Even though it was a nice hotel there were many annoying features. The staff were merely efficient and not really polite. They hung around for a tip when not even the children in the souks do this, it made one feel uncomfortable. The staff behind reception were rude and thought of me as an inconvenience when I wished to exchange United Arab Emirate Dirhams for Moroccan Dirhams after a mix up at the currency exchange in England (and I truly believe they took a rather large chunk of this as commission).
Do not take anything from the minibar, and just a bottle of water around the bar/swimming pool is around 4 times the price of water elsewhere in Marrakech. The Breakfast is average, and the buffet lunch a total rip-off.
On a brighter point the hotel itself was clean and the gardens were beautiful. The staff who work in the gardens are respectful and not rude, unlike front of house staff and restaurant staff. The animation team are a good laugh, however will pester non-stop to try and involve you in activities throughout the day.
For the remaining time in Marrakech we stayed in a beautiful Riad, and there really is no comparrison. Even though the pool at the hotel is decent, this really should not sway you to stay here over a Riad. To get anywhere from this hotel costs a small fortune, and you will not experience 'real' Marrakech. But if you like a holiday where you could be anywhere in the world then this place is for you, but I wouldn't put up with the high prices.
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech