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Riad Karmela

#109 of 473 Hotels in Marrakech
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10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz | Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect place to stay. We were there at the beginning of May, when it was 38 degrees in the shade and can honestly say Riad Karmela was an oasis of calm and tranquility. There was air con in the rooms, and we all used our balnkets on the first night as we were chilly. In hindsight would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riad Karmela is nestled in the middle of the Medina, a short walk away from Jema-el-Fna, the souks and a few other tourist spots. Yet, it is tucked away inside a narrow alley, quiet, serene and beautiful. The staff are friendly and helpful. Said, at the reception, helped us with a map, gave us clear instructions so that we don't... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated just a short walk from the Jemaa El Fna on a bustling street in the medina, Riad Karmela is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The staff are amazing, so friendly and helpful, nothing seems too much trouble - they gave us brilliant directions and advice for exploring the city, organised taxis and day trips and always had cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just returned from Riad Karmela I thought it only fair that I write my review while the memory is still fresh. We travelled as a group of 10 women ranging in age from 35 to 61, to celebrate my 40th birthday and boy, did we choose well... We booked flights, transfers and accommodation through Travel Republic and found that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in a few riads in Morocco and Karmela is hands down the best: located off the beaten track in the heart of the Medina it is an oasis of calm in the frenetic city. Tastefully decorated with fantastic staff, an amazing roof terrace, and great food, this is perfect base to explore the city, a stone's throw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay, with wonderful and helpful staff making us feel extra welcome. Beautiful building, nice food, and lovely terrace. Some plumbing issues in my room and patchy wifi were the only issues. Helpful with organizing day tours and overnight trips, and reasonably priced rooms, each with individual character.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This Riad is right in the Medina in the heart of the Souk. After walking down a very dark alley we knocked on a door which opened up into a small very friendly reception area. ..that then opened into various courtyards that were fabulous. Our room was very spacious on the ground floor and was typically Marrocan. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

excellent experience of the real marakesh the people are friendly and helpful ( watch out for motorbikes on the streets though :) riad karmela was an excellent place to stay and the food was awesome..a brisk walk through the souks and you find yourself in the heart of it all, the town centre :) where plenty of things are happening..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had booked another at another riad, but after over 2 hours of waiting we started calling other places to stay. First one to pick up the phone was Karmela. Picked us up within 3 mins from the other place. Nothing to worry about... Gave a nice room and meal without even checking in. Great place... They saved our holiday.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for a long week end. Great experience. Lovely traditional rooms accessed through a warren of little alleyways. Set out around a series of courtyards, I can't think of a better place to base yourself for a visit to Marrakech.

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