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Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza

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1591 Reviews
Guide Price £629 per person
Based on 05 October 18 departure from London Gatwick flying with easyJet, staying for 3 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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
1591 Reviews 98% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1500
  • Very Good 75
  • Average 12
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 24, 2018

luxurious calm in the chaos of Marrakech

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

After passing through the walls of the city you travel down the busy market street of Rue Bab Doukkala, thick with the sights and smells of the market, then down a tiny lane to an unassuming door, which opens with a warm welcome. The Riad is extremely luxurious! In the main courtyard you hear the sound of birds singing and the trickling of the fountain, flowing with rose petals. There are beautiful intricate carved details everywhere and the air is scented with perfume. I was shown to my superior double room as my father was shown to his senior suite, both of which were stunning. The bed and the furnishings were covered with beautiful fabrics, the carvings from outside mirrored within, it felt like entering the bedroom of royalty. The Riad itself had a maze of different areas including a pool, a traditional Hammam, terraces and restaurant, all of which were a feast for the eyes. Being fed anywhere in the Riad was a ritual of petals being laid around the table before you were served which added theatre and beauty to the experience. The staff were very friendly and not stuffy like you find in a lot of luxury hotels. I chatted with them many times, were given recommendations on where to visit and spoke about many other things. on our last day we also got to meet the owner who showed us around his private gallery (opening to the public soon). He was warm, funny and really knowledgable, it was a delight to see his collection and learn more about this beautiful country from him. The Riad was only a few minutes walk from Jemaa el Fna square, so it was easy to access all the city had to offer. If you are travelling to Marrakech, you need to stay here, its amazing!
Sep 23, 2018

Exceptional hospitable service!

San Francisco, California

Exceptional service from the time you step foot into Riad Kniza. Mr. Bouskri, the owner of the 18th century riad and Kamal, the manager welcomed us with open arms and this follows through with the ladies at the reception and the workers throughout the riad. Everyone has a smile and ready to assist you at any given time. Our room was beautifully decorated with rose petals when we arrived. The decor in the room and the intricate design of the walls and the chandelier were so beautiful. Breakfast was served everyday from 7am to 12pm and we had the option to either dine in the restaurant, in-room or up on the rooftop terrace. This was extremely thoughtful as guests might be getting up a bit later and need more time to have a late breakfast. I've never stayed at a place where they serve breakfast till 12pm. We dined on the rooftop terrace each day and the setting was so cute with pretty little details. The freshest orange juice we tried in Morocco and the breakfast was delicious with eggs made different ways each day (day 1, sunnyside up, day 2, fried, day 3, traditional eggs with meat made in clay pot ). The swimming pool area was so aesthetically pleasing as there were palms, art and the pool of course. We didn't have dinner but wish we had as we'd heard great things about it. The best part was their handy phone which is a cell phone they give you to use while you are staying with them. In case you get lost or can't find your way back to the riad, you can call them and they will come get you from where you are. Isn't that amazing?! Hotels don't even do that! We were seriously highly impressed at the thought that went into catering to their guests. We'll be going back to Riad Kniza if we go back to Morocco in the future. Highly recommended and tell them Shafeen sent ya! ;)
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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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