I could wax lyrical about this wonderful place, but I think I've been beaten to it, judging by the majority of the previous reviews. Riad Kniza (pronounced K-niza) is as beautiful & calming as everyone has mentioned. We stayed here for 5 nights in August /September 2010 . It was really too hot for us, as the average daytime temperature was 40 degrees, however, the cool / air conditioned rooms really helped us get over this little hurdle. We really did escape all the heat, noise & smells as soon as we stepped across the threshold & into the Riad. I have never known a "hotel" like this, where we would rather stay put than go out and investigate our holiday destination - it really was that good !! The owner & the staff can't do enough for you and the service is second to none & yes, we were upgraded to a suite overlooking the pool (room 8) and we had complimentary massarges & as much non-alcoholic beverages as we wanted - whenever we wanted. We choose to have the breakfast served to our air conditioned room every morning & there was so much choice, it took well over an hour to finish it. I would like to say at this point that my partner & I have travelled the world together over the last 20 years and have stayed in some really luxurious hotels and Riad Kniza is one of the best - the only place that comes anywhere close is the Villa Cimbrone in Ravello on the Amalfi coast. At the start of this review I said that I could wax lyrical about Riad Kniza & I really couldn't help myself. You will also want to send in a review if you stay here - you just want to get across just how lovely this hotel & it's staff are. As for Marrakesh, it's a very hot (& smelly) place to be in August & it's also a fantastic culture shock, but don't worry, you've always got Riad Kniza to escape from the madding crowd.
- 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