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 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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Friendly, comfortable, relaxing place to stay on the outskirts of Marrakech
This particular hotel is about 3/4 mile from the walled Medina of Marrakech, on the edge of an expanding Moroccan residential area, so the journey from the airport is interesting and a bit of an "eye-opener" and can lead you to question the wisdom of having chosen it in preference to others that are nearer to the centre of town, but on entering the complex you are transported to a different world. The main entrance/lobby contains an intricate fountain and superb "domed" ceiling as its centre piece and is a pleasant place to sit if taking advantage of the Free wifi service (which is only available in the lobby and not throughout the rest of the hotel) or milling around between the bar, restaurant and underground Bar Salon where the evening entertainment takes place. Most of the accommodation is based in two low level wings that extend backwards from either side of this lobby, creating a beautiful three sided garden courtyard that leads to the main outdoor pool area. Beyond this is an area containing a children's pool, tennis courts, mini golf and more gardens, plus a second, indoor heated pool (only open during the "winter season") and the hotel Spa where massage and beauty treatments are available. The rooms are basic but are kept clean and tidy by the friendly housekeeping staff. A free safe is available within your room to store passports and flight tickets etc. Some of the rooms in each wing overlook the central garden/pool area, but the odd numbers from 201-290 tend to be on the western side and overlook the edge of the property and onto an open rough space that looks as though it may well be used for further development in the future. Fortunately, this side is heavily planted with mature trees that screen the view and block out most of the noise of the surrounding areas, and provides a little shade in which to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine and the provide a lovely backdrop to the sunsets, though it does attract masses of roosting birds who can be pretty noisy at dawn and dusk (though I personally found it quite relaxing and very enjoyable to listen to). There are three restaurants on site, the main one in the lobby which serves buffet breakfast and dinner, the poolside restaurant and bar which serves lunch and snacks throughout the afternoon and the "Mille et Une Nuits" Moroccan style restaurant, also by the pool, which is free to use but has to be booked with the Head Waiter in the Main Restaurant and has limited space on two sittings. Generally there is plenty of variety of food available in all the restaurants on a daily basis (Cereals, Pastries, Cold Meats and Cheeses, Sausages, Eggs, "beans" and pancakes for breakfast, Soup, Salad, Pasta, Pizza, Pan Fried Fish, Meat and Poultry, Tagines, Cakes, Sweets and Ice Cream for lunch and dinner), but there isn't a massive amount of variety from one day to the next, so if you are only having one "main plate" per meal per day, it is easy to eat differently every day, but if you take full advantage of the "all inclusive facility" (and, let's face it, who doesn't?) you may well find you are eating basically the same 4 course lunch and dinner every day of your holiday. If you want to visit Marrakech, you CAN walk into town from this hotel, though it is a dirty, noisy, "exciting", 25-35 minute walk either straight through a VERY built up, truly Moroccan, residential area or alongside a multi-lane carriageway (It's nominally a dual carriageway, but there is very little lane discipline observed by the buses, lorries, taxis, cars, mopeds, donkey carts, cyclists or daredevil pedestrians that use it) to one of the lesser used gateways in the North Eastern corner of the Medina followed by a disorientating trip through the alleyways to the Jemaa el Fna. Alternatively, at reception you can book a place on the Hotel's Free transfer bus into town. The bus service starts at 9.00 am in the morning and takes about 15-20 minutes each way depending upon the traffic levels. You should, however, be aware that rather than take you directly to the centre of the Medina, it drops you outside the KFC in the Place 16 Novembre in the New Town and leaves you to make your own way into the Medina. Fortunately, the Koutoubia Mosque is visible directly down the perfectly straight Ave Mohammed V and is only a 10-15 minute walk away, depending upon how fast you walk and whether or not you stop to examine the sculptures in the open air art galleries you pass on the way. The Jemaa el Fna and the entrance to the Souks is on your left when you reach the Mosque (across a 6-10 lane highway depending how the locals are feeling). All of these places, and all of the "standard tourist sites", are easy to locate on the useful FREE map that you can get from the Hotel Reception. You don't have to book a seat on the bus back to the hotel from the Place 16 Novembre where you were initially dropped off, but bear in mind it is only a 17 seater minibus and does not run between 12.30 and 3.00pm so if you are hoping to catch the last bus back in time for lunch you may prefer to book. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel and would happily return.More
Andy S, 190735
such a nice Hotel made me feel safe and relaxed being a mum on my own with two children.
This hotel offers everything you would need in lovely settings. Staff friendly and helpful just all round nice place and would go back. All types and ages were staying here and most didn't leave the Hotel. We went to Atlas mountain and experienced some of Morocco's way of life. Trip was arranged with our Holiday company and was a great experience.More
Outstanding Excellent. - Hotel ,Services Food and Facilities Wow!!!!!
We were looking for a hot April getaway and Morocco came up on the list . We were very apprehensive about our trip and especially after reading all the reviews here . We were most pleasantly surprised at all the incorrect negative reviews DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. The hotel and gardens were stunning beautiful gardens with tennis courts , badminton,mini golf,bowling spa swimming pools animation team . The staff were the most courteous friendly helpful obliging I have ever come across. The facilities rooms and tortoises roaming around were a cute touch . The weather was amazing and the evening entertainment commenced with a mini disco at 8.30 followed by adult entertainment 9.30 till 10.30 with Moroccan night with belly dancer,africannight , karaoke and lotto dance and comedy they were very entertaining even for the kids . The hotel was clean and tidy at all times and the staff worked extremely hard to maintain the cleanliness .we were highly impressed and very happy with the variety and quality of food .it was excellent quality and every kind of salad , vegetable , show cooking of fish and beef steaks and Turkey chicken tagines and so many varieties of fruit and desserts you could think of . Breakfast was just as good with eggs made fresh for you including omelette , pancakes etc pastries juices cereal fruit . I could go on and on and for an all inclusive it is most definitely 4 star and above . It is definitely not canteen food . Lunch is served in a restaurant by the pool and breakfast and dinner in the orangerie restaurant . The is a bar serving all drinks day and night and what more could you ask for . All my requests were complied with and the hotel management is very caring and tended to our every need . There is no wifi in the rooms but you can sit outside on Cody sofas or in the lobby to get it which is quite pleasant and social . There are tea coffee machines and machines for drinks etc all day around the hotel . You will not go hungry at the hotel as breakfast is 7-10.30 then lunch us -2.30 till 3 and snacks of chips pano a pancakes and more between 3.30 and 5.30 and dinner is served 7-10 . There is a free shuttle bus to town and you can either walk to Jemma Al fan square or take a horse and cart or the bus . If u walk it will take 15-20 min depending on how fast you can walk and remember to haggle in the souks for a third of the price . It was an enjoyable and memorable holiday and very different experience yo our usual southern spain . We have decided already were going back . We were there beginning of April till easter and the air con was perfect as it was 34 degrees I'm not sure what the other reviews are based on . I have to mention the chef who came out to interact with guests and once I had told him we enjoyed the steak we were pleasantly surprised that he put it on the menu for us again before we left and sent a lovely box of the biscuits I enjoyed to my room . The staff make this hotel excellent and they go above and beyond there remit . I would say this is a perfect hotel and it is definitely not canteen good in fact we returned to the uk and went out to eat in an upmarket restaurant and I can honestly say that the food at riutikida gardens was ten times better . Well done all at tikida gardens for giving us a truly enjoyable amazing memorable holiday . We will see you next year .shamailaMore
We stayed at the Riu tikida gardens from 7/4/17 to 14/7/17 and found ourselves pleasantly surprised. A clean and comfortable hotel as you would expect from the Riu chain. the staff were pleasant and helpful and the food was good and there was a good variety. Visited the Morrocan restaurant on site and had an enjoyable meal,not having eaten morrocan food before I was pleasantly surprised. All the staff from gardeners to housekeeping to waiters and bar people and front desk were pleasant and professional and were really helpful. All in all a good holiday and I would happily visit this hotel againMore
Michael M S, 187067
Great service, fantastic value
The Riu Tikida Garden offers everything you'd expect from an all-inclusive break but what set it apart were the service, the setting and the quality of food. It's a clichÃ© to talk about the welcome at a hotel, but these guys seem to mean it. the staff could not be more helpful or friendly. We went with four teenagers who loved it. The hotel is a great place to be in itself as it's in such a beautiful setting, but it's also a great base from which to explore the wonderful craziness of Marakech. There was only one downside to the holiday and that's the time it takes to get through the airport both arriving and leaving. The security checks this time were greater than our first visit to Marakech 16 months ago so when leaving give yourself at least two hours.More
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