it both as a place to stay and for the cooking school.

Gorgeous riad, with the famous cooking school in situ. Really pretty spa, and incredible rooftop seating/lounging area with seriously stunning views of the storks nesting on the nearby palace walls. Great location to the markets and Jewish quarter.

I can't imagine why anyone would stay anywhere else in Marrakech, Dar Les Cigognes is completely perfect. It was incredibly comfortable and beautiful, the staff totally delightful going way out of their way to help and make us feel welcome. The food was so delicious that my companion said he would fly in just for dinner. This is by far the best hotel I've stayed in for a long, long time. We also did the cooking tour with Pierre, an absolutely fantastic morning and should not be missed. Thank you to everyone for making it such a great stay and especially Hayat and Hajiba.

A wonderful place to stay. Staff offered exceptional, friendly, ‘above and beyond’ service at all times. Our room was beautiful. A real treat to stay at this Riad. Great food and local wine. Handy hint - the Moroccan breakfasts are huge! Beth & Lee Walker

My partner and I stayed here for a week long vacation in Jan. This Riad was far beyond our expectations. All the staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We were greeted warmly with tea and cakes by Hayat, who made dinner reservations for us and gave us plenty information for our visit. Our room was beautiful and spacious. The location is perfect, in the Mellah area, which is minutes away from the main square, but far enough away from the touristy areas. We did the half day cooking class, which was informative and very enjoyable, for me and my chef partner. The food that we had during our stay was delicious, some of the best we had our whole stay. Would definitely come back, and recommend to all our friends.

108, Rue de Berima Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jamaa el Fna and Bahia Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Medina, Dar Les Cigognes is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace. This 11-room, 5-star riad has a full-service spa along with free in-room WiFi and a spa tub. Centrally located in Marrakech, the riad is also a short walk from Jamaa el Fna and Dar Si Said Museum.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the riad's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All of Dar Les Cigognes's 11 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Dar Les Cigognes offers a full-service spa, a spa tub, and a sauna. If you drive, self parking is MAD 10 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MAD 300 per vehicle one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury riad include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 449 reviews