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Riad Kniza
Ranked #14 of 502 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I spent three nights in heaven at the Riad Kniza. The staff were remarkable -- friendly, helpful, and always with a smile. We were served breakfast on the roof terrace, which was peaceful. The food at breakfast and dinner was plentiful and totally delicious. Our room was well appointed, spacious, super-clean. We were greeted with rose petals everywhere.

The central area where we rested or had dinner was just an amazing sight to behold. This is the place to stay inside the medina.

Room Tip: We were in the Sultan Suite. I am sure all the rooms are fantastic.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Just spent a long weekend there with my husband. Super riad, beautifully appointed, impeccabile service. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Food super served with a smile and an extremely cosy dining room. Located in the real Marrakech. A little, peaceful oasis in the middle of the medina. Will return again as soon as we can!

Room Tip: We stayed in a junior suite. Beautifully decorated, very spacious.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We have just returned from 4 nights at the Riad Kniza, a treat for my husband's birthday. A colleague had recommended it and I have to say, it lived up to the wonderful review he gave. We arrived in the daytime, having had a driver pick us up from the airport (arranged by the Riad) -be aware that cars cannot get to the front door and that you are dropped off in the middle of a bustling, noisy market ... however you are quickly picked up by one of the staff and you are taken down a small dark alleyway and into the Riad. Once inside, if feels as though you are in another world - quiet, calm, serene and beautiful. This is a magical place, the staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in the Yakout suite which was stunning - comfortable lounges and an open fire (which we needed on our first night). The bed was supremely comfortable, and having wireless internet in the room was an added bonus. We ate in the Riad on the first night and the food was delicious, and every morning we had breakfast on the sunny roof terrace. We had two tours included in the package, a guided trip round the city and a day in the Atlas mountains - both guides were knowledgable and friendly (and one of them even lent us some cash when we ran short!!) We also had a hammam and massage which were excellent. The location is perfect for the souks and the square - both easy walking distance, and you soon get your bearings. This was our first trip to Marrakech - and the Riad Kniza made it incredibly special. The awards are well deserved, thanks to all at the Riad for making this a memorable trip.

Room Tip: Yakout suite was fabulous
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Ellsterism
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have stayed at this fine Marrakech riad and do believe it to be one of the finest luxury hotels I have ever experienced. It is a virtual dome of quiet, plush luxury in the midst of the noisy, crowded
wonderful chaos that is the Marrakech medina.
I enjoyed sitting on plush cushions next to a fountain of water with flower petals floating, while being served a delicious lamb ravine. Such peace only a few feet from the noise on the other side of the wall. Kamal is an excellent host. Honors well deserved.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Jacksmack
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The hottest spot in town! :) But calm, very relaxing, stylish and the most generous and friendly team to service their guests. We deeply enjoyed being there. The perfect spot to explore the Medina and all the important sightseeings in Marrakech. Very educated and professional people from Marrok

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Riad Kniza is tucked away on a tiny lane in the old medina of marrakesh. Once inside you are immediately enraptured by this beautiful gem! Yes, the interiors are wonderful and the restaurant is devine, and but it is the staff that is so incredible! We stayed for 6 nights in January. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is just so nice and helpful! I really haven't seen any place like this! We booked a junior suite and found it perfect! Their rooftop terrace is THE place for breakfast, cocktails, or dinner! On our last evening the owner, Haz Mohamed, asked us where we were going for dinner. I told him L'Annexe in Gueliz. He said "Oh, I love this place. I am going that way so let me see if my driver is close by." Not only did he take us to the restaurant, but he went inside and told the owner to get a taxi for us to come back. I promise you, this is THE place to stay in Marrakesh!

Room Tip: Look for internet specials that include dinner, tours, and spa.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We followed the ratings on Trip Advisor and chose Riad Kniza for our vacation. We found all the previous top ratings true without exception! It is located in one side alley in the basar area and is almost impossible to find on your own. We relied on the extremely friendly staff to pick us up at the airport and guide us to the hotel. The ambiance of the hotel is absolutely fabulous, representing a renovated old town house. Each room is different. We had to change rooms several times during our stay due to heavy booking and found each of the rooms unique, tastefully decorated and clean. The staff is prepared to fulfill absolutely every wish that you have. Also try the restaurant. It has a limited selection due to the small size, but whatever we ordered, the food was excellent. You may wish to have it served in the restaurant area, on top of the roof, or in your room - the staff will just go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

Room Tip: Check for packages, which include a free half-day tour through the basar, a half-day excursion to th...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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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:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#10 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#17 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: $257 - $624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Riad Kniza 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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