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“Mum's 60th birthday present”
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Riad Carina
Ranked #51 of 1,160 Marrakech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 5, 2012

My mum has always wanted to visit Marrakech and as we don't get to spend much time together I surprised her with a girl's trip there for her birthday present. I chose Riad Carina as it was in the Medina and I was advised to choose a riad over a hotel as the experience is more authentic and personal. They were not wrong.

Riad Carina was beautiful. You walk through the door to a lovely, peaceful courtyard where breakfast is served daily. The rooms are comfortable and provided everything we needed. We were on the top floor and our door opened onto a roof terrace where you could relax in the sun on the loungers if the weather permitted.

The staff at the Riad were wonderful. They were welcoming and helpful. The weather was a little chilly when we went and they provided an endless supply of delicious mint tea. We had dinner there one night which was the best meal we had in Marrakech- our one regret was that we didn't have more dinners there.

We met others at the Riad who had been before- everyone was very welcoming and friendly. I would most certainly stay there again and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

this Riad is a wonderful traditional Riad, we loved the whole experience. The rooms are spacious, the staff kind and attentive. They prepared us a wonderful meal on our first evening beautifully preparedon the roof top terrace. It was beautiful. It is situated perfectly for a 10 minute walk to the square and markets, a busy place, but wonderfully calm and quiet once you are inside the Riad. They arranged a superb guide for us, and organised taxis, with an agreed price before we went, it made our trip perfect.

Room Tip: "any"
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ashthorpes
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We booked the entire proporty for 4 days to celebrate our 40 birthday with friends. The staff made it a great experience and organised a delicious candellight birthday dinner wih great food and ambience. Riad Carina is a very cosy place with a spectacular inner courtyard + roof terrace with a handfull of storck nests close by for great views. We can truely recommend the place.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms are very beautifull
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Mikkel Marcker S
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Riad Carina is a wonderful place to spend your time when you visit Marrakesh. It is right in the centre of the old town, has a sunny roof terrace for relaxation and comfortable rooms. The staff is excellent and always willing to help.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank trav72
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We booked direct with the Riad Carina based on the reviews from Trip advisor and we were not disapointed it was beautiful. They were easy to deal with and contacted us by email and answered our questions promptly, arranging restaurants, taxis and a guide. It is located in a great part of Marrakech close to the palaces and amid the hustle and bustle of the city but within an easy walk of the Souks and markets, you walk off a street into an alley way and then go through the door into a welcoming and peacefull oasis. The rooms are tradtional, clean and beautiful, the staff are lovely, and make sure you get them to cook a meal as it is the best food I've ever eaten - served on the roof terrace with candles and rose petals! We also booked a guide (ask for Norri!) through the riad and he was fantastic and made our short break special, taking us to lots of places and suggesting places to see a must if you want to make the most of your stay. We came as a group of friends and will definatly be back! So much better than a hotel, you feel you are seeing the real Marrakech! Thank you!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank 1st-time-usa
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have just recently had the opportunity to visit Marrakech on a ladies weekend away. We decided to stay at the Riad Carina, and can say that it was the best decision that we could have made! The place itself is stunning and set in a small side street next to the Palace Badia, while the entrance to the Riad is unassuming walking through the door you are taken into a wonderful place. The staff could not be more accommodating to our needs, the food the BEST we have ever tasted and the hospitality amazing. The Riad organised a tour guide for us, who took us all over Marrakech - I would highly recommend that you do this when visiting this wonderful and exotic city. We have been so impressed with the Riad that we are already planning to do the trip once again next year!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Annie H
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

In the busy Marrakech, this Riad has been our oasis of freshness. It is modest but nice and quiet.

Our room was situated on the top of the roof facing the terrace with plenty of sun where you can ask to have your breakfast. Delightful with different types of jams, honey, moroccan crepes, some fresh fruits from the local market, nice orange juice and fantastic mint tea (or coffee) will please you.

You can heard the "clap" of the white stork all day.

The lovely cook has been such a gem, she will wake up your palate.
The staff is very friendly and will advice you about anything such as excursions, restaurants, etc.

After a long walk in the souk or in the street of the city, you will find good to have some rest in the courtyard where you will hear about the fountain or the lounge - playing on the shadows of the patterns lamps.

The only minus is that the room didn't have a lock. Also, we had a problem in our room with the smell of the sewer pipe.

Apart from that though, everything else in the Riad was just great!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ness3a
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Address: 76 Rue Berrima | Derb Touareg, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 1,160 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range: $60 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Carina 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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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