Simply wonderful. From the checkin procedure: "sit down in this cool alcove and have some mint tea" to the checkout procedure, which felt more like saying good-bye to old friends.
Let's not kid ourselves; it's not cheap. But the air fare was so much less than to other far-flung destinations that the overall package price was very reasonable.
It was such an experience to stay in one of the sumptuous suites and spend time in this beautiful, calm, cool building. The food was wonderful - if you want something particular they will do it; but why choose when the option they bring to you is so delightful? The service is friendly and attentive. And the staff don't hang around waiting for a tip - you've paid a lot already - but look genuinely touched if you choose to give one.
If anything the only thing I would suggest is that they tone down the attentiveness of serving over dinner because it ended with one dinner being quicker than expected. Still, that perhaps serves me right for not savouring the food for longer!
Definitely recommend the Hammam bath experience plus the massage. Also recommend jumping straight into the pool after pounding the streets of Marrakesh - it gives an instant cool-down.
The roof-top was great for sun-bathing; and seemed a million miles away from the bustling market streets that are right outside the door.
Can't wait to come back... Marrakesh is a wonderful place and this is the place to stay.
- 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