At this hotel, a good-sized pool is backed up by a trio of bars and a Moroccan à la carte nestled in the gardens.
This hotel is set in lovely gardens. Inside, it’s all marble floors and ornately-tiled ceilings. There’s a courtesy bus to Gueliz’s modern shops – about 25 minutes’ walk on from there takes you to the medina.
There’s a large pool for everyone, plus a separate children’s pool. A buffet restaurant takes care of meals, and the à la carte place specialises in Moroccan tagines. A pair of bars take care of evenings.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local and imported alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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The outdoor pool with wraparound terrace comes with sunbeds and parasols, plus there's extra shaded provided by the surrounding trees.
International buffet restaurant
The international buffet restaurant offers a choice of products for breakfast, traditional and international lunches and assorted desserts for after dinner. This restaurant also has themed buffet evenings.
Kids' club in school holidays
A hotel-run club for kids aged 4 to 12 years. It's a great place to make new friends.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms come with a balcony or a terrace for that extra room outdoors. Your room will have an extra bed, air-conditioning, a TV and a shower in the bath.
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The hotel is nice and beautiful gardens. Rooms are ok, air conditioning is not good but after an hour or keeping the doors closed it cools to around 20 degrees. The food is repetitive with no daily variety. The chicken and beef and lamb is unbelievably grisly. Disgusting to eat. My wife and I lived on cheese cobs and fries for 8 days and nights. The spaghetti Bolognese is bland, fresh food is bland, salads are rotten no drinks whatsoever after 12pm, no soft drinks and only warm water available. We have raised our concerns to the hotel manager, numerous complaints made by guests, they tell us to not say anything else to other guests as they are trying to help us. An excursion was just a selling ploy, took us to a roasting bakery and a pharmacy with exotic spices like paprika and cumin.... WHAT????? Drinks are so weak and we were told by bar manager only 1 drink at a time and they were served in a tiny glass with a dribble of alcohol. This is not an all inclusive resort as it all closes at 12am. We arrived at 1am and we were told there would have been food for us, nothing, nothing at all and then the staff wanted a tip as he was hovering around our room showing us the bathroom and wouldn't leave. Mate, I can find the bathroom but no need to use it as I had no food or drink. Really disappointed with this resort, horrible time and just waiting to go home, only 5 nights left... Great... do not book, WiFi is rubbish and so is the entertainment... this review is harsh as we have not got anywhere with the managers here... they are not bothered... Will be writing a letter to Riu direct. Have been robbed. Ps intimidating security watching over you while you have a drink. Sunbeds are all taken at 5.30am but the sign says no reserving them, tip the pool guy and he gives you a sunbed. Tennis courts are never used, turn them into a swimming pool. There is so much that's wrong with this resort it's unbelievable, will never be using this one again... I'm hoping someone can resolve this but not holding my breath, Riu have taken our money and they are happy, we are not... More
Relaxing girls holiday
Positives - there is a free shuttle bus into Marrakesh from the hotel. - the food is excellent. - bar/ restaurant/ reception service is all fantastic (special mention to Bouamri Mhamed who was brilliant in the main restaurant). - they provide bottled water at no cost for the rooms. - there is plenty of sun loungers to go round however you must get down early to reserve one especially if you want one pool side. - all the entertainment team speak numerous languages fluently. - You can eat in the a la carte restaurant as many times as you like, the food was lovely however the menu stays the same all the time. - There are 4 tennis courts, bowls, 2 table tennis tables, volleyball court, badminton, mini golf and a football area and you can borrow all the equipment free of charge during the day Negatives - gym and indoor pool are not included with the all inclusive aspect, you have to pay to use both - evening entertainment lacked variety - beach towels have to be handed in by 5pm - air conditioning did not work very well in any of the rooms - Smoking is allowed anywhere around the pool, even near the shallow end with children around. More
Some like it hot hot hot
We are just leaving the Tikida Garden after a really nice week I the very hot North African sunshine (45'+). The hotel was great, rooms large and airy fresh towels etc every day. The staff are lovely we were met with smiles wherever we went - bar staff exceptional we never waited more than a minute to be served Wafa Ismail and Micham deserve special mention as lots of holiday makers we met also said how nice they were. The food was great (although a bit same as others have mentioned) but we always found something decent and didn't have a bad meal. The hotel could do with another pool, the main pool is very large but you have to get up between 6:30 and 7:30 to get a decent spot. The animation team during the day are very good, we've never seen as many people doing Aqua aerobics anywhere else we've been must be 70+ at every session. The games etc go on right through the day until 5pm all sessions wit good attendance. We're not too sure we'd recommend this hotel for kids due to the August heat and not much children's entertainment. Souks and Jemma el Fna are very busy during the evening and a bit daunting for some with pushy / aggressive sales technique and tightly packed crowds, we also went in the morning 10am which was less busy and easier to negotiate (I would recommend a trip at both times but buy in the morning) get a taxi there for 100dr as the organised trips feedback was very poor. Mohamed shop is just outside on the left, he's a good character and lots of people bought from him at fair prices - we bought a very large rug (God knows how we're going to get it home). Definitely worth a weeks stay if you can get a good price - we booked direct with the hotel and cheap easy jet flights for around £900 all inclusive. For a July August trip we though was very good value. More
Just got back from a week here. Its a lovely clean, friendly hotel. The rooms are a good size and clean. The staff are awesome and cant do enough for you, your want for nothing. the swimming pool is a very good size and enough sun beds for everyone. The food was lovely so you will not starve lol. My week was relaxing and just what was needed.More
could not ask for anything better
Had a lovely stay at this hotel been home a week and missing it very much, lovely comfortable room,friendly staff good food fantastic pool helpful staff at reception. friendly cleaners who kept our room beautiful and clean towels changed regular.. Entertainment is full on if wanted but not pestered if not wanting to join in, would recommend this hotel we were travelling as a couple.Sun beds were in great demand as an early rise was sometimes needed if you wanted a day at the pool.More
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