We arrived in Marrakech and were met at the airport by our arranged transport. He drove us around the medina a bit before taking us to Riad Carina.
As others have mentioned the Riad is located down sort of a dark back street. It is very easy to find, and the location is fabulous. We were within walking distance to many sites (Djemma al Fna, Bahia, and El Badia Palaces, etc). The location was safe even though slightly off the beaten path.
The Riad isn't extravagant, but is still elegant and reflects traditional moroccan charm. The room was very clean, the bed although slightly harder than we were used to was comfortable. The in suite bathroom was up to western standards, the only complaint I could even consider is the hot water didn't last long enough for an extremely long shower (but was more than sufficient...I just like to take long showers :).
The food is great. The breakfasts although not varying much were enjoyable. The fresh orange juice was delicious, and the mint tea also warmed you up (we visited in december so it was a little cool). We decided to have the Riad cook our meal for New Years Eve. We were extremely pleased with the food (4-5 traditional appetizers, a lamb tanjine with couscous, and a poached pear as desert) and would agree it was one of our best meals while in Morocco. I believe wine was included in the price of 19 Euros per person for the meal. This was by far our most expensive meal while in Morocco, and seemed even more so as we don't drink alcohol. I definitely don't regret dining in the Riad though at all!
The service is fantastic. The staff are warm and friendly and will do whatever necessary to help you. Sayid even went and picked up train tickets for us prior to a day trip to Casablanca. Also they are always willing to point you in the right direction, help you grab a taxi (I'd just recommend overall using the meter in the taxi while in the city), or assist in any other way.
There are many more great things we could say about our stay. When we come back to Morocco I expect we'll be staying here again. There are a thousand and one more reasons why Riad Carina is one of the top Riad's in Marrakech.
Thanks to the staff that made our Moroccan adventure even more magical!
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- Also Known As:
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