Monday, January 4, 2010

A Luxe and Otherworldly Moroccan Boutique Hotel in Marrakech - Part I (the Property)

I recently discovered this gorgeous Moroccan Boutique Hotel in Marrakech
that has been renovated to perfection.  This property is located in the old
town of Marrakech and was originally owned by a wealthy merchant.  The
developer took two Riads (traditional Arab home with an interior world
built around a courtyard with fruit trees and a fountain) and worked with
an architect to create this astounding boutique hotel.  The hotel is called
Dar Les Cigognes and it boasts 11 guest rooms and suites which are all
decorated differently and beautifully designed.

When viewing the images of this property, I totally fell in love with
all of the details and the authenticity of the place.  You can tell the
developers really put in a lot of care and attention to detail with the
architect to create this place.  You definitely feel as if you're in a
different world.

The lighting in this image is absolutely perfect to showcase this fountain.

The hotel boasts a hamman as well. 
This is the entrance to the hamman.

Here you can see the same fountain by night.

The courtyard is brilliantly lit with lamps and moroccan lanterns by night.

You can see the incredible detail and workmanship.  It's just amazing.

The rooftop deck is not forgotten and gorgeous views can be seen from there.

A gorgeous lounging area to have mint tea.  Stay tuned for the second post
on this property which will feature all of the rooms.  You won't be

All images from Dar Les Cignognes


Southern Aspirations said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous! Interestingly, the husband and I were just discussing Morocco and a visit this weekend. Would be such fun!

urban flea said...

that is absolutely stunning! i've always had a fascination with morocco, and i think this would be the perfect place to stay. thanks for sharing!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)

Brandi said...

I can't believe this place is real. I've been itching to go to Morocco for the longest time. Italy is first on the list, not only because it's fantastic but also because my boyfriend has tons of family there he wants to see. But then, most definitely Morocco...

Jan said...

Staying Tuned !
Happy New Year Karen x

appleTree said...

A couple of things:
a. you are so much more worldly than I.
b. don't all hotels in Marrakech look like this? In my imagination they do.
c. Gorgeous.
4. What is a hamman?

Slumber Designs said...

Such perfection!! I'm in love :-)


OceanDreams said...

What a beautiful place - I can see why you fell in love with it! I love when culture in infused with design.

Suzy said...

Happy New Year! This place looks stunning - I am dying to get to Morocco soon.

Just noticed that your link to my blog is the old address...would you mind updating it to Thanks!

M.Kate said...

Happy 2010 Karen, as usual..I want to go there :)

Kay* said...

it's my dream, in 10 years, to build a moroccan style riad in luxor, egypt. i am always searching for inspiration photos for my files and these are beautiful.

have you seen la mamounia (sp). it's recently renovated & reopened in marrakesh and is outta this world.

thank you for sharing!

Leigha said...

Danger, danger - I found your "Morocco" tab, and I love everything!

Jaz said...

Many websites will have similar discount rates, some will be more expensive while others will have the lowest cheap hotel rates.

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