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“Amazing riad - one of our best family holidays ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riad Kniza

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Riad Kniza
Ranked #19 of 494 Hotels in Marrakech
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Amazing riad - one of our best family holidays ever”
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Riad Kniza is a wonderful and amazing place. We spent Easter here and all agreed that it was one of our best family holidays. The owners and staff are so kind, friendly and attentive, and they make every effort to ensure that anything which we might need or want was anticipated in advance. The riad is beautiful and so peaceful, which is a real haven after the bustling streets of Marrakech. The suite in which we stayed was lovely, the restaurant serves delicious food, and the hammam was so restful.

We also are very grateful for the various excursions which the riad recommended and arranged for us. We had a tour of Marrakech and went into the Atlas mountains, both of which were amazing experiences. The riad arranged these, and we were so well looked after.

Riad Kniza is a fantastic place to stay, and we are looking forward to returning!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Riad Kniza for 4 nights during a 2 week trip to Morocco. We were so impressed with the hospitality and quality of the staff, the rooms, the breakfast, and the attention to detail. Our every need was attended to in the most professional and warm-hearted manner. The location was excellent - we walked every where. We stayed in two different rooms, one on the ground floor and one upstairs near the pool. The one upstairs was more modern with the most amazing ceiling. The room downstairs had old world charm and was also lovely. The owner and his son were around the entire time to ensure our stay was perfect. They helped to coordinate dinner plans, sight seeing, and shopping. We really loved this place and would recommend it 100%. Thank you for being fabulous!

Room Tip: You cannot go wrong. This Riad is amazing.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2012 via mobile

This riad was recommended by a friend and I am totally indebted to her. This is the real deal, an oasis of calm, impeccable service, beautiful and carefully chosen interiors and scrumptious food. The walk to and from is a bit of an eye opener but worth it and only a short walk to the main square. They organised trips to the mountains, hammans and recommended other restaurants near by. So good I had to review the riad but feel reluctant to let the secret out! Small but perfectly formed .

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights but could have stayed for longer had time permitted.On arrival we were offered breakfast as we arrived about 10 am,which was excellent, after which we were shown to our suite,We had booked one of the senior suites called 'Yakout' and it was certainly worth paying that bit extra for, very spacious and clean with its own fireplace and quality fixtures/fittings.
The first night we ate here, which we booked via email a couple of weeks prior to arrival.The food was excellent, being a 5 course moroccan feast starting with soup,pastilla,salads,tagine and dessert.All the staff were helpful and friendly and generally could'nt do enough for you.
The rooftop terrace was a nice place to take breakfast, sunbathe or just chill out with a beer after a hard days bargaining in the souks!
The riad is in a good location approx 10-15 mins walk to the main square and 2 separate routes can be taken. We encountered no problems walking to the main square at night,where we ate out on 2 nights, visiting various stalls of which we found stall 25 to be the best and costing about £12 for the two of us. There are also loads of stalls selling freshly sqeezed orange juice for about 30 pence a glass!
Based on our experience we would'nt hesitate in recommending staying at Riad Kniza

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a wonderful experience at the Riad Kniza in Marrakesh. The service was friendly and very,very helpful. The private rooms were large, comfortable and elegant. The public rooms and the pool area were comfy, intimate and tastefully decorated. When the weather was sunny,they served us our meals on the roof garden and that was wonderful. When the weather was gloomy, we were served in these very elegant, interesting rooms on the ground floor and that was excellent as well. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The price included a massage and a 1/2 day tour and those were really nice "extras". This felt like the private home of a very wealthy family, NOT a Hotel at all; that was a unique and wonderful experience. Its kind of expensive, but if you want a wonderful and unique experience and to be treated like royalty, stay at the Riad Kniza.

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Additional Information about Riad Kniza

Property: Riad Kniza
Address: 34 Derb l'Hotel | Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Region: 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:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Spa Hotel in Marrakech
#11 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#17 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#32 Business Hotel in Marrakech
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,362 - ₹ 30,111
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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