Riad Karmela

This hotel is located right in the heart of the old Medina, only 2 minutes walk from the entrance of the Souks Market, and also 2 minutes from the Museum of Marrakech and the Medersa Ben Youssef. Menara - Marrakech Airport is only 5 kilometres away. The famous and magic Place Djemma el Fnaa is only 8 minutes walk. Guests will be able to enjoy a summer plunge pool and several lounge areas both in the courtyards and also on the large terraces. They will also enjoy the view of the Atlas Mountains or all round the Riad, the roofs of the old Medina of Marrakech. The hotel also has sauna, massage rooms, hammam, pub, restaurant, day trips, car rental, and internet access.

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Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 40008, 10 Derb El Ferrane Azbetz, Marrakech, Morocco

Phone: +00212524387937


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Superb value and great service

May 2022 | LawyerAbroad

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.

Superb Staff

May 2022 | 932Charles

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.

Good value, large traditional Moroccan rooms, great breakfast, close to the centre

Apr 2022 | Wife2G

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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