Before I begin the praise, let me start with a warning. The taxi drivers the Riad sends to pick you up do not work for the hotel. Ours was not warm and fuzzy, and didn't speak any English. Also, his car didn't have working air conditioner. When we arrived at the gate to the Medina, our envoy from the hotel was a bit late and we waited for a while in the hot car with no explanation. Then, once he arrived, he was attacked by a guy on the street who wanted to carry our bags. Yelling, screaming, and almost a physical fight. This was our welcome to Marrakech and it was discomfiting.
Then we got to the Riad. Welcomed by warm smiling faces who made us feel right at home. The place is absolutely amazing. Beautiful rooms, wonderful pool, relaxing rooftop patio, and unmatched personalized service.
I can't compare it to anything else in Marrakech, but it was really quite wonderful.
- 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