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Riad Kniza
Ranked #13 of 500 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2014

You feel like you are staying in a private palace from the moment you arrive. They welcome you in one of their gorgeous sitting rooms, with an ample serving of local pastries, and, of course, mint tea. You meander through the courtyards to your room. We stayed in the King Bahai suite and were blown away. It is not to be believed. We were a family of four (parents, a teen and a tween). The suite was enormous and spectacularly beautiful.

The owner and staff are very gracious. Breakfast is phenomenal: delicious food, beautifully presented.

The most incredible is the contrast between the chaos outside and the tranquility inside. This is a perfect place to stay while visiting Marrakech.

Room Tip: The King Bahai suite is mind-blowing.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

What not to love about Riad Kniza! The building is just beautiful with a stunning courtyard, lovely pool and a particularly nice roof terrace and the staff are all wonderfully helpful and friendly from the cleaners to Walid on reception. Our room (no 5) was beautiful - with romantic drapes over the bed and sofa/cushions to lounge on. We had dinner there on the first night and it was delicious - though you are strongly advised to go hungry and take it easy on the early courses! The location is perfect and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Marrakech.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Very romantic and luxurious place, the best food, excellent and highly educated staff that paid attention to every detail.

From the moment of booking they offered to pick us up at the airport. The staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Just a few steps away from the madness of the Marrakech Medina, this Riad was everything we hoped for and more. We were collected at the airport, a relief being mother and daughter travelling alone, and then welcomed by Walid at the Riad with a map to orientate us accompanied by mint tea and moroccan pastries. We were thrilled to be told we had been upgraded to a suite; a stunning moroccan-style room across two floors, littered with rose petals, that couldn't have been more comfortable.

We ate dinner in the Riad on the first night; a selection of delicious and beautifully presented authentic moroccan soup, salad and bread, in the tranquility of the lounge area which linked onto the beautiful central courtyard which the Riad is built around. Breakfast was equally as impressive, with the choice of eating up on the roof terrace, dining room or in our suite.

Walid and all the staff were always on hand with restaurant recommendations, directions and of course the mint tea, ensuring we were able to get the most out of our 5 days in Marrakech. We would really recommend Riad Kniza for its impeccable service, rooms and food as well as the stunning decor that offers a contrast to the madness of the souks for an authentic Morocco experience.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The rooms and the service were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Riad has a lot of charme and feels very authentic.
Apparently it is one of the very very few Riads that is actually Moroccan managed. Most other Riads are owned by foreigners.
The guided city tour by a certified guide that is included in the rate, is the perfect way to start off the visit to Marrakesh and the equally included massage is a good way to relax after a day of visiting the city.
If you have a light sleep, the one thing you should not forget are earplugs. While you do not have any noise from the outside, the wooden doors of the rooms open onto the inner court of the Riad and you can hear everything that is going on within the Riad.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is simply stunning - a place of incredible luxury and tranquility, yet, on the other side of the door, the absolute chaos of the Marrakech souks. What a location!!! If you can afford it take the Royal Suite.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Husband and I stayed for 5 nights in this beautiful Riad just inside the Medina Wall, close to the hustle and bustle but you'd never know that from inside the riad, was so peaceful! We stayed in a stunning suite, full of luxury and beautiful decor throughout. Breakfast on the roof terrace each morning was delicious. We had a massage at the spa in the riad, can highly recommend this, very relaxing! The quality, service and staff couldn't be faulted. Would love to go back!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Kniza

Address: 34 Derb l'Hotel | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#9 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £147 - £449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Kniza 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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