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“Lovely Place”
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Riad Karmela
Ranked #49 of 496 Hotels in Marrakech
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Maldives
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“Lovely Place”
Reviewed 18 May 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights a couple of days ago before we stayed in Dar Vedra. This is a very nice Riad with excellent breakfast to boot! The owner is very friendly and helpful, the staff are very nice. The only drawback is the location, but if you are good with directions it won't be a problem. You might get lost the first time, but then again, it's a part of the Marrakech experience getting lost in the middle of the souks and alleyways. All in all this is an excellent place! Glad we stayed here.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2010

If you're looking for an oasis in the middle of "hustle & bustle", look no further. Karmela is a true gem and would be difficult to better. The staff, rooms, facilities and food were of an exceptional standard.
The air of friendliness extended through to all the guets wheter they were from the UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, France or Holland,it was clear to see everyone was enjoying their stay!
The excursions were excellent and the drivers extremely good.

Had a great time.

Cheers,

MandY

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Versailles, France
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Reviewed 4 May 2010

We spent 2 nights with three kids (4, 11 and 14) in the riad Karmela. What a beautiful and peaceful place to stay in the middle of the amazing Medina of Marrakech. Very well situated close to most centers of interrest. The team was so kind in particular with the kids we will come back any time. Splending decoration and relaxing jacuzzi!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed 1 May 2010

great ambiance, very quiet (great!), good service and staff availability.

very well located: it was fun to be led from the hectic marrakech streets, through a labyrinth-like alley-way, and through a door that felt like the movie 'being john malkovich', straight into the riad's lobby, where the scenery completely changes - hectic street vs. a relaxed and silent inner patio and terrace.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2010

I would recommend you order the taxi from hotel to pick you up. but take note when you are looking for the sign that says Riad Karmela ours said Riad Camilla so we were there for some time sorting this out and even the driver had to make a call to the Riad to check he was waiting for us (slight Language problem)
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The Riad is a short walk from the Medina. Really very nice inside and the staff are lovely.
The roof garden is great to sunbathe or relaxes.
The food was very nice although we only ate there once. I would thoroughly recommend Le Foundouk restaurant. Truly beautiful and lovely food. Try and book the roof garden

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

My review starts with the service that we recieved before we entered the country. Our hosts sent an emial providing me with valuable information about the Riad, transfers, currency exchange etc. Upon arrival into the country we chose not to take the riad up on their offer of a pick up from the airport because it was cheaper. On hindsight, although it was cheaper than the 15 Euros they were quoting, it would have been much more conveinient. My advice to anyone is pay the extra, otherwise you may find yourself lost in the medina, handing out tips to everyone and anyone who is able to point you in the right direction!

The Riad itself was beautiful, tranquil and very friendly. Our room was spacious and unique and despite the delay in our room being available, the hosts were more than accomodating by offerring us another room to freshen up in. The indiviudal court yards are very pretty and the stray robin every so often, is a pleasant surprise.

By staying here, you are in walking distance to the souks, spice market, the palace, the tombs and a great cafe and restaurant. The staff's recommendations were spot on, although we were told not to drink the orange juice or eat at the night market but we did anyway and glad that we did!

Overall we had a great time and would most definately recommend this Riad.

Thanks Joel and Bouchra!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Surrey
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

Tucked away behind anonymous walls, Riad Karmela is a pleasant relaxing contrast to the activity and heat of the nearby souks.

The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly and went out of their way to sort out our travel problems.

The breakfasts are reasonable, but more should be done to prevent the local birds - who are a pleasant feature of the open courtyards - snacking on the bread and cereals.

The rooms are comfortable but, facing onto the open central courtyards could be subject to noise from neighbours - although the staff emphasise the need to be quiet when moving around the Riad at nighttime.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riad Karmela

Property: Riad Karmela
Address: 10 Derb El Feranne Azbetz | Place Ben Salah, Marrakech 40008, Morocco
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Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Marrakech
#75 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riad Karmela 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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