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Riad Karmela

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent a weekend at the Ryad Karmela Princesse and what a beautiful weekend it was. For me, I found the beauty of Marrakech lies within the Souk and Medina. The location is perfect, with the famous, chaotic indoor markets right on your doorstep. Stepping from the dusty alley into the Ryad is a magical experience; a feeling of calm, tranquillity…silence. The staff, above all else, were the highlight of the Ryad; a wonderful welcoming, sufficient information in relation to the Ryad and Marrakech itself. Wonderful recommendations in relation to restaurants and sights ensured we had an adventurous and satisfying stay. Highlights of the Ryad include the interior decor, the fabously themed rooms and the private roof terrace; a wonderful spot to view the sunset, enjoy a glass of wine, listening to the faint hustle of the Souk below. Facilities were great, very clean, super comfortable bed and heated indoor pool/jacuzzi (very important after a day exploring Marrakech). The wifi could be better as different networks service different areas of the Ryad. The location could be a lowlight should you want an exclusive, “Western” themed hotel - you will not find these in the Medina.

Absolutely charming riad run by exceptional staff. The hospitality was superb, the breakfast was diverse and delicious! The rooftop terraces were there perfect way to view the sunset. Each room had a perfect combination of privacy while ensuring a communal feel. The reception offered affordable and breath-taking day excursions and other recommendations for sites around the city. Very sad to leave!

Beautiful Riad, well-decorated, well-located, and very well organized. Best staff and best service, you feel very welcome, relaxed and at home in the beautiful surroundings of the Riad. Perfect location, close to everything and the area feels completely safe when walking home at night also. Definitely the place to stay in the medina of Marrakech, looking forward to coming back.

This riad is VERY beautiful - we had an incredible stay, everybody was so nice and helpful - a BIG thank you to all the people, who are working for Riad Karmela! Everything was well organized (transfer from the airport, a warm welcome with tea, useful tips for the medina, offering for excursions...). The rooms are very clean, tastefully furnished & decorated - like a fairytale! We like to come back!

This riad truly exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed being there, everybody was friendly and helpful, the lounges were great, breakfast was good and the room had unique character. Also, the location was perfect. We can easily see coming back here.

Welcoming We were welcomed by a taxi at the airport amd accompagnied to the riad through the Medina's narrow streets to find a peaceful nest in the medina. They gave us a map and plenty of useful information about restaurants, hammams and place to visit. The waitresses and reception staff are really friendly. Room The room was large, typically decorated and perfectly clean. As it was winter (January), we suffered a little but the cold in the room and the guardian gave us a small heater we really appreciated. Location Really well situated, the ryad is at 10 minutes walk from Jeena El-Fna place and 5 minutes walk from Ben Salah place for taxis. Food The breakfast was colourful and generous (fruits, bread, eggs, smoked salmon, cheeses, cereals, juices). Indeed, they served us soy milk and non gluten food as we needed. There are two restaurants but we didn't eat there, we prefere explore the medina and outside. We really enjoyed our stay at Riad Karmela!

I really would like to thank you all the people who work for Riad Karmela. Because of them we had a such of extraordinary experience in Marrakesh! The position is perfect, the room is amazing, the courtyard with water, trees, and turtles around.. We really loved the breakfast with a homemade bread and jams. We tried the hammam! Everything was as I dream. Let's try it! We will come back fo sure!!!

We had a great time staying at the Riad. The hotel and the rooms are decorated very stylish and extraordinary, at the same time it has a very cozy feel to it. The staff is very welcoming, friendly, caring and attentive. The location is great so everything is in walking distance. We felt very at home and can't wait to go back to this hotel.

Stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. Arrived a little stressed and exhausted having overpaid for a taxi and then paying for directions (definitely use the Riad taxi service!!!!! Big mistake on our part not doing so!!!!!) we were welcomed with mint tea and biscuits. We were upgraded to a beautiful room which was a lovely surprise. Staff were very helpful in providing a map of the area and directions for getting out and about. The Riad is located about a 5 minute walk from the beginning of the Souk and a 10 minute walk from the main square. Breakfast was lovely - fruit, delicious fresh croissants, cheese, meats and smoked salmon as well as a number of other options!! The breakfast/seating area is wonderful and Very peaceful - lots of little birds chirping and surrounded by orange trees. It was also lovely to relax there after a busy day and play one of the board games that are available to use. Will definitely return!!! Don’t bother driving yourself mad hunting for somewhere to stay - Riad Karmela is the perfect choice.

Very nice chambers. Great breakfast. Very friendly and helpfull staff! They arranged the pick up at the airport for us and we could leave the luggage we didn't need when we went on a 3 day Atlas and Sahara trip. Next time we visit Marrakech we will book this Riad again.

10, Derb El Ferrane Azbezt Marrakech

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Marrakesh Museum and Almoravid Koubba
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Medina, Riad Karmela is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Marrakesh Museum and Almoravid Koubba. This 19-room, 4-star riad welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Marrakech and also a short walk from Jamaa el Fna and Ben Youssef Mosque.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the riad and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


All 19 air-conditioned rooms provide free bottled water and safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.

Property features

A full-service spa, a spa tub, and a sauna are featured at Riad Karmela. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 15 per vehicle one-way. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this spa riad include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Suite

Full 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 5

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite (Private Terrace)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1356 reviews