We booked direct with the Riad Carina based on the reviews from Trip advisor and we were not disapointed it was beautiful. They were easy to deal with and contacted us by email and answered our questions promptly, arranging restaurants, taxis and a guide. It is located in a great part of Marrakech close to the palaces and amid the hustle and bustle of the city but within an easy walk of the Souks and markets, you walk off a street into an alley way and then go through the door into a welcoming and peacefull oasis. The rooms are tradtional, clean and beautiful, the staff are lovely, and make sure you get them to cook a meal as it is the best food I've ever eaten - served on the roof terrace with candles and rose petals! We also booked a guide (ask for Norri!) through the riad and he was fantastic and made our short break special, taking us to lots of places and suggesting places to see a must if you want to make the most of your stay. We came as a group of friends and will definatly be back! So much better than a hotel, you feel you are seeing the real Marrakech! Thank you!