When I read some reports on Tripadvisor I wonder if people have been to the same place as me and then remember you can't please all the people all the time and you definitely can't please some people ever.
Having travelled extensively around the world and stayed in some of the very best hotels I can honestly this hotel is really excellent value.
It is my third visit to Marrakesh, the previous twice in staying in two of the top 5* hotels, although when return I will definatlely stay at the Riu Tikida Palmeraie again.
Our small group were all in our fifties/early sixties but their were loads full of young people with kids who appeared to be having a great time.
The food was excellent (I guess the French influence) although the specialist restuarants did not offer much difference from the main restuarants.
The staff were some of the best I have come across anywhere, extremely helpful with a great sense of humour.
Sometimes on 'all inclusive' you can wait to get servided with drinks. This was never a problem here.
I guess the only people who would not like this hotel are those that think putting 'Birds Eye' peas with their fish and chips turns it into a gourmet meal, and there are some of those about. You hear people moaning and you wonder why they ever leave the Uk.
Although 20 minutes into the centre of Marrakesh the free hotel shuttle bus runs most of the day, although if you want to stay there in the evening you will need a taxi back (about £8.00)
If you want to go into the Atlas Mountains use the guy from the activity company based in the hotel. They are almost 70% less than the tour operators. You are in a private vehicle (not a bus) with a driver who speaks brilliant english and is very knowlegible
Visit Marrakesh and this hotel inparticular, irrespective of your age, you will have a great time.
- 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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