The hotel is in the middle of a bustling souk in Marrakech. When you open the door in a narrow alley into the hotel, the beauty of the interior is quite amazing. There are small public rooms throughout for dining or conversation, a small pool of very cool refreshing water, and a lovely rooftop garden where the complimentary full breakfast is served.
Special experiences include a delightful three hour personal cooking experience (we shared this with one other couple, gathering meats, vegetables and spices only steps away in the souk, cooking salads, a tangine of lamb and vegetables, and a pastilla of chicken and spices.) Amina was our cooking instructor who spoke excellent English and was delightful.
We also had a great experience with Saida who scrubbed us vigorously (but modestly) in the traditional Hammam steam bath at the hotel.
This riad was a great treat for our last three days in Morocco.
- 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