My partner and I stayed here from 8th-18th July. It takes just 25 mins max from the airport, just enough time to fill in the required forms which will speed up your check-in.
(Tip: keep hold of your suitcase when finding your transfer coach, people will try to 'help' for a tip)
We arrived late, and the hotel had kept some food out in the restaurant which was a nice surprise. This led onto a quick check-in and we were in our room.
Block B "La Katoubia" - central to the reception area and the pool. Super clean rooms, maid service every day, towels & bedding changed twice each week. Air conditioning worked in our room, and we had a second electronic key so we could leave it on all day.
The pool is so refreshing after the 35 degrees+ heat. Plenty of sunbeds, although if you want pool-side you need to be up at the crack of dawn. I wasn't bothered, so had a lie-in and still got two with a parasol at about 830-9am.
Lunch time food was repetitive, but always fresh salads, fruit, bread, various cooked meats & tagines (and pizza and chips of course)...
Dinner time was supposed to be a long trouser affair, but this didn't appear to be the case. Men in smart shorts seemed the norm. Again, the food was repetitive but there were some lovely options. I am really picky, but I always managed to have a full plate of food. Tagines, cooked meats, fish, salad... I just kept in mind that we'd paid about £50 per day including flights, hotel, food, drinks- it was fantastic value for money.
The shuttle bus into Marrakech took about 10 mins, with reduced service during Ramadan. Drop off in new town, about a 20 minute walk to Jemaa el Fna square (take a bottle of water) - look for KFC then follow that road right to the square!
We went into Marrakech in the evening in a taxi from outside reception. This cost 100 dh to the skybar, we then walked up to the square (about 25 mins) then got a petit taxi back from near the shuttle bus drop off point, and this was 70 dh back to the hotel.
Try to speak French if possible, they appreciate the effort rather than speaking always in English.
Bar staff all very friendly! Especially Simo :) Reception staff are excellent, with fantastic English skills. If you go with Thomson, the rep Sam isn't the best- the tours seemed expensive, and people were just going and exploring on their own...
Please feel free to ask any questions.
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech