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10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008 Morocco
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Updated 20/05/20

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#85 of 738 in Marrakech
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Sauna
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
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
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Bridal suite
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 2 more
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LawyerAbroad wrote a review 16 May
Guildford, United Kingdom61 contributions197 helpful votes
I travelled with 3 friends. We stayed in 2 rooms in early May 2022. The Riad itself is accessible by foot , a short distance from the nearest vehicular road access. When you walk in , you walk into surprisingly quiet and fresh feeling space. We were warmly welcomed with mint tea and biscuits, given an explanation of the local environs (and how to find some sights), and given our rooms quite early in the day. One of our rooms, Samira, was on the ground floor. It was decent but (unfortunately) by mid afternoon and into the evening it had the familiar smell of the local drains - not pleasant. Having made the owners aware, they moved us the next day to a much nicer room on the first floor (Aziz). My advice would be to request a room upstairs! Also, on the roof there is a nice roof terrace, where you could have a drink and watch the sunset. The rooms are clean, but not sterile, and retain character. The rooms we had each contained a double and a single bed. The bathrooms are basic with a shower, and whilst water pressure is variable, perfectly serviceable. There was an aircon unit in each room, and it was remarkably quiet so we slept well - at least until the 4.45 am call to prayer started! The oddity which you get used to quickly is that the rooms are locked with a padlock! The food is very good. Breakfasts were from 8am in buffet style, and we had a set piece dinner (a lamb tagline with cous cous and veg) one evening with a band, which was great. Alcoholic drinks were available, and not too expensive, which they are not everywhere in the town. Location is great - very short walk, c 10 mins, to the main market square, and either way round you pass lots of the traders, so you can browse. The tight alleys are densely occupied, and with mopeds whizzing by pedestrians, it can feel like you have to be on your toes ! What makes this place so good though is the staff. They are superb - very helpful and friendly, almost like friends. They genuinely try to help. On top of that, the price is so good that your expectations are easily exceeded. With the caveat about choosing a room above ground level, I'd not hesitate to recommend Riad Karmela.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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932Charles wrote a review 3 May
Chicago, Illinois104 contributions35 helpful votes
The Staff at Riad Karmela are so warm; they take time and care for all their global guests. They go out of their way to accommodate late departure times and even though we were there at Ramadan, they pointed us in the right direction for all the cultural sites. We were there on May 1st when the 'TukTuks' (small modes of transportation) were on a labour strike (TFL in London also practice this show of labor, so, it wasn't an imposition) as the hotel simply ordered a taxi instead to get us to the Yves St. Laurent Museum and Jardin Majorelle. The Staff--- from the security guard, who is so kind to the young boy who kicked a soccer ball around with my husband, to the lovely wait staff at Breakfast who greeted everyone with their beautiful smiles and incredibly fresh orange juice--- are 5 star.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Catherine wrote a review Apr 2022
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Old style Riad with lots of atmosphere, huge beds, real old Moroccan feel to the rooms, kept clean but not sterile. No street sounds inside but the sound of the fountain playing in the courtyard outside our room was calming. There are lots of areas to sit and relax in any 3 of the Karmela properties that join each other. There are also rooftop areas where you can lie in the sun, take shade under a pergola, or dip in a small soaking pool. Breakfast is continental style buffet with lots of fresh fruit and the most amazing fresh squeezed orange juice. A variety of breads, cheeses, meats and egg dishes available too. The Marmalade is made with the oranges growing on the trees around you as you eat. Very helpful front desk staff, they will order cabs or tuk tuks for you, arrnage tours, etc. but as with most of life in Marrakech they take their time. Like a lot of places in Marrakech, this Riad is not simple to find (even our driver was confused) but well worth it once you get here. BE AWARE that in Marrakech the call to prayer at 4 in the morning is broadcast on loudspeakers throughout the area and you will hear this in your room.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Rikeen_Jobanputra wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay. Everyone was very accomodating. Amine takerkousste & Mohamed jdidi were really friendly and helpful! I would definitely recommend the accommodation to anyone visiting. It is very close to the centre of the old town and most areas are within a 20 minute walk!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Johan N wrote a review Apr 2022
Gerolstein, Germany11 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed one week at Riad Karmela and had the most wonderful time there. Very quite place that you wouldn't expect in the middle of the old town or medina. Very friendly staff (the two Amines, the big and the small one were extremely helpfull). Very relaxing hamam with good massage. In the evening after Iftar during Ramadan excellent food in the inner garden, even with good wine served. Room was spacy however bathroom a little bit dated. Breakfast was rich with bread, fruit, juices, coffee, all kinds of cakes, jam, meat en fish... We recommend this riad if you go to Marrakech!
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.2 miles), Aux Merveilles de Marrakech (0.3 miles), and Escape The Medina (0.1 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 L'Mida Marrakech, Café Restaurant Dar L'hssir, and Terrasse de la fontaine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riad Karmela?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Riad Karmela have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riad Karmela offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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 Palácio da Bahia (0.6 miles), Medina of Marrakesh (0.2 miles), and Aromatimri (0.3 miles).