Beautiful Riad with only six rooms, based in the Kasbah, a 15 minute walk to the main square. On landing we took our private transfer from the airport organised through the Riad. After a seamless on time pickup we arrived at dar Kama fifteen minutes later.
We stayed in the standard room (4) which was gorgeous and big, really good value for money. The shower was huge, more like a wet room, with a rain shower and stars in the roof. I can only begin to imagine what the other rooms must have been like if ours was only a standard, there was nothing standard about it. From the wrought iron and wood window shutters to our very own castle like front door this room was truly beautiful.
The room was cleaned daily, with fresh towels and new bedding and the cleaner tidied and folded away your clothes. The ed was really comfortable and the room was pitch black at night ensuring a great nights sleep.
The pool was a decent size for a riad and there is a huge day bed on the rooftop to lounge on, as well as other areas that gave you the privacy to feel as if you were a home, including a beautiful log fire.
The service was exceptional Stephanie and her team really looked after us and went out of their way to make us feel welcome, despite a language barrier as mainly French and Arabic are spoken.
The food was the best we had in Marrakech. Organic, fresh produce consisting of made to order Moroccan salads to start, followed by tagine and dessert for £20 per head. This was for private dining wherever you wanted to take it, served by your own waiter. You need to let them know the evening prior if you want to eat and there is no menu for it so let them know if there is something you do or don't like and they will try to accommodate you. I can recommend the lamb and beef tagines. Wine is served on request and for £16 the Morrocan house white was excellent.
Breakfast is served whenever you want and on the rooftop. It consisted of a crepe, toast and preserves, pain au chocolat, yoghurt, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee/tea.
Things happen in this place without you having to request it, they are one step ahead of you meaning a stress free, well run break with everything covered so you can relax.
There isn't really anywhere nearby that's any good eat so we ate in the square at stall one (as recommended on here). We also ate the lamb from Mechoui Alley (check it out) and dined at the riad three times, it was that special).
Well Done Dar Karma. We hope to see you again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the middle of Marrakech's historical center with easy access by car, Dar Karma Riad is an exclusive boutique hotel with 6 rooms (3 suites and 3 singles), and welcomes up to 14 people. With large open patios, housing includes heated swimming pool, hammam, beautiful terraces, internet wifi everywhere.Bread, jams, Moroccan pastries as well as the whole gastronomic European and Moroccan cooking served at the Dar Karma Riad are home made from carefully selected organic products. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Karma Hotel Marrakech