We stayed at The Riu Tikida Gardens 4-11/7/13.The hotel itself, is typical of North Africa, bit dated, smokey and lots of red velvet, the staff were generally very helpful and cheerful.
The weather was fab, few random thunderstorms late afternoon, but apart from that, blue sky and sunshine all the way through. Not sure it would be a good location for little ones, as it was very very hot.
The food , all inclusive buffet style, plenty of it, and very well presented, became a bit samey after a few days, but no more so, than any other all inclusive that I have been to. Restaurants were very clean. The restaurant staff were lovely and very attentive. We ate in the Moroccan Restaurant one evening, and enjoyed it.
The pool, well, theres just the one, and yes the sunbed/towels on them situation is a bit daft, I got up at 6 am one morning and got down there by 6.15, there were already plenty of towels on sunbeds!... however I didnt hear or see anyone complaining, we always had a sunbed and the pool staff will move them around for you if needs be. Towels are provided at the poolside. I loved the fact that its small, we made some lovely friends, which in a larger complex with several pools, isnt always the case. Only one downside at the pool, there are some loos/showers on one side. They need to be cleaned at least once a day, if you went down there in the afternoon, the stench was enough to knock you out!......
The animation team is very small, they did the best they could with the staff that they had.. I think someone left while we were there?... anyways as I said they did the best they could with the resources they had. African show and " The Best of Shows" were very good.
If there is one overall suggestion I have it would be for the Tikida Garden to make more of the beautiful gardens, and take the entertainment, bars and evening social side of the hotel outside. I didnt want to sit in a smokey bar when It was still warm outside in the evening, I think this might be the reason why so many guests opted for an early night most evenings.
The medina is a must, we went in the evening and it was fantastic!... dont be too worried to go, just be cautious and avoid flashing cash about.. its a fantastic evening out.
One last note about the rep Sam.... Im not sure If he knew anything about Morocco, the Hotel or any of the guests. He called our room one late afternoon and wished us a safe journey later that day, and hoped we had had a pleasant holiday.... I was a bit confused as I wasnt going home that day?.....
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech