Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza dates from the 18th century and has been in the same family for over 200 years. Restored by a skilled team of craftsmen and furnished with family antiques and artwork, it retains a wonderfully Moorish feel, coupled with discreet yet impeccable service.

The 11 rooms and suites surround three traditional courtyards and have been tastefully decorated in a Moroccan style. With charming shaded corners during the summer months and roaring fires in the winter, it is perfect for a summer or winter city break. As well as a small swimming pool there is also a spa with sauna, massage room and hammam.

why we like Riad Kniza

Riad Kniza is a firm favourite with Steppes Travel and over the years many of our staff have enjoyed stays there. It offers a wonderful balance of charm and character combined with a lovely spacious roof terrace, excellent facilities and warm staff offering a taste of true Moroccan hospitality.


  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Hamam
  • Restaurant (Dinner by arrangement)


Riad Kniza is a wonderful base from which to explore the delights of Marrakech as well as the nearby Atlas Mountains. If you fancy a leisurely day by the pool or time to just admire the Atlas peaks from the roof terrace, the hotel can also arrange cookery classes and a traditional hammam is a wonderful experience.

Owner Haj Mohamed Bouskri is a renowned antique dealer and guide who can offer personalised tours of the city and maybe even the odd nugget of gossip from his days guiding celebrities such as President Reagan, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.


Located within the walled medina of Marrakech and a few minutes’ walk from the famous main square and the colourful souks.

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