Hotel Riu Tikida Garden  

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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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local and imported alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

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 wholemeal 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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Lovely little hotel but beware the pool

We booked a 10 night stay with First Choice and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Our rooms were ready in a quiet part of the hotel with a balcony facing the gardens. The beds were really comfortable. Other guests were mainly British and the staff were really friendly. I have travelled with first choice regularly due to the kids club and entertainment programme. Unfortunately on this occasion the daytime activities were extremely limited as they said the weather was too hot. It's in Morocco, surely they are aware of the temperature and could design a covered area for the kids to play under? The evening entertainment on the two nights we attended was very good. Belly dancing and African drums. The food was nice, traditional Moroccan tagine but then pizza, chips ect for fussy eaters. Fresh salads, even ham which surprised me as it is a Muslim country. Really nice fresh juices at breakfast. No bacon! After the second day in the pool my sons feet and hands were bleeding. The anti slip surface at the bottom of the pool (the pool is not fully tiled) was just too rough for his feet. He managed to cut his fingers playing in the pool doing handstands. After an afternoon sat in the lobby watching him playing on the ipad I questioned why we had left the UK...I spoke to the rep who asked me to cone back the next day. Then I spoke to the hotel mamager directly who was able to transfer us to another Riu hotel. To be fair my son was in the pool for about 8 hours. The hotel pool is fine for older guests who might have a bit of hard skin on their feet or children who swim and don't put their feet on the bottom much. But for kids standing in the pool all day playing games with soft feet will get hurt. Also note that the indoor pool is not open in the Summer, so check the small print! Didn't get a chance to use the Spa so can't comment. More

HarrowDays, 186338


This hotel certainly isn't s a 4 star, to be perfectly honest I would give this hotel a 2. The rooms are small with little air conditioning. The pool was big but the loungers were pushed so close together that it felt intimidating. The pool staff were rude, there wernt enough sun shades to go around unless of course you tipped the pool staff to save you one. You needed to be up and around the pool by 7.30 just to save a seat/lounger and if you were lucky a sun shade. We've stayed in many Riu hotels before but this is far by the worst of the bunch. The pool restaurant which is open for snacks during the day absolutely stank of a sick smell, we are currently 3 days into a 10 day stay and have already packed to move out of here. Please do read the bad reviews because they are correct. Onto the staff... They are amazing especially the reception area, the waiters in the main restaurant work hard too plus the grounds maintenance staff and of course the room maids. Pool staff. The younger men are as helpful as can be but the main older man is rude and dismissive, he was only interested in helping those that tipped him, he would go around the pool in the mornings shaking customers hand and welcoming a back hander for his services. I would like to say at this point that during the last few days I've tipped everyone but it shouldn't have to be for services rendered but as a thank you. Never again would I recommend this hotel nor will I be revisiting. More


A Genuine Review

We have just returned from a ten day break to Tikida Garden, booked via Thomson Holidays. During our break we read and thought about the reviews that had been left about this hotel, comments that we heard from other guests around the pool and in various parts of the complex, some good and some bad. Now for our review, which is nothing more than our opinion but is factual. Firstly, let's get the bad out of the way: 1) Sunbed hogging. This is extreme, and we mean extreme! The hotel has a policy, which is publicised in many areas, including signs around the pool, forbidding reservation of sunbeds before 8am yet as early as 6am, to our knowledge, towels were strategically placed in many parts of the pool area. We sat next to two empty sunbeds one day until 3pm when the owners of the towels arrived to remove their towels and walk off! The hotel really need to address this as a matter of urgency as it blighted our stay somewhat. We work hard and when on holiday we do not want to be getting up at 6am just to that we can have a seat around the pool, unfortunately there is a strong contingent of very sad people who do this. 2) The air conditioning in the main restaurant is shocking with only three free standing air-con units, most of the time not all of them switched on, couple this with plastic/pvc coated seats and you have a recipe for an uncomfortably sweaty meal! 3) We are not overly bothered about being entertained in the evenings, preferring to make our own entertainment. However, what little we did see of the "shows" was poor to say the least. It also starts very late. 4) WiFi. As other reviewers have mentioned it is incredibly poor and only available in the lobby but drops out randomly. We mentioned this to the reception staff on one occasion and were informed that guests in the rooms above reception and the lobby stay connected to it permanently meaning that other guests are unable to connect! Yet again another example of the selfishness of some fellow guests. Now, for the good parts. 5) Food - typical all inclusive but all very well cooked, well presented and plentiful. We've no grumbles here; even the fussiest of eaters would surely find something to eat. 6) Cleanliness - We felt this was faultless in all areas. 7) Shuttle bus. If you stay here please do not just stay in the complex. The shuttle bus is efficient and punctual stopping outside KFC in central Marrakech, a pleasant walk to both the Medina and sparkly new shopping mall. 8) Pool. Large and clean although tiles around the pool tended to be slippy, but hey we're in Africa here no EU health and safety laws! 9) Drinks. We found them okay. Some have commented that they are watered down, may be they are but nonetheless, we didn't have a problem, we didn't intend to get drunk every night! 10) Beautiful gardens. See if you can spot a tortoise! To sum up. Is this a four star? Considering you are in Africa, yes folks Morocco is not in Europe, we believe this is a four star, but possibly only just. We enjoyed our stay at Tikida Garden and would recommend it but draw attention to the negatives. We stayed in room 290, very easy access to the pool but also allowed anyone to look through our window - so, if you do stay in room 290 be prepared for the odd peeping-tom!More



First time we travelled to Marrakesh and as a city it was beautiful! The Tikidia Garden is a lovely hotel not too far from he centre and a short distance from the airport. We couldn't fault the hotel, the rooms given were nice and clean and all the staff were very welcoming. The only negative impact was that my son had some how cut his toe in the pool whilst playing...Therefore if you are planning on playing the water games and moving around on your feet in the water you should wear suitable footwear. This was the only hiccup of the holiday, otherwise it was throughly enjoyed by us all, even the slightly cringe worthy evening entertainment, I personally loved it!More


Not 4 Star

This hotel is a 2/3 star if that. The staff are good apart from the reception staff who spoke very little English and were rude at times. The food is more or less the same through out. Generally outside the hotel you have to haggle for everything. The Thomson rep advised us that taxis from hotel to medina will be about 150dhirams. We paid 40dhirams. The excretions that Thomson offered were way too expensive(e.g. Discover Marrakech by Thomson was about 1200 dhirams from Thomson. We paid 400dhirams) compared to what you can book outside yourself. Mohammed's shop outside this hotel can get you anything and everything you need. More

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