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Riad Kniza, Marrakesh

Riad Kniza

Marrakesh, Morocco

Built in the 18th century, Riad Kniza is a small, luxury ‘Hotel de Charme’ in the heart of the old medina. The entire property has been restored by one of the most renowned antiques dealers in the city. With its tastefully decorated rooms and suites built around three inner courtyards, it is an excellent base from which to explore the city.

Riad Kniza offers a spa with hammam, Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room and an attractive small pool, as well as two open-sky patios and a terrace-solarium with sitting areas, perfect for the hot summer months. For the cooler winter months, the lounges have magnificent fireplaces and comfortable traditional Moroccan furniture, making them the perfect place to enjoy a mint tea or take a private dinner.


With plenty of Moroccan charm, this luxurious riad is one of our favourites in Marrakesh. It offers the modern amenities of a large hotel, with all the character of a small riad.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Riad Kniza has five room categories: Deluxe, Superior Deluxe, Junior Suite, Senior Suite and Royal Suite. All of the rooms are luxurious, with the larger rooms providing a little extra space.


Riad Kniza is a 15- to 20-minute walk from the main sights of Marrakesh, but the peace and tranquillity of the property make this slightly longer walk worth it.

Food and drink

Riad Kniza focuses on traditional Moroccan cuisine throughout. Meals may be enjoyed either inside the riad, or on the stunning roof terrace. The food at Riad Kniza explores all the senses, and guests can expect to have at least five courses. Tables should be booked in advance as the chef buys and prepares fresh ingredients each day. Non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary.

Tour ideas in Marrakesh

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Riad Kniza as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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