We stayed here for a 4 night break on the basis of other excellent reviews on tripadvisor. It was absolutely lovely. Our room, Aicha, was gorgeous, with a wow factor moroccan style bathroom. There were loads of beautiful secluded spaces around the riad to sit and read or chill or sunbathe, whether in courtyards of orange trees, on cushioned seating areas, on sunbeds on the beautiful rooftops, in the jacuzzi, or in the dappled shade of a pergola. Breakfast on the roof terrace was lovely, and it was only here that you noticed that the place was actually quite full, as during the day there always seemed to be a secluded spot all of your own. The airport transfer worked well, and i recommend it, as it would be tricky to find on your own. On arrival we were given mint tea and pastries, and the owner gave us a map with routes marked on, she talked us through the local customs such as haggling, and most importnantly explained the best way to get back to the hotel! The riad is in a great location in the heart of the action, but felt like an oasis of tranquility. There is always a bit of culture shock when you first go out for a wander, but we both commented on how safe Marrakesh felt even when walking back late at night, always plenty of people about, going about their business, no hassle. Some really nice touches to acknowledge from the Riad as well: complementary bottled water in the rooms daily, sunhats dotted around the roof terrace, when we went on a trekking trip they lent me suitable shoes, and, my personal favourite, a PROPER 2000 watt hairdryer in the room! I have stayed in much more expensive places and not had this attention to detail. The riad is beautifully decorated in traditional, chic moroccan style, lanterns, cushions, mosaic tiled archways and water features. Friendly, unpretentious, stylish, comfortable, excellent value for money. Highly recommended, i would stay again without hesitation.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Riad Karmela Marrakech
- Riad Karmela Hotel Marrakech