Riad Kniza Hotel, Marrakech
Reviews - Riad Kniza Hotel
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- Traveller type: Honeymooners
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Secret Hideawayfrom Jaffy
Super efficient, but still very personal servicefrom Grandmajoy
I travel a vast amount for my work, and can honestly report that I cannot recall a hotel which managed to combine such effortless efficiency of service with a genuinely personal service. All the staff without exception were both friendly AND assiduous to our demands (however eccentric - and especially when my wife was unwell for 24 hours).
Others have written about the charm of the rooms, both public and private, and the delightful roof garden, and of being an oasis of calm from the bustling nearby souk. I simply concur. One of the dining rooms has a fabulous collection of Moroccan pottery on display (a taster for the family antique shop 15 minutes walk away).
If I have one tiny grouse, it relates to the incessant piped music in the public rooms, which was both overly eclectic in taste and - after 5 nights - distinctly repetitive.
But that is really minor. Overall we all had a delightful stay. And my much-travelled children all concurred that this was the best hotel they had ever stayed in. And, you know, I am not far off agreeing.
A little perfect gem in the Medinafrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not as well known (YET) as some of the obvious Riad's in Marakech, however, the family makes an incredible effort to make you feel spoiled, comfortable and a very happy customer. The family is well connected and has good local contacts and recommendations.
The family's antiqueshop outside the Medina is great and worth a visit.
Reading all the other reviews I do not feel as special anymore as we felt durig our visit, which was very special, as part of our honeymoon.
The Riad has been excellently refurbished to the best quality in style with past, culture, arts and tradition.
I congratulate Riad Kniza and wish to visit them again and wish them all the best.
Great Service and Surroundingsfrom JST1
Simply fabulousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Totally Personalisedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The service in every respect and the food are tailored to the guests needs, but in a quiet and unobtrusive manner.
Mohamed was a leading tour guide in Morrocco, having shown presidents and princes the history and geography of the region. He is also a renowned antique dealer.
You will feel like royalty in their lush, authentically decorated suites (all air conditioned!),and in the private den, being served any meal you desire.
My business stay required some follow up after I left Marrakesh, and Kamal efficiently went that extra mile to tie things up for me. This means a lot.
The location inside the Medina also provides an instant dose of real life in the commercial centre of Marrakesh every time you set foot out the door.
Go, stay and enjoy...
Not worth the moneyfrom MREYE
A city hideaway - Perfectfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Kamal and his staff collected us from the airport at a very late hour (1.00am), arranged a one-to-one tour of Marrakech (very helpful when faced with only three days in town) and made us feel so welcome that we didn't want to leave.
Based in the Old Town, the Riad is an unassuming building with very little to advertise it's presence save for a small sign next to a strong looking wooden door.
You enter the house to a small internal courtyard - just big enough to allow daylight but small enough to keep out the heat. The house has been renovated in a very traditional style (compare it with some of the large tourist sites) and to a very high standard. All the rooms public and private are delightful and the attention to detail is superb.
We spent long evenings and one long afternoon, on the roof terrace. From there you can look out over the rooftops and be away from the bustling city. With the evening meals, provided you have asked in advance, you get delicious local cuisine.
Riad Kniza is an ideal base from which to explore the city and in which to relax after a long day lost in the soukhs.
On the whole highly recommended.
The Perfect Marrakech Experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
WOW -- The True Riad Experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
We were extremely lucky that our agency selected Riad Kniza as our place to stay in Marrakech, as I cannot explain in words what this place is like. The owners, who are antique dealers, have decorated the Riad with nice pieces of Moroccan art. The people at the Riad are extremely nice and knowledgeable about their culture and are willing to share their insites (Mohamed....this is about you!). Also, the service and hospitality is second to none....and how can we forget the delicious meal we had at the Riad.
If you want to see the beauty behind the walls at the Medinas (Old Cities) in Morocco, staying at a Riad will afford you just that. We enjoyed the best of the Moroccan hospitality at Riad Kniza, and would recommend it to anybody that is looking at visiting Marrakech. You can see their website at ------.
Top Local Tips for Marrakech
cheap eating A good place to try is Chez Chegrouni in the main sqare (near the souks) and has a green awning. the food was great. you get a menu (in french and english) and you are given a pen and paper to write down your order.it was really busy but the service was excellent
Don't look lost! When in Marrakesh, don't stop and don't get out a map if you can help it! There are very few street names in the old Medina, which makes it almost impossible to follow a map anyway! Just be prepared to get lost and enjoy it! Watch out for so called guides who will show you the way with some sites along the way and then ask for a ridiculous amount of money! They can get angry if you refuse to pay. Look out for the scam of giving you Euro's back instead of Dirhams, they never add up and they are often mixed in with worthless Dirhams that look like Euro coins>
The Medina Dont forget that this is a Muslim country. Alcohol is available in the Medina, but please keep it in the restaurants or your hotel/riad. Some places do not keep large stocks of beer/wine and even less spirits. If the bar scene is what you want, then the Medina isnt really for you, stick to the New Town to the east of the Medina.
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- Address: 34 Derb L Hotel - Marrakech - 40008 - Morocco
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