Having tried a Riu hotel in mexico last year ( the Tequila in playa del Carmen ) and been very impressed we were somewhat a little disappointed with the RIU Tikida Palmeraie.
Firstly the thomsons info says selected imported drinks, well if you like martini then this is correct but there are no others, its all local. The draught beer pumps were not being used in any of the bars and there was only one choice of canned beer which was being kept in large plastic containers covered in a little ice. This is not acceptable for a Riu hotel !
Secondly, the evening entertainment is a joke apart from the occasional duo playing at the pool bar area.
Third, as a pensioner I had to request a change of room as ours was a long way from reception/restaurant, up 2 flights of stairs then all the way at the back of the block. I will say, however, that the reception staff are excellent and sorted this so we moved next morning to a ground floor room. Any problems,such as in our case, the fridge not working and one day no bath towels left in the room, were again sorted very quickly.
fourth, you have to get up very early, 7 am , if you want a decent bed around the football pitch sized pool, even heard that the pool attendants were being paid to put towels on beds for some guests.
We did have a very good holiday and would recommend anyone who has not been to morocco, especially Marrakech, to visit and see the medina and souk etc, provided you are not put off by the insane driving there !
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