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Riad Kniza
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34 Derb l'Hotel | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #8 of 461 Hotels in Marrakech
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10 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Riad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Riad Kniza was remodeled extremely well.The service was excellent,the rooms are very comfortable, beautifully decorated. The food is excellent with a wonderful atmosphere to enjoy. They provided us with a van to take us to the airport with no charge.Very nice place to stay in the medina of Marrakech.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

A wonderful welcome with mint tea and almond cakes was the start of a memorable stay in this beautiful riad. The petals around the little courtyard with the fountain were part of the loveliness of the setting. After the glare and chaos of the medina our room was cool, dark and clean with sumptuous red hangings and covers. Dinner in the restaurant was our best meal in Marrakech with the tastiest of tagines made of meatballs in tomato sauce and eggs on top. Also the staff and guides they got to take us on tours were so helpful and friendly and informative.

Room Tip: Room 3 is great.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The rooms are divine, the food sublime (dinner is a must), pre dinner drinks roof top perfect, Saeada, the in-house masseur, fantastic (& do have a hamam as well as a massage - you will not be disappointed).

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had an absolutely fantastic time in this riad and it is one of the reasons I would return to Marrakesh. The service was exceptional - to highlight the lengths staff go to make you feel comfortable - on requesting a later check out, we were told that it was not only possible, but that the riad would happily upgrade us to a suite. We ended up checking out at 5pm (nearly half a day extra) and staying in a better room for no extra cost. But aside from this, what I loved about the riad were all the attentions to detail to make guests feel completely at ease. Everything from the welcome tea on arrival to the tasteful decoration and touches in the room to the overall efforts to make you feel like the riadis entirely your own - Highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A fabulous riad, beautiful courtyards where you can smell the rose petals in the little fountains. We had a fantastic bedroom, think it was called Qamar, and the bathroom was fab. The staff are absolutely great, cannot do enough for you. The roof terrace for breakfast is a must, you may even get a little guest of the feathered kind joining you. It is easy to understand why so many celebrities have chosen to stay here, perhaps you should follow in their footsteps.

  • Stayed September 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 September 20, 2013 via mobile

If you want character, great service, friendly staff and good food then you will find it hard to beat the Riad Kniza possibly anywhere in the world. Situated in the old Medina, your approach to it belies the charm you will find behind the main door. Once inside, there are many separate courtyards all superbly furnished offering a tranquil place to relax. The rooms are spacious and offer the ambience usually reserved for 5 star accommodation. The roof terrace is another delight offering a peaceful outside space in an otherwise hustling city. There is also a small but adequate swimming pool together with an Hamman.

This is undoubtedly one not to miss if visiting Marrakech.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A wonderful house, spectacularly furnished public and bed rooms. But Kniza is all about the people. The service is as good as anything I have ever experienced - right up there with The Mandarin Oriental HK and One and Only St Geran Mauritius.

Room Tip: Go for room 11.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riad Kniza

Address: 34 Derb l'Hotel | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#6 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#8 Family Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Kniza 5*
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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Riad Kniza Marrakech
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