When looking for a place to stay in Marrakech there is a huge amount of choice. There are so many riads and hotels in the area it took us a long time to finally decide to stay at the Riad Dar Karma. We wanted the authentic experience of saying in a traditional Riad, but at the same time we were attracted to the larger hotels for their larger swimming pools and outdoor areas.
We decided to stay at Riad Dar Karma as it offered a pool and looked stunning. When we were in Marrakech it was boiling and the pool was a real life saver. We spent our time out by the pool when the sun was at its warmest and went into the Medina when it had become a little cooler in the afternoon. Our friends were also staying in Marrakech at the same time as us but they were staying in a different riad without a pool, and wished because of this they had stayed somewhere like Dar Karma with a place to relax and cool down.
We were staying in the standard room. It was a nice room, but for the price we were a little disappointed as we had seen better rooms online for cheaper as ours was quite small. It was however very comfortable, with big beautiful windows which flooded the room with light. Our room was cleaned everyday and this wonderfully smelling shower gel and shampoo was replaced in the bathroom. Although our first impression of the room was a little disappointed by the end of the week we loved it and couldn't wait to get back to it after a long day walking around the medina!
The Riad itself was stunning. It was decorated beautifully and maintained wonderfully. The Pool and courtyard areas were beautiful and each night became magical with lanterns and lights. In the daytime the riad was incredibly peaceful and tranquil. The roof terrace was a wonderful place to sunbathe while listening to the birds. It was a wonderful haven from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech outside! Breakfast was served on the terrace every morning and was delicious. It became a favourite part of our day!
The people who worked at the hotel were always very friendly and kind. However, I did at times feel a little awkward when sunbathing by the pool as they were carrying out their everyday duties. This was by no fault of their own, but it did sometimes make us feel a little uncomfortable. This I guess would be one of the attractions of staying in a larger hotel. The Riad is also a 15-20 min walk away.
Nevertheless, the riad was a magical place to stay and we were very sad to leave. The staff were so kind and helpful and made us feel very looked after throughout our weeks stay. The riad was so beautiful, it was a stunning setting for relaxing and enjoying the moroccan sun. We would defiantly return to the riad and would recommend this riad to anyone who wants to enjoy the authentic moroccan experience with a few luxuries of a larger hotel. Thank you very much riad Dar Karma for a wonderful stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the middle of Marrakech's historical center with easy access by car, Dar Karma Riad is an exclusive boutique hotel with 6 rooms (3 suites and 3 singles), and welcomes up to 14 people. With large open patios, housing includes heated swimming pool, hammam, beautiful terraces, internet wifi everywhere.Bread, jams, Moroccan pastries as well as the whole gastronomic European and Moroccan cooking served at the Dar Karma Riad are home made from carefully selected organic products. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riad Dar Karma Hotel Marrakech