Seven of us stayed for 3 nights in October, celebrating a 50th birthday. We were picked up at the airport by the pre-booked taxi, driven to the city and shown down the narrow alleyway to the Riad Carina. We were warmly welcomed and given mint tea, maps and advice on what to see. As our rooms were not ready we were able to leave our bags to go off to explore the exciting, colourful, bustling city of Marrakech.
We had booked a celebration meal for ten people at the Riad for that night and it surpassed our expectations! The table was set up in the courtyard, beautifully laid and decorated with rose petals and candles, and all the staff seemed to have turned up to help and enjoy the fun! The meal was the best we had in Marrakech and they had organised two sets of musicians and a stunningly beautiful belly dancer! We were also able to buy wine, which is not possible in all riads. The staff enjoyed the evening as much as we did and even joined in the dancing!! This is a great place to celebrate something special.
The riad is old and traditional with authentic furnishings, rooms are cool and clean, the courtyard and roof terrace delightful, the location perfect and, as said by other reviewers, the staff are excellent - helpful, friendly and always smiling - lovely! We booked through hipmarrakech and the rates were very reasonable. Overall, highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Carina was built and decorated in a charming traditional Berber style. You will find natural stone, burnt bricks, terracotta, clay and wood. Come to Riad Carina and find the real, traditional Morocco. From the flowered roof terrace with pool- and spa-area, contemplate the nearby storks in their nests on the palace wall all year long. Riad Carina is located in the southern medina, just next to the ancient royal El Badi Palace, in a quiet, perpendicular street. Within a few minutes’ walk, you reach other tourist attractions as well as marvelous Djema El Fna Square. There even is a nearby guarded car park at your disposal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Carina Hotel Marrakech