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34 Derb l'Hotel Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000 Morocco
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#11 of 738 in Marrakech
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Hebrew
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Natalie L wrote a review 27 May
London, United Kingdom202 contributions145 helpful votes
I booked Riad Kniza after reading the positive reviews here on Tripadvisor and it lived up to the hype! The Riad is very easy to locate from the gates. I booked a taxi through the hotel from the airport and someone from the hotel met me to walk me and my baggage to the Riad. Some people have mentioned that the location is a bit dodgy however I do not agree with this and never felt unsafe as a single female traveller. It’s just local people going about their daily lives in the area and not harassing you like in the souk. The Riad is opulent and my arrival was met with a fantastic greeting with mint tea and pastries. I stayed in the standard room which had a massive comfy bed and a good sized bathroom. The tv and decor were a bit dated however this did not affect my stay. On the first morning I had breakfast in one of the rooms due to rain therefore not being able to eat up on the roof. I had a beautiful dining room to myself with a crackling fire with a breakfast fit to feed a small army. I had to request a smaller breakfast for the following 2 days :) I did make use of the roof, when the weather improved, and enjoyed the views of the medina over breakfast and an afternoon wine (very reasonable prices). I also dined in the riad one evening and my tagine was very tasty. What makes Riad Kniza so special is it’s staff. The service from reception to cleaning staff is second to none. They make you feel like royalty without being intrusive. I also had the pleasure of visiting the owner’s (Mohamed’s) museum opposite the Riad. I loved hearing how passionate Mohamed is about his project as well as the Moroccan culture - the view from the roof is amazing too. In terms of location the riad is easily accessible and you can walk to the main squares and other places such as the marjorelle gardens (all in about 15-20 slow stroll). If you don’t fancy the walk there are many cabs seconds away from the Riad. I had a magical stay here and have already recommended this Riad to my friends and family. I would 100% stay here again and look forward to another trip.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Angela VR wrote a review 23 May
Sindlesham, United Kingdom28 contributions
Tucked away down a small side street just a few minutes away from Bab Doukkala and inside the Medina walls hides a secret paradise. Behind the sturdy wooden door, you will be welcomed into beautiful Riad Kniza with its indoor pool, maze of beautifully decorated rooms and relaxing roof top terrace. It’s a perfect haven away from the hussle and bustle of the medina and is perfectly situated to reach most of the main sites by foot (nowhere takes more than 20 minutes). I had researched so many Riads for this special 4 night stay and although Covid delayed our visit by 2 years, our original booking was honoured and all communication was efficient, polite and relaxed. On arrival, we were shown to a calm seating area and offered aromatic mint tea and tasty snacks. Our gorgeous room, a senior suite, was situated up a winding flight of stairs on the second floor and is 1 of 11 rooms that Kniza has to offer. It did not disappoint. We had requested dinner here for our first night as we arrived quite late. Salma suggested the set menu. It was delicious but SO filling. We had appetisers, bread, chicken pastillas, a selection of salads, a tagline each and then dessert! Make sure you are REALLY hungry if you choose this option! We had asked the staff to organise a couple of trips for us rather than book them ourselves as we would normally do …a full day’s Medina tour and a trip into the Atlas Mountains (go on a Saturday if you want to see a Berber market in full swing), and at our request they also booked dinner for us at Al Fassia restaurant and lunch at Kasbah Tamadot. It was all seamless, relaxed and both our guide for the tour and our driver to the mountains were lovely men (and both called Ali😀) Breakfast at Riad Kniza is included. There isn’t a menu but each morning you are served bread, egg, yoghurt, bran flakes and a selection of pastries/crepes along with various jams and honey. The coffee is delicious as is the fresh orange. We chose to eat on the roof terrace but you can eat inside or in your room and they only ask for 15 minutes notice. A couple of small suggestions for Kniza (only my personal opinion) would be that they include a little folder of information in the room and a bottle of water as standard each day. On a final note, a big thank you to all the staff who helped make our stay so pleasant and relaxed. In particular, Salma on reception and the wonderful gentleman who brought us breakfast each morning (sounded like Bujama, meaning born on a Friday, though I have no idea how to spell it!) You will have a wonderful stay if you choose this lovely Riad. Enjoy 😊
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: The senior suite is beautiful and at the top so no one passes your room. Personally, I would not...
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Paul wrote a review 18 May
Wallasey, United Kingdom9 contributions
We had an amazing time at Riad Kniza. The staff were so welcoming and eager to satisfy our requests from the beginning to the end of our stay. We fell in love with the riad’s gorgeous architecture, our beautifully decorated room and its fantastic location. We loved having our breakfast served on the terrace. They even made a birthday cake for me. We’d like to thank you all again for your amazing hospitality, and can’t wait to see you again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Diane G wrote a review 18 May
Temecula, California374 contributions65 helpful votes
Tucked away in a small alley like many Riads, my mouth just dropped open when we were escorted inside and asked to sit in one of a few sitting rooms on the ground floor. I felt like I was in a sheik's inner courtyard. The artwork, artifacts, decorations alone are eye catching. The interior of the riad goes on forever with different hidden rooms, indoor pool, spa, and several different sets of stairs. The roof deck has several tented areas for enjoying meals as well as lounge chairs for just relaxing. The staff is warm and makes you feel instantly at ease. The food is delicious, abundant and excellently prepared. We have stayed in many wonderful riads on this trip but this one tops them all!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: rooms not facing inner courtyard are best
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Andrea B wrote a review 08 May
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Absolutely stunning! We’ve stayed for 2 nights and the welcoming it has been superb , absolutely recommend . Especially I’ve been surprised by the structure, so sophisticated and warm . Thanks for the magnificent experience in this fabulous riad . Absolutely recommended
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$159 - US$301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Kniza
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Kniza?
Nearby attractions include Henna Cafe Marrakech (0.4 km), Marrakech Train Station (0.4 km), and Rue Bab Doukkala Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Kniza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Riad Kniza?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Kniza?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Kniza?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Table Du Riad at 72 Riad Living, Ma Maison, and Riad Kniza Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Kniza?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Riad Kniza have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Kniza offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riad Kniza located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Marrakech.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riad Kniza?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Kniza?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Kniza?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palácio da Bahia (1.8 km), Medina of Marrakesh (1.2 km), and Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (7.3 km).