Behind a big wooden door is a lovely oasis of calm - that is Riad Kniza!
The service here is impeccable - from the time you book your room, all the questions you may have of them in advance of your trip, your arrival through to your departure. I would really recommend this place. The staff are wonderful.
I haven't written a long review because I think there are so many excellent reviews on here, it is really not necessary to elaborate more.
Of course there will be more modern Riads and Hotels in Marrakech, but if you want to feel you are in Morocco (which we did - i.e. hotel owned by a Moroccan family and designed inside to feel like you are part of living history), but be confident of cleanliness and service, then this is the place for you. If you like bland and corporate, maybe its not for you... but then I would question what the heck you are doing travelling abroad anyway!
There was one review on here that I must respond to - just before we set off on 12th September I noticed there was a recent review from someone talking about the local market outside of the hotel - they described narrow streets and feeling like they were constantly within an inch of their life with the many passing mopeds. Firstly, this is an old, ancient, historical city - so, yes, streets are narrow, but you don't get highways and dual carriageways in such cities, so goodness knows what they were expecting. Secondly, yes a lot of people do use mopeds and there is a lot of traffic but provided you walk at the side of the road and don't make erratic movements I can't see a reason why you should feel unsafe.
We stayed in the hotel at the same time as the review below (the doggy in goggles pic!) and this lady has travelled A LOT (and was great fun by the way) so if she thinks it good then I think you should have every confidenc in staying in this place!
- 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