- Style Regal and rooftop-enhanced
- Setting Just by Djemaa El Fna
Marrakech's Riad Siwan hotel devotes itself to its North African roots but with modern style and traditional Moroccan architecture at every turn. From the ornate courtyard columns to the a sun-kissed terrace overlooking the city, from the rooftop pool to the flawless service from welcoming staff, this boutique hotel more than ticks all the boxes.
Need to know
- Rooms Seven suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $294.52 (€214), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include Moroccan breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout, treatment rooms and library. In rooms: under-floor heating, fresh flowers and fruit, home-made pastries, free bottled water and Les Sens de Marrakech bath products.
- Poolside There’s an unheated plunge pool surrounded by sunloungers up on the spacious rooftop.
- Check–out 11am, but flexible if there’s availability. Check-in, 12pm (earlier if the room is ready).
Children Cots for babies are free; extra beds for over-12s cost €75 a night. Ask a day in advance for babysitting (250 dirhams, until midnight).
- Also Smokers can light up on the patio and roof terrace.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms We love a good roll-top bath; pick Sidi Ifni or Qamar if you do too. We’re also fans of Sidi Ifni’s sleek four-poster, and Qamar’s courtyard-facing veranda. If you’re more of a fireplace fan, opt for either of these, Walata or Ifrane.
- Packing tips At least 10kg of spare baggage allowance for tagines and trinkets from the souk; desert-heatproof sun cream.
- Also Treatments, massages and cookery classes can all be arranged.
Food and drink at Riad Siwan
- Hotel restaurant Masterful Moroccan fare, such as lemon and chicken tagine, is served up in the decadent dining room, where grand columns have been stripped to their original stone and a glass chandelier hangs between them. Aubergine fabrics set off the cream tadelakt walls.
- Dress code Kaftans and curly-toe slippers.
- Top table Under the chandelier in the main dining room for the best view, or ask the staff to set up a private table in the ground-floor lounge with music and a lit fire.
- Last orders Meal times are flexible: apart from the start time of 8.30am for breakfast, sustenance can be suppled at any time.
- Room service Drinks and snacks can be brought up to your suite 24 hours a day.
- Hotel bar There’s no bar, but drinks are served anywhere in the riad whenever you like.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details