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
- 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 stayed here for our honeymoon and it was just what we had hoped for. We had a suite with private pool which was great but also enjoyed cocktails around the main pool. The hotel is set on beautiful grounds and only 15 mins from the old town. The food was great and we enjoyed a visit to the spa. The staff where all so helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning with my husband in the future.
This is for us the hotel where we will be staying when we are in Marrakech. Perfect food, perfect service, perfect room, perfect pool. I want to thank Abderahman, Eimad, mohammed, Hamza, Zidane, Ghizlane, kamal, Soufiane, Abdelatif and the rest for the great service and hospitality. Shokraan bezaaf o htal al3am jay incha Allah.
Stayed at the hotel for 7 days on a bed and basis, the hotel is very nice, the are very friendly and willing to help you. The hotel is a bit far from Marrakech centre but the hotel has a shuttle service, there are not amenities close by or any entertainment so if you want a quite place to stay and don't mine travelling into town I would recommend this hotel.
Sirayane is only 20 minutes by car from Jemaa al Fna square but it could be a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We chose Sirayane as the main reason for our trip was relaxation and chilling out as a family, combined with a little sightseeing, spread over 5 days. We arrived at Sirayane at about 8.30pm and it was lovely to check in while drinking mint tea in the lobby. Our room (mini suite, private garden) was perfect for 3 of us. Well decorated, furnished and equipped. The pool area is absolutely lovely and the staff were amazing at supplying towels and offering drinks on a regular basis. Sirayane is a very quiet resort, and is perfect for couples, honeymooners and quiet families. Many of the guests when we were there were French or Moroccan which was great! We met some nice people and I got to practise my basic French skills. House-keeping at Sirayane was excellent and the room is well stocked with mineral water and toiletries. There are plenty of nooks and crannies to enjoy a drink, read a book etc - it is a real oasis of calm. The sports bar area is nice (especially for kids) - football on the tv plus a pool table. The wi-fi at the resort is excellent - the best I've experienced in a hotel.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be taken in the restaurant or on the patio overlooking the pool area. The menu is extensive and the food is tasty and fresh. The waiting staff are helpful, courteous and kind, and will accommodate special requests where possible.
The free shuttle service to and from the main Jemaa al Fna square is brilliant. On time and very reliable. An excellent service and saves lots of time and money on taxis.
There are no downsides to Sirayane at all. It really is a very relaxing place. There were a couple of niggles that I had during our stay but they were so minor, I won't bother mentioning them here. I would definitely recommend Sirayane and I would definitely go back.
Lovely hotel, just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions without feeling too cut off. The free shuttle is a really nice touch.
We had a suite with a private pool and garden. The room was fantastic - huge and very well kept. Couldn’t fault it in anyway. The (heated) private pool was great, especially with small kids.
Food was also very good, although the set menu in particular could possibly do with a couple more vegetarian options in the evening just to mix things up a little. Us carnivores won’t have any complaints though.
Special mention to restaurant staff member Salah - excellent service every meal time.