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Riad Karmela
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz | Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #104 of 491 Hotels in Marrakech
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riad Karmela at the end of July. The Riad was beautiful, our room (Suite Caisse) was really lovely we had our own little balcony which was great to sit on with a cold beer after a long day haggling in the souks. We had a Hammam and a massage during our stay which were both lovely and relaxing and left our skin feeling amazing. We ate at the Riad on our first night, the service and food were really good as was the rose wine. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was nice the orange juice delicious. It is a little haven of peace and tranqulity after the hustle and bustle of the Medina. All in all I couldn't fault Riad Karmela and we can not wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

I recently stayed in the Riad Karmela over a period of four days with my daughter in the early part of July. We both agreed that it provided tranquillity and excellent value in central Marrakesh. On arrival we were well briefed on the surrounding area and the best routes around the city by the owner and made to feel at home. The room was outstanding value with air conditioning being a godsend, the temperature reaching 47 degrees during our stay! The breakfast on the roof was idyllic and if we had known that the standard of the evening meal was so high we would have had more of it. thank you very much! Well worth a stay if you are visiting Marrakech.
Les P

  • Stayed July 2010
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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

From the moment we were collected at the airport to be taken back to airport our trip was absolutely first class. Riad was beyond our expectations. The helpfull, friendly staff 1st class and the chef was AMAZING. You must stay and have at least two evening meals in the Riad. Thank you to all for a wonderfull stay and we will definitely return. Elaine and John Collins

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Riad Karmela was fabulous! Extremely friendly and helpful staff with a very relaxing atmosphere. Shockingly quiet for its open roof and city center location. Dinner at the Riad is amazing; so is the hamam treatment offered there.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

We recently stayed at Riad Karmela for 4 nights, and we loved it. The rooms were really clean and spacious, the bed was comfortable and the roof terrace was lovely. Joel and Bouchra welcomed us with mint tea on our first arrival, and a bottle of cold water on our return on a 46 degree day!

The plunge pool is quite small but certainly big enough for four people, and the dinners that we had there were really delicious. I would highly recommend this riad.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Absolutely no problems with the Riad - clean, comfortable, and an oasis of peace in a frenetic city.
Joel and the team are very helpful and Its a great place to stay and get a real feel of Morrocan hospitality. Much better than staying in a hotel.
It is well worthwhile asking the hotel to arrange transfer to and from hotel for only €15.
The initial approach to the Riad is not brilliant, a short walk through narrow pasageways, but when you realise what the city is about you will realise it is normal and really in keeping with the atmosphere of Marrakech.
There are limited sight-seeing opportunities in Marrakech, 3 days is probably enough.

The nearby Fondouk restaurant is excellent quality and well worth visiting.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

We had booked their other Riad the El Nour but because they weren't that busy they moved us here. We had a lovely suite overlooking one of the three courtyards. A great buffet breakfast was served on the roof with fresh bread, pastries and jams. The roof terrace is fantastic with lots of spaces for lounging in and out of the sun and a jacuzzi. There are lots of other hidden areas in the Riad to escape to including a TV lounge and free internet room. They gave us a detailed map so it was relatively easy to find your way around. Dont attempt to find this place by yourself; you won't be able to. Definitely use the airport pick up service. All the staff were very relaxed and friendly including confirming our hotel bookings by phone for the rest of our stay. Would definitely stay here if returning to Marrakech.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz | Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#75 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Karmela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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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