Just returned from a wonderful stay at Tikida Garden which was really peaceful oasis. The hotel lives up to its name as the grounds are covered with beautiful cacti, plants and flowering trees plus resident tortoises. I went with my parents and 9 year old son who rates the hotel as "wow".
What stood out for me was the rigorous management of the place led by a dashing Spaniard called Pedro. He made time to speak to the guests and to respond to our needs. All staff were friendly, organised and never stopped cleaning the grounds, kitchen and communal areas.
I found our room adequate to our requirements with a lovely balcony overlooking the gardens. It was extremely clean and everything except the ac worked well. In a heatwave I don't think the cooling fan would be sufficient.
The pool was freezing but in the hot weather, quite bearable whilst you are in there. On cooler days, the heated indoor pool was available but I thought £12 for half a day was a bit too much.
The all-inclusive allowed us to have food throughout the day and unlimited drinks. The choice was good but the same everyday. We did complain about the food not being hot enough but there was a microwave for guests. The Moroccan restaurant offered a different experience and the lamb tagine was nice. The zanzibar was a nice place to rest before bed however smoking is allowed.
My only gripe was the entertainment. You couldn't fault the exuberance of the animation team however after a brilliant 'African show'on the first night by Senegalese musicians, the nightly entertainment went downhill. At times, it was quite embarrassing. I would have expected more outside performers for a 4 star hotel. The animation team also provided activities for the children and adults during the day however most children seemed to make their own fun with friends and tortoises.
Overall, it was a lovely hotel to spend our first time in Morocco.
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech