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Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza

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A hidden sanctuary with traditional Moroccan flair

In the heart of the old medina in the city of Marrakech, hidden in the winding alleyways sit the intricately restored 18th century Riad Kniza.  Beautifully decorated the Riad Kniza oozes Moroccan authenticity.  With only 11 rooms and suites, its homely style and warm service will ensure you're stay is more than comfortable.

Explore the city and its cultural hotspots. The famous Jema l'Fina Square, enticing souks and monuments are only a few minutes walk away and the new modern city is just a short distance too. After a day of exploring the old and new retreating Riad Kniza offers exquisite gastronomy in a stunning location, either under the stars on the roof terrace, or surrounded by Moroccan antiques.  The pool, hammam and spa are ideal for refreshment and rejuvination before your next exploration. 

  • Traditional Riad with luxury surroundings
  • Ideal location to explore the city
  • Incredible cuisine on a moonlit terrace
  • Tranquil spa for rejuvination
  • Only 11 rooms and suites with impeccable service

Top Tips from our Experts

Matthew

Destination Specialist

"Ideal for exploration, the Riad Kniza is a great spot to explore the city, combining your stay with the activity on offer in the Atlas Mountains or even on the coast town of Essaouira or beaches of Casablanca."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

City centre
  • 11 rooms
  • Floors do not have lift access
  • The Riad accommodates children over 12 years old

Main Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Riad Kniza

  • City centre
  • Approx. 25 minutes from Marrakech airport.
  • Located in the medina
  • 20 minute walk from Jamaa el Fna
  • 20 minute walk from the Marrakech museum
1657 Reviews 98% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1564
  • Very Good 77
  • Average 12
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 13, 2019

One of the best Riads(Hotels) I have ever stayed at.

Cairo, Egypt

My wife an I stayed at Riad Kniza on the first stop of our honeymoon. And what a perfect selection this place was. We have traveled all over the world and stayed at 5 star resorts on every continent, and The Riad Kniza is by far one of the best establishments we have ever stayed at. So in honor of their hospitality I would like to leave a detailed review of every aspect of our stay. Airport/Check-In: A car picked us up from the airport upon arrival. The driver was with a 3rd party company, but incredibly safe and friendly. When we arrived at the Bab Doukkala entrance we were a little skeptical of the surrounding market. From an outside westerner looking in it seems a little “rough”. However, we soon found out that this is just part of the open market in Medina, which we grew to love. The people are incredibly humble and friendly. A Riad Kniza employee met us at the taxi with a cart to carry our bags, and we were off to the Riad. Two short blocks in a we arrived at our destinination. Upon arriving at the Riad Kniza you experience an unreal calm as you enter. Birds chirp and the smell of roses feels the air. The check in staff was incredibly friendly and informative. They gave us a tour of the property and showed us to our room. Which they upgraded because of our honeymoon, something most 5-star places don’t do. They also gave use a phone to use since AT&T’s international package doesn’t work in Morocco. This phone had maps and guides to the city. It ended up being our biggest resource while staying here. Food: The food at the Riad Kniza was absolutely incredible. They ask that you let them know 2 hours in advance whether you will be dinning with them that evening or not. This is because they purchase all the food fresh each day. Dinner consisted of 5 courses and was very reasonably priced. But the food itself was delicious, true Moroccan style cuisine. Room/Grounds: The Room we stayed in was spectacular. The attention to detail was like nothing I have ever seen. The tile work, crown molding, decor, etc was picked with the upmost taste. Our room had a central heating/cooling unit so the room was always the perfect temperature. We always have plenty of hot water and water pressure. The room always smelled Devine upon entering. They even supplied power adaptors for the outlets in the room. But the most notable thing was that you were never interrupted by the cleaning staff. Since the Riad is such a boutique place, they know when you are and are not in your room, so they pnever bother you while you are resting. Overall this is in top 3 best place we have ever stayed. When I return to Marrakech, which I definitely will now, I won’t even consider another Riad. I will stay at the Riad Kniza as long as it’s here. My hat is off to the staff and owner, Mr. Muhammad, you really have created a world class establishment. Thank you for your wonderful time!
Feb 13, 2019

we where feeling like at home and looking forword to come soon again

EDDM

location in a side road ,3 min.from taxi to walk,hotel take care about transport of baggage,very friendly reception was welcomming us with a tour through the hotel facility and with morocc tee,than we where guided in our room: senior sweet ,friendly, 2 rooms very clean every day fresh fruits ! the restaurant with warm chimney ,exelent breakfast and dinner offert by very nice personal ,same on the roofterrasse however unbeatable the girls on the reception desk , they do every think for all the guests we noticed
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Riad Kniza

Facilities

Spa

The Spa

The spa is small but perfectly formed. Home to a Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, small treatment room and a swimming pool, the Spa is the perfect retreat for relaxation.

Riad Kniza

Room Types

Marjana

Deluxe Room

Decorated in a traditional Moroccan design, these Deluxe Rooms boast double bed and seating area. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV
Samar

Superior Deluxe Room

Featuring a double bedroom and a seating earier, this spacious 33m² room boats a traditional Moroccan style and a shower over bath. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • TV
Johara

Junior Suite

These spacious Junior Suites (42m²) boast a large living area and a traditional Moroccan design. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
Ambar

Senior Suite

Senior Suites host a large living area with a fireplace, double bed and show over bath. (54m²)

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
Bahia

Royal Suite

Boasting a large bedroom and large seperated living area, at 120m², feel at home in this spacious and luxurious suite. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
Riad Kniza

Food & Drink

Restaurant

The Restaurant

The chef carefully selects the ingredients daily for traditional Moroccan cuisine. Ensure you make a reservation to either enjoy your meal in the Riad or up on the roof terrace under the stars.

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