I came to stay at Riad Karmela for three nights with my mother, and we both LOVED it! The Riad is an absolute gem - it has everything you need, the staff are incredibly helpful and is generally a blissful place to relax.
We stayed in a twin room immediately off the main courtyard, which we initially thought would be a little noisy and too open - however, it turned out to be neither of these at all. The room has been very thoughtfully designed, with various curtains, blinds and shutters that you can use to adjust the level of privacy and lighting you prefer. Everything was clean and beautifully furnished, with lots of nice little touches - the daily bottle of water and bowl of dates was appreciated! The water in the bathroom was gloriously hot, and the shower was fantastic.
The outdoor areas were similarly wonderful. The design of the Riad allows for lots of cosy seating areas, so that you could happily curl up with a book in peace (along with a pot of mint tea and some pastries of course!). The whole design is perfect, and everything has been considered - there are even books, board games and old photo albums to look at if you run out of things to do. It was a bit too windy to sit up on the terrace, but it looked beautiful - I shall have to come back when the weather is warmer!
Breakfast was good, especially the freshly-squeezed orange juice. We also has dinner in the Riad one evening, which I would definitely recommend. The food was authentic and totally delicious - our favourite meal of the trip.
A wonderful place to stay - I certainly intend to return, and will be recommending Riad Karmela to everyone I know!