A very beautiful riad in a great location in the medina. Interiors are sumptuous and very tasteful. Staff were excellent. Breakfast was very good, especially the coffee! Menu for snacks and evening meals was limited (most resturants here have a fairly limited menu) buhe labarint the food was very good.
If you haven't been to Marrakech before, listen to the advice from the owners. We found it to be a safe place, but took sometime to get used to the labarynthine alleyways, the "helpful" people giving directions and the hasslers in the souks.
My top tips:
Don't bother with the Tanneries!
Don't buy anything on your first day
Take a notepad and pen; get cab drivers to write down the price before you set off, note down prices of stuff and check them out on eBay when you get back to the riad before going back to buy
Smile and joke with the hasslers but don't stop and get involved in a conversation/ have tea with them etc.
Do check out the little shops and stalls outside the souks, they are less hassly and often better quality
Have a laugh with the guys in the Jemaa el Fna food stalls, their patter is amazing
Ask and agree a price before taking anyones photo
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The riad Karmela has 19 bedrooms and family appartments located within 3 houses and courtyards connecting together. You can also enjoy a hammam, massages, summer jacuzzi, large terasse. We are located 8 mn walk from the Pace Djemma El Fnaa and 1 mn from the souks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Karmela Marrakech
- Riad Karmela Hotel Marrakech