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Riad Kniza vs La Maison Arabe

Riad Kniza and La Maison Arabe are both praised by travel writers. On balance, La Maison Arabe ranks slightly higher than Riad Kniza. La Maison Arabe ranks #9 in Marrakech with endorsements from 8 publications such as Oyster, Afar Magazine and Frommer's.

Riad Kniza
Riad Kniza
8 / 10
34 Derb l'Hotel, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
From $255 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"This 18th-century riad... offers the complete package of traditional architecture, authentic furnishings, and, above all, overwhelmingly hospitable service." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Tucked away in Marrakesh’s ancient medina, this 18th-century riad comprises 11 expansive residences oriented around several open-air courtyards." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Dating from the 18th century, this is an almost unique example of a Marrakech riad, in that it is owned and run by Moroccans and not foreigners."
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"Owned by a top antique dealer and tour guide (whose clients have included US presidents and film stars), this is one classy riad."
Oyster Oyster
Luxury
"The lovingly restored 18th-century Riad Kniza is a luxurious 11-room hideout in the heart of Marrakech's old city." Full review
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La Maison Arabe
La Maison Arabe
8 / 10
1 Derb Assehbe, Bab Doukkala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
From $116 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
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Fodor's Fodor's
"Owner Fabrizio Ruspoli created this small hotel for those craving old-fashioned charm." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"The first boutique hotel in Marrakech still holds its own against all latecomers. It has a genteel air, with a colonial bar and a garden pool."
Rough Guide Rough Guide
"Though not as famous as the Mamounia, this is arguably Marrakesh’s classiest hotel, a gorgeous nineteenth-century mansion that’s been restored with fine traditional workmanship."
Star Service Star Service
"This hotel, on a tiny side street in the center of the busy medina, has roots that go back to the 1940s, when it was a posh restaurant and social center for Marrakech's expatriate community." Full review
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Be sure to enjoy one of the dadas (Moroccan pancakes) or fresh viennoiserie prepared daily by the hotel's own pastry chef.
Frommer's Frommer's
"With ivy-strewn courtyards, antique-slung corridors, and open fires crackling in cedarwood salons, La Maison Arabe is the epitome of Moroccan elegance." Full review
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