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Dar Les Cigognes

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I fell in love with this place the moment we set foot inside. Hayat and her staff are simply top notch - best hospitality we had in all of Morocco. Absolutely exceptional. Hamman - amazing. SALT - AMAZING and must do. Roof top - amazing. It is located just outside of the mellah and a 10 minute walk from Jemaa el-Fnaa - absolutely awesome. Cooking class is well worth it. My wife and I caught some travelers stomach in Fes and this Riad with the amazing staff was the perfect respite. When back in Marrakech, we will be back - no reason not too.

From the moment of arrival, Hyatt and Hajiba and the entire team made us feel as welcome and comfortable as if we were family members. Highlights of our stay included watching the sunset on the terrace, endless stork viewing, the beautiful plants in all their spring glory, a hammam followed by massage (heavenly), a delicious dinner (best we had during our week in Morocco). Ultimately, though it was the warmth and kindness of our hosts with their beautiful smiles that will be our strongest memory and a reason to return to Dar les Cigognes. This was our first visit to Morocco and Marrakech. What a place to get a first impression!

This Riad is perhaps a little more expensive than others but it is well worth it. We are pretty savvy travellers, we understand good value and Cigognes has an abundance of positives. Like most Riads, from the outside, its a door in a high wall, but you step inside to four centuries of Moroccan charm with bedrooms that are traditionally and tastefully decorated and well equipped. The staff and management are its greatest asset. They are perhaps the friendliest people we have ever had the pleasure to stay with. A special mention to Hayat who is a Duty Manager there, a delightful woman who should start her own charm school. Breakfast is hearty and healthy, Lunch and Evening meal is traditional and contemporary Moroccan/international - and all incredibly tasty because it is home made. All meals can be served in the cool of Ground Floor Dining Areas or on the Roof Garden where you can gaze at Storks nesting in the roof of the Royal Palace next door whilst the bustle of Marrakech passes by three floors below. If Trip Advisor did 7 stars - we would have rated it such without hesitation! Allez Dar Les Cigognes!

Enjoy the tranquility of a Riad steps away from the Medina in Marrakech. We were a couple traveling to have a foodie adventure in Marrakech and we couldn't have found a more perfect perch. From the friendly engaged staff to the charming room and plant filled rooftop garden to the authentic cooking experience in the hotel kitchen we couldn't be happier.

From the time we arrived rather frazzled at the riad till the time we left we were looked after extraordinarily well. The riad itself is beautiful and quiet and it often felt like we were the only guests. The staff are terrific. Welcoming, friendly and helpful. The upstairs rooftop area is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy a wine or beer, look out over the city rooftops and marvel at the stork in its next across the way. It's close to the souk, square and other important attractions and relatively easy to re-locate.

I can't rate this small, personal read enough. its in a great location near to a small square leading to the main square. the staff are so friendly and helpful. the rooms are fantaSTIC. WHAT VALUE FOR MONEY. well definitely be back

This is an absolutely beautiful place in a fantastic location and so close to the centre. However what makes it really special is the management and staff who, I can happily say, are truly the most beautiful people. The minute you are greeeted by the manager you are made to feel at home. They also have an amazing cooking school. The half day market tour and cooking class here was one of our most memorable and enjoyable experiences ever. The class starts with a market tour by Pierre thru the back streets of Marrakech. Pierre is wonderful. 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. We made wonderful dishes and we learned many new skills and techniques. The rooms of the riad are fantastic and always amazingly clean. The linens and towels were clean and luxurious. The different spaces in the hotel are lovely especially the roof terrace which is a fantastic place for breakfast and relaxing. We ate at the hotel a number of times and the food is fantastic, the breakfasts are particularly good.

This is a beautiful, authentic hotel full of elegance and charm. We were made to feel welcome, all the staff are patient and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are comfortable, the bathrooms spacious with everything you may need, soft towels and toiletries, even bathrobes and slippers are provided.. Everything is spotlessly clean, with fresh flowers and candles everywhere, and a rooftop terrace full of exotic plants, cacti and plenty of comfortable chairs. Breakfast in the cool breeze on the rooftop terrace is a delight, and we especially enjoyed watching the storks nesting 'next door'. The food is delicious, always served with a smile. Everything was very personal, and we would wholeheartedly recommend this special place :-).

Received confirmation email one month prior with booking number and non refundable credit card charge. 24 hours prior to check in - Riad emailed us to tell there is actually no room available. No other response received from them after emailing 3 times.

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.

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 Dar Si Said Museum. 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 El Badi Palace.


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

A full-service spa, a spa tub, and a sauna are featured at Dar Les Cigognes. 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.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3


Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 463 reviews