Riad Karmela
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Riad Karmela

10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008 Morocco
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4.5
#58 of 751 hotels in Marrakech
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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The Riad Karmela has 19 bedrooms and family apartments located within 3 houses and courtyards connecting together. You can also enjoy a hammam, massages, summer jacuzzi, large terrace. We are located 8 min walk from the Pace Djemma El Fnaa and 1 min from the souks.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Hammam
Massage
Solarium
Concierge
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 2 more
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10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008 Morocco
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Bakermanz wrote a review Jun 2023
Rotorua District, New Zealand56 contributions1 helpful vote
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Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here with our two teenage children and we loved every moment we were here. From the moment we were met at the airport we felt welcome, and the beautiful staff all made us feel at home. The breakfast was amazing with lots of variety, and the dinner we had was exceptional, so delicious! We were given lots of advice about getting around the Medina and the souks on our first day, and we were able to book a really amazing tour to the Atlas Mountains directly with the staff at reception. Our apartment was spacious and comfortable and had a lovely seated area outside, as well as our own secret stairway to the rooftop terrace. I enjoyed a very refreshing swim in the small rooftop spa pool which was very welcome in the heat of the day, and we were treated to a wonderful musician singing and playing the guitar on the rooftop while we had drinks on our last evening. I would highly recommend Riad Karmela to anyone wishing to visit Marrakech, thank you to all the beautiful staff who made our stay such a pleasure ❤️
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I highly recommend that you book a transfer from the airport directly with the Riad, as their...
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Response from joel castrec, Propriétaire at Riad Karmela
Responded 30 Jul 2023
Thanks a lot....no other solution than to select your comment as the TOP comment... Thanks a lot
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LuD3962 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chippenham, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful experience on our first visit to Marrakech and staying at the Riad Karmela was an excellent choice. The location in the Medina was great and we were able to simply walk out into the hustle and bustle or stay in the Riad and enjoy the tranquility of all the areas within the courtyards and on the roof terrace. The Riad is beautifully traditional, our room was spacious and the food was excellent. The staff could not have been more helpful from the moment we were picked up by taxi at the airport to the time we left, nothing was too much trouble. Special mention to Khalid for his excellent service. There is plenty to see and do within walking distance-loved the Majorelle Gardens, the Badi and Bahia Palaces and the sunshine was very welcome too!
We enjoyed a superb trip to Imlil at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains- hiking with our guide to the Berber village for a delicious tagine lunch. An unexpected camel ride on the way back was a perfect end to the day! Thank you to everyone at Riad Karmela.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: You can ask for a room on the quieter side.
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MiloandStan wrote a review Mar 2020
UK8 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic experience at Riad Karmela. When we arrived we were upgraded to a beautiful roof top roof at the Mini Princesse which is directly opposite. All of the staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were nice, the bar prices were reasonable and we enjoyed sitting on the roof top terrrace with a glass of wine after a chaotic day exploring the town. The Riad is perfectly situated, only a 10 minute walk from the main square, but do book an airport transfer through the hotel or you will not easily find it when you first arrive. We booked the day trip to the Ourika Valley through the hotel and had a great day up in the mountains - we'd definitely recommend it. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mac wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a really enjoyable stay. The staff are wonderful, food is great and the room was perfect. The Riad is in the Medina but the location is very quiet and a good location, although you will hear morning prayer early as the mosques are nearby, which we appreciated as we like the culture. Our flight was delayed but the airport transfer tracked our flight and we arrived at the accommodation in good time and were immediately made welcome on arrival. We loved Marrakesh, very safe and lots to see and do.
Thanks to all the staff for making our trip memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We chose a superior room which is quieter
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Jason Yau wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I had such a wonderful experience here. The staff were amazing and friendly and catered to all our needs. A special shoutout to Ameen who was most helpful everyday and gave the best advice on what to do and where to go. His service was exceptional ! The location of the riad was superb right in the thick of the medina and walking distance from most attractions. Rooms were cleaned everyday and spotless. The riad itself is beautiful and bigger than i thought - the upstairs terrace is really something. This riad ticks all the boxes and make sure you are looked after during every point of your trip.

Thank you to everyone at Riad Karmela - we had such a memorable trip !
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Harvey B wrote a review Mar 2023
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom34 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In the heart of the Medina this Riad was excellent value for money. Well run and maintained the owners were on site and highly visible all the time. The staff were attentive and friendly without being over the top. The rooms were clean and comfortable with bottled water provided every day. Bathrobes provided and towels changed daily, bedding changed halfway through our stay (after 2 nights). We chose to eat dinner in the Riad, the food was well cooked and tasty, and good value too.
We took 2 trips advertised in the Riad and both were well organised.
You cannot get to the Riad's main door by taxi and have to walk about 5 to 10 minutes but the taxi call the hotel and they send someone to meet you, they also take you back to the pick up point when you leave so don't worry about getting lost in the maze of streets and alleyways that make up the Medina.
In short we would definitely choose to stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms look inwards to courtyards so very little street noise, you may hear general people noise...
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Rose787 wrote a review Feb 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom16 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Riad exceeded all my expectations. The beautiful traditional decor was a feast for the eyes and a photo opportunity at every corner with many private restful places to sit surrounded by greenery . We stayed in a ground floor room which had its own courtyard outside. I was grateful for that especially after a long day out in the Souks. However what made the difference were the friendly attentive staff who went out of their way to help you from the manager front of house to the ladies at breakfast and the male staff in the evenings. The Karmela Princess which is next door which is more expensive and is a newer boutique hotel, in my opinion, lacks the ambience of the traditional authentic moroccan riad. Breakfast was plentiful and varied.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Chose a ground room if you want to avoid the stairs but all ground floor rooms open onto a...
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Elisa C wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hospitality at Riad Karmela was fantastic. We were charmed by the beautiful courtyard, rooftop, and rooms — the beds were very comfortable! However, the special touches such as arranging a car service, preparing an early breakfast before our Mezouga excursion, or having a security guard walk with us during off hours made us feel very secure and well taken care of.

They even were able to provide gluten free bread (as I have a gluten sensitivity) which was a nice touch. Thanks for the lovely stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Maureen g wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I are senior citizens who spent four nights and five days at this fabulous hotel. In order to give an honest review, I have to say that it is not luxurious by US standards, but it is exceptionally clean and nicely appointed. What Riad Karmela has that many places do not is the best service and the utmost courtesy we have ever experienced, bar none. If we needed a reservation, a taxi, a tok tok, a meal or virtually anything, the employees here are excellent in securing it, fast and on time. There was nothing we asked that was too big a deal, and service was delivered with courtesy and smiles. Since we do not speak Arabic and our French is high school level, we were wholly dependent on this superb staff to make our stay the best it could--and they delivered big time. On arrival, we were greeted by Fatima, an English-speaking desk clerk who gave us mint tea and a plate of delicious cookies. She provided a map and explained where everything is and patiently answered our questions. A Frenchman who manned the desk (sorry I didn’t get his name) was funny and extremely accommodating.

The hotel is located in the complicated maze of the Medina and difficult to find even after we had been here a few days. But Karmella has a man in a jalaba stationed near its entrance whose sole job 12 hours a day is to make sure you get where you are supposed to go. He literally walks you to the taxi stand, or from where the taxi drops you off, which is not an insignificant distance from the hotel’s entrance.

We had a free breakfast every day, but only realized on the second day that there is a sign that says you have to ask for eggs, which we did. All of the other meals we had here were delicious, from the tagine dinner to the vegetable pizza lunch to the breakfast omelettes. We are foodies, but ate here more often because we were nervous about dining at local restaurants or eating street food. We felt completely safe dining here. There are two turtles who patrol the main dining room and several small birds that have also taken up residence there. A large, friendly cleaning crew is constantly wiping, dusting and mopping. We had fresh sheets, fluffy towels and robes in our room daily. We did not have wash cloths which was not that important. Our room had air conditioning and TV, but unless you understand the local language, the TV is useless. We had a large bathroom with two sinks and a shower with a square rain head. This was our first time in Marrakesh and are beyond thankful for the supreme hospitality of Riad Karmella.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE HAS GPS THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY
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PandYT wrote a review Feb 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom30 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am sometimes loathe to write a review of somewhere as wonderful as the Riad Kermala as I would prefer it to remain a secret! We have just returned from a 7 night stay and had a truly wonderful time. On arrival we were met in a busy square by a Riad employee who kindly took our cases and walked us through the narrow alleyways (there is no room for cars) to our destination. This was slightly disconcerting as the Médina is busy with people, motorbikes, and even donkeys pulling carts, so we weren’t sure where we would end up! But we needn’t have worried - we went down another narrow alley, and walked into the Riad Kermala with it’s beautiful courtyard complete with orange trees and a water feature. We were offered some mint tea and another employee talked us through a map of the area showing the nearby souks and some restaurant options. Our junior suite was on the top floor (lots of stairs!) and we were lucky to not only have a small seating area outside our room, but also the luxury of a private rooftop terrace with views all over the Médina. We ate breakfast each morning in the courtyard served by the most courteous staff for whom nothing was any trouble. They were all charming. We ate dinner in Riad Kermala and also in the sister Riad, The Princess and the food was amazing. Really, really good. The souks are slightly overwhelming with every stall holder trying to catch your eye, offering a myriad of pashminas, ceramics, jewellery and of course the designer handbags. We went to the souks most days - only a short walk from the Riad, and it was always a pleasure to return to the peace and quiet. I can highly recommend the Riad Kermala and would consider a return visit.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The junior suite Abdou has a private rooftop terrace.
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Answer from Lee S
Cardiff, United Kingdom66 contributions20 helpful votes
I used info@riadkarmela and they replied almost straight away.
Kevin S asked a question Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hello Is the half board suitable for vegetarians please
Answer from Priyen G
We had the evening meals there and definitely suitable for vegetarians. They can probably adapt dishes if you ask.
Answer from joel c
Marrakech-Safi, Morocco15 contributions16 helpful votes
I would HIGHLY recomend to order a transfer with the riad by sending us an e mail . Cots is 15 euros but you will get DIRECT to the riad. Going alone through the Medina first time a big challenge and the local boys will show you the way and ask for big money....
Answer from Joanne O
London, United Kingdom84 contributions48 helpful votes
¡Era todas las mañanas entre las 8 y las 10 de la mañana, creo! Su jugo de naranja es el mejor que jamás probará y un desayuno variado todos los días. Disfrutar...
Answer from Bruce E
Rutland, Vermont61 contributions7 helpful votes
Hola, sí hay toallas de ducha grandes y toallas de mano.
Nikki M wrote a tip May 2024
Maryville, Tennessee22 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have the riad make arrangements for airport transfer and restaurant suggestions."
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Ian L wrote a tip May 2024
Winsford, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good location close to the Medina"
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Lauren V wrote a tip May 2024
San Francisco, California2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a great place if you want to see a lot of old town. If you prefer new town and day trips to the desert, consider staying in new town"
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Christine G wrote a tip Apr 2024
Crowthorne, United Kingdom64 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The medina is a maze of alleyways. It is easy to get lost so we recommend hiring a local guide to ease this process. "
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Lisa K wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The roof terraces are great! "
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£74 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
riad karmela marrakech, riad karmela hotel marrakech
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riad Karmela
Which popular attractions are close to Riad Karmela?
Nearby attractions include Medina of Marrakesh (0.3 miles), Marrakech Tour Guide (0.3 miles), and Tour Guide Marrakech (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riad Karmela?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Riad Karmela?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Riad Karmela?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Slimana Restaurant & Rooftop, Le Mart, and Dabachi Chez Cherif.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Karmela?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Riad Karmela have airport transportation?
Yes, Riad Karmela offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riad Karmela?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riad Karmela?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Riad Karmela?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bahia Palace (0.6 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.3 miles), and Ben Youssef Madrasa (0.2 miles).
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