Well there's not much I can say here that hasn't already been said in all the wonderful reviews.
My parents booked this place for my boyfriend and I as a xmas present.
I had never been to morocco and it was my boyfriends first time overseas, so it was great to have someone pick us up from the airport and show us to the riad. We would have had a hard time finding it otherwise.
From the moment we arrived we were well looked after, the staff are the most sincere and friendly I have ever come across and have impeccable manners.
There is always someone there to make sure you have everything you need and are very helpful and always available to give you advise and arrange day trips if needed.
I recommend going to the atlas mountains, they arranged a driver to take us there one day and it was definitely the best experience we had in Morocco.
We had booked a room and were even upgraded to a suite on arrival which was fantastic.
The suite was so beautiful! The bed was enormous and so comfortable. We had a hard time getting up in the morning! After spending the day walking around Marrakesh with the crowds, heat and dirt it is a dream to come back to this place.
Some days we just wanted to lie up on the terrace and look out across the city to the atlas mountains away from all the hustle and bustle. It is so peaceful up there its hard to imagine that you are right in the centre of Marrakesh.
I have to admit Marrakesh wasn't exactly the city for us, we found it pretty overwhelming at times, I felt I was risking my life every time I stepped outside, bikes and motorbikes darting all over the place and people constantly harassing you. I lost count of the time we were scammed and ripped off! But its all part of the experience and I wouldn't change a thing.
I loved being woken up at the crack of dawn to the prayers that can be heard all over the city, it was a sound I have never heard before and there is something so soothing about it. You feel like you are somewhere so exotic, so far far from home...
The food though was AMAZING and so cheap. Its the one thing you don't get ripped off with! I still dream about tangines, harissa soup and the pastries and breads ahhhhh.
I would definitely recommend this hotel, you can't beat the location (inside the medina walls) and is one of a small number of riads left in Marrakesh still owned by a Moroccan family.
Staying here made our holiday one to remember, you feel like royalty in a palace, and even though it is luxurious you still feel like you are having a truly Moroccan experience..
- 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