This is a marvelous place in the old city of Marrakech. The guidebooks will tell you that you have 3 options for accomodations in Marrakech: the old city; the new city; or the Palmerie. If you want the full experience of Marrakech, stay in the old city.
Riad Kniza is a family owned and run riad in the old city. Many hotel operations could go to school on the standard of service offered here. My husband, 16-year old daughter, and I spent 5 days in Marrakech, 4 of which we stayed at Riad Kniza. Riad Kniza was fully booked the first night. When our plane and train were late and our first hotel had no record of our reservation, knowing no one, I called Kemal, the director of the Riad Kniza. He helped us find a place to stay the first night and arranged for transportation from the train station (and we weren't even staying at his hotel that night). When the driver arranged for us could not be at the station at the appointed time, Kemal, himself, came to pick us up. This level of service was a constant throughout our stay.
Riad Kniza is impeccably clean, the staff is gracious, and the rooms are very large and beautifully appointed. The common rooms in the house are open and available for guest use, making the experience at Riad Kniza a cross between a beautiful hotel and your wealthy aunt's castle. The family owns a high quality antique store in the new city that guests should be sure to visit. Many antiques are appropriately placed throughout the Riad. The hotel arranged for a car with guide to take us into the Atlas mountains (well worth the trip). The breakfast included with room is plentiful and changes each day. The roof top outdoor lounge is perfect for the afternoon sun. I have stayed in some very nice places in my life, and the Riad Kniza is one of them.
- 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