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Riad Kniza

Morocco, Marrakech


Located in the heart of the old Medina, the 18th century Riad Kniza has been painstakingly restored by its owner and one of the leading antique dealers in Marrakech Haj Mohamed, to offer its guests a traditional Moroccan experience with 11 sumptuous rooms and suites and attentive staff.  Close to the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, traditional souks and alleyways filled with cafés serving mint tea and local pastries, the riad welcomes you with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Relax at the spa or on the roof top solarium terrace and be sure to visit the amazing restaurant and enjoy a romantic dinner on the stunning rooftop terrace.

The hotel has 11 rooms.



Bars and Restaurants

The Restaurant

An exclusive dining venue in the heart of Marrakech, the restaurant of Riad Kniza offers an intimate and romantic dining experience, using the freshest local ingredients. Orders must be placed at least one day in advance so the ingredients can be purchased on the morning of your visit.

Spa and Wellness

The Spa

The spa features a hammam, sauna, treatment room and an indoor plunge pool as well as a solarium terrace, perfect for relaxing.

About the location
Marrakech’s beauty is as distinctive as it gets – minarets, mosaics and the fountains of riad courtyards, all set against the backdrop of the snow-tipped Atlas Mountains. One of Morocco’s most important cities, Marrakech fuses Arabic and African to form a fascinating cultural capital.
Its pulsating heart is Djemaa el-Fna, a big square set on the edge of the old city. Here you’ll find rows of open-air food stalls (try the melt-in-your-mouth lamb tagine or seafood brought in from Essaouira that morning), while jugglers, snake charmers and belly dancers put on a show.
For souvenir shopping, go traditional. The aromas and vibrant colours of the souks are the classic snapshot of Marrakech. The labyrinth of stalls sells bags of aromatic spices, hand-beaded slippers and delicate jewellery, with different souks specialising in different goods. Start at Souk Semmarine, which sells an intriguing mix of everything – but don’t forget to haggle...
Transfer time
20 minutes from Marrakech airport.
Deluxe Room

Max 2 adults

Deluxe Rooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style, featuring a double bed, seating area and bathroom with a bathtub and shower over the bath as well as bathroom amenities.


Superior Deluxe Room

Max 2 adults

Superior Deluxe Rooms feature a double bedroom with a seating area and bathroom with a bathtub and shower over the bath as well as bathroom amenities.


Junior Suite

Max 2 adults

Spacious Junior Suites feature a double bed, open plan sitting room and bathroom with bathtub and shower over the bath as well as bathroom amenities.


Senior Suite

Max 2 adults

Senior Suites feature a double bed, large living area with a fireplace and a bathroom with a bathtub and shower over the bath as well as bathroom amenities.


Royal Suite

Max 2 adults

The sumptuous Royal Suite features a bedroom with a king size bed, large separate living room and bathroom with a bathtub and shower.


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Fly high in a hot air balloon

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We saved the best for last over our two weeks in Morocco, staying at Riad Kniza for two nights.
mikeandlindaR, Darnestown
Tripadvisor review Nov 12 2018
Getting to Riad Kniza is somewhat like Morocco itself, hidden away and magnificent once you get where you are going. We felt at home, and by the time we had to leave, we actually knew where the...
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Conor O,
Tripadvisor review Nov 11 2018
Just back from 3 nights here. By far the nicest Riad we stayed in during our 8 nights in Morocco. We had the standard deluxe room which was a good size overlooking the central courtyard. You...
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