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 spent week at this property and loved every minute. we had one of the poolside rooms, which had its own small semi private garden. The room was spacious and well laid out, which was spotlessly cleaned every day. Lovely sheets on the bed.
The restaurant food in the restaurant is excellent and is well used both at lunch and dinner. Breakfast is a buffet - but could be better (but perfectly adequate). The bar area is very nice and local wine at dinner is reasonable priced.
The staff are all very friendly and very helpful.
There is a small gym, tennis court and spa. We had a massage which was great and reasonably priced
The hotel is located about 8km from the centre of Marrakech and given its proximity to the airport, you cannot hear any aircraft noise and the place is very peaceful - which is in contrast to Marrakech itself which is bedlam (in a good way). So if you want to relax and chill out, this is the place.
The hotel runs a shuttle service to the town through the day. You can get back by taxi which costs about 20Euros.
My only advice for the management ( I stay in lots of high end hotels around the world) is that is important to keep the hotel well-maintained and fix things when they break and keep on top of the decor. There were a few bits falling off the walls in our room!! Also an English TV channel would be useful.
We would definitely return. we have already recommended this hotel to other.
Stunning hotel, pictures do not do justice at all, its very beautiful, we took a suite (room 119) with its own pool, rose petals scattered on the bed, bath deep enough for 2, separate dressing area, heated pool, our daughter slept in the separate lounge (with free Wifi) and we all had plenty of space, fabulous maid service, clean and spotless . The complex is low rise and a welcome relief to return to after your free shuttle to the busy magical and very crazy City. Ate twice in the restaurant , food very good both times, took 3 (massages and facials) spa treatments - absolutely a must the lady I had was very professional and a superb asset to the hotel. Staff very polite. Lovely lounge areas to rest in after dinner, open fire! I could go on and on. I wont just book it and enjoy, you wont go wrong staying here.
I was left speechless with the effort and service that we received at this hotel. The staff are so attentive and make sure you have a personalised experience. They remember everything about your trip and what you’re doing and tailor to this. Breakfast is sooo beautiful, delicious choices to pick from, something for everyone! The rooms are beautiful, clean and stylish. The thing that made this experience the most is the staff, so glad we came here! And it’s not far at all it’s onlt 15 mins on the FREE shuttle bus provided by the hotel very regularly each day. It’s such a tranquil hotel and I will definitely be back!
This review is somewhat different to most, this is because I spent my entire holiday in the hotel. Long story short, within hours of arriving at Sirayane I fell Ill with influenza and a chest infection.
Bad situations happen on holiday, but having support there when it all goes wrong is what is needed the most, and this is where the service of your 5* hotel will either shine, or fail.
I stayed for 4 days, Flu kicked in within an hour of getting to the room (obviously brought it from the UK) from which point I was bed bound for 95% of the stay until going to the airport.
Throughout the entire time the staff were AMAZING. On day 2, my Fiance asked for a doctor. 45 minutes later there was a doctor in my room, checking me over and prescribing me medicines. We had a problem in that we had no money cash as we had just arrived. The staff covered the cost of the doctor, went to a pharmacy for us and picked up our medicine, and we were asked to pay it back later, which we did (and of course with a tip!).
On the last day our flight was at 9pm, checkout was at 12. Staff moved some rooms around in order for us to stay in the room until 3pm which was a relief as we didnt need to leave the hotel until 6:30 for the airport.
Throughout the stay, every member of staff was excellent. I have been lucky enough to stay in four 5* hotels in the past 4 weeks and I genuinely believe that none of the others could have looked after us like I felt looked after here.
I will return to Morocco, and most certainly to Sirayane Hotel to complete the trip I wasn't able to this time around.
Firstly I don’t generally leave reviews as I leave this to my wife as she can explain things better than me. I do feel though on this occasion want to leave an honest review.
When we first arrived we were greeted at the airport by a representative of the hotel who was very smart and a nice Mercedes car. Being honest the drive to the hotel did seem to be a little rural but this concept soon changed as this is quite normal for a desert resort and as we soon found out was the perfect distance away from the busy centre and became to us a welcome oasis when we returned from the centre in their courtesy vehicle. I played golf early every day and left my wife at the hotel who felt so safe and we felt assured that any problems if any would be resolved with no question. Not that we had any problems at all. The resort is FANTASTIC and has everything you need and is clean,quiet, and very relaxing. The gym is enough, heated pool to over 80. I will not single out one member of staff as everyone including all the back staff you generally don’t see, which I did every morning at 7am ensuring the whole place was spotless. Polite staff everywhere and nothing was trouble to them.
The owner is very hands on and is a great guy and knows what clients want, which is all the above at a very realistic price. We are so glad we chose to stay outside as we were here for 10 nights and that time in a Riad in the centre would have been unbearable, due to the noise and the commotion. But still an amazing place to visit, with so much to see.
My best review is that I would not hesitate to return when we come back to Marrakech. For you golfers out there the position of this hotel is perfect for at least a dozen great courses and they will arrange all your travel and bookings for you.
Well done Sirayane for a wonderful stay.