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
Upon arrival early evening, we were welcomed by Reception with mint tea & Morrocan biscuits. We were shown to our suite & were totally blown away with the surprise: our very own private pool. The room was set up for the 3 of us & had everything that we needed & more...Very clean, bright & airy with comfortable beds including the single!
The communal pool area & gardens are well looked after & the pool boy Miloud was very attentive laying out the free hotel towels on the double sunbeds, putting up the umbrella without asking & adjusting our sun bathing position to get the best of the sun! 2 pools: one was very refreshing & the other like a bath. Our own pool was in between temperatures & much fun was had practising our synchronised swimming!!
The bar & restaurant staff were very friendly & looked after us very well. We began to feel a little bit like celebs & had lovley conversations with guests (couples) from other European countries.
Mohamed (Zidane) taught us Arabic phrases which went down well not only in the hotel but in the Medina too.
Breakfast is a buffet & freshly cooked eggs can be ordered too. Plenty of choice & exceptional service. Always refreshing to sit outside & take in the pleasant ambience of the gardens with birds tweeting away in the olive trees.
We had half board so ate at the hotel for dinner. A good selection to choose from on the menu with Morrocan & other dishes available to suit everyone. Great service as always & during our stay, we managed to drink the bar dry with our choice of Morrocan rose wine. The local beer, Flag was our choice at lunchtime & came with olives & nuts. Cocktails are also available but not much choice-we tried but stuck with the wine/lager/water!!!!
All the staff here cannot do enough for you & it's a lovely relaxing place to chill after being in the Medina or out & about.
A fab time with many memories made to last forever.
We have been here multiple times and never fails to deliver on all aspects. We just love the place.
Even during half term (dont go at this time if you want children free space) it is still calm and serene and the service is as good as ever.
Perhaps if there is one issue it is with the main pool. Mid October and it was stone cold. The little pool is great so don't let that put you off.
I must say a huge thanks to all the staff that contribute enormously to the getaway. The managers/ owners make time to say hello which is always a good sign, but it is Muhammad, Salah and their teams that are the stars of the Hotel.
See you again
As we had stayed in the Medina before this hotel good option for those not seeking that experience as it is more spacious and relaxing . Having stayed in many hotels that were 5 star on this trip I give this place 4 out of 5 for many reasons it does quite make the cut.