Who are we?

The owner Joël is a former hotel professional and worked in Europe for more than 25 years. His experience in Marrakesh began with the acquisition of the Riad Karmela iwith eight bedrooms in 2006 and he has since expanded by integrating two other houses and pushing the room total up to 19. In 2007, the Petit Karmela opened with five bedrooms opposite No. 7, but independent fromthe main Riad. In 2014, he bought three new riads opposite the Riad Karmela and after 18 months of work is now opening the new
Guests are welcome to use the facilities in the Riad Karmela in the Marrakesh Medina just opposite, and to enjoy its restaurants, bar, and beauty and wellness treat ments. A riad with a spa, it offers a traditional Moroccan hammam, two massage rooms, and a sauna.

Children and animals

For safety and layout reasons, we are unable to accept children under four years of age. The swimming pool is unsupervised and stairs and terraces can present a risk for young children. We regret that we are unable to accept pets.

Assistance in your language

We have an experienced team at your disposal to assist you, advise you and listen to you (French, English, Spanish, German).

Welcome and service

We have an experienced team on hand to assist you, advise you, and help you during your stay in Marrakesh.
We speak English, French, Spanish, and German. On your arrival, we’ll give you all the information required to ensure you have a pleasant and relaxing stay: a map of the Medina, excursions, the treatment menu, ou tings information, etc.

Riad decor

The Riad Karmela is an 18th-century Riad restored in the Moroccan tradition with the Zouac-painted ancient doors, four orange trees in the middle of the patio and the fountain in Fes Zellige tiles. The artisans have respected the authenticity of the typical traditional construction materials such as the Zellige tiles, taddelakt lime plaster, sculpted cedar wood, stucco, painted wood, and adobe earth walls. The Riad Karmela and its furnishings meet 4* standards in Morocco and at international level.
For the Riad Karmela Princesse , Joël opted for a modern adaptation highlighting traditional Moroccan materials including the wood (Moucharabieh), Fes Zellige tiles, crafted and hammered copper, woven wool (Boucharouite rugs), taddelakt lime plaster and cement tiles. The furnishings meet 5*luxury boutique hotel standards in Morocco and at international level.
The riad PETIT KARMELA is another riad opposite the Riad Karmela. It has five bedrooms and suites with room for 10 to 12 people. Its furnishings are in the 3* category.
Dinners at the Riad Petit Karmela are served at the Ria d Karmela either on the main patio during winter or on the terraces from May onwards.
Exclusive hire of the whole riad can be made for family reunions, seminars, conferences, etc.
These three riads comprise 34 rooms (19 + 5 and now an additional 9 rooms) in total