I think I should start this review by saying that the Riu Tikida Gardens Hotel is rated as a 4* hotel and having stayed in several hotels in North Africa where the * rating system is somewhat dubious I am pleased to say that I believe this really is a 4* Hotels which is reassuring.
We stayed there in August 2013 and yes it is hot during the middle of the day but that does add a lot to the character of the city (especially in the warm evenings) so you do need to adapt your day a little to the local environment.
The Hotel is very well maintained and the staff were all polite, efficient and friendly. There are always the assistant managers wandering around chatting to the guests in a nice way to make sure everything is up to scratch. We had a small problem with the WC in our room and it was fixed within the hour so well done.
The rooms are spacious and well maintained, the grounds are quite large and also well maintained as well as being fully stocked with tropical plants, these are very pleasant to walk around at all times of the day. The pool (of which there is only one was very crowded and we understood the hotel to be fully occupied) was very busy and you did need to be up early (ish) to get a sun bed in a shady location which was a little annoying, but the morning at this time of year are very pleasant.
The location of the Hotel is just on the edge of the city which means that you can walk out into the suburbs of Marrakech to see a greater level of real life and in these areas there is virtually no hassle from retailers etc.
Some constructive suggestions:
1 – Some hotels only give access to the pool area say after 9.00am which avoids sun bed squatting.
2 – The free bus to town might be better if it went right to the centre and not leave you with a 15 to 20 minute walk to the main square.
3- There was supposed to be a dress code for evening diner (i.e. men cant wear shorts or tee shirts) but that was not enforced and for a 4* hotel it might be a nice thing to do; even though I might be shooting myself in the foot as I like wearing shorts most of the time.
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Tikida Garden Hotel Marrakech
- Le Tikida Garden Marrakech
- Hotel Le Tikida Garden
- Tikida Garden Marrakech