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Riad Karmela

4-star4 stars
10, Derb El Ferrane AzbeztPlace ben Saleh, Medina, Marrakech40000Morocco

4-star riad with 3 bars/lounges, near Jemaa el-Fnaa
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • The staff were all extremely helpful.Nov 5, 2018
  • Riad Karmela was a tranquil and stylish Riad in the heart of Marrakesh, located down a…Sep 25, 2018
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Riad Karmela

from £97
  • Standard Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Family Suite
  • Superior Room
  • Suite (Private Terrace)

What’s around Riad Karmela


  • In Medina
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa (14-minute walk)
  • Menara Mall (41-minute walk)
  • Shrob ou Shouf Fountain (4-minute walk)
  • Medersa Ben Youssef (5-minute walk)
  • Ben Youssef Mosque (6-minute walk)
  • Maison de la Photographie (6-minute walk)
  • Bab Debbagh (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Marrakech (RAK-Menara) 19-min drive
  • Marrakech Central Station 17-min drive
  • On-site parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 12:30 PM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Children (3 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Built in 1800
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Karmela has 2 treatment rooms. Services include massages and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa.


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in Moroccan cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Riad Karmela’s small print

Also known as

  • Riad Karmela Marrakech
  • Riad Karmela
  • Karmela Marrakech
  • Karmela
  • Riad Karmela Hotel Marrakech
  • Riad Karmela Hotel Marrakech


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 5 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have lifts.

Transfers via required shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 48 hours before travel by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 119 reviews

Riad Karmela
A little oasis!
We are a family of four. We stayed at this beautiful Riad for four nights. The staff were very attentive, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend a stay in this Riad if you are looking to stay in the Medina. Excellent.
Georgina, gb4 night trip
Riad Karmela
Amazing location
Great location and the driver (arranged via the Riad in advance) was really helpful. We were upgraded to Karmela Pricesse which was a nice surprise. We were given good information about the local area and how to find our way around. We were unfortunate to visit in very cold wet weather and unfortunately could not get our room warm. We did mention this but unfortunately it remained an issue throughout our 2 day stay. We ate in the Riad restaurant on the first night. The food was very good although quite pricey and again, the dining room was very cold so we elected to eat elsewhere on the second night to warm up a little! Breakfast is fine but unfortunately I have a bit of a fear of birds flying round indoors - and there were always birds! Just one the first day but 2 the second day and they were perstently landing on the buffet food which completely put me off breakfast. Some food was covered but the pastries and bread were not and they were enjoying tucking in to these! In warmer weather I’m sure the Riad would be more comfortable but unfortunately I wouldn’t be keen to visit again due to the birds.
A Traveller, gbOther trip
Riad Karmela
Oasis amongst the chaos
Absolutely loved riad karmela. Going back a second time was like coming home. The staff were so friendly and helpful and it was such a peaceful tranquil place to be amongst the hustle of the streets around. Lovely rooms with water and dates. Tea facilities would have been nice but staff happy to accommodate. Definitely will be back if returning to Morocco
Joanna, gbOther trip
Riad Karmela
Paradise found
Luckily we took previous travellers advice about booking an airport transfer - good move. The chances of finding the riad is remote with lots luck needed. Once at Karmela we were checked in by Joel, with mint tea and a full explanation of location and other information, we were then informed that we were being accommodated in the Karmela Princess riad - WOW. This was situated next door just across a narrow covered alley. The Karmela Princess was a beautiful oasis of peace and a brilliant place to escape the sensory overload of the Souks outside. Close enough to get in the thick of the city 10 mins walk away but far enough away to be a secluded spot for recuperation. The roof terrace was a fantastic respite during the day. The Karmela Princess's rooms were all individually designed and decorated to a very high standard.The bathrooms continued the individual theme, his and hers basins, hot water within seconds of turning the tap. All the staff in the riads were friendly and happy to assist in any way. Breakfast was taken in the Karmela, a great continental selection of pastries, croissants, meats and cheese, fruits, cereals eggs and pancakes were cooked to order. This Riad is just perfect for a stay in Marrakesh, Thank You Joel and Bouchra
Nigel, gb7 night romance trip
Riad Karmela
Very welcoming.
This was a great find. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful from the moment we arrived. Having never been to an Arabic country, we were very grateful to the staff for their tips and local knowledge. The Riad was very peaceful and safe. Would recommend eating in the evening at the Riad, wonderful food! Our room was beautiful, with many Morroccan artefacts, and windows facing out to the inner courtyard, complete with orange trees and a water fountain. I highly recommend this Riad as a great place to stay in the old Medina.
Karen, gb4 night romance trip

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