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Riad Kniza
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34 Derb l'Hotel | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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“Amazing service, simply beautiful, 5 star in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had an amazing stay here. The decor and rooms are stunning. Took so many photos. The service is just second to none, nothing was too much trouble, the staff were so helpful. The tour was very informative and a great addition to the holiday. The breakfasts and meals were top quality, tasty, and enormous. Do have breakfast on the roof terrace if you can, that was fantastic. The massage treatment was brilliant too. The staff brought logs and made a fire in the evening when we wanted to relax in our suite. They have won many awards, and they will continue to win awards. If you stay in Marrakech, this is THE place to stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Riad Kniza is a short walk inside the Medina and provides a total contrast to, and escape from the chaotic hustle and bustle that characterises Marrakech. When you step through the front door of Riad Kniza you are transported into a different world. The service is some of the best I have ever experienced. The relaxed, welcoming and friendly staff (at every level) maintained a consistently high standard of service throughout our 4 night stay. We stayed in the Ambar suite which was split level. The two rooms were full of character and individualism as well as being spacious and comfortable.
The rest of the Riad was full of interesting and atmospheric courtyards, Morrocan salons and a roof terrace where we enjoyed breakfasts.
Dinner was a series of authentic Morrocan dishes which were really excellent. We only managed the full Morrocan feast on one night, however you could select your favourite dishes in any combination - nothing was too much trouble.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Riad Kniza to anyone. It is a really special place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Spacious rooms, outstanding and helpful staff, impeccable decoration, fantastic food. Simply put, this place is excellent. When you arrive, you might be put off by the short walk through the market street to where the Riad is located, but once you are through the front door, you'll be in heaven. The only weak point was internet connection which was weak in most of the Riad. But then again, who wants to surf the net when you are in Marrakech?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The Riad is the epitome of service and elegance. At check in we were shown to a lovely salon where mint tea and Morrocan cookies were served while our paperwork was processed. Soft music and a warm fire added to the ambiance. Dinner was a series of courses that were unusual and delicious. Every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Our 3 days stay here was exceptional in it's beauty, service, hospitality and assistance with our every request. Our suite was large and inviting with a constant replenishment of soft towels, water and meticulous housekeeping. The presentation and quality of the plentiful and delicious food for our breakfasts and dinners was enjoyed in any of the public rooms of our choice. There were several salons, some with fireplaces, in addition to a rooftop terrace and the dining room. All were decorated beautifully with Moroccan antiques and lovely artwork. All of the staff were charming, helpful, friendly and hard workers. Particular kudos to Fikri and Samira. There is also a spa and an indoor pool at the riad.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed here for a week in February half term. The staff could not have been more accommodating, helpful and pleasant. The rooms were spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated with rose petals when we first checked in, the breakfasts were sumptuous - either on the roof terrace or in the downstairs rooms. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to a visitor to Marrakech.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

In the middle of a busy market, down an ally, open the door and you enter a secluded paradise. It really was a surprise. The riad itself is wonderful and gave us the authentic experience we were looking for. The rooms was very comfortable and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. As it happens they have one of the best restaurants in the city. There is no menu, you just say what you'd Ike for dinner and it is made for you - very cool!
Breakfast on the terrace was another treat. It is not a buffet but you get served a lot of food (and no objections if you ask for seconds if needed!).
What made this an excellent experience was not only the staff, but who they deal with. Our tour guide - amazing, taxi's that work with the hotel - very friendly, and again a wonderful staff.
Overall we had a great time and would definitely return.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 34 Derb l'Hotel | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#3 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#8 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#43 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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