DESCRIPTION OF DAR CYGOGNES
A riad is the traditional architectural style of Morocco, and Dar Les Cigognes is an
example of the Andalucian—Moorish style. Morocco’s most famous architect,
Charles Boccara, led the renovation that lasted 4 years using only traditional
materials and techniques. With its privileged position facing the gates of the Royal
Palace, Dar Les Cigognes was once the home of a wealthy spice merchant and dates
back to the 1600’s.
Facilities and Services
The hotel was opened originally in December 2001, on an area of 1800m2. The full
renovation was completed in 2004, but the hotel has an annual renovation to keep
it fresh and up to date. There is a restaurant offering a daily-changing menu of
modern interpretations of classic Moroccan dishes. There are daily cooking classes.
The hotel offers a full service spa, and we have our own range of spa products
based on organic argan oil. The hotel has a long-earned reputation for service,
which make it stand out.
Dar Les Cigognes is comprised of two adjoining riads with large central courtyards centred around trees and fountains. All rooms face into the courtyard as is traditional in riad-style houses—a design ideally suited to the climate. With metre thick walls and in-room AC/heat, guests have total control over their environment. There are several open air sitting areas throughout the hotel, a library with a wide range of art books and novels, salon and living room, dining room, and extensive roof gardens.