Riad Kniza, Marrakech
This delightful family-run riad is located in the heart of the old médina of Marrakech. Dating from the 18th century, it has been completely restored by the owner Haj Mohamed Bouskri using traditional materials and artisans to recreate an authentic Moroccan experience as in days gone by. It offers just 11 beautiful rooms and suites:
2 Deluxe Rooms (L'Oriental, Marjana)
2 Superior Deluxe Rooms (Samar - below left, Qamar)
2 Junior Suites (Loubana, Johara)
4 Senior Suites (Sultan, Yakout, Kenza, Ambar)
1 Royal Suite (Bahia)
The riad has a lovely indoor pool (below right), a spa with sauna, massage room and hammam, 3 open air courtyards and a spacious roof terrace with sitting areas and sun beds.
There are 4 downstairs salons, 3 with magnificent fireplaces. The riad serves traditional Moroccan cuisine. The riad also runs enjoyable cooking workshops, where you can learn to prepare a variety of Moroccan delicacies (the price of the workshops vary according to the number of participants).