We stayed at the Riu Tikida Palmeraie for one week from the 6th Dec 2010 for our honeymoon. We took our 14 month old son Fin with us. We had never stayed in an all inclusive before and didn't know what to expect. I had read the reviews on here but thought this was the most suitable place to stay with a baby, and I was right.
The reception/resturant areas were beautiful, the staff lovely and so attentive and the hotel was immaculate.
Everywhere you went there was someone cleaning or gardening.
The food was lovely, and with a young family the buffet suited us. So much better than having to wait for service and no guilt if the baby wouldn't eat something!
The staff put a lovely bottle of champagne in our room for us and the cleaning staff scattered rose petals on our and our son's beds, left us towels in the shape of hearts or swans and folded our sons pj's each day with such care.
We didn't eat at the Italian at night but loved the Morrocan resturant.
We liked the drink for the main, but only liked the red wine which is more drinkable than totally enjoyable!. The wine is very dry, similar to the cheaper wine in Spain/Portugal, so if you only like fruity/medium wine you probly won't like it.
We used the bus into Jnaa el Fnaa a few times, explored the souks, went on a horse and carriage ride and visited Jardin Majorelle and Katoubia mosque.
Marrakech was everything we had hoped for and it was somewhere I had wanted to visit since a child.
The Morrocans love babies and our son soon got used to getting attention everywhere he went. This took a bit of getting used to from us too, but once we had it was so lovely for us to see children treated as a gift, rather than an annoyance to be managed as discreetly as possible.
The other guests were also lovely and friendly, so thanks to everyone who was there week of 6th Dec and was so lovely to us and our baby.
We had an amazing time, I can't praise this hotel enough and thanks to everyone we met during our stay, you all helped make our honeymoon so magical.
I would go back in a heartbeat.
- 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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