We stayed at the Tikida Garden hotel in Marrakech for 7 nights for my birthday in March 2010 and we found the hotel to be be excellent, exclusive and modern. It has good facilities on site including a very good size outdoor swimming pool sourrounded by lush greenery and trees. We can't get over the orange trees in the garden - fresh oranges in the trees! There is a pool bar and snacking area and you can play tennis, boules, volley ball , crazy golf and even archery in the grounds. If you fancy some pampering, you can visit the Spa centre where you can have massage treatments. There is a mini hair salon, gym and indoor swimming pool. We had half board at the hotel and that was a wise decision because it was easy and convenient to eat at the Orange restaurant where a cold and hot burffet was served each evening. Breakfast included fresh fruit salads, bread rolls and croissants, cereal, barley oatmeal and hot buffet of omellette, tiny sausages, tomatoes, scrambled eggs and boiled eggs. There is the Zanzibar bar where you could enjoy a few drinks in soft and plush seats and being entertained by either a singing duo or live band. The representatives from the Animation team were very friendly and the leader, Salim is a friendly chap and a good dancer. We had a wonderful time in the hotel and the staff there are very friendly and only too willing to help and service you, in particularily,the waiting staff, Mohammed and Noreedin - so look out for them if you do visit the hotel.
Tips : We took out day excursions from the hotel to the waterfall in Ouzoud in the Atlas mountain and to Esaouira, a seaside town which was definitely worth a visit. Buy your wooden crafts and souveniors here because the prices are cheaper than the souqs in the medina. The Jeema Al Fna square is worth a visit and its souqs. Always start with a third of the asking price and work it up to a price you are happy to pay - haggle hard. Avoid the tannery and anyone in the souq who tried to show you where the tannery is and claiming they are not doing it for money. We sat in the balconies of the Les Premices and Les Terrasses De C'Alhambra cafes and had lunches and watched the activities in the Square. Ladies, it is advisable to dress modesty in trousers/jeans or long skirts and long sleeves blouses, a cardigan or large scarf is always handy to cover your shoulders. Taxi from the airpor to the hotel costs 150 dirhams and 50 dirhams taxi ride from the hotel to the medina. The hotel courtesy bus takes you to the new town, Gueliz and have lunch at the La Poste restaurant in the Plaza, nice place.
Not all bars or restaurants serve alcohol, however, the beer and wines reflect UK prices, so they are not cheap but hey, we were on holiday, so we didn't mind so much. We had a lovely time in Marrakech and the stay in Tikida Garden was a good choice. Recommend that you book your stay as Half board. Bon vacation! Anne & Rob, Chester, UK.
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech