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Riad Kniza

Morocco, Marrakech


  • A historic hotel which has recently been restored by famed Moroccan antique dealer
  • Lavishly decorated throughout – each room and suite has been individually designed
  • Centrally located for couples who wish to experience authentic Marrakech
  • Luxury spa onsite, offering a range of treatments

Traditional Moroccan ambiance combines with boutique luxury at this intimate five star hotel. Within walking distance of the busting bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, this hotel is centrally located just within the walls of the old medina.

The 200 year-old mansion has been restored to its former glory by one of the leading antique dealers in Marrakech. As a result, the hotel oozes authentic Moroccan style; from the richly decorated rugs which line the floors, to the open terraces laden with lush foliage. The attention to detail is exquisite and includes stunning antiques which can be found throughout the hotel.

Each of the 11 rooms and suites has its own personality and is furnished with sumptuous pieces creating a unique atmosphere. Each one also has a well appointed marble bathroom. For those who enjoy pampering on holiday, the hotel has its own luxury spa, while the rooftop solarium terrace is the perfect place to watch the golden sunset. Enjoy a romantic meal at the restaurant, which offers beautiful views of this fascinating city.


Bars and Restaurants

The Restaurant

Offering an intimate and romantic dining experience, this exclusive restaurant serves authentic dishes which are made to order using the finest ingredients.

Spa and Wellness

The Spa

Indulge in some pampering at the luxury spa, which features a hammam, sauna, treatment room and indoor plunge pool.

About the location

Famed for its exotic ambiance, eclectic style and unique architecture, Marrakech is a fascinating destination which attracts visitors from across the globe. Framed by the snow capped High Atlas Mountains, at the heart of the city is the central medina which is steeped in ancient history, combining Arabic and African culture.

Marrakech offers a feast for all the senses. Bustling market stalls line the walkways, while elaborate archways open up into tranquil courtyards. The city is alive with vivid colour and tourists will fall in love with the vibrance of this city. Walls are awash with rose pink, spices create golden hues, deep red textiles add richness and shades of blue bring a pop of colour to doors. Aromas from food stalls waft throughout the streets, offering authentic flavours including tagine and fresh seafood. Sandwiched between the historic mosques and beautiful mansions, you’ll find quaint shops and boutiques (or souks), selling a range of authentic wares from hand beaded slippers to fragrant spices. And it’s not uncommon to stumble across entertainers including jugglers, snake charmers and belly dancers, adding to the exotic buzz of the city.

Transfer time

Riad Kniza is 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.


Sovereign Experiences


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Explore the adventures of the Atlas Mountains

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Fly high in a hot air balloon

The Moroccan landscape is a rich tapestry of untouched desert, traditional villages, and vast mountains and gorges. Soar high above the north region of Morocco with an unforgettable hot air balloon experience. Watch the sunrise as you hover over this incredible land, and be ready for those breath-taking moments. A hot air balloon experience is truly the best way to enjoy these soul-stirring landscapes.

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Wonderful Riad, incredible staff!
Tripadvisor review May 23 2019
We stayed for four nights at Riad Kniza. It is located in a quieter part of the Medina close to Bab Doukkala gate but in a short walk from the front door you find yourself in the authentic life of...
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Truly, Authenticity in a sometimes, Unauthentic destination (second visit)
TripMember0803201701, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Tripadvisor review May 22 2019
Without question, the REAL reason Kniza & staff stand out from the competition (IE Maison Arab, Riad Dar Anika & Riad Kheirredine) is the AUTHENTICITY. We visited all these properties on our last...
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