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“Excellent quality of accomodations and service. Cooking was excellent.”
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Riad Karmela
Ranked #42 of 499 Hotels in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 March 2011

We stayed four days in Ryad Karmela and appreciated a lot the wellcoming of the staff, from the taxi-driver dedicated to the Riad to the owners of the hotel. We were very well adviced for the sightseeing. The room (for three) was very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts and cooking were very good.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

An oasis of peace and quiet in stark contrast to the dust and bussle of the centre of a busy city, The riad is decorated luxuriously with local artefacts. The rooms are clean and there is a supply of aromatic shampoo and shower soap. The whole is divided into small sections and alcoves for private dining or just sitting and relaxing. Similarly, the roof has many private spaces for peaceful contemplation or simple sun worshipping. The staff are friendly, accessible and always helpful.

The food is plentiful and tastie, and there are very good restaurants close by if you can find them in the maze of alleyways.

If you have time take a visit to the Atlas Mountains, where you can walk and have a very good lunch with a local family.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

WOW! Second visit to Marrakech and could not have been happier with my stay in Joel's fabulous Riad. My partner and I received incredible hospitatlity and were left to our privacy. This was a very memorable journey to me and the nights in Karmela could not have been better. The massage and hammam were well worth the extras. Cannot wait to be back. Thanks to Joel and his wonderful staff.
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Thank naththom
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

I just came back from an amazingly romantic valentines week with my partner at Riad Karmela. My first surprise was when I walked into my room and found rose petals everywhere and a bottle of champagne. Joel, Said, Carmel and Assis were the best host sI have ever had, with a genuine intention to be hospitable not to follow a protocol like in most luxury hotels. They put us in the smaller Riad which made us feel like we were staying at our own private palace. The food there is also amazing, and the hammam fabulous... I consider Riad Karmela my home in Marrakech, I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Renato Zamagna & Nathan Thomas

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank worldtroter
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

We had an absolutely fantastic week at Riad Karmela - first time in Marrakech was a perfect combination of the buzzling Medina, Arab culture, friendly and inclusive Morrocans and the relaxing atmosphere at the riad. The riad was perfectly situated at the back of the souks and the restoration they have done seems impeccable. The room Kaiss was a little dream in itself (although it took a bit of getting used to the sounds echoing upstairs). The Atlas excursion was very good (although we would like to climb a bit higher next time). Dinners were very good - compliments to the cook for the Beuf Tangier, - which was superb (as was the Monkfish)! We have already decided to come back next year in March sometime.

Minor minuses would be a price and no eggs or ham/salami for breakfast. But all in all - full pot from us.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

I went with a group of girlfriends for a birthday celebration. We relaxed by the fountain under the orange trees while we were served complimentary mint tea and biscuits. Very friendly staff showed us the easiest way to get around on a map, pointing out highlights and tips for not getting lost! My room was beautiful with a little balcony overlooking one of the courtyards. I'd definitely go back!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Allixa
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

As we stepped over the threshold of The Riad Karmela after tramping through the alleyways following our luggage on a trek cart, any fears we may have had about the quality of our accommodation were completely allayed. The beautifully laid out building with with its internal courtyards, fountain & many discreet nooks & crannies conveyed an atmosphere of calm & restfulness. Bouchra & Joel are helpfulness personified, the rooms are charming - clean & idiosyncratic. The breakfast menu suited all palates and our one dinner experience was delicious. We would not hesitate to return

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank zamerria
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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:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Marrakech
#75 Romantic Hotel in Marrakech
Price Range: £51 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riad Karmela 4*
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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