Cocooned in lush gardens, the ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie is a quiet retreat just 15 minutes’ drive from Marrakech’s medina.
There’s a lot going on at the Riu Tikida Palmeraie. Spread across 13 acres, this complex lines up a trio of restaurants, tons of sports and activities, and a monster-sized swimming pool.
The hotel is set in the posh Palmeraie district of Marrakech, 15 minutes’ shuttle bus ride from the medina. Bedrooms are nice and big, and mix modern décor with authentic Moroccan touches.
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Buffet meals.Snacks. Theme nights twice a week. Optional dining in the Moroccan and Italian restaurants.
Unlimited local and imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00.
All are included except where indicated.
The large angular outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace with sunbeds and parasol aligning its edge.
Shows, live music or Riu evening programme are available daily.
The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast including wholemeal products and on the spot cooking stations and continental breakfast and snacks, and dinner dishes prepared on the spot.
These interconnecting twin rooms are relaxing spaces thanks to neutral, eathy colours. They come with either a balcony or terrace. The rooms include a ceiling fan, TV, twin beds and an extra bed in the bedroom. You'll need to book two of these room types to get these rooms. The twin rooms are connected by a private entrance off of the main corridor.
Your junior suite will come with either a balcony or terrace for some extra room outdoors. The suite includes a lounge area, ceiling fan, TV, twin beds and an extra bed in the bedroom. The junior suites have a luxe feel about them thanks to rich earth tones and a dark coloured rugs.
We normally stay at the Tikada Gardens but thought we would give this newer hotel a try. The hotel is a lot bigger but all the staff from the front desk through to the cleaners we friendly and welcoming. The entertainers work hard and don't hassle you if you just want to chillax. The rooms are plenty big enough, although the air con could be a little more efficient but guess that's the price of staying in a large hotel. The pool is massive with great lounge areas to chill out in the water, which you need at this time of year as its so hot. The bars inside the hotel are great and I also had two trips to the spa which I again would recommended, great massages. The only down side from a personal perspective were some of the drunken Brits, taking over areas drinking from 10am in the morning all day in 42 degrees heat, but that's not the hotels fault more our culture, although 98% of the guests were very nice.More
Jez A, 1897554
My boyfriend and I have just returned from a two week stay here and I cannot fault this place - it is truly brilliant! We're both currently depressed as we want to be back there so badly! From the very moment my boyfriend and I arrived the staff were so friendly and attentive and they couldn't do enough for you! That being said the Animation Team were brilliant too, they did activities throughout the day such as; water volleyball/water polo, water aerobics/zumba, darts and bingo and if you didn't want to join in on any of the activities they would just say thank you and leave you to it - they never pushed you into doing anything you didn't want to. The pool is true to the pictures, it is huge and was no where near as cold as people have made it out to be, it's refreshing in the hot sun! As for the sunbeds, if you wanted to a get decent one then you would have to put your towels out before 8 - we always got up at half 6 as we liked to make the most of the morning, seeing the sun rise. The gardens are beautiful too and there's lots of fishes and terrapins in the ponds which you can feed after breakfast. The room we had was 3104 which was situated near to the pool, so you had some nice views from the balcony. The room's themselves are spacious and big, very clean and were always made up lovely by the maids. The only thing I do have to say about the room is that the air con could have worked a bit better considering it was reaching 50!! Food wise, you will never go without, no matter how much of a fussy eater you are. They had so much to choose from; pizza, pasta, fish, different meats, vegetarian food etc and it tasted lovely! They did theme nights every now and then too, we had Mexican and Spanish! Apart from the main dinner restaurant they also have a Moroccan restaurant and an Italian one - we booked the Italian which was a nice changed as they did a lot pasta dishes, which I loved! As for the drinks, the cocktails tasted so sweet so you weren't sure how much alcohol there actually was in there, but you could always ask them to put in more. My boyfriend and I done 3 excursions; Souks & Medina, Cascade Ouzoud and the Camel Safari - these can be paid for in either Dirham or English, we paid in English as it was a lot easier! I would definitely recommend these excursions as there was so much to see and the views are beautiful! Just have your wits about you in the Medina as the women grab your hand and try to do henna on you and then want ridiculous amount of money from you! The hotel is in the middle of no-where but there is a free shuttle bus outside the hotel that goes into the town, which is around 15 minutes away. If you're wanting a henna done, go to the shop next to the reception desk as it's only 150 Dirham. As for the WiFi you can only get it in the lobby and at the pool bar - but this didn't bother my boyfriend and I as we were on holiday and being on our phones was the last of our worries! Overall we would 100% come back here, it is amazing and the weather was fantastic!More
We arrived quite late, nearly midnight, but were still welcomed with a non alcoholic cocktail and shown to the dining room were we gratefully recieved a reduced buffet service. Our luggage was taken to our room for us as well which was much appreciated. Over the course of our 10 day holiday we enjoyed a great selection of food at breakfast, lunch and dinner - there is enough choice that will cater to the fussiest or most adventurous eaters. For breakfast there is a great choice, including omellettes, boiled or fried eggs, sausages, pastries, cereal, fruit, crepes and pancakes. Again there is a good choice of food at lunchtime, including freshly made paninis, pizza, pasta, salads, fish and chicken. For dinner, along with various Morrocan specialties such tagines and cous cous you can also salads, soups, roast meats, find pastas, fresh pizzas and chips. There was also a few themed nights while we were there which changed the food up a bit and you can also book yourself into the Italian or Morrocan restaurants which are included in your all inclusive package. I've seen a few reviews compaining about getting sun loungers and blaming the pool staff - we never made it to the pool before 9.30am and were still able to get loungers. If there aren't any free, ask and they will bring you one out from the back. Of course if you want to get right by the pool then it's best to get yourself down a bit earlier with your towel to keep your space. At the reception, you'll be given a towel card where you can get fresh towels for your sun lounger when you want them meaning you don't need to take your own beach towel. This was great and saved us a bit of space in our cases! One of the highlights was definitely the staff - they were all so helpful and friendly and we didn't feel like they were particularly tip motivated although we did tip throughout our stay. The entertainment team, although visible, were not intrusive - they would come round to invite you to take part but weren't pushy about it (we enjoyed the aqua aerobics and aqua zumba). The staff are a credit to the Riu brand. The only minor complaint we had was that our air con wasn't as cool as we would have liked, but it definitely wasn't an issue. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the sunshine.More
18-25 July. Would happily give this hotel a 5* however there were a couple of things that snagged it which I'll get to. Will split into sections as I found that helpful when I was reading reviews. Rooms: rooms are perfect. People moaning about the darkness...open the blinds and its instantly bright! 2 single beds which I expected, a sofa and plenty of space. Cleaned every day although you may need to ask the maids for water as they didn't provide on a couple of occasions- no biggie as you can get bottled water at any of the 3 bars. We had a problem with air conditioning, and in 40+ degrees this made the room uncomfortably hot (the fan makes hardly any difference). Complained to reception on arrival (Sunday night) and after reminding them 4 times and then complaining to holiday rep, we were finally given a plug in fan on the Tuesday night which made a huge difference. Top- reception although they do seem helpful when you ask, they don't follow through, so ensure to constantly remind and follow up. Food: plentiful, lots of choice and options, I'm coeliac and coped fine,not sure that they do gluten free as I didn't ask but if you can't find something you like then you have a problem. Sure, there is some repetitiveness but if you have 4 plates every meal time then this shouldn't be a surprise. A la carte is buffet, not that we minded. Both Italian and Moroccan were lovely and well worth a visit. Drinks: we love a good cocktail and the cocktails in the bar opposite reception were DIVINE. We tipped waiters 10 Dirram (70p) every now and again and this resulted in U.S. Never having to go to the bar as they'd remember your drink and bring it to you (definitely worth doing). Plenty of options of drinks in all bars. Pool: beautiful huge and such a treat in the hot sun! Plenty of sun beds however here is the second and last snag- I had to be up at 5.15 every morning to reserve a sunbed as my boyfriend is as pale as milk so we needed decent shade. The amount if sunbeds reserved by 6 was beyond! However it wasn't a huge problem as I'd walk down and then head back to bed. The hotel itself is beautiful. Set in beautiful grounds. Majority of staff are wonderful, especially Muhammad the bar man in the bar opposite reception. Entertainment tEam go out of their way to talk to you, but don't push, entertainment at night not great however we enjoyed drinks by the pool or in the cocktail bar. A trip to the market is highly recommended And so is ensuring you get a guide- it's like a maze and can be daunting I thoroughly enjoyed my time here. The only thing was the air conditioning which was just bad luck. I would definitely return and it is an absolute bargain!!! More
My boyfriend and I visited Marrakech in June and I cannot believe I am only just getting round to writing this review! I can honestly say we had the holiday of a lifetime. With my boyfriend graduating from uni and moving back home to start work, we decided to book a quick get away, to enjoy some time relaxing away from the stresses at home and celebrating ending another tough year at university. We didn't have much to spend, but wanted the holiday to be special. We came across this holiday on a generic holiday search, and as neither of us have been to Marrakech before were slightly wary of what to expect... We are so glad we took the risk! From the minute we arrived at the hotel it was simply stunning. We took advantage of having some free time before checking in as the queue was a bit manic, we walked around the gardens to explore a little bit and we were taken away. Even at night in the dark when it was slightly cooler the place was gorgeous. Before we arrived I was constantly checking trip advisor for reviews and a common comment was that the rooms were very dated, baring this in mind I honestly did not expect what we got! It may be because we are used to stay in basic, self-catering accommodation but I couldn't have asked for anything more! The room was huge, massive space to keep things and it felt like our own little home right from the off. There were too huge mirrors in the room too which was helpful as we get in eachothers way a lot getting ready! Haha. Every day on returning to the rooms they were spotless, even down to the maids tidying up our own stuff, and of course the towel art on the bed every day was a very appreciated little touch! Pool was gorgeous, a nice cool down from the boiling hot sun! Sunbeds were few and far between but to be honest most mornings we'd go down after breakfast and with there being only two of us we always managed to find some. Yes, sometimes they were seperate and we had to pull them together ourselves but i really don't see this as an issue. The only morning we had a problem was on the last day once we'd checked out.. However my boyfriend went and spoke to one of the animation team who managed to find us some straight away! Special mention for the animation team: They get a lot of stick on here for being pushy... they weren't at all. Yes they ask you to get involved in activities but at the end of the day that's their job. I'm sure if they weren't there people would be moaning that there's not a lot going on so they just can't win! They were very friendly, very funny and of course their daily dance routine always made us smile! We very often play the song at home and it is a very nice reminder of this very special holiday :) Food was as expected really.. is quite repetitive but i think that's sometimes a good thing as at least you know there'll be something you like everyday. Myself and my boyfriend tend to be quite picky with food, but we never struggled really so I'd go out to say there's something for everyone! Breakfast actually turned out to be our favourite meal of the day although we normally skip it! The Italian restaurant was outstanding! Lovely to have a bit of change of scenery after eating in the same place for every meal, staff were incredibly attentive and just made the evening that little bit more enjoyable. Reception team and reps were very helpful, no matter what time of day or what you had to ask. Reception were able to suggest places to visit and called a taxi for you, always making you aware of what prices you should expect to pay. As tourists visiting Marrakech for the first time i simply have to mention the fantastic service from our taxi driver the one evening. We were planning on visiting a Shisha bar in town, as suggested by reception but up on arrival we found it was closed due to ramadan. The taxi driver immediately found us somewhere else, wouldnt accept an up front payment and waited outside for the 3 hours we were there. He even came upstairs once we were settled to make sure we were okay. I'm sure most people will agree this is a fantastic service which we would never get at home. A really nice touch for tourists in the area who might feel a little unnerved at venturing out of the resort. Overall I cannot fault this hotel, we were absolutely gutted to leave and will definitely return. It will remain a very special place to us as our first holiday together. It was gorgeous, day and night and a perfect little haven away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech... Which is definitely a must see city! Just a few tips from my own experience: - Although many reviews on here state staff will not be as attentive if you don't tip. We didn't really and always felt we received the same service. Okay so you might not get drinks bought to your table but I'm sure that doesnt change the experience that much! We only ever tipped when we felt like someone had gone above and beyond for us, as we would at home and we found that worked very well. - Definitely take the time to look at the trips Thomson offer. They arent too pricey and add to the experience. DO NOT GO TO THIS HOTEL AND NOT EXPERIENCE MARRAKECH. We did Marrakech by night and the camel ride and thoroughly enjoyed both. They are amazing memories. - On the plane both entering the country and leaving you have to fill out immigration cards. Having never visited anywhere outside of Europe before we were unaware of this, and they don't make it too clear on the plane or when you're leaving the airport. Take a pen! It makes things much less stressful and run more smoothly. - Finally, with the Dirham being a closed country you have to change anything left over before returning to the UK. You can do this at the airport but the wait was very long and our plane ended up boarding while we were still through passport control. I would suggest trying to spend whatever you have left so this process is a little less stresful! The airport coming home was a nightmare, we literally had to run to the boarding gate as there was no time to do anything! Just be aware of that. Thank you Thomson and all staff and Tikida Palmarie for an incredible holiday and lots of lovely memories, we hope to see you all soon!More
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