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
Wonderful oasis, tranquil, friendly, beautiful- certainly one to revisit. The staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble for them the food was amazing and we are planning 2 or 3 visits with friends and family for 2019 thank you !
My wife and I finished up a 10 day trip to Morocco by staying at the Sirayane Hotel. We began our trip staying in a Riad in the heart of the Medina. After travelling through Morocco and fighting the crowds the various Medinas we visited, we wanted a quiet, peaceful night in Marrakech the night before we left for back home. The Sirayane Hotel did not disappoint!
When we entered the hotel, we could tell that we made the right choice. The grounds are strikingly beautiful and tranquil.
We were shown to our room after having the requisite welcome tea and cakes. The room was well apportioned and comfortable, with a large glass wall facing the pool area.
We had dinner that evening at the hotel's restaurant, and the menu had a nice mix of both Moroccan and French fare. It was a delicious meal in a nicely decorated dining room. The next morning, we had breakfast in the same room, and let me tell you... the breakfast is not to be missed! The breakfast buffet had everything we could have asked for! Everything was fresh and delicious!
If you are looking for a quiet place to get away form the hustle and bustle of Marrakech's Medina, I would definitely recommend the Sirayane Boutique Hotel and Spa.
I would believe this is best value for money in Marrakesh.
If you don´t care that you are not in the city center, the compound is well designed and quite. Kids are allowed which leads sometimes to a noise.
Rooms are well done with a large shower. You need to accept Morrocon standards when it comes to the last finish, but it is not disturbing. Unfortunately, the hotel seems to have very bad satellite reception, every tv channel has interruptions every few seconds which drives you nuts. The fridge didn't really work.
The service attitude is exceptional throughout the whole staff. They make you feel really taken care of.
The kitchen is outstanding especially regarding Moroccon and Thai dishes. The breakfast buffet could have some wider selection, especially when it comes to sausages and meat. Fresh fruits and freshly pressed juice are delicious. We went once for food to the Fairmont while playing golf, they are miles below the food quality of Sirayane.
The spa closes a little early, and I was disappointed by the massage. I usually don´t take massages anymore in hotels as the quality can be quite different. Here I got tortured leading to blue marks all over my back on the next day. Seems as if the lady was not well educated on massage at all.
Considering value for money, we would definitely come back.
Stayed at the sirayane in November for a week
This is the second time my wife and I have been to this hotel the last time was 5 years ago
It was excellent then but seems to have got even better
The staff cannot do enough for you the personal touch of the owner coming and seeing you on a regular basis and the food was amazing (try the Thai monk fish)
Shuttle service is great and the driver was like a London cabbie full of information lol
Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone and we would definitely stay there again as love the peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Thanks again to all the staff
Our 'suite' was lovely and exceeded our expectations.It was close to the pools so we only had a 10m stroll to take a dip in the heated pool each evening. The pool was very clean and towels readily available. The whole site was very well maintained with an interesting range of vegetation around which is home to a wide variety of birds.
We chose to eat in each evening from the Moroccan menu and found the food to be very nice (and plentiful). There were so many tasty options it was hard to decide what to choose when we were only there for a few nights. Staff were very polite and helpful with many of them speaking English well. We used the shuttle to Marrakesh.
I enjoyed the spa facilities and felt that the treatments were reasonably priced and very relaxing (full body massage and a foot massage).
We took a half day tour, with a guide. through the hotel which was disappointing. We were collected on time and the guide spoke very good English. He had asked us what we would like to see and we told him - points of interest around the city but not really the Medina and Souks. It started off well going to the Jewish quarter and the Bahir Palace (extra cost) but then we trekked down endless alleyways of stalls for over an hour to end up in the Medina - for some free time - then to meet him at a particular coffee shop before our return. Part of the way back to the hotel the guide left us with the driver for the remainder of the journey back to the hotel. We were with the guide for less than half of the allotted 4 hours of the tour and we saw little of the highlights of Marrakesh that we had hoped for.
Marrakesh airport arrivals was awful be prepared for a long wait (in the region of 2 hours waiting) to go through passport control.