19 October, 2011

Elegance in Marrakech

When I first visited Morocco, I found the country fascinating, and knew I would return. It has been described as an up and coming destination, and Marrakech is a feast for the senses. There is an ever-growing selection of boutique hotels and luxury hideaways emerging in the North African country, and today, Travel Lightbulb is featuring a hotel which is located in the heart of Marrakech. If sightseeing is your thing, you couldn't be in a better spot. Facing the gates of the Royal Palace, there are several major sites all within a ten minute walk of the hotel, and several restaurants to hand as well. 

Photo courtesy of Dar Les Cigognes
A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior courtyard garden, and Dar Les Cigognes is an example of the Andalucian-Moorish style. It was once the home of a wealthy spice merchant, and dates back to the 1600's. The hotel was originally opened in 2001; and the full renovation was completed in 2004, but they have an annual facelift to keep it fresh and up to date.

Photo courtesy of Dar Les Cigognes
The hotel restaurant has had superb reviews; offering modern twists on classic Moroccan dishes, and depending on the weather evening meals are served on the roof terrace. There are so many different flavours in North African cooking, and the chef knows just how to show them off.

Photo courtesy of Dar Les Cigognes
The hotel also has a full service spa, and their own range of spa products with organic oils. When you've spent a hot day bartering in the various souks, a relaxing treatment could be just what you need to calm you down - negotiating can be tough work you know!

Photo courtesy of Dar Les Cigognes

There are only eleven rooms and suites at the riad, meaning it truly is a boutique hotel. While it may be small, it means guests can rely on exceptional service, and comfort. What more could you want. If you would like more information about the hotel, click here

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    My husband and I are thinking about a trip to Morocco, and this is a helpful article! As well, I just started a new travel blog www.vowstotravel.com and really enjoy seeing other newbie travel bloggers - it gives me inspiration. :)

    Happy Traveling,