We stayed at the Clubhotel RIU Tikida Palmeriae for one week on our first visit to Marrakech. On arrival at the hotel we were very impressed with the customer service during check-in and were very pleased to find that the hotel had fulfilled our request of a mountain-view room.
The weather was extremely warm whilst we were there (temperatures reached a maximum of 56 °C) and the huge swimming pool was a great relief from the temperature outside. Even though many people also found relief in the hotel swimming pool it was plenty big enough for everyone. There was also ample shade around the pool to be able to keep out from the sun.
The gardens are a delight to walk around when the sun has gone down and it is clear to see that the gardeners work extremely hard to keep the grass and exotic plants lush and green.
We thoroughly enjoyed the food at the hotel and especially enjoyed tasting the wide variety of local cuisine in the Moroccan restaurant; it is definitely worth at least one visit during your stay. The drinks were better than we expected for an all-inclusive holiday with a wide choice of cocktails and spirits on offer.
We used the complimentary shuttle bus to visit the Marrakech medina once during our visit. There are plenty of spaces on this large, modern, well air-conditioned coach however it is necessary to book a day before you wish to use it with reception. It takes approximately 20 minutes to get into the medina but it is well worth the visit to see the Koutoubia mosque, Jemaa el Fna and Souks.
The only downside for us was that this hotel seems to cater mostly to families with children. Which was not what we were looking for, however if you are looking for a family friendly hotel they seemed to have lots organised for children to take part in and the staff were very attentive to children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Opening winter 2009/10 * Located in Marrakech * Main building and 2-storey annexes * 65,000 m2 gardens * 5 km from Marrakech's old quarter * 800 m from various shops * 13 km from the airport * 900 m from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa ... more less
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