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“Excellent stay in room Fatima”
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Riad Karmela
Ranked #48 of 494 Hotels in Marrakech
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Excellent stay in room Fatima”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We booked Riad El Nour, however at that time of the year it was closed and we were offered a very nice room at Riad Karmela. Everything was decorated with style to the smallest detail, the staff were very polite, the breakfast was the best we had in Morocco. The Riad was very clean and cozy. It was a place to rest in the bustling Marrakesh.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

the riad karmela is a beautiful place to stay. the staff are always cheerful and willing to help. service comes with a smile. the rooms are spacious and well decorated and the bathroom has a 5* hot shower...the riad is well located very close to the square and the hotel arranges taxis for arrival and departure if requested. it is difficult to find the place so we would recommend the taxi service.

we stayed 4 days and the place is superb, strongly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We arranged transfers with the riad and we're so glad we did as you wouldn't find the place by yourself! After being led down down the little streets from the square where the car is parked to the riad, you step through the low door into a little oasis of calm. The location of the riad is excellent, very close to the souks, main square, the museum and a short walk to the excellent Le Foundouk restaurant. When we arrived we were given lovely mint tea in front of the fire while we did the checkin formalities. We stayed in the Fatima room which has a very firm double bed and a single at the end of the long room, a small hallway with wardrobes and a small safe, and the bathroom with a big brass shower head over the big shower (no bath which is fine for us), basin and toilet. Because the riads are built for the heat, the bedrooms are a little cool in the winter months - there is a reverse cycle airconditioner that can heat the room, but the bathroom is a bit chilly - ask for a fluffy bathrobe if you didn't bring one, and don't forget slippers. There is no direct access to the outside from your room as most of the rooms open out onto the covered courtyards. While we were there, a special dinner was put on for all the guests on Christmas Eve - traditional dancing and music as well as a very nice dinner and drinks. We went for a massage and then a few days later went for a hammam and then a massage - I'd suggest the hammam and then massage as it really works a lot better. I managed to get a dose of bronchitis while we were there and the manager arranged for a doctor to come that evening as I was feeling pretty bad and had to fly the next day. Overall, excellent service and I'd recommend staying in this lovely riad.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marseillan, France
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

It was an amazing trip in Marrakech. The Riad Karmela is a very peacefull and beautiful place just in the full center of the Medina. If you want to be completly involved in the city and share le real life of the people living there it's a very good choice. 5 minunte walk from the Djeema famous place. We staid there 6 days, the first days were scary for us due to the people asking us all the time money for this or for that. But after 24h you should feel more better and you will enjoy. Don't accept any help from somebody or you will have to pay something. They seem to be helpfull but they want just your money ;) (it's like that and you have to know...). Riad Karmela is a very good choice. Enjoy !

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was at Riad Karmel with my best friend for a week end. Marrakesh is charming and the Riad karmela is very nice and well kept. location is very good. the room was good, well clean and the roof is wonderful.I recomend

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Honestly, I wont recommend anyone to stay in the 'old town' during your visit. I think Marrakech is a dangerous place to go by your own, unless you have a group of 5+. It might be OK.
Fortunately, I found this peaceful raid online, my hubby and I like this Riad a lot. It is the only comfortable and safe place in this 'maze' (old town).
In the first night, we stayed in a small old room, which isn't comfortable at all. The room was cold and smelly. So, we requested for a change of room. The manager was very helpful, he checked the vacancy, and immediate swapped the room for us. We were so impressed.
The riad offered lovely continental breakfast, I really enjoy the fresh orange juice everyday. The places outside the riad is a chaos, so, my hubby and I preferred to come back earlier and enjoyed our drinks and snack here. The atmosphere in the raid is romantic and with detailed Moroccan decorations. We love it!!
I would recommend Riad Karmela to all of you if you really want to stay in the old town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at Riad Karmela and really enjoyed it. Such a beautiful and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. Good location, nicely decorated rooms, lovely roof terrace, helpful staff, excellent food.....what more could you want!
I would highly recommend this Riad and hope to return in the near future.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riad Karmela
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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