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Hotel Description

Teams of Morocco's most highly skilled craftsmen have honoured their masters in creating this gem of Moorish architecture. Riad Kniza, with its eleven tastefully decorated rooms and suites, is an excellent point of departure from which to explore the city. It is conveniently located within only few minutes' walk from the famous Jema l' Fna square, the wonderful souks and the most important monuments and cultural treasures of this imperial city, and a short distance from the Gueliz, the modern quarter of Marrakech.

Our attentive yet discreet, English-speaking staff spare no effort to make our guests feel at home and ensure that their stay with us is unforgettable. A true Moroccan experience would not be complete without the country's exquisite cuisine; at Riad Kniza guests will enjoy Moroccan gastronomy at its best.


Each of the 11 rooms and suites is refined and elegant, with an open fireplace, soft lighting, antique furniture, incredible rugs, exclusive fabrics and a well-appointed marble bathroom with a tub (except Senior Suite Ambar, which has a rain shower only). 

In addition each room offers its own individual elements, such as a wooden room divider, a canopy, gold ornaments, wooden chests, brass or tile works, art and other beautiful Moroccan details. Some of the suites also feature intricately carved domed ceilings or raised platform sleeping areas. 

Beds are large and extremely comfortable; we didn’t want to get up in the morning. All rooms have kingsize beds (except Deluxe Room L’Orientale and Superior Deluxe Room Samar, which have queensize beds). Towels and bathrobes are thick and fluffy, and little extras like heated towel racks, double sinks and shaving mirrors are nice touches. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, safes, telephones, flat-screen TVs and WiFi, and there is more than ample closet and luggage space. You’ll also find a fruit basket and rose petals to welcome you. 

There are 4 Deluxe and Superior Deluxe rooms, and even the smallest of these is spacious compared to most hotels' standards. The 2 Junior and 4 Senior Suites are more like small apartments, with sectional sofas, carved wooden doors or luxe curtains that can close off the rooms, and great views of the courtyard or Marrakech. 

During both of our visits we were lucky enough to have the Royal Suite Bahia, which is simply breathtaking. As large as a small house, it has a living room and, up a few steps, a vast bedroom with a sitting area plus a massive bathroom with separate toilets and twin sinks. It’s perhaps the single most incredible hotel room we’ve stayed in and well worth the expense if you fancy a treat, but even the cheapest Deluxe Rooms here are exquisite.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • CD player
  • DVD player (on request)
  • Extra beds
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Phone
  • Safe box
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi


For food lovers and "fins gourmets", Riad Kniza, reputed as having one of the best Moroccan tables in town, is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic, intimate dinner. choose to dine in one of our sumptuous Moroccan salons or under the moon light on our stunning roof terrace. Orders must be placed at least one day in advance to enable our chef to shop for the freshest ingredients on the morning of the dinner which she lovingly prepares for the guests lucky enough to have secured one of our nine tables.