Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa
What We Love
- The large swimming pool, with views of the Atlas Mountains
- The handy location, just a 15-minute drive from the medina and the airport
- Superb service from the hands-on manager and staff
What To Know
- There’s a regular free shuttle bus into the medina
- You’re out of the city, but there are a host of sporting activities on offer
- Don’t expect opulent, traditional riad living; the look is cool and contemporary
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The owner-manager of the Sirayane allowed his architect — Imaad Rahmouni, a Philippe Starck protégé — to create something out of the ordinary, and the result is a bold, almost cubist construction, built around an enormous swimming pool and set in a manicured garden filled with palm and olive trees. The interiors, from the casbah-style lobby to the minimalist rooms, are decorated in a palette of soft grays and enlivened with splashes of vivid color.
Bed and Bath
Of the 28 guestrooms and suites, eight have private terraces. There are 16 mini-suites with secluded gardens and two Junior Suites and two Deluxe Suites with gardens, private heated pools and hydrotherapy bathtubs. All the minimally decorated rooms are spacious, with kingsize beds, sitting areas with soft couches, large flat-screen TVs and enormous windows to take in the views.
The restaurant serves an expansive buffet breakfast and, later, traditional Moroccan dishes such as chicken tagine with lemons and olives, alongside Mediterranean fare. The poolside Lounge Bar serves tasting dishes with views of the Atlas Mountains. You can even try your hand at creating your own Moroccan treats in a cooking class. Burn off the gastronomic delights at the on-site tennis court, on the jogging track or at the fully equipped gym, or simply lounge by the pool or relax in the library. The spa offers nine types of massage, as well as traditional Middle Eastern treatments such as black soap exfoliation.
In the Area
Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina is a sensory overload of sights, sounds and smells. In its heart is the Jemaa el-Fna, to the north is the maze of souks, and to the south are the ancient royal palaces, mosques and synagogues that display the country’s finest decorative arts. Don’t miss the Ali Ben Youssef Madrasa. For haggle-free shopping, head to Gueliz, the French-built Ville Nouvelle. Akbar Delights stocks a fabulous range of bags and kaftans. Don’t miss design store 33 Rue Majorelle, opposite Yves Saint Laurent’s lovely Jardin Majorelle.
How to Get There
We wanted a week to relax and that we certainly did... Beautiful hotel that is only small so every guest is treated really well by everyone of the really lovely, hard working staff. Restaurant food and drinks were dearer than elsewhere but we loved eating here. Girls in the spa were lovely and my massage was fantastic. Rooms are fantastic and the cleaning ladies were brilliant. The free shuttle to the medina was handy but you have to book it in advance so we sometimes took a taxi so no problems. Lovely pool and sitting areas. If you want to pop into the souks etc but really want a calm relaxing holiday with personal service then this is the place to go.
The hotel location is great. The staff were super friendly, from the management all the way down.
The pool was lovely, with plenty of room. The gym was small but very good. I have teenage boys so the quality (and volume) of food is important, and this was great.
Rooms were clean and incredibly comfortable. This is a boutique hotel, and deserves its excellent reviews and reputation.
Still here, Hotel is like a peaceful Haven , you can just hear the birds. Gorgeous Rooms . Owner has done Amazing job with this little peace of heaven ... Rooms are like little suites. Best power shower...Spotless.
Pools & beds again So peaceful, I’ve opted for warm pool , maybe il brave cooler pool today.
Spa is First Class....
Food also Top Notch...& Good Cocktails.
Love that they offer Shuttle Bus to Medina several times a day ... so you can see souks etc. Nice Shops.
If you want few days relaxing in sun to recharge batteries in A lovely setting , then this IS the place . It will Not Disappoint.