We stayed here July 17th - July 24th A lovely looking hotel with pristine gardens, Check in was efficient and quick even though we arrived quite late in the evening they had left the restaurant open so we could get something to eat which was very nice. There is quite a variety on offer so long as you’re not a pizza and chips person. Try the different salads, they are lovely.
The speciality Moroccan restaurant is a nice setting although found the seating a little low if you sit in the lower tables. 1st course is self service, 2nd course is chicken or lamb tagine or a veggie option, and desert is self service.
The pool is of a good size and has the normal early morning gang with towels. We never did that and still always managed to find a bed. In previous reviews I have read about people talking about wasps flying around, I only found this if you left your empty drinks lying around, even though they do come around collecting these sometimes its best just to take them yourself away from the pool side.
You can get your drinks and lunch from the poolside eatery, the only drink we found with any potency in was the sangria, 3 liquors topped up with red wine, we did have a few of these.
The rooms are clean, and the staff are so friendly. Rooms cleaned every day and fresh towels. Shame there is only 2 English channels on the TV. I know I’m not there to watch TV but after a long day around the pool, and an evening out it’s nice to come back and watch something.
Now for the real downside, the Zanzibar is a lovely bar, nice and cool, the bar staff are so friendly and can have a good chat with. The part that really lets this down is the entertainment; we saw a little stage area thinking that we would see some nice things in the evenings, how wrong was I, the poor guy who was trying to play his guitar whilst trying to sing whilst we tried to guess the song. I feel that the evening can be as bigger part of your holiday as any other time but this relentless act went on night after night. A lot of people come in get a drink and go out again which is a shame as so much could be done to change this.
The hotel was made aware that it was my birthday and I received a letter from the reception to show this to the restraunt manager the next time we was in, upon which we were shown to our own reserved table with a candle, rose petals and a bottle of bubbly. The waiter was really attentive and they all came and sang happy birthday to me, then for desert they gave me a lovely cake, which I have to admit I had to share. This was such a lovely touch, and I know the hotel read these reviews so I’d like to say many thanks for this.
There is a free bus into town but unfortunately it doesn’t drop you close to the markets unlike the sister hotel (Palmerie) so you have a 20 min walk in searing heat to get to the market. So after walking there and around that walk back doesn’t seem that appealing. We decided to get a carriage ride back to the hotel, don’t pay any more that 150dh that’s what I paid and there was 5 in the carriage.
Over all a lovely week, would I stay here again? I think I would, I have stayed at both Riu hotels now and they both have their good points and bad points. Feel free to ask anything if you need any more advice
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech