ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie

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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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet meals.Snacks. Theme nights twice a week. Optional dining in the Moroccan and Italian restaurants.

Drink

Unlimited local and inported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

The large angular outdoor pool comes with a wraparound sun terrace with sunbeds and parasol aligning its edge.

Evening entertainment programme

Shows, live music or Riu evening programme are available daily.

Buffet restaurant

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.

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twin room

These large contemporary twin rooms with sleep up to three. They come with a ceiling fan and mini-fridge. Most have a seating area with a sofa.

connecting room

These contemporary connecting rooms sleep up to three adults in each room. They come with a ceiling fan and a mini-fridge. You'll need to book two of these room types and then you'll get two rooms side by side with a lockable door across the hallway separating both these rooms from the corridor. In order to use them as connecting, the single door to the corridor should be locked and the two room doors left open. There isn't a door directly between the two rooms.

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Good, but could be better

Visited the Club Hotel in June 2015 after previously staying at the Tikida Palace in Agadir and whilst this hotel is good it's not as good as the palace. The rooms are a little tired, need a good paint and the balcony furniture needs replacing. Shower curtain should be ditched as well. However the room was still of a good standard, we got a good nights sleep in air-con every night and was well looked after by the maid. 7/10. The pool area is spacious and it is possible to get a subbed quite easily, even after 9am, but be aware the sunshades are static and you'll spend some of the day playing lounger chess with your neighbours. For the majority of the time it is easy to get served a drink by the pool but obviously there are times when it takes a little longer, and be aware of the wasps. However much they clean up around the pool and bar the pesky blighters remain. Recommend flip flops or similar round the pool, just because quite a lot of soil and sand get blown in from the surroundings and your feet get very dirty without something. Also be aware of the animation team around the pool. They are friendly but and be a bit of a pest at times, although pool aerobics is a scream. Pool & area 6/10. Main restaurant is standard Buffet but with a lot of choice in the evenings. Recommend you look at the Moroccan station daily, it varies and is very good. Breakfasts are repetitive and often it's difficult to get a second pot of coffee or tea, but go and get it yourself if needs be they understand. 7/10. Moroccan restaurant was a let down, it was just a variation on the buffet in the main and you served yourself. In Agadir it is menu base and you are served at the tables. No hassles if you miss this. 3/10. Lunch restaurant was repetitive, but with reasonably good food on tap all day it isn't an issue. Note they do pancakes after 15:30, good with Ice Cream. 6/10. Nightly entertainment. Atrocious, we stayed outside but could see their attempts. 2/10. Lobby bar excellent except for the occasional rush day. Staff very helpful and remembered drinks. Good banter as well. 9/10. Reception very good, helped get with everything we needed but were restricted sometimes by hotel policies. I.e. Late room won't be guaranteed and can only be asked and booked day before, although noon check-out is possible. 8/10. Coaches to Marrakesh. Excellent, the driver was a right wag winding up the unwary. drop off and collection points are good but leave at least 5 hours between drop off and pick-up to be able to do the souk and sights. Well worth trying one day of the holiday.9/10. ...and finally, WIFI is almost non existent. Don't worry, you don't need it. Go tech free, relax and enjoy your holiday. More

Ian B, Northampton, England

Fantastic place

Enjoyed a great holiday here. Food and service was very good. Very hot temperatures as I like it. Met lovely people, it was such relaxed atmosphere. Took a taxi to the sky bar in central Marrakesh. Roof top bar, in the new town. You can see the Mosque lit from there. Also nice atmosphere mixing with the locals. Recomend it.More

Alex R,

loved every minute

we travelled as a family for a two week stay at this amazing hotel. first the hotel, lovely rooms spacious and clean. the grounds were beautiful and very well kept. food, we found there was a great choice, even if your a fussy eater there was something for everyone. The animation team were one of the best teams we have met, they work so hard and made our holiday one we will always remember,we are a family that enjoy joining in the activities and the whole team work so hard to make sure you enjoy your holiday. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will definitely return. we have stayed in lots of riu hotels around the world and we can honestly say we had such a fantastic holiday. we met so many lovely people and a fantastic staff.More

dawn67_10, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Good but not up to normal Riu standard

Visited with my husband for a week in early July and had a good break overall. Hotel is only 20mins from airport which is great. Rooms are very large and kept very clean. Rest of hotel also very clean, maids and gardeners work every day it seems to keep it looking lovely. I've seen comments about cockroaches in reception toilets but used them multiple times and they were always immaculate. Only odd thing in our room is that water from tap was disgusting! We knew we couldn't drink it but the smell meant you couldn't use it for anything. It smelt like raw sewage but the shower water was fine?! Plenty of bottled water available though so we managed with that quite easily. Pool is massive and also very clean. It's cool but not cold and when it's +40C you don't want to feel like you are getting into a bath so we found it perfect! There are wasps around which I don't think there is a great deal they can do about. I think if hotel staff cleared up left over glasses a bit more promptly it would certainly help but to be honest if you leave the wasps alone they just fly passed you. The more people flapped around the more they stayed near them so just ignore and you will be fine! The age old sun bed saga continued on this holiday like any other. Everyone moans about it but everyone still gets up to reserve them so what can you do?! My husband and I made a point of clearing away our stuff if we were going out in the afternoons so someone else could make use of the sun beds we had used in the morning which seemed only fair. I would love to say everyone else did the same...! Food was good but as per title of my review nothing like the selection or standard we have had in other Riu hotels. We have stayed in 5 star and the difference between that and this 4 star is immense. The food is hot and fresh but a tad repetitive. We enjoyed some of the traditional Moroccan dishes and there is pizza, burgers, chips etc for those who want it. Breakfast was good, lunch ok, dinner ok. Drinks were flat out terrible!! Cocktails are all pre mixed - if they don't have a mix for it you aren't getting it! No mojitos... Come on!! Coke etc was the normal tap stuff which is what you expect. Juices at breakfast were awful, all water and no taste! If you want a decent coffee go to the lobby bar. Staff - mixed review here. Maids, gardeners and waiters seem to work very hard and are all friendly. Reception and bar staff seemed a bit arrogant if I'm honest. I was surprised as we didn't experience this attitude from other Moroccan people on the trip. Entertainment we didn't really bother with. The theatre shows were terrible by all accounts but the live music on the terrace seemed ok and nice to relax there in the evening. Other notes: Money - it's a closed currency so you can't buy before you go. Can change pounds in the airport easily, keep your receipt and you can change back on the way home. Hotel will also change both ways for you. Marrakech itself - amazing! People are friendly, it's lively, fun, interesting and completely safe so don't be worried about walking around the city on your own. I'd advise you stick to the square at night and not go inside the market as its a labyrinth but do take trips into the city in the day and night as its like two different places and well worth seeing both! We did a few of the excursions offered by Thomson... Day to city and night to city were both really good. Gardens tour was rubbish. The YSL gardens is mediocre at best and you can easily do it on your own if you really want to. Rest of the tour was terrible. Tour guides are all nice though and do a smashing job of keeping 30 people together in the chaos of the city! Clothes- men can wear more or less whatever they want (including shorts in evening). Ladies you can where whatever you like at the hotel but I would recommend covering shoulders in the city. I saw loads of people who didn't but I felt it was more respectful to cover up and it's hardly a big hassle to stick on a t shirt instead of a vest top or to wrap a thin scarf round your shoulders! I'm told covering your legs is less important but I stuck with loose thin trousers anyway. Overall I would highly recommend Marrakech, it's a great city and really something unusual and unique. The hotel is average, there were no disasters but there is room for improvement and I think on a return visit to Marrakech I'd stay somewhere else in the city centre. More

Bumblebee1303, Alton, Hampshire

Best pool ever

We stayed at this hotel for a week in July, the weather was amazing but very very hot! The hotel is brilliant, the staff couldn't be more helpful, the food generally good although a little Samey. Worth asking the hotel about trips ect. As opposed to holiday reps as I think you might get a better deal. The swimming pool is the best pool I've ever been in on holiday, I can't explain how great it is you wi have to find out for yourself. A special mention for the entertainment team they are fantastic, you won't find a nicer or more hard working bunch of people.only negative was you had to get up early, before 7am to get your towel on a sun bed. Never done that and didn't like itMore

juliejohnstone1408, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

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ClubHotel Riu Tikida Palmeraie
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 3729 customer reviews
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