Just got back from a family holiday with a toddler and a baby and have to say it was one of the best holidays we've ever had thanks mainly to the lovely venue and amazing staff at the Tikida Gardens. Read some of the reviews before we went and seeing the ones giving the hotel a 3 star status is unfair - I've stayed in lots of 5* hotels all over the world and can deffo say this one deserves 4*.
beautiful gardens and public areas, lovely pool, lots of space outside for loungers and seats. Absolutely spotless. It also has 4 tennis courts, 2 petanque courts, beach volley ball court, badminton, handball court and little mini golf. The sports areas are all spread out behind the garden beyond the pool so lovely and secluded. Table tennis for kids and adults too.
Food choice was great - don't know how anyone could complain but I do like lots of fresh fruits, veg and salads which there was tons of. Something different everyday.
Our room was big, cool and beautifully laid out.
The staff, from the kids club girls, to the "animation" team, waiters, kitchen staff, cleaning staff, gardeners - all friendly, professional warm and incredibly sweet with the kids. Couldn't do enough for us. The evening entertainment was a bit on the cheesy side but kids loved it and it's not compulsory to go - stay in the bar, or up by the library and relax, or go into Marrakech medina.
Smoking is allowed in public areas so we didn't stay in the main bar a night which was a shame, too smokey but that's the same everywhere in Marrakech.
Only slight complaint was to do with getting into the town itself - shuttle bus didn't drop far enough or late enough in which leaves people, particularly those with kids, at the mercy of taxi drivers who are, to a man, awful. Charging 100-150 Dirham for a 5 min ride ( locals would be paying 10-20) but as you have to barter with them there's not much to be done. They just refuse to take you and you're stuck a couple of miles out of the city in an area which you wouldn't walk through at night especially. Total rip off. The front desk were NOT interested in helping with the taxis - in fact I was told 150 dirham was a fair price by one receptionist, when another guest managed to get a ride for 30. Really wish the hotel would either run a bus later or make an agreement with drivers that if they want to pick up from the hotel then guests pay a fair set price. Spoke to other guests about the taxis and we agreed that it was the only thing souring the holiday - no-one likes to think that they're being taken for a mug!
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech