I have travelled all over the world on a regular basis to top destinations and hotels, but this is the first time I am providing a review...it would be unjust if I didn't!
If you are looking for comfort, elegance, genuine warmth from staff, and above all the 'real' Moroccan experience, then I have just done your research for you. Riad Kniza is most unique for actually being owned and run by Moroccans!
The location is perfect, just inside the Medina and walking distance to all the major attractions, yet it's in a quiet alley away from the hussle and bussle. From the moment you arrive at the airport, you are taken care of! The hotel transport takes you to the Riad, where you are greeted with Moroccan tea and sweets.
The rooms are all very spacious and of high standards with air conditioning, and you really get that Moroccan experience with the decor of the room and the Riad as a whole. The breakfast spread is aboslutely huge and will fill you up till dinner, and you can have it in any location in the Riad, the rooftop being the most popular spot. All the staff are extremely warm and hospitable, and Mohammad and Amina will take special care of any request you have. The owner and his son Kamal are often there so do say hello and there's a special discount for guests at their Moroccan antique shop which is a 10 min drive (highly recommend going if you want top quality Moroccan items that you won't find in the markets). If you want any ideas for where to have dinner or sightsee, don't hestiate to ask, the staff give great advice!
Book in advance, and if possible, request not to stay on the ground floor as it's sometimes a little more noisy.
Overall a really amazing place, and will definitely be coming back next time in Marrakech!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This perfectly located 18th-century riad has been in the Bouskri family for almost 200 years and offers the complete package of traditional architecture, authentic furnishings, exquisite cuisine and, above all, overwhelmingly hospitable service. The owner, Mohamed Bouskri, having been a guide for the rich and famous for 34 years (Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, former US presidents and others) is a mine of information and is always glad to share his knowledge and passion of Marrakech. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Kniza Marrakech
- Riad Kniza Hotel Marrakech